I’ve known Laura for over fifteen years and her wedding day was exactly how I would have imagined it. Simple, classic, and with so many intimate moments surrounded by family and her two golden buds. When I met Taylor I knew right away he was her match. Together, they enjoy every little moment — the big ones, the small ones — and have a way of always finding joy.
Laura and Taylor chose to marry at Zenith Vineyards, a beautiful venue in the Eola-Amity hills of Oregon’s wine country. After a quiet morning in the guest house, Laura and her maids wandered to the winery’s bridal suite for hair and makeup by Whitney Stassi Artistry while rocking maroon flannels and comfy shorts. Of course, there were two very special gentlemen allowed in the room that morning, Parker and Maverick, the couple’s fluffy and loyal golden retrievers.
Adorned with soft waves and delicate pearls, Laura’s mother and sisters helped her into her dress and, after grabbing her gorgeous bouquet designed by Jessica Paprocki, she made her way to the deck where her father was waiting for their first look. I think it’s safe to say when he saw his youngest daughter in her timeless wedding dress it took his breath away. These were some of our favorite captures by Corrie Mahr Photography.
Laura’s parents peeked from inside as Taylor saw his bride for the first time. After their emotional embrace, they snuck off for a private photoshoot alongside an old wooden barn surrounded by rolling vineyard fields, and in their decorated vintage getaway car — a Jeep Wagoneer restoration project sparked by the Poppitz wedding. Leave it to Laura to find the property’s horses and snap some photos giving them nose scratches.
The ceremony was full of laughter and sweet tears as the bride’s father officiated and the couple’s closest friends and siblings stood proudly by their sides. The ladies wore shades of deep burgundy and held organic bouquets wrapped in flowing ribbon. The men wore grey vests and navy ties, with a special plaid vest for the groom. Despite the spectacular view, the main focus was the happiness radiating from Laura and Taylor as they said I Do.
After the ceremony guests enjoyed cold brews, local vino, and tasty bites before dinner and dancing. The venue’s wrap around porch was an excellent place to enjoy the sunset and the clear night sky. Escaping through a magical Pop-Its sendoff, Laura and Taylor eagerly began their journey as husband and wife.
Cheers to two of the coolest, most down to earth people I know starting their next chapter!! Welcome to Married Life (and happy one year anniversary) Laura and Taylor!!!