real wedding: rachael + alex, part one

My beautiful little sister married the man of her dreams this october. It was a casual ceremony on the bank of the metolius river in sisters, oregon...where alex grew up fly fishing, and where the two have since continued to fish together. Rachael and Alex wanted their wedding to be fun and care-free like they are. Check back for part two, the reception and more pictures of the couple.
 A fly... alex could tell you what kind and what likes to eat it... to me, it is a fly.
Rachael wanted a bouquet with sunflowers and local sage and grasses. She wanted the bouquet to be free and funky. We actually went out a few days before the wedding and picked sage, which grows like a weed in central oregon. We also put chrysanthemums, carthamus and wheat in the bouquets.
Alex hand-tied flies to be attached to the boutonnieres and corsages, which were made of local juniper and sage.
I just have to throw in some family shots... sisters!!!
Better include our brother and mom and dad... :)
and Alex's parents
Before the ceremony... we were having too much fun!
Guests brought blankets and chairs and sat on the bank of the river or on fallen trees for the ceremony.

Yea! Coming up next.... Rachael and Alex go fishing
{photos by phillip wise; see part 2 HERE!!; has complete vender list}


Hannah said...

Stunning! The flowers and boutonnieres are gorgeous and so perfect for the setting, and I'm a big fan of the mixed floral bridesmaid dresses. Thanks for sharing these!

Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair said...

beautiful - love the bridesmaid dresses too xx

Bridget said...

Everything looks so perfect!! Rachel is glowing and your flowers are gorgeous. I ADORE the picture of your dad in the car side mirror. AND you Blasi sisters... wow. (It's sad to me that you aren't Blasi's anymore!) Can't wait to see part II.

Anonymous said...

i was thinking a fly fishing themed wedding would be fun since my fiance and i fly fish, i am sold after these photos!!!