Sweater-wearing grooms, lots of wine, and local cheese: a laidback Oregon coast wedding

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Brian and Chris planned and supervised every single detail of their two-and-a-half-day-long wedding celebration at Camp Westwind. The two took their chances with the unpredictable coastal weather and lucked into a gorgeous sunny day that accented the cheery details, like bright pink and yellow floral centerpieces and the rainbow equality flags hung on a building. Their dog Callisto served double duty as ring bearer and sole wedding party member. The semi-religious ceremony included all of their parents and siblings. Mustachioed table numbers tucked inside wine glasses were in used in lieu of a seating chart, and there was plenty of local Oregon cheese to go around!


Photographer:  Amanda Photographic • Caterer: Brian Parks Catering • Other Location: Camp Westwind

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  1. Sweaters, beaches, mountains, dogs, wine, cheese-what’s not to love? What a cute couple!

  2. I hope we get to learn more about this wedding. From the photos it looks like an amazingly laid-back, authentic, and intimate day.

    • I have an answer to this question, and it’s way more longwinded than you were expecting.

      On Offbeat Bride, we have two types of “real wedding” posts we do:
      * Wedding profiles, which are submitted by the couples themselves. They fill out our big long form and give lots of details.
      * Wedding porn, which is submitted by the photographers. Because the couple isn’t submitting the wedding, we don’t get many details.

      On our submission page, we’re clear that we always prefer getting submissions from couples… in part because we know readers like you love getting the full details! But of course there are tons of couples who’ve never read Offbeat Bride or even if they have, they may not have any interest in taking the time to fill out our big wedding profile form…. so we like to also allow photographers to submit weddings directly to us, even if it means we get less details to share.

      On Wedding Porn posts, we don’t have more information to share. If we can, we include a link to where folks can learn more on the photographer’s website, but these posts definitely aren’t a tease for full wedding profiles.

      • Oh wow. Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful photos. This has to be hands down one of my favorite weddings that I’ve seen on OBB. This couple is clearly very blessed to have such a great community. Wishing them many more blessings in the future!

      • OMG! Thank you for sharing the link on your blog. That looked like an amazing weekend and the food, the FOOD! It all looked absolutely delicious! Congrats to the happy couple!

      • Ah! After reading I thought, “the only thing that could make this post better is more pictures.” Thanks!

  3. Oooooooooh sweaters! That is some spectacular photography, it captures a beauty that is both sparse and warm. Congratulations to the happy couple.

  4. So I’m looking at all these gorgeous pictures, reveling in the goodness–handsome grooms! decorations! beach! dog! But what brought me to my knees is that god damn cheese. I don’t even like cheese and that looks fucking delicious.

  5. What an amazing wedding! I love that they involved their dog.

    If any OBB staffers are reading…I would LOVE to see a how-t0 post on including pets in weddings. My partner and I would like to include our fur baby (a cute and feisty German shepherd mix) in our wedding, but I don’t know how to go about it. Do we have her at the venue all day? Hire a dogsitter and only bring her for the ceremony? Are we making a disastrous mistake? I’d love to hear from folks who’ve done it.

    • I don’t have any advice, but if anyone is having a wedding in the DC area and needs a dog sitter, I would LOVE to help!

  6. Oh, I’m just so happy to see pictures of Offbeat Grooms!!! Yay! PLUS – Cheese and sweaters? YES PLEASE!

  7. OMG the sweaters!!! Also <3 the tying the tie photo. Can I please have that flag for my wedding? Thank you!

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