It’s been two months since Joe and I got married in our awesome typhoon wedding ceremony on the Oregon Coast. And three days ago it was American Thanksgiving. We gave thanks with stuffing, green bean casserole with crispy fried onions, a bottle of Malbec, a couple Deschutes Brewery beers, chocolate cake, and truffle ice cream. It was a serious treat. We also indulged in an episode of Breaking Bad. (Okay, two episodes. We might be slightly possibly a tiny bit addicted.)
On the note of gratitude, one thing I am very thankful for is the amazing week we spent following our wedding, travelling up the coast. Our vision for the trip was lots of outdoor time walking on beaches and in forests, reading in cozy cafes, sitting around campfires, curling up together in yurts and cottages, and just enjoying being together as newlyweds. And that’s exactly what we did.
If you’ve never been to the Oregon Coast, I can’t recommend it enough. The towns are cute and quaint with one-storey buildings, antique shops everywhere, ocean-inspired street names, houses with shingle siding (I love me some shingle siding!) fresh, tasty food, and friendly people. The state parks are in amazing locations, where you can walk from your tent or yurt to the beach in minutes and watch the fog float over the tide. Part of the vibe of the coast is its windy, rugged shorelines, misty hills, and green, mossy trees that remind you how small you are and how vast the wilderness is. We were so stoked to unplug from email and spend our days leaving rubber-boot prints in the wet sand and getting to know a little more of the state that is our home.
Here are some of the highlights…
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Looking through these photos the last few days has made me want to re-live the entire trip all over again! We feel really lucky to have gotten married in such a gorgeous part of the world.
To our friends reading…hope this is a little extra inspiration to come out for a visit! We would love to see you.