Colleen and Max decided to have their wedding at Heceta Head Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast near Yahats, Oregon on August 17th 2013. Colleen & Max both live in Chicago and planned the entire wedding long distance. They decided long ago that the Oregon Coast would be the perfect place to have a destination wedding. Family & friends flew in from all over the country to be with them for the weekend. The day was a bit foggy but no one minded a bit, it was still warm and the clouds parted just after the ceremony to make for some amazing sunset pictures. Colleen & Max are driving back to Chicago then they will be flying off to Costa Rica for their honeymoon to spend some alone time and meet some sloths. 🙂
The First Look
The incredible view from the Bed & Breakfast
Colleen’s Mother buttoning her dress. I don’t know how she did it there were at least a thousand buttons!
Colleen’s Mother Terralyn hand-crafted all of the men’s Boutonnieres
I just love the umbrellas!
The signing of the Ketubah
Colleen was walked down the aisle by her Sister/Maid of Honor Cara Dilts and Max’s Brother/Best Man Sam Schwartz
The Chuppa was hand sewn by Colleen’s Mother Terralyn Dilts
Breaking the glass
Cocktail hour on the patio of the Historic Heceta Head Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast
We had so much fun taking a little hike down to the beach to get this amazing group shot!
We couldn’t help it. We just had to pull them away for a quick portrait at sunset. It was a truly spectacular!
For their first dance they danced the Foxtrot to Peter Gabriel’s ‘The Book of Love’
The cake was made by Colleen’s sister and Maid of Honor Cara and the toppers were lovingly hand-crafted by Colleen’s Mother Terralyn
This has to be one of my very favorite parts of a Jewish wedding!
They danced to Hava Nagila (Wikipedia says the melody was taken from a folk dance-song from Bucovina a variant of Hora)
They wrapped over eighty bottles in yarn for favors so all the guests would have something to take home with them.
A special thank you to all of the amazing vendors that came together to help Colleen & Max celebrate their unforgettable wedding at Heceta Head Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast.
Rabbi: Joan (Thank you for leading such a beautiful ceremony!)
Venue: Hecata Head Light House and Bed & Breakfast Yahats, OR
Flowers: Forks Farm Flowers Yahats, OR
Catering: Carte Blanche Caterers Eugene, OR
Rentals: The Party Pros Hillsboro, OR
Cake: Colleen’s Sister & Maid of Honor Cara Dilts
I know I’ve mentioned her many times but a special thanks to Colleen’s Mother Teri Dilts who spent countless hours hand making most of the details you see and many you didn’t see.