Colleen & Max I Heceta Head Lighthouse Oregon Coast Destination Wedding

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. šŸ™‚


The First Look

The incredible view from the Bed & Breakfast

Colleenā€™s Mother buttoning her dress. I donā€™t know how she did it there wereĀ at least a thousandĀ buttons!

Colleenā€™s Mother Terralyn hand-crafted all of the menā€™s Boutonnieres

I just love the umbrellas!

So handsome!

The signing of the Ketubah

Colleen was walked down the aisle by her Sister/Maid of Honor Cara DiltsĀ and Maxā€™s Brother/Best ManĀ Sam Schwartz

The Chuppa was hand sewn by Colleenā€™s Mother Terralyn Dilts

Breaking the glass

Wedding at Heceta Head Lighthouse reception

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 couldnā€™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 Gabrielā€™s ā€˜The Book of Loveā€™

The cake was made by Colleenā€™s sister and Maid of Honor Cara and the toppers were lovingly hand-crafted by Colleenā€™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 BucovinaĀ 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 & BreakfastĀ Yahats, OR

Flowers:Ā Forks Farm FlowersĀ Yahats, OR

Catering: Carte Blanche CaterersĀ Eugene, OR

Rentals: The Party Pros Hillsboro, OR

Cake: Colleenā€™sĀ Sister & Maid of Honor Cara Dilts

I know Iā€™ve mentioned her many times but a special thanks to Colleenā€™s Mother Teri Dilts who spent countless hours hand making most of the details you see and many you didnā€™t see.

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  • Dawnya Sasse

    I was so sorry not to have been at the wedding. I got to see Aunt Terri in the process of her enormous pile of hand crafted beauties for this big event. I loved looking at these beautiful pictures. It made me feel like I hadn’t missed the whole thing!

    Blessings to you Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz

    – Dawnya Sasse (Colleen’s Cousin)ReplyCancel

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