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Kristin + Loren’s Wedding! McMenamins Edgefield Wedding - Troutdale, Oregon


Rustic Elegant Wedding at McMenamins Edgefield-48Kristin + Loren’s rustic and elegant wedding was such a sweet celebration.  A celebration full of laughter, happy tears, and some pretty awesome dance moves.

When Kristin + Loren walk into a room, it is instantly filled with smiles and laughter.  Individually Kristin + Loren are incredibly caring people, but together as a couple – their ability to make others feel cared for and loved is exponential.

On a hot summer day just outside Portland, Oregon – not too far from where Loren’s family calls home, Kristin + Loren invited their close family and friends to witness a beautiful outdoor ceremony at McMenamins Edgefield where they shared their expressions of love, their vows and sealed their promises with a kiss.  Kristin + Loren – when I think of your wedding I think of a sweet ceremony, an EPIC first dance, and a reception FULL of laughter and fun!  I could not be happier for you two!   Thank you so much for inviting me to document your first day as husband and wife!

I love the special moments couples get to share during their First Look.  

Quynh, the incredible and creative mastermind behind Pink + Posey Event Planning, did a fabulous job!! I loved working alongside such a dear friend in the industry!

Then their adorable first dance turned EPIC…

Danee, the Maid of Honor (and secret Rap star) rapped her maid of honor speech with background dancers and all!! It. Was. Amazing.

The day was seamless thanks to an incredible team of vendors!

Venue – McMenamins Edgefield – Troutedale, OR  –
Event Planning + Paper Flowers : Quynh Nguyen of Pink + Posey –
DJ and photobooth – DJ Steve S​pringer –
Cake – His Bakery
Hair – Amanda Strang
Make up – Korysa Nation Paradox Salon
Flowers – Kelly Cruickshank Blooming Bouquets
Photography: Kelly Lemon Photography – Second shooting : the awesome Emily Moller!


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  1. Linda Webb-Grizzard says:

    Thanks for the memories that will last Loren and Kristin a lifetime! Your pictures are wonderful Kelly!