A Timeless Wedding Takes Flight in Oregon
Nestled in the most beautiful wine country in Hillsboro, Oregon at the Twin Oaks Air Park, Amber and Phil were married where Amber is a flight instructor. The whole theme of the wedding was focused on a classic, timeless feel with personalized accents of travel and aviation. Every detail of the wedding was significant to them, from the black diamond in Amber’s wedding ring stemming from her love of geology, to asking one of their closest friends to officiate the ceremony. You absolutely must keep scrolling to see all of the beautiful photos by Rachel Lindsey Photography - all of the images from the day are in the full gallery here!
Amber and Phil's entire day opted for classic personalization. The yellow Cubcrafters airplane sitting to the side of the ceremony added timeless classicism, and rather than using live flowers, they hand-folded sectionals (also known as maps) from Amber’s first cross-country flight into paper bouquets. The variances in the sectionals made each flower unique and interesting, especially up close! The reception moved in and out of the airport hangar, with their open bar serving selections from their personal favorite Oregon winery & brewery. The PDX Sliders food truck catered Portland’s most popular mini-burgers for all of the guests. The night brought together the most special people from every different aspect of their lives: aviators, Mormons, bodybuilders, Cheese Heads, and entrepreneurs were all family for a night! Amber and Phil cared deeply about creating an environment where all of their friends and family felt like they were part of their relationship, and they did just that.
The couple's greatest wedding-day dream, however, was scheduled for sunset. When a plane took off in front of them, they quickly ran out onto the runway for their sunset portraits — the plane lifting off the ground symbolized the new journey they were embarking on. Interested in getting a similar portrait opportunity? There's a few "must-knows": Make sure to coordinate with the control tower and pilot; make sure to triple check when sunset is and plan to have the plane take off then; special permission is required to walk onto the runway; and make sure to get a photographer who can [potentially] take risks and do something they've never done before because you only get one shot at a picture like this!View All Images