The Ruins Wedding | Hood River Oregon | Stephanie and David

Bride and groom share first look moment at the ruins wedding

Bride walking down the aisle at the ruins wedding in hood river oregon

bride and groom exchanging vows at the ruins wedding in Hood River Oregon

bride and groom walking down aisle at the ruins wedding in hood river oregon

couple portraits during the ruins wedding out in Hood River Oregon

Beautiful first dance at the ruins wedding in Hood River Oregon

If you are looking for a gorgeous wedding venue in Hood River Oregon, look no further than The Ruins. This wedding held at the start of the summer was so well planned from start to finish thanks to Kimberly with Blacksweetraspberry. They had a very intimate wedding with about 100 guests. When I initially met them I fell in love with their story.

About six years back David was at a coffee shop in Portland studying and ironically Stephanie was their at the same time. It was a busy night and the only chair left was next to David. Long story short they ended up hitting off and then decided to seal the deal at The Ruins out in Hood River Oregon.

When I first arrived everyone was so accomdating and welcoming which always helps put me at ease. Ironically the gentleman to look longer to get ready than the girls did. They thought it was an awesome idea to have bow ties yet no one in the party knew how to tie one. Long story short through the power of google and youtube they ended up figuring it out. Stephanie wanted to share a first look with her dad where she gave him a gift and exchanged a few words.

Fast forward to the ceremony and both Stephanie and David decided to keep it traditional and wait till she walked down the isle to see her for the first time. It was a gorgeous ceremony at The Ruins. After the ceremony they both shared a few drinks with friends and family members before stuffing their faces with pizza from Solstice pizza. How can you go wrong with pizza and cookies for food.

I snuck them away after toasts for a few minutes to grab some photos in the evening light. It was a beautiful night in Hood River. They came back and danced the night away with their guests before leaving to a bubble exit! Honestly this wedding was a dream and I am so appreciative of them trusting me to capture it. Definitely would love to capture a wedding at The Ruins again! But until then, cheers to both Stephanie and David!

Venue: The Ruins | Planning: Black Sweet Rasberry | Catering: Solstice Pizza | Hair and Makeup: Pearl and Blush | Florist: Uflora Plant House | Dessert: Slowrise Bakehouse

Rentals: Riverhood Rentals | Dress: The English Department