oregon trail inspired shoot

From Allison: “I’m so excited to share this dreamy Oregon Trail inspired wedding shoot! The shades of pink and light blue are a perfect example of the beauty and versatility of the 2016 Pantone colors of the year announcement! This inspiration shoot pays tribute to beautiful Oregon state and it’s brave, adventurous pioneer ancestors. It depicts a love story nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley representing natural beauty with a timeless appeal.”

Vintage Stationery | Erica Ann Photography | Burnett's BoardsVintage Dress | Erica Ann Photography | Burnett's Boards Raspberry Tarts on scale | Erica Ann Photography | Burnett's BoardsBaked goods | Erica Ann Photography | Burnett's BoardsThistle Boutonniere | Erica Ann Photography | Burnett's Boards Vintage dress with bow | Erica Ann Photography | Burnett's Boards

Allison tells us: “Summertime in Oregon is truly magical. The land is vibrant and teeming with life and natural greenery. Oregon is host to an abundance of fresh fruits and berries, natural woods, rivers, meadows streaming with wildflowers, and warm sunlight filtering down as you work, play, and love. The soft pinks and blues fit naturally into the Oregon landscape, and also have the potential of a great vintage vibe, and can go either soft and romantic, or fun and vibrant.

Tiny pink florals | Erica Ann Photography | Burnett's Boards Bride and Groom in woods | Erica Ann Photography | Burnett's Boards Blue dress | Erica Ann Photography | Burnett's Boards Vintage picnic | Erica Ann Photography | Burnett's Boards Bride with large flowers in her hair | Erica Ann Photography | Burnett's Boards Loving couple shot | Erica Ann Photography | Burnett's Boards

“We incorporated the color palette into not only the food and beverages, but also the fun light blue reception gown, the florals, and also the invitation suite and other details. And not only is the bride wearing the colors – so is the groom! The tie has a fun mix of the pink and blue, which usually sounds like something a guy isn’t inclined to wear, but combined with Birds’n’Bones cast animal bone accessories it’s definitely a cool option.”


Photography: Erica Ann Photography // Styling and floral design: Bramble Floral Design // Rentals: Vintage Mingle // Dessert: Rosycakes // Jewelry: Birds’n’Bones // Dresses: Dressing Vintage // Hair and Makeup: Portland Makeup and Hair // Venue: Pioneer Wives Log Cabin Museum at the Robert Newell House, Champoeg Park, OR

About Claudette Hogan

Claudette has been in the wedding industry for over 8 years and has her own event management business, Claudette Marie Events. She loves flowers, ribbon and her daschund Frank. Follow her on Instagram and Pinterest.


  1. Thank you Burnetts Board for the feature! This shoot was so much fun to collaborate on. Explored new beautiful parks and worked amazing creatives.

  2. You had me at Oregon Trail. This is so unique!

  3. This is definitely fun. Her dress is so lovely. I adore the ruffles!

  4. Very nice shoot. However, the Coral Peonies were not introduced until 1964, so therefore not appropriate. Heirloom varieties and French hybrids introduced in the late 1800’s would be more authentic; in the paler pinks and whites. These herbaceous shrubs along with lilacs and roses were brought over by the early settlers. Also would be cool to feature flowers discoiverd by Lewis and Clark such as Snowberry.
    Otherwise very charming.