romantic real wedding at voorhies mansion

From Katlyn: “Christian and Sarah have such a beautiful and classic love story. It all started in high school.. that’s right! They’re high school sweethearts that just joined their lives as husband and wife. Everyone got ready in the beautiful historic Voorhies Mansion in Southern OR. And every inch of the ceremony and reception sight was adorned with beautiful flowers, candles, and special DIY touches from the bride herself! Not to mention, the guests had such fun playing with the giant Jenga game during the reception!”

Real wedding at Voorhies Mansion | Katlyn Marie PhotoArtChalkboard welcome sign | Katlyn Marie PhotoArtShoes in the window | Katlyn Marie PhotoArtBridal boudoir | Katlyn Marie PhotoArt Bride getting ready | Katlyn Marie PhotoArtWedding rings on calligraphy | Katlyn Marie PhotoArtwhite boutonniere | Katlyn Marie PhotoArt Bride and groom portrait | Katlyn Marie PhotoArt

From Sarah the bride: “I wanted to go with something that was simple, organic and romantic so I chose to stick with mostly white, off whites, greens and just a tad bit of nude pinks and peaches. I can’t believe how much help and support we had putting everything together for our big day from our friends and family. I had so many favorite memories from our wedding day. The day was packed full of moments after moments after moments of memories that I love.”

Bride with long hair | Katlyn Marie PhotoArt Bouquets | Katlyn Marie PhotoArt Bride and father | Katlyn Marie PhotoArt Real wedding in Oregon | Katlyn Marie PhotoArt Love sign on vintage ladder | Katlyn Marie PhotoArt

From the Bride: “There’s the moment after my mom, Sonja, my sister Alyssa and best friend Katie helped me put on my dress and we just broke out in tears holding one another. The calming moment I had with Christian during the first look photos. The moment I grabbed my dads hand getting ready to walk down the aisle and he told me that he was so proud of me and that I will always and forever be his little girl.”

Outside reception | Katlyn Marie PhotoArt Tree with fairy lights | Katlyn Marie PhotoArt Jenga at wedding | Katlyn Marie PhotoArt Jenna during cocktail hour | Katlyn Marie PhotoArt Sunset photo | Katlyn Marie PhotoArt

The Bride continues: “The moment when we were standing at the altar and I noticed my now brother in-law, Matt, looking my direction and making silly faces. The moment we had our first kiss as husband and wife. The moment I looked around and noticed everyone that we care about and love eating, drinking, laughing, and smiling in the soft glow of candlelight. Or the moment when it was all over and Christian and I headed to the hotel talking about how wonderful our day was.”

So many wonderful memories and beautiful details. Congratulation Sarah Christian!!


Photographer: Katlyn Marie PhotoArt // Flowers: Miss Petals Flowers // Make Up: Dedrick Makeup // Entertainment: Mike Brons Music // Catering: The Pointe Pub and Grill Catering // Venue: Voorhies Mansion, Eden Valley Orchards 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. Lovely!

  2. So pretty. And the Jenga pictures are so fun!

  3. Hello Claudette,
    thanks for sharing real wedding stories. Highly appreciate your blogging .
    I would like to say best wishes for Christian and Sara . I will that you guys bonding will be long lasting . When i read this blog, i was thinking my school loving moment though i lost my ex-girl friend. To be honest, You can not forget your first love. i have nice wife, excellent kids, though i am still missing my school lover.

  4. Loving the simplicity. The couple looks beautiful and happy on their gorgeous wedding!

  5. This wedding is stunning! Love the flower + candle table decorations. This outdoor wedding has such an elegant yet homegrown feel to it! As a luxury farmhouse venue, it truly is a wedding after our own hearts. Thanks for sharing!


  1. […] I so enjoyed capturing this beautiful wedding day! From the sweet couple, to the beautiful DIY wedding decor, to the giant Jenga game, to the soft candlelight of the reception, this wedding was everything one would hope for! You can see more of this wedding featured on one of my favorite wedding blogs, Burnett’s Boards. […]

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