Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding
Photos by Karen Obrist Photography

Megan and Alex's Oregon coast wedding had Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, OR (the Goonies rock!) as the spectacular backdrop. There's a stunning gold sequined dress, a dapper burgundy suit, flower crowns, a beautiful beachside ceremony, and some of the most gorgeously lit shots we've ever seen.

Let's hear from the bride about all the details…

“We fell in love with the Oregon coast around seven years ago. When we got engaged, a destination wedding in Oregon seemed perfect, and lucky for us, more than 30 people made the trip to join us. Cannon Beach is an idyllic town in northern Oregon. It's touristy, but in the best way possible. We didn't have any great notions or themes for our wedding — we wanted our surroundings and the love we have for each other and our wonderful community of friends and family to shine.

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon coast wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon coast wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon coast wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon coast wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon coast wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon coast wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon coast wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon coast wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon coast wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon coast wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon coast wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon coast wedding

I stressed out about my dress for a LONG time. I somehow stumbled upon this fantastic designer, Bree Lena, on Instagram and fell in love instantly. It was a little nerve-wracking to do the whole process online, but was perfect! I love how the sparkly gold played with the greens and blues of the Oregon coast.

My husband only had one request: he wanted bright shoes. The burgundy suit just seemed to pair well with everything. I suppose nothing was very “in season” or necessarily appropriate for the climate, but we were comfortable, so that's all that mattered.

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Our ceremony was short and sweet. Alex is famously shy, but he stole the ceremony with the most beautiful vows that made everyone cry. After the ceremony, everyone gathered at a local pizza joint for dinner. Then we went back to the beach for s'mores, drinks, and dancing.

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

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Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

We wanted to keep the wedding day simple. Alex and I don't like a lot of frills. We just wanted our friends and family to enjoy themselves. A bunch of friends met us at Haystack Rock (the Goonies rock in Cannon Beach) for yoga in the morning, and from there, Alex and I split up to start getting ready. I have to give a shoutout to my girlfriends, who not only helped me with hair, makeup, and last-minute details, but also calmed my nerves by playing Dirty Dancing (aka the best movie of all time) in the background.

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Gold sequins and golden light at this Oregon beach wedding

Vendors

Photography: Karen Obrist Photography • Venue: Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, OR • Wedding Dress: Bree Lena • Groom's Suit: Asos

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