Monica and Dan’s wedding at Stone House at Stirling Ridge was absolutely stunning!! Despite the gloomy day, their love was radiating and lighting up everyone around them. Their love story started in the summer of 2011 when they worked as co-counselors at a summer camp! They parted ways that summer as just friends but kept in touch until Monica returned home for the summer where they reconnected and…. well, now they’ve gotten married! Dan and Monica got engaged while they were vacationing in Oregon so Monica wanted to use that trip as inspiration for their incredible wedding day.
The Stone House at Stirling Ridge proved to be the perfect canvas for their rustic elegant inspired wedding day. Monica worked hard to design elements of their day that would invoke images of the rustic Oregon coast. She included lots of vine-wrapped light fixtures and canedelabras and their naked cake was a perfect rustic touch! Even Monica’s wedding dress had an elegant floral illusion that Pronovias is known for and Dan’s dark attire brought their day together.
When I asked Monica what her advice was for other brides, she told me “The biggest piece of advice for brides to be is do what YOU want to do! Not what you think everyone else wants or prefers. It is the one day that you can say is yours so don’t let anything or anyone else dictate that.” And, boy, is she right!!!
Seriously their day was beautiful from start to finish, but my favorite part of the day had to be working with Monica’s sweet bridesmaids. Even though this fall wedding was gloomy and rainy, everyone was so energetic and strived to make Monica and Dan’s day fun! How lucky are they! Everyone made this wedding such a blast and I’m so happy I got to be a part of it!
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Ceremony Venue | Our Lady Star of the Sea
Reception Venue | Stone House at Stirling Ridge
Bride’s Shoes | Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Attire | Phil’s Tuxedo’s
Florist | Flowers By Bernard
Entertainment | Music 2 the Max
Videographer | Robert Roscigno Photography & Films
Bridesmaids’ Attire | Bella Bridesmaids
Paper Goods | Marlie Renee Designs
Beauty | Salon 72 & Jenielle Jensen
Bakery | Palermo’s Custom Cakes and Bakery