Wedding season is right around the corner, so we know that engaged couples are on the hunt for beautiful ideas for their weddings. As much fun as it is to scroll through wedding blogs and spend an afternoon pinning your dream celebration, it's even better to see how all of the inspiration that's out there can come together. One of the best ways to do just that? Our real weddings video channel, that's packed with gorgeous videos of couples' parties. Each week we've been taking you inside our favorite love story, and today we're going behind the scenes of Carson and Jenna's lakeside bash.
SLF Weddings was there to capture every garden-inspired element of this pretty outdoor wedding overlooking Oregon's Lake Oswego. While their open-air venue certainly lent itself to a dreamy, flower-filled style, we love how this couple brought their inspiration to life. The bride's romantic eyelet lace gown was the perfect fit for Jenna and Carson's relaxed venue, and her bouquet could have been picked from the many manicured gardens where they celebrated.
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Pro tip: If your venue comes equipped with a stunning estate home and a crystal-clear lake, you should take advantage of both! And that's exactly what Jenna and Carson did. Their ceremony backdrop was just about as petty as can be. The newlyweds even further utilized the near perfect property by stopping for photographs on the lush lawns and between the flowering patios.
When it came time to make their way towards the reception, Jenna and Carson used the bus ride to their venue to get the party going. They filled their transportation with glittering gold balloons and laughed with their bridesmaids and groomsmen. The reception itself looked like tons of fun too, but our favorite element had to be their gilded cake. Three-tiers of cake were covered with gold foil and faux flowers for a glam — yet elegant! — look.