Meagen, Rick, and all of their wedding guests flew in from Chicago for a unique destination wedding in Oregon.
The couple is really drawn to the beauty of Oregon and wanted to share it with their closest friends and family members. Guests stayed in historic Astoria, OR and witnessed the couple exchange their wedding vows on the beach at Fort Stevens State Park. The ceremony location was adjacent to the shipwrecked Peter Iredale, a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel that ran ashore on October 25, 1906. Over a century since it ran aground, the remains of the Peter Iredale’s rusted bow and masts are still visible jutting out of the sand making for an extremely dramatic background.
Although the weather forecast originally called for a 100% chance of rain, just before the ceremony began, the sun began to make it’s way between the clouds. Luckily, not a single drop of rain occurred during the wedding ceremony. However, there were extremely high gusts of wind somewhere in the vicinity of 30-40 mph. Having flown in from Chicago, where they have experienced record breaking snow levels, guests were willing to weather through anything, as long as it wasn’t snow.
Thank you Sandy with Sage Creative for officiating the wedding and thank you to Miranda and Valerie with Champagne Wedding & Events for flawlessly planning, staging, and executing Meagen & Rick’s vision for a unique destination wedding in Oregon.