I met Mike and Erin in the summer of 2014 while they were in PortlandÂ planning their Cannon Beach destination wedding and we had such fun with their engagement session (see it here). Â What I learned about themÂ during their session was that they were clearly in love; so excited to be getting married; and they are quiteÂ laid back and kind individualsÂ who work hard and get out to play as much as possible. Â We were a great fit for each other and every step of the way was a wonderful experience with them. Â I’m so thrilled to finally share their wedding day! Â This may be the largest blog post I’ve ever created, but Mike and Erin were a fantastic couple and their wedding day spanned longer than 12 hours. Â So many beautiful moments createdÂ countless pictures!!
Erin grew up in the Pacific Northwest and her family spent much of her childhood in Cannon Beach,Â thereforeÂ it had becomeÂ a very special place for her and even more so, now that she lives inÂ Denver, Colorado. Â She told me she immediately knew she hoped to beÂ married in Cannon BeachÂ when Mike proposed. Â Planning a destination wedding for over 200 guests was a challenge, yet a great experience for Erin and her mother and it was really sweet to hear how much it meant to each of them. Â On the day of the wedding, Erin and her bridesmaids shared Â her family’s beach house to get ready, while Mike shared another houseÂ with his family a block away. Â We met on the beach for the start of theirÂ pictures followed by a jaunt around Cannon Beach town and then finished at Hug Point before their ceremonyÂ at Cannon Beach Community Church. Â One of the most touchingÂ parts of the day for me was when all the women in Erin’s family, including close family friends walked her from her parents’ beach house to the church. Â All those ladies supporting and celebrating Erin on such an important dayÂ was really beautiful moment.
After their ceremony, Erin and Mike droveÂ Erin’s father’s beautifully restored classic mustang to theirÂ reception at The Surfsand Resort where all their guests gave them a warm welcome. Â It was an incredible evening full of joy and merriment, including lots and lots of dancing! They even ended their nightÂ on the beach with cozy fires to roast marshmallows with their family and friends. Â Truly, aÂ wonderful wedding with phenomenal people andÂ I am so grateful I was invited to be a part of it. Â Thank you to Erin and Mike and to Erin’s parents for being so generous while we worked diligentlyÂ to capture such a lovely day.
This wedding was photographed hybrid, which means a mix of digital and film formats. Â Film camera gear includes a Contax 645 using Fuji 400H and Kodak Tmax 400 film. Â Digital gear is Canon.
Marla Cyree of Simply Splendid specializes in film photography based in Portland, Oregon as a wedding and portrait photographer.