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Zenith Vineyard Wedding | Zach and Amanda

June 30, 2015

Filed in: Wedding

Amanda and Zach’s beautiful Zenith Vineyard Wedding.Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_0973Zach and Amanda shared their vows at the beautiful Zenith Vineyard.  I was so blessed to be their photographer for their special occasion.  Zach and Amanda are two of the nicest, laid back, down to earth, people I’ve met.  They shared their story with me and  how they met over dinner one day after their engagement session.   The two of them met at La Grande while both of them where going to college at  Eastern Oregon University. Friends  invited them to a bonfire and even though they hardly spoke to each other, three years later, Zach proposed to Amanda at the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas.  You don’t need to spend much time with these two to know they were meant for each other.

I truly enjoyed photographing Zach and Amanda’s  Zenith Vineyard wedding, meeting family and friends, and hearing more stories about the two of them. This wedding was not just about honoring the bride and groom but it was also about honoring family and their legacy.   These two families that are now one have a strong bond and it  was evident throughout the day.  Lots of joyful tears and yes, even some bittersweet ones as they honored Zach’s mom,  Debbie, who is no longer with them.  Most of the time I leave weddings extremely exhausted, as I should.  Zach and Amanda’s wedding was a little different though.  I left not only exhausted but refreshed!  The love at this wedding was energizing.

Zach and Amanda, thank you so much from trusting me with such an important day in your lives.  You two made my job easy and it’s the reason why I love my job.  Enjoy some of my favorite pictures from your special day and I can’t wait to show you the rest! oxox

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Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1001Therer was a lot of love and kissing going on at this wedding and it was beautiful! Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1002Weldon, Zach’s dad, lighting a candle in honor of Zach’s mom, Debbie.   Same candle that was used at her memorial service.
Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1040The flower petals where also from Zach’s mom’s memorial service.  Amanda had them dried for the wedding.  This was such  a special tribute to Mrs Debbie. Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1041Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1003Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1004Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1005Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1006Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_0995Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_0999The cake topper was from Amanda’s grandparents wedding 51 years ago! Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1007Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1011Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1008Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1009Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1010Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1012Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1013Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1014Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1015Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1016Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1017Zenith Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Portland Bride, Zenith Vineyard Photos_1018My favorite of Amanda!

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Lydia Gillis Photography is Eugene based and Destination Wedding Photographer. We specialize in Weddings and High School Seniors.

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Wedding Venue: Zenith Vineyard

Bridal Dress: Bridal Exclusives

Groom’s Tuxedo:  Mr Formal 

Wedding Coordinator: Shannin McCarthy Thomas

Caterer:  Willaby’s

DJ: Only The Best Sound

Flowers: It’s  All Arranged 

Cake: Kelly Pratt

 

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