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A Beautiful Same Sex Beach Wedding…


Anna + Michelle
Date: September 26, 2016
Location: Cannon Beach | Oregon

For a brief period of time in 2004 same sex marriage was legal in Multnomah County, Portland, Oregon. Anna and Michelle got married then only to have their paperwork returned to them after all of the weddings performed during that period were declared invalid. Fast forward twelve years, three children later and living in Texas, Anna and Michelle hired Lake Oswego based Creative Celebrations to help them coordinate their wedding.

They wanted it to be simple, incorporate their three beautiful children and most importantly, take place in Oregon. Owner, Carolyn O’Brien sent them options in various parts of Oregon. The Gorge, Mt. Hood and the Oregon Coast. They settled on beautiful Cannon Beach, Oregon, taking advantage of the nearby Ecola State Park for family photographs.

Their ceremony incorporated a sand melding ceremony where Anna, Michele and their kids created a lasting memory of the day by combining seashells they each found on the beach. After the ceremony they celebrated with dinner and cake followed by a bonfire and s’mores on the beach.

A perfect day, over twelve years in the making!

Photographer:  William James Photography // Event Planner: Creative Celebrations Wedding & Event Planning // Floral Designer: Cannon Beach Flowers // Officiant:Melissa Coe Ceremonies // Hair Stylist: Ocean Spa // Cake Designer: Simply Cakes by Jae // Reception Venue: Surfs and Resort //

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