Lara & Nate | Camp Westwind Rager on the Oregon Coast

November 12, 2015

A Rowdy Camp Westwind Wedding on the Oregon Coast

This private little slice of the Oregon coast offered sweeping views that would make Wes Anderson tremble. And while there were certainly all the beautiful makings of a wedding present, this day really just felt like a giant party at the beach. Lara and Nate’s officiant also happened to be their dungeon master, and half their guests bonafide zombies. Smiles were worn like name-tags while everyone debated on the front steps what time they should change out of their loungewear. Kids painted beach rocks in a nearby cabin, and the table placards were hand painted by Nate himself. After the festivities, the dance party was kicked off courtesy of an iPod and the booze a free-for-all thanks to said zombies.

Like I said: one giant beach party.

Table Settings at a Camp Westwind Wedding
The Dining Hall at a Camp Westwind Wedding

New Cascadia Wedding Cake for a Camp Westwind Wedding

Bride getting ready upstairs at Camp Westwind

Bride and Groom walking together to their Camp Westwind Wedding ceremony

Camp Westwind wedding ceremony

Bride and Groom running from zombie guests

Portrait of Bride and Groom - Camp Westwind wedding

Walking on the beach at their Camp Westwind wedding

Exploring the tidepools at Lara and Nate's Camp Westwind Wedding
Running away from the ocean tide at Lara and Nate's Camp Westwind wedding

Portraits under the rock cliffs - Camp Westwind wedding

Landscape with Bride and Groom just outside their Camp Westwind wedding

Cutting the cake

Guests dancing at Lara and Nate's Camp Westwind wedding

Necktie Limbo at Camp Westwind reception

Vendors & Resources

Venue: Camp Westwind | Officiant: Friend/Dungeon Master | Table Placards: Great Gray Art | Florist: Old House Dahlias, arranged by Jenna Smith | Caterer & Dessert Courtney Goldsmith for New Cascadia Traditional | Boutonniere, Bridal Hair Flowers and Cake Topper: Fieldwork Flowers | Bride’s Dress: DeLaBelle Vintage | Second Shooter: Chris Miller


Absolutely stunning work on those details!

So gorgeous. Killer dress, too. And bitchin’ portraits.

What a cool reception!! And her boots…love!

Dang this is a good one. The cootie catchers, her dress, the portraits by the sea, it’s all glorious.

Love this post and great looking website btw.

The barefoot beach portraits are my favorite!! What a lovely wedding. Fantastic work!!

Those portraits on the beach are to die for. Great eye.

You did an astoundingly great job with all aspects of this wedding. A documentary approach with a ton of great candid moments sprinkled in with fantastic portraits. 10/10

I love EVERYTHING about this. The laughter. That blue dress. The emotional moments. The details. WOW! Absolutely KILLER work!!

What an incredible location – the couple photos are extraordinary!