Oregon Barn Wedding by Wilton Photography
Would you believe this beautiful barn wedding at The Winn Homestead was planned in only two months? Kaitlyn and Will have known each other ever since they were kids, living only a few streets apart, and while neither of their families still live in the town, the childhood friends thought it was fitting to have their wedding back “home.” They had an intimate affair with romantic twinkling lights, and adding to the sweet factor, the two sang a duet during the reception. Say it with us: awwww…
Dress: David’s Bridal | Bride’s Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. | Shoes: Jack Purcell Converse | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Tux/Suits: Men’s Wearhouse Venue: The Winn Homestead | Cake: Colville St Patisserie for the smaller cake, Costco for the larger cake | Catering: Teresa Maddess with Bon Appetit Catering | Invites & Programs: DIY from Michael’s | Flowers: Anne Moore with Amore Floral Design | Music: DJ Klyph (Cliff Stanford) | Photographer: Wilton Photography
Who are Kaitlyn and Will?
We were two kids from the same town only streets apart that left around the same time to take on the world, only to find each other years after.
Ms. Kaitlyn took the path closest to the ocean conquering the world with her accomplishments making good grades and great lattes. Sir Will headed into the scary city where through his song and dance was able to tame the beast of bridges and make a home for himself. It would be years before Sir Will and Ms. Kaitlyn would meet up, and if you think Sir Will waited patiently, you are absolutely mistaken. Through his many attempts to pursue Ms. Kaitlyn he used social technology, song writing, and plain old luck to find his way to her. She kept being intrigued by this, and what some say is stubbornness she saw as persistence. With long conversations on the phone filled with laughter, stories of their childhood, and what they had encountered on their journey to this point they began to fall. It was one November morning they decided to meet half way and as luck or fate or whatever makes the world spin all in sync would have it… they have made the promise to meet half way for the rest of their lives.
Can you tell us more about the style of your wedding?
We wanted it to be outdoor, natural, country, close and intimate, and DIY. Also we both have a love for Jack Purcell Converse shoes and Ray Ban wayfarers, so naturally we both had to wear matching black and white of each. Also the teal color was all centered around the Tiffany’s necklace he gave me for our 6 month dating anniversary.
Can you share something we wouldn’t know from looking at your photos?
We planned our wedding in 2 months! He proposed May 24, 2011 and we were married August 6, 2011!
Will is a singer/songwriter and as a surprise to our friends and family he convinced me to do a duet with him during our reception. I have never sang in front of people or even him for that matter before that day!
After the reception was over, as we drove to our hotel, we drove down our old streets and past our old grade schools as a reminder of where we both came from. We both grew up in Walla Walla, WA and since then both our families have moved away. This wedding was a “mini destination” wedding. It was only fitting that we go back home to be married. Weston, OR where the Winn Homestead is located is just a quick 20 minute drive from Walla Walla.