Alyson and Max are quirky.
Not in a weird way, of course. In a loveable and awesome way.
He has a degree in math. She works with the state legislature. They both graduated from the University Honors College at OSU. In fact, one of their favorite professors in the honors college married them. And Alyson surprised Max with a cake that had math all over it. It made my nerdy insides feel all warm and fuzzy.
But don’t let the math cake fool you; their wedding was a force to be reckoned with.
Their guest list was huge, and they didn’t mess around. Their August 13th wedding took place at a beautiful venue – Garden in the Woods – tucked right off highway 34 as you drive towards Corvallis. Magenta catered the event, as well as hosted their epic after-party (why stop at 11pm when you can go all night?).
Seriously, this was one of the most fun weddings I’ve ever seen. Max and Alyson, you two know how to throw a party!
Max started the day getting ready in the appropriately named “man cave” with his groomsmen and their flasks.
While Alyson got ready with her mom and bridesmaids in a little room on the other side of the property.
Once the dress was on, Max and Alyson opted to do a “first look” so that we could most of the portraits before the ceremony!
Once they had seen each other, we wandered around the property taking pictures for awhile. I loved this little tea house!
And then the rest of the wedding party joined in the photo-taking fun.
Before long, guests started to arrive and Alyson had to hide before the ceremony began. She kept peeking out her room though!
But pretty soon she was walking down the aisle with her father. The wedding ceremony was short and sweet!
The ceremony was followed by literally the longest receiving line I’ve ever seen. Close to 300 people.
And then came more family photos, dinner, and toasts!
“Look! Our rings!” Hahaha.
After toasts, they cut the cake! And started dancing, of course.
Then, for the first time all day, I noticed that the sun was coming out through the clouds as it set. I just had to steal Alyson and Max away for some more portraits in the field behind the property.
When we got back to the reception, the real party had begun!
When the party ended at 11pm (darn sound permits!) Alyson and Max jumped in the backseat of their very well decorated car, and head to downtown Corvallis to continue the fun!
Congratulations Alyson and Max! I had an amazing time working with you! You did a great job planning your wedding and I could tell that everyone who attended had a total blast – myself included! Thanks for everything!