A Natural, Country Wedding at K & K Garden View Estate in Bend, Oregon

The natural property at K & K Garden View Estate in Bend, Oregon, shaped a country feel for the nuptials between Sara Wrightman (25 and a pediatric nu

The natural property at K & K Garden View Estate in Bend, Oregon, shaped a country feel for the nuptials between Sara Wrightman (25 and a pediatric nurse) and Kris Cox (26 and a physician assistant). Getting married in their shared hometown meant a lot to Sara and Kris, especially since it's where they fell in love. Plus, who could say no to a venue that took care of most of the decor through its surrounding landscape? Although this was the case, Sara and Kris wanted to add some rustic touches to the day, and they did just that—from the mason jars wrapped with twine that hung at the ceremony to burlap runners draped across dining tables. Bright yellow, orange and red blooms made up the arrangements and centerpieces, which popped against the wedding's darker colors of navy blue and gray, captured on camera by Kellianne Jordan Photography. The reception took place at the wooden pavilion, antique silver teapots filled with vibrant flower decorated dining tables where guests sat for the evening. After a barbecue buffet, a dessert table filled with iced cupcakes, lemon bars and chocolate-covered strawberries satisfied every sweet tooth. Our favorite detail? The wedding party's casual yet elegant look, which embodied the color scheme of gray and navy blue while also incorporating the casual, natural-looking style of the nuptials. See more country flare from this country wedding, below.

Kris proposed to Sara with a round-cut diamond ring held in place with prongs, which he bought in Seattle, Washington, during one of his visits to see Sara. During a road trip to Colorado, Sara and Kris stopped to watch the sunrise. That's when Kris dropped down on one knee and proposed with the gorgeous ring, kick-starting their eight-month engagement.
Sara picked the first dress she tried on at Danelle's Bridal— a white-sleeve dress with a front and back V-neck, embroidered in lace from the bodice to the overlay.
Sara stood with her bridesmaids outside on the property, all dressed in navy blue short dresses with different styles and lace accents. "I let my bridesmaids find their own dresses so they would be able to find something they felt most flattering in, and to also to give some variety in styles," Sara says.
Kris rocked a light gray suit on the day of the wedding, paired with a white-and-blue-checkered pocket square that matched his collared dress shirt. He also wore a navy blue vest and tie to complete the outfit, embodying the two wedding day colors.
Guests grabbed white ceremony programs attached to wooden sticks, using the ceremony props as fans for the hot summer day.
Sara and Kris revealed their wedding looks to each other at K & K Garden View Estate in their hometown, Bend, Oregon. Sara's parents came across the venue and booked it that day, following their gut feeling that it would be perfect for Sara and Kris's wedding.
"We were blessed with an already beautiful location, with very little we had to do to decorate," the couple says. "We went simple on the aisles with blue mason jars filled with baby's breath. With the landscape of the cascade mountains in the background, it couldn't have been more picturesque."
Sara and Kris kept the ceremony decor simple with their aisle decorations—blue mason jars filled with baby's breath that dangled by twine. The decoration also went along with the day's country theme.
Sara and Kris shared their first kiss in front of the simple white wedding arch, with a backdrop of the natural farmland. "I think the moment that most defined us as a couple was the moment I turned the corner to walk down the aisle and caught Kris's eyes," Sara says. "He couldn't keep his tears in, and I can still remember the pure, vulnerable love I felt from him at that moment."
Wildflowers arranged the beautiful bouquets, including Sara's bridal arrangement, which popped with red, orange and yellow hues. The other arrangements matched this color scheme as well, which contrasted beautifully with the main light gray and navy blue wedding day colors.
"We had our reception under the converted hay barn that overlooked the cascade mountain range and the fields surrounding our venue," the couple says. "The sun was just starting to set behind the mountains as we walked in."
Kris walked with Sara down a path at K & K Garden View Estate, where their country, natural-style nuptials took place. Kris wore a light gray suit, paired with a navy blue tie and vest that followed the day's main hues.
White tablecloths and burlap runners covered dining tables at the reception, with blue mason jars at each seat. Antique silver teapots filled with colorful blooms decorated the middle of dining tables, adding a pop of color to the display.
Guests nibbled on the sweet assortment of cookies, iced cupcakes and lemon bars at the reception. The plates sat on top of a burlap table runner, following the day's country style.
"Since our wedding was outdoors, we wanted our attire to be somewhere between casual and formal," the couple says. "We liked the idea of navy blue and light gray, and we could find flowers that would really pop."
Sara and Kris found silver teapots at thrift shops and polished them for dining table centerpieces. They filled the antique pieces with colorful chrysanthemums, roses and a mix of other blooms.
Sara and Kris used their small white cake for cutting, beaded with icing at the bottom of the dessert. The simple yet sweet cake sat on top of a glass stand, with a piece of burlap underneath.
Sara and Kris shared their first dance at the reception in front of family and friends at K & K Garden View Estate. Sara styled her hair into a low-braided bun, with wasps of hair swaying as she moved with Kris across the dance floor.