Love You to the Moon and to Saturn

A letter from our Editor, Lara Burnap.
Written by
Lara Burnap


Oregon Bride Spring/Summer 2023

It’s hardly a surprise that here at Oregon Bride, we are in love with love. Every day, I open my inbox to a flood of emails recounting the happiest of days. Not a bad job, right? I do count myself as one of the lucky ones who truly loves their job. (See? We’re back to love again!) So, when it comes to creating the magazine, I’m often overwhelmed by the urge to share every story, every image and every moment of the weddings submitted. This issue is filled with inspiration, from beautiful real weddings (page 65) to discovering new venues (page 26) and finding the perfect details (pages 18 and 22).

One of the highlights of creating this issue was collaborating with some of the loveliest vendors.I had the good fortune to work with wonderful, creative souls on our editorial features this issue, including Ashley Lachney of Alston Mayger Events and Ellie Parker of E. Ann Photography, both of whom worked alongside me on our catering feature (page 38). And after years of exchanging emails (as is often the case!) with photographer Casi Yost, it was amazing to collaborate with her at White Aspen Creative in Bend for our floral story, “Lavender Haze” (page 32) and for our dreamy cover. The crew included the delightful team from Amanda Claire & Co. and the spunkiest makeup artist Bend has to offer, Kate Hana. Morgan Westerberg-Jackson of Blomstra Floral Co. brought her magical touch with blooms to the occasion—wait until you see her fresh floral earrings! There is so much more packed into these pages, and I hope each and every reader will find something to love.

Lara Morgenson Burnap
Editor in Chief
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