Jessica + Riley | Hillsboro, OR

Meet Jessica Baron and her partner, Riley Cravens. These two lovebirds tied the knot on August 28, 2022, at Scholls Valley Lodge.They met on OkCupid, and from the moment they matched, sparks flew. Casual dating turned into a fairytale romance, and the rest is history.


 "We matched, and we were smitten with each other by our third date. I absolutely never expected to meet my spouse on a dating app, but here we are."

Jessica had a dream of being proposed to in a sunny place, and Riley made that dream come true. During a road trip through stunning national parks, they found themselves at Zion National Park. As the sun broke through the clouds, Riley seized the moment, got down on one knee, and asked the most important question of his life. Of course, Jessica said "yes" without hesitation!


"We hiked to a rock we had been to on a previous road trip that we loved. He asked me to marry him right there, under the sun and surrounded by nature's beauty."

Gown shopping was an unforgettable adventure for Jessica. With her mom and three bridesmaids by her side, she sought a dress that embodied the essence of a Shakespearean fairy garden. Master stylist, Stephanie, showed here Lillian West ‘ 66110’, a dreamy off-the-shoulder dress. It was love at first sight! Jessica knew it was "the one" right away, and it was truly a match made in bridal heaven.


"Every dress I tried on after did not compare, so I knew it was the one."

Scholls Valley Lodge became the stage for Jessica and Riley's love story. Not only was it a picturesque outdoor venue, but it also came with a private lodge-style house where they continued the festivities with a karaoke machine and a wedding brunch the next day! Talk about a wedding weekend extravaganza!


The wedding day started with a mix of nerves and excitement, but as soon as Jessica laid eyes on the beautifully set up venue, happy tears washed away any worries. The ceremony was a heartwarming spectacle, with both her and Riley shedding tears of joy. Not a dry eye in the house!


"Seeing everyone from our lives together in one place to celebrate us is the most beautiful surreal experience, there's nothing really like it we have ever felt."

The fun didn't stop there!


"Our favorite experience was the after party where we got to let loose with all our friends and sing until 2:30 in the morning. We booked the lodge for two nights, so we got to stay there all the next day and chill with friends, eat snacks, sit on the porch looking out at the beautiful countryside, and soak in all the love we were surrounded with."

Jessica and Riley have some wisdom to share with future couples:

  • Make lists for EVERYTHING - You'll thank yourself later!
  • Invest in a day planner - It's worth every penny for a stress-free day.
  • Budget for vendor tips - Show your appreciation for their hard work.
  • Embrace the imperfections - Something might go wrong, but love conquers all.
  • Stay true to your vision - Your wedding should be a reflection of you, not just trends.


Wishing Jessica and Riley many years of love!



Venue - Scholls Valley Lodge

Photographer/Videographer - The Breiters

Florist - Wildflower Portland

Hair and Makeup - Blossom and Beauty

Coordinator - A Little Grace A Little Lace

Caterer - Gathering Together Farm

Rentals - Power of Love Rentals

Arbor Rental - Arborology

Bar - Public Provisions