I first met Heather this past winter for what I thought would be a quick cup of coffee. Only much to my delight our said cup of coffee was anything but quick. For well over an hour we sat and chatted about wedding planning and the best cocktail hour appetizers and her Vera Wang gown and how she met her amazing fiancé, Nick. We talked about how Nick and Heather truly wanted their wedding to be a reflection of their eco-friendly lifestyles. How they would rent plants and flowers for their big day and gift every one of their guests with their very own tree seedling as a favor. I listened as Heather told me about her handsome dog, Arwen, and the beloved family pup, Chloe – who would most definitely be an important part of the big day. And I smiled a big, goofy smile as Heather spoke of how her and Nick loved most any activity associated with being outside and involving an adventure. And one cup of coffee down, I knew I desperately wanted to photograph Nick and Heather’s wedding.
Earlier this month Nick and Heather were married at Rock Springs Ranch in Bend. They wed in a sweet ceremony surrounded by good company, a few towering pines, and the beloved aforementioned pooch, Chloe. While their wedding was absolutely beautiful and a true dream to photograph, what made Nick and Heather's day so special were their amazing friends and family. They're the type of people who immediately make you feel like one of their own. Leaving me to pinch myself and wonder how I get to photograph the world's most wonderful couples.
Heather worked with Bend's Cascade Garden Center to create a most beautifully natural arch to be married under. The Garden Center also provided all of the amazing plant rentals seen throughout the wedding - allowing Nick and Heather to stick to their sustainable roots!
I always get excited when I find out a couple has hired Tate & Tate Catering. Their food is even more delicious than it is beautiful - which is impressive considering Tate & Tate takes such pride in making a gorgeous presentation.