Catherine and Alec got married at Bend’s Eagle Crest Resort, a venue with a magical view of the winding Deschute’s River from it’s massive wooden deck. They chose to keep their wedding intimate, inviting only 80 of their closest friends and family to join them. Kaley Broberg Photography was the perfect fit, beautifully capturing the earthy tones, but more importantly the joy and laughter on this best day ever.
Let’s start with the bouquet by Hey You Flowers we’re still dreaming about. You know we love blue thistle, but that’s just the start. Blush, peach and white florals with hints of burgundy and flowers we’ve never seen before made up this arrangement. Hey You topped it off with sprays of eucalyptus and an oversized blush ribbon, which brought out the underlay in Cat’s BHLDN wedding gown. The trendy lace dress was perfect for an outdoor summer ceremony. A dark pink lip drew out the darker tones in her bouquet and she wore her hair back in a low twisted bun. Stunning!
Their first look was the sweetest. Al had a mega smile on his face that matched his bride’s when he turned around to see her for the first time. Afterwards, they walked along one of the venue’s many grassy paths to take photos and meet their energetic wedding party in the woodsy meadows. Al’s groomsmen wore grey three piece suits to match his, with navy ties and brown dress shoes. The ladies wore timeless navy dresses to match the guy’s ties.
The ceremony was our favorite part of the entire day. The groom held back tears while the bride laughed nervously, the officiant taking moments to make sure guests enjoyed the sounds of rushing water and wind through the trees in the background. They shared their first kiss as husband and wife and then snuck away from cocktail hour for a moment to sign that piece of paper that makes it official!!
Dinner and dancing took place inside, with floor to ceiling windows that allowed guests to watch the sunset. Full floral arrangements in wooden boxes were centerpieces for each table, and playful cupcakes with sprinkles in flavors like chocolate and red velvet were a delicious substitute for wedding cake. Coors Light was definitely the drink of choice.
Before the dance floor got too crazy, the newlyweds snuck off for golden hour photos. The lighting could not have been more perfect and the joy on their faces says it all. Congratulations Cat and Al!! We wish you a lifetime of epic Bend weekends, reunions with friends, and Mario Cart parties (this has nothing to do with the wedding photos so most of you won’t understand, but that’s ok). Welcome to Married Life!!