Kevin + Marley ~ The Great Hall ~ Sunriver Resort

Here’s a sneak peek at Kevin and Marley’s wedding. This couple came all the way from sunny Los Angeles to get married at Sunriver Resort. Despite the rain which isn’t typical of Central Oregon, Kevin and Marley made the most of the day. Their ceremony beneath a beautiful chuppah in The Great Hall was truly romantic. Kevin got tearful as Marley walked down the aisle, which was one of the sweetest moments we’ve ever seen from a groom. With the help of family and friends, they had a ceremony that tied in Jewish traditions. After being pronounced husband and wife, they showed their feisty side as Kevin gave Marley a dip on the way out which was only the first of a night of dancing.

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Kevin & Marley’s wedding team:
Ace of Hearts Films – videography
Bend Weddings & Events – wedding coordinator
Chalked. – chalkboard art
Chelsey Bligh – venue coordinator
Daniel Lee – officiant
Gallivan Photo – photography
Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising – musicians
Makeup Mafia – hair & makeup
Peanut’s Gallery – vintage rentals
Star Productions – DJ
Summer Robbins Flowers – floral & decor
Sunriver Resort – venue – Sunriver, Oregon
Wallis Creative

We adored being part of Adore!

Brasada Ranch was all decked out this past weekend for Adore, Bend Oregon’s Luxe Wedding Premiere. Many engaged couples came to tour the ranch and see what Central Oregon wedding vendors had to showcase. After the event, we got to watch a styled shoot in action in front of a tipi on the lawn. The bride and groom were a couple of real troopers given that it was such a windy day! We’re looking forward to seeing what next year’s event brings!

Ace of Hearts Films – videography
Adventure Box Photo Booth
ae creative – wedding coordination
Amanda Photographic
Bella Brides – dresses and men’s formalwear
Bend Beerstream – mobile tap room
Brasada Ranch – wedding venue – Powell Butte – Central Oregon
Brasada Ranch Cakes
Byron Roe Photography
Decanter Mobile Tap Room
Edge Hair & Makeup
Flip Flop Sounds – DJ & lighting
Foxtail Bakeshop – cakes & desserts
Gallivan Photo
Illuminate Your Night – event lighting
Marina Koslov Photography
Max Video Productions – videography
Mint Events – wedding coordination
My Fair Letters – invitations & signs
O’Brien Events – rentals
Oregon Spirits – beverages
Peanut’s Gallery – vintage rentals
Reverend Chris Lewis, The English Gentleman – officiant
Summer Robbins Flowers – florals
The Bend Trolley – transportation

Winter Wonderland Wedding at FivePine ~ Sisters, Oregon

Here’s a sneak peek at Nathen and Jenna’s wedding video. Between the gorgeous snow and the horse-drawn carriage, it was such a romantic wedding!

“Just when I thought the tears were about to stop, (still coming down from it all), I am sitting here crying my eyes out. So many emotions. I KNEW I picked the right team to do this, but you two are just beyond awesome!! Thank you so very much for being a part of our day and creating memories that will last a lifetime. From the bottom of all of our hearts, THANK YOU!”
~ Shelly Stewart, mother of the bride


Nathen & Jenna’s wedding team:
Ace of Hearts Films ~ videography
Bend Photo Booth – photo booth
Brooklin Keeton from Salon Envy – hair and makeup
Cowboy Carriage – transportation
Dove String Quartet – live music
FivePine Lodge – venue – Sisters, Oregon
Flip Flop Sounds – DJ
Sarah Hudson-Pierce – floral
Stott Shots – photography
The Cake Lady Shoppe – cakes
The Dress – wedding gown and formalwear
West Coast Event Productions – rentals

Suggestions for your Wedding Timeline (reception)

Reception Entrance – Even at small weddings, it’s nice to be introduced as you enter your reception since most of your guests were just at your cocktail hour. Some couples choose to go right into their first dance when they’re introduced, which can be a really sweet moment that brings everybody back to what the day is about.

Dinner – If you’re having a dinner buffet, be sure to allow plenty of time for guests to go through the line. Plated dinners don’t need quite as much time. Your caterer would be the best resource for determining how much time to allow for dinner.

Toasts – Speeches are typically given about 15 minutes before you anticipate guests will finish eating. We recommend limiting the toasts to a few key people and maybe even suggest that they limit their speech to “X” minutes each. Passing the mic around the crowd makes it really difficult for us to track who is speaking (& you never know what people are going to say!)

Cake Cutting – This usually takes about 5 minutes. Be sure to have a knife, fork, and small plate at your cake table beflower-1468820_1280forehand. It’s also a good idea to discuss whether you’ll smash the cake into each others’ faces!

Same Day Edit Video (if applicable) – Depending on the timing of your event, we typically show your Same Day Edit video after your cake cutting, however we need at least 90 minutes after your ceremony ends to put the video together. If it isn’t ready by the end of your toasts, then we suggest that you show it after your bouquet & garter toss since that’s the next point in time that your guests will all be focused.

First Dance – If you didn’t have your first dance as you entered your reception, this is typically when it is done. If your song is particularly long, you might ask your DJ or band to fade it out after a few minutes.

Father Daughter / Mother Son Dances – By the time your guests have watched 3 special dances in a row, they tend to fizzle out, so we recommend that you have your DJ or band shorten each song or fade out after a couple minutes.

General Dancing – This is usually when your DJ/Band will invite your guests out onto the dance floor.

Bouquet/Garter Toss – It’s a good idea to plan this within 30 minutes of general dancing, because some older guests like to watch it but don’t want to stay up really late.

Sunset Photos / General Dancing – If you would like sunset photos, you’ll want to be ready for them about 15 minutes before sunset is scheduled. The sun sets very late in the summer, so we suggest that you check a sunset calendar.