Fairytales are real, I’m serious! Anne and Ian’s love story is the perfect example of a dream come true. Right off the bat, we knew Anne and Ian’s wedding was going to be a good one. Our lovely couple came to us with visions of a bohemian paradise set at Anne’s parents’ family home in Bend, Oregon. The roots of their relationship were formed here in Bend so naturally, they had to continue their story here! Anne and Ian are sooo sweet and were amazing to work with! Getting to know their story and seeing the place Anne called home made this outdoor wedding in Bend a very special event for us to be a part of. To make it even more amazing our couple valued all the little details and were so thankful for everything we did!
Anne’s parents’ house is naturally beautiful, the goal was to elevate the space not cover it. While planning with Anne, we came up with some incredibly beautiful and simple concepts that would bring in a charming touch. The home was set off among the hills and it felt like we were at a luxurious desert venue! But, in reality, we were tucked in the beautiful backyard of her family home. The color scheme Anne and Ian went for blended perfectly with the setting. Dried roses, palms, and pampas acted as the main floral focus in order to incorporate an airy feel; Anne’s bouquet perfectly captured their style! Perfectly crafted with a statement-dried palm acting as the backbone and loaded with fluffy florals in neutral tones it was playful, airy, fun, and bohemian. Perfect for our bride!
First Look and Private Vows
First looks and private vows are so romantic, especially when it’s like Anne and Ian’s! Underneath the towering trees, Anne tapped Ian on the shoulder to show him her dress for the first time. The best part? All of this was happening right where their love story began in Bend, Oregon. Fun fact: they actually grew up in Bend together! Technically Anne’s brother was friends with Ian first, and Anne and Ian didn’t actually meet until after college, but, this story is still SOOOO special.
Sprinkles of their love story were incorporated through the entirety of their wedding day. Our favorite part? Probably the taco truck! Their first date holds a special place in their hearts and they wanted to honor that moment somehow. On their first date Anne and Ian got El Sancho tacos and enjoyed each other’s company with what they both consider the “Best tacos in Bend” and yep, they WERE good!! They brought in the El Sancho Taco Truck for their guests to enjoy at their reception and it was such a hit!
Stylish Reception Details
Whenever a client hosts their wedding day on the family property there is an added element of nostalgia. Family members and friends gather in a familiar space to watch someone they love say “I Do”. It always brings a tear or two to the eyes!! Anne and Ian’s guests were greeted by a grand entertainment tent where the reception was held. Just adjacent to their gorgeous ceremony with mountain views, the reception was where the party started. Simple and stylish was the goal when it came to designing. With classic farm tables and fruitwood chairs, this felt like a classic outdoor wedding in Bend. With lush florals popped strategically down long tables, their reception design was welcoming and warm–just like our couple!
We had such a blast bringing Anne and Ian’s vision to life. Seeing the beautiful flowers in such a special space warmed our hearts! Everything about Anne and Ian’s outdoor wedding in Bend was so sweet, especially their cake!! Y’all, this cake was so precious. The florals were perfect, the color was beautiful and it also tasted fantastic. It was clear how much love filled this reception tent as heartfelt toasts were shared and laughs were heard for hours. Watching the sunset over Anne’s family’s property was the perfect way to close out a beautiful day. With a love like Anne and Ian’s, we know there will be many more stories created in Bend, Oregon; we are so thankful to have been a part of this one!
Anne and Ian’s Outdoor Wedding in Bend, Oregon
Photography: Victoria Carlson Photography
Planning: Shine Events Bend