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Romantic Rustic Wedding Inspiration

In my option, styled shoots are something be behold. You see, not only are they beautiful beyond measure, but they also add some major inspo by pushing the style envelope. Like this pretty that redefines rustic with gorgeous garlands and organic elements. It’s an editorial that has us pinning, and Josselyn Peterson has it all waiting for you in the gallery!

From Josselyn Peterson PhotographerThis styled shoot was to inspire couples to push their rustic wedding into something above and beyond. We used a rustic, wooden farm table with wooden crossback chairs to give it a rustic feel, but then added tapered candles, gold accents, and more formal florals to give it a more romantic feel. While as a photographer I love outdoor weddings and receptions, staging this beautiful table in front of a grand stone fireplace in a lodge with clean lines and large windows letting in wonderful natural light to give the table warmth and an intimate feel. Everything for this styled shoot was put together to give off that refined rustic look with an organic, easy feel. The portraits were done outdoors just as the sun was setting being the mountains to keep that light and airy feeling while maximizing the romance of those last moments of light. I hope you enjoy everything!

Photography: Josselyn Peterson Photographer | Floral Design: A Native Bloom | Cake: Foxtail Bakeshop | Invitations: My Fair Letters | Hair And Makeup : Elizabeth Elle Artistry | Wedding Venue: Broken Top Club | Boutique: Bella Brides Bend - Home | Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero | Rentals: Set In Your Way Rentals

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Rustic Glam Engagement Session at Smith Rock

What do you get when you add a gorgeous gown, vintage mink jacket and bowtie to an already adorable engaged couple? And then toss in the stunning Smith Rock National Park on top of it all? One absolutely beautiful photo shoot that mixes rustic and elegance oh so perfectly. Alexandra Grace captured this magic and these pics right here just raised my standard tenfold.

From Alexandra Grace PhotographyRuthie’s glamorous style was perfectly represented by her shimmering champagne-colored dress from Lulu’s and her mink jacket that belonged to her grandmother. Ruthie made a bow tie for Josh to wear and the two of them looked absolutely perfect in front of the stunning views of Smith Rock. As the sun began to set, it cast a warm glow on the rocks around us and provided a perfect romantic mood for the engagement session.

Photography: Alexandra Grace Photography | Dress: Lulu's | Venue : Smith Rock | Film Processing: Photovision

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Romantic Gold Wedding Inspiration

Spring is slowly starting to show its face here in lovely OR, but that doesn’t mean we can’t spend some time soaking in this romantic bundle of winter wedding inspiration via the talented Marina Koslow.  An ethereal take on short, snowy days and long, dreamy nights, it’s filled with gorgeous blooms from Central Oregon Wedding Flowers and a whole lot of pretty from Dreamin Desserts.  See it here.

From Marina Koslow PhotographyAs winter lets up its steady grip on Oregon, there is nothing better than cozy candlelight to create a moody wedding inspiration to remember our winter brides. Winter days may be short, but its easy to take advantage of softer light and an opportunity to be indoors and find fresh ideas. Its always the simple things that can make the most impact.

Photography: Marina Koslow Photography | Floral Design: Central Oregon Wedding Flowers | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Cake: Dreamin Desserts | Makeup: Kate Tuma | Headpiece: Lacielle Roselle | Photoshoot Venue: Armature Bend | Ribbon: FrouFrou Chick

Wildfire Makes for Dramatic Wedding Photos

I’ve been happily working at SMP for over four years now and when it comes to weddings, I’ve pretty much seen everything.  Until now.  Because this, my friends, isn’t just your average, everyday nuptials. It’s a raging wildfire attempting to stop a wedding ceremony, and a gorgeous bride and groom committed to making it through their I do’s, despite the fire trucks, sirens and billowing smoke in the distance.  The result?  One take your breath away moment after another captured by Josh Newton. See it all right here.

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From Josh Newton… This wedding is definitely one for the books. About 11am, a small brush fire turned into a giant wildfire about six miles from the ceremony site. The wedding was at 4 pm, and everyone was setup. Right as the bride was about to walk down, a firetruck came in, sirens blaring, and told the bride we had to evacuate. In tears, her father announced to all the guests that we had to move the wedding. Incredibly, the fireman then told us we could have the ceremony and then had to leave. I’ve never seen anything like what happened next. Everyone moved the entire wedding to a park in Bend, all with smiles and good attitudes. It showed everyone at the wedding what really mattered – the people and the couple.

The location change didn’t affect the wedding at all, it was the most beautiful day. In planning my own wedding, it was an incredible reminder to really value and cherish the most important things in life. While the guests, caterers, and DJ all moved to Drake Park and setup, we snuck away and got some of the most incredible wedding photos I’ve ever taken. The couple was happy and thankful the entire time we were shooting photos while everyone was setting up at the park. They really had the most incredible attitude and it was an honor to work with them and really see what mattered. When I was taking the photos I had no idea how amazing they would turn out, but I couldn’t be happier!

Photographer: Josh Newton | Ceremony Venue: Rock Springs Ranch | Caterer: Bleu Bite Catering | DJ: Dave Clemens | Bouquets: Bend Bouquets | Venue Coordinator: Kelly Louden

Classic Fall Wedding in Oregon

Fall weddings are pure genius to me. Nature puts on the prettiest of shows, allowing couples to play off the pretty autumn palette. This beauty is the perfect example. Classic, beautiful and captured in a stunning fashion by Marina Koslow every image is pure fall perfection. See it all here.


From the Bride…What was the most important part when planning your day? This is so hard to pick! I would say there were two big things, the ceremony at the Historic St. Francis church, its the church I grew up in and couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else. The other must have was October, Bend in October is my favorite time/place. The royal blue color I choose was inspired by the deep blue October sky.

How did you choose the venue? I wanted a place (for the reception) that would be a great way to show off Bend to all of our friends and family who were mostly from out of the state-even some from England. Will and I love the mountains and wanted them to be part of the wedding decoration. The Mountain room was the only place we checked out because we knew it was the perfect place the second we walked in.

What is your favorite memory from your wedding? I think it was the overwhelming feeling of love and happiness that comes with having so many of our friends and family in the same spot! I wasn’t expecting it, that was what hit me the most when I walked though the church doors. That and the fact that Will had a tear in his eye when I walked it, he told me he wasn’t going to cry!

Photography: Marina Koslow Photography | Wedding Gown: Bella Brides | Cake: The Cake Lady | Reception Venue: Deschutes Brewery | Bridesmaids Dresses: ModCloth | Vintage Rolls Royce: Royal Ride | Wedding Singer: John English