Once again we are back on the road to Bend! It is always a good time for us when we are in Central Oregon, especially when the venue is only a few blocks away from my oldest daughter and we get to meet up for dinner afterwards! This adorable venue in one of the Bend City Parks has several unique spots for photos, including the beautifully restored barn, several out buildings, and the surrounding park grounds. The ceremony site was under the flowing canopy of an old willow tree, decorated with white heart streamers, lanterns on pedestals next to baskets of gorgeous flowers, and the aisle way was made of candles in cups sitting on wood cookies. They had a dear friend that worked diligently to light each one of those votive candles just before the wedding party started to walk down the aisle, but unfortunately the lovely afternoon breeze had other plans and by the time the bride made her way down the path, they were no longer lit. Fortunately that was a very minor detail, and it appeared to be the only hitch in an otherwise relaxed and fun day.
Alison was wearing an absolutely gorgeous antique white dress, with layers of short ruffles that made her truly look like a princess on the dance floor as it flowed out into a full flowing skirt. She was simply glowing when she saw herself in the mirror as she put the dress on. When she added the coral shoes that matched the sandals her three little adorable flower girls were wearing, well it just looked too cute. The color she chose for the bridesmaids to wear was a beautiful shade of turquoise, which went together very nicely with the bright bouquets of coral, orange, cream, yellow and green. The overall country barn wedding vibe was evident in the decor as well, with burlap and lace covered tables decorated with jars full of flowers, to the cutely decorated mason jar "thank you" glasses for all the guests to use and take with them as mementos.
This adorable couple included their 1st child in the ceremony too, their cute black dog, he was actually the ring bearer and carried both of the wedding rings in a little backpack tied to his collar. He stood faithfully by both his masters as they exchanged their vows and became a family together. I must say that many couples nowadays are including their dogs in their wedding party and it is just so adorable! After all they are part of the family too.