To Heather + Phillip; From Mom + Dad: Elk Lake Resort Wedding Photography, Bend Oregon

August 27th, 2010

Heather + Phillip,

We are so pleased that everything went very, very well for the whole weekend. Everyone pitched in.  We enjoyed meeting all your friends, co-workers, and Phillip’s family.

We thought your photographers, Byron and Wendy, were wonderfully creative and are looking forward to seeing the pictures. The music was very appropriate for the setting.  Roland White and Fiddleplay played with enthusiasm despite being wrapped in blankets to keep warm.

With all the preplanning everything worked out just the way it was supposed it – the caterer, the wedding dress, the favors were extremely appropriate for the cold afternoon, the wedding rehearsal dinner was a real treat with the wonderful dinner and the fun of the chairlift rides, combining 2 birthdays on Thursday, the group shot on the mountain, wedding on Saturday and your honeymoon trip.

The guys did their own activities (golfing, rifle range and a strenuous hike) judiciously keeping out of the way of intricate final wedding arrangements.

Dad is glad he was able to strike up good memories with the wedding toast.

The canoe ride was an excellent “sailing off into the sunset” way of ending to the ceremony.

A successful marriage requires a lot of give and take and lots of patience.  You two are off to a good start.
“May your lives be successful, may you have the patience to work out your problems big and small, and may you have a long life together.”

Mom and Dad


H + P,

SUCH a joy to see you two wed.  After seeing the entire relationship unfold from a simple meeting to full blown love, we’re so stoked for the two of you to embark on this new journey together.  You’re some of our closest friends and we couldn’t be more happy for you.  On to the next adventure, a pitter patter maybe? 🙂

Love,

B + W

Special thanks to the vendors:
Venue/Bar/Rentals: Elk Lake Resort
Flowers: All Occasions
Dress: Cordially Invited
Live Music: Fiddleplay
Catering: Rockin’ Dave’s Bistro

Heather is the queen of DIY (do it yourself) brides – homemade programs.

Set amongst logs and lake, Elk Lake Resort is a simple, beautiful place for the outdoor lovers wedding.

Heather in all her glow 🙂

Their ‘First Look’ next to Phillip’s rockin’ hot Bronco.

Their getaway car – no second thoughts though!

Oh yeah…”he’s mine.”  Phillip’s basically showing off the Bronco here 🙂

Just a few details to show off the lodge-esque feel.

Heather’s bridal bouquet, right outside the getting ready cabin.

Mt. Bachelor (both H + P work at the mountain full-time and it’s how they met!) offered a laugh and brought down a custom sign just for their day!

Love, love our macro lens just for RING shots!  Did you catch the reflection of the pines in the ring?  FAB.

A final kiss from her dad before the official handoff, so sweet.

The full venue on a private beach just for the wedding party.

A quick, “whatcha doing?” from the cutie flower girl.

Right after the ceremony, H + P jumped into a canoe for some alone time.  Pushed off by Father of the Bride and friend…

The flower girl  🙂

Although we don’t post formals too often, this was too good to pass up.  Both parents chatting it up next to a cabin with so much character!

…and H + P with close friends Jordana and Ryan 🙂

Some quick portraits prior to the reception and party!

The clouds left the most perfect light to be had!  In the marshes with Bachelor in the background.