Andy and Michelle’s summer wedding had it all, stunning florals, a unique take on desserts and lots and lots of warm and fuzzies. Andy and Michelle have been together for over a decade, so when they decided to tie the knot, they went all out.
Michelle had originally wanted a tea length gown, but her plans changed at The Bridal Suite and Special Occasion. She ended up choosing a lace strapless gown with some drama to it. It was absolutely stunning on her.
Despite all the small details they had arranged, Andy and Michelle both had a totally relaxed wedding day thanks to Magadalyn with Bend Weddings and Events. Magadalyn is always prepared for anything, and when Michelle woke up to rain on wedding day, Magadalyn was there to help figure out a contingency plan. In the end, they were able to have their ceremony outside, and the photos by Gallivan Photo turned out great due to the cloud cover.
We ultimately decided to have our wedding in Central Oregon, because it’s our home. Our out-of-town friends and family were able to find reasonable accommodations pretty easily, and it was fun to show off our adopted hometown.
It was important for us to hire local people for a few reasons. First, we like to meet people face-to-face before giving them a big check. That was simply easier when they are a short drive from home. We also wanted the thousands of dollars we were going to spend on our wedding to be spent in the local economy.
Central Oregon (and Bend in particular) are popular destination wedding spots. We can’t stress enough that you need to start looking for venues as early as possible, 12-18 months at the very least.
Photos by Gallivan Photo
Bar Service: Olive Bartending Service
DJ: Flip Flop Sounds
Dress: The Bridal Suite and Special Occasion
Event Management: The Broomsmen
Event Planning & Coordination: Bend Weddings and Events
Lighting: Illuminate Your Night
Photography: Gallivan Photo
Rentals: Central Event Rentals
Rentals: Peanut’s Gallery
Cake: Foxtail Bakeshop
Catering: Bad Boys BBQ
Flowers: Bend Bouquet
Hair and Makeup: Hannah Miller Hair & Makeup Artistry
Venue: Aspen Hall