The Perfect Place No Matter the Season – Wedding at Pronghorn Ranch

by Marlise Jay from Studio Jay Photography

It was a Thursday afternoon in November.  A somewhat unusual selection for a wedding date, but it was a “WOW” event!  Studio Jay was privileged to photograph a small wedding at Pronghorn Resort in Bend, Oregon on this ‘winter’ weekday.  We weren’t worried about the weather.  Anyone who has lived in Central Oregon knows this country boasts 350 days of sunshine a year, and we weren’t disappointed. Even in November, the greens are still green, the sky still blue, birch and aspen trees and burning bushes adorned with orange and yellow and bright red leaves, the pines and junipers always unchanged, and fresh white snow on the mountains.

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The bride and groom wanted outdoor pre-wedding photos, and what amazing photo ops Pronghorn offered.  There was the castle-like architecture of the clubhouse, along with the balconies, stairs, and hallways.  Pronghorn has perfectly designed landscaping, water features, ponds, bare ghost trees, and rocks were choice backgrounds.  Unique to this country, lava tubes and caves were discovered at Pronghorn’s construction and strategically incorporated into the golf course, to the delight of golfers and wedding photographers alike.

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As the sun began to descend, the air took on a fall chill. The couple had wisely chosen to have their wedding ceremony indoors.  They missed out on the island designed for just such a purpose, but instead recited their vows in front of the warm glow of flames in a floor-to-ceiling rock fireplace.  Intimate and stunning.

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It was a gorgeous November wedding.  There really is no inferior season to be married in Central Oregon.  For future brides and grooms lucky enough to live in this part of the country, you are certain to enjoy an amazing wedding any time of year.  For those who live elsewhere, we invite you to consider a destination wedding in sunny Central Oregon.  We are home to a number of incredible wedding venues and are truly blessed to be surrounded by endless natural beauty and great weather year round.

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Photography: Studio Jay Photography
Venue: Pronghorn Resort

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