Caitlin + Neilan // The Lodge at Suttle Lake // Sisters, Oregon // August 2015
Caitlin & Neilan contacted ae creative in May 2014 to help with final plans and to coordinate day of. When they came into the studio for the first time they brought their dog Indie, a sweet golden retriever that was their fur-kid. I love dogs and was excited to hear that Indie was going to be in the wedding. The Lodge at Suttle Lake is a gorgeous venue that offers on-site lodging including in the main lodge and several on property cabins, plus camping! So the venue is extremely dog friendly!
Caitlin & Neilan had a good vision about how they wanted their wedding weekend to go and look. Definitely playing off the venue, they wanted a fun relaxed “cabin in the woods” weekend vibe. They had traveled to Central Oregon from the Portland area and so did most all of their guests. Majority stayed onsite or in Sisters for at least 2 nights. Their colors were blues, playing off the lake and nature with gorgeous fun pops of seasonal blooms and native central Oregon foliage.
Their cabin in the woods theme was executed by so many fun details — special camp mugs with their logo on them for wedding favors. They had a large canoe that was filled with ice and beverages. Guests signed old wooden oars as their guest book. The groom made the aisle marker out of beach wood and rope which was amazing! The bride’s mom made the table overlays, a soft blue and natural striped cotton cloth. Their cakes were absolutely amazing and fit the look so perfect. They were topped with little wooden canoes. They had a s’mores bar for late night snacks that were displayed around the fire pit that is on site. There was not a single detail that was overlooked.
Their ceremony took place right along the water on the rocky beach – it was perfect and beautiful. Their reception took place up on the lawn behind the main lodge. They hung huge sails to provide some shade for their guests since it was a quite warm August day. No matter where you are on the property you’re surrounded by beautiful tall Oregon trees with views of the lake. It was perfect. Every little detail was spot on to the theme and to Caitlin & Neilan’s personality. It really was a reflection of how they live and their style. It was a beautiful event to be apart of and so fun to get to witness such love and true to yourself style in a wedding. I wish Caitlin & Neilan so many more adventures boating and camping and enjoying life together as husband & wife!
Venue: The Lodge at Suttle Lake Photographer: Jenni Carmon Photography Catering: Bleu Bite Flowers: Heirloom Floral
Cakes: Foxtail Bakeshop Band: The Banner Days Coordination: Abby, ae creative