Cali & Auz // The Lodge at Suttle Lake // Central Oregon // February 2012
Cali & Auz got married on February 11, 2012 at The Lodge at Suttle Lake, in Central Oregon. It was gorgeous! The lodge is beautiful and had a very cozy – intimate feel. The groom, my now brother-in-law, is from South Carolina and moved to Bend, Oregon after college. A few years later Cali & Auz met, and the rest is history! Auz, being from the south wanted to show his friends and family why he loved Oregon so much – snow, the outdoors, & snowboarding! Cali and Auz set their wedding date for February, a perfect winter month for snow in central Oregon! The plan was to have an outside ceremony at the lodge with snow surrounding them.
February 11th came, and NO snow. What an odd winter we had! The ceremony still took place outside. As guests arrived they were greeted with scarves and hot chocolate. I made for them wood pallet signs they used for decor. Hung snowflakes from the ceiling, made the paper goods for the hot chocolate bar, and placed and lit candles everywhere! Everything went off without a hitch, except for mother nature. After the ceremony everyone moved inside and enjoyed warm comfort food, yummy drinks and cake balls!
The whole lodge was filled with candles that created a beautiful ambiance. The night was topped off with dancing, lots of dancing! Cali and Auz planned a wonderful weekend for guests to enjoy that included visiting their favorite places in Bend and snowboarding the following Monday on Mt. Bachelor, complete in full wedding attire! What a fun wedding and wonderful weekend with family & friends, many of which were experiencing beautiful Central Oregon for the first time! I had a blast setting up the space and can’t wait to do another wedding in beautiful Central Oregon!
Venue: The Lodge at Suttle Lake Snow Photos: Mt. Bachelor
Photographer: Alycia White Photography DJ: NR Entertainment
Planning, rentals + paper goods: ae creative