August 26, 2011

{Chelsea + Ben} FivePine Lodge Wedding; Sisters, Oregon

Chelsea + Ben, our love + basketball Seattle, WA couple, were married in the wildflowers and stunning scenery of FivePine Lodge in Sisters, Oregon. The wedding had all the ingredients for a fabulous day: wonderful weather, fun couple, beautiful bride, heartfelt details and friends n’ family abound.

Chelsea + Ben’s family also include two ADORABLE boxers, Emma and Lucy. Byron even got some cuddle time and licks from them both after the evening was over! The ‘kids’ were included in the ceremony and formal shots and did a great job ‘modeling.’ The couple decided to do a ‘First Look’ and see each other before the ceremony. It’s a moment that we love to document because the emotions flow so freely without the eyes of everyone watching. While the guests arrived and the anticipation was gaining, Bill Keale, performed beautiful love songs and set the tone.

Throughout the ceremony and reception toasts, the story of their relationship and love was shared. There were lots of laughs…..and of course basketball stories! As a highlight, the couple also had a fully choreographed first dance, which was SO fun with lifts, dips and turns. You go GIRL!

Chelsea + Ben, thank you so much for sharing your day with us, Byron and I had a blast and we look forward to sharing the rest of the images very soon!

All the best to you both and may the journey of marriage bring you into a deeper love you’ve ever known.

B + W

{Artist Series}

The wildflowers are amazing at FivePine in the summer…we were very excited to capture them!

LOVE, LOVE…so beautiful.





I loved the plaque above the dress and Byron’s ring shots…words to live by.






Flowers By Deanna….beautiful arrangements as always!

You’re beautiful Chelsea!

Ben in all his glory, socks and all 🙂  Moments before the ‘First Look’



Wendy’s angle…


Chelsea + Ben have 4 personal bodyguards.  Well…at least it looks like it!

You know these are basketball players by how HIGH they jumped!


Fun grooms cake…

Bill Keale serenaded all of us during the ceremony…amazing.





A little fisheye love…as always 🙂


What a fun angle…thanks you guys for laying in the wildflowers/bugs…just for these pics!

First dance choreographed to perfection 🙂  Lifts, Dips and Turns…

….and then the Father of the Bride jumped in!!  LOVE!

Emma and Lucy….the best boxers in the whole world.  Byron says thanks for all the kisses!




Some of the groomsmen go after the cake….you can’t keep that Guinness away, I tell ya.

At the end of the evening, the mother of the bride requested a ‘remake’ of one of their old family photos.  What a GREAT IDEA.

Special thanks to the many wonderful vendors that made this beautiful day possible for Chelsea + Ben:

Venue/Bar: FivePine Lodge
Food: Thyme at FivePine
Flowers: Flowers by Deanna
Officiant: Ryan Cruz (cousin of bride)
Music: Bill Keale
DJ: Studio 7
Cake: Topping the Cake
Hair/Makeup: Ashley Perlinger, Magnum Opus Salon (Portland)
Dress: Ania Bridal


Thanks Melissa, We can’t wait to work with you and Nick!

Melissa Melcher

Incredibly beautiful and fun photos, as always! Can’t wait to have some of our own!!

This was a wonderful event!

Gorgeous, gorgeous photographs. Much happiness to the bride and groom!