September 10, 2011

{Erica + Dave} Wedding; McMenamins Old St. Francis, Bend, Oregon

There’s nothing more powerful when you join two families and such a personal ceremony represents a transformation into one family.  Erica + Dave both have some of the biggest hearts on them and they put it all out there for their emotional wedding.  It’s written all over their faces in these pictures and is so touching.  One of the highlights for us was when they each read vows to each others kids, promises of care, love and trust, during the ceremony.  Talk about a tear jerker!  On the flip side, one of the biggest smiles we had on our faces was during the last dance of the evening.  Journey ROCKED the speakers and the entire crowd (including Erica + Dave serenading) danced, sang at the top of their lungs and went crazy.   #wentoutinSTYLE

Both of these crazy cats work at G5 Search Marketing, so we had a lot in common from day one 🙂  Erica + Dave, thanks for the adventure and choosing us to capture your big day.  It was a such a pleasure to meet your WHOLE family and share in this meaningful journey of marriage.  We definitely gained two friends.  May these teaser images remind you everyday of your love for each other and your joined family.  More to come soon…promise!

All the best,

B + W

{Artist Series}


One of our favorites: simple, colorful…waiting just for the bride/groom!

A moment alone, moments before the grand reveal.

Erica, you have THE most amazing eyes!  The flowers were awesome by Blue Daffodil


Love the guys colorful tuxs and shoes to boot.

In addition to their vows, they also offered gifts to the kids to remember this day.

We caught this during a musical interlude as a tribute to a past loved one.

Our ‘big city’ skyline shot…well, the best you can do in Bend 🙂

Fabulous sweets and treats from The Sweet Tooth.

Erica’s father, Jim Hayden, in a solid toast to the new couple.

Fun shots of all the ‘boys’ and all the ‘girls.’

One of the more tame shots of the evening during the last dance.  Even the DJ was singing!  Go Chris! #wentoutinSTYLE

As always, special thanks to the vendors who made this beautiful day possible:

Venue, Food, Bar: McMenamins Old St. Francis
Event Venue Coordinator: Jackie Johnson
Flowers: Blue Daffodil
Cake: The Sweet Tooth
DJ: Star Productions DJs
Hair: Tanerine (Tanya Smith)
Dress: Bella Brides
Officiant: Bill Sigmar (Family of the bride)
Rentals: Incredible Events