Rachel and Aaron’s Elk Lake Resort Wedding was the ideal setting for their 150 guests. Their wedding was an experience they will never forget. Elk Lake Resort has the most pristine lakeside scenery in all of Central Oregon. There are majestic views of South Sister and Mt. Bachelor. Elk Lake is the backdrop and foreground of these gorgeous mountains. Rachel and Aaron wanted a venue where they could spend the whole weekend on-site with their guests. They knew it’s the best time when everyone is together and not just showing up for the ceremony. Most venues due to OLCC and Oregon noise ordinance have to end everything at 10. For their Elk Lake Resort Wedding, they could rent out the bar/lounge from 10-midnight as well. Elk Lake Resort is definitely a hidden jewel.
Elk Lake felt like home (Aaron is from Colorado), and it was the first place that “felt like them.” It was the perfect fit for their mutual love of puppies (you’ll see their spunky and dapper dog “Stanely”), travel, rock climbing, and the outdoors. They also wanted to end the night around a campfire, so they decided to make their welcome gathering theme Flannel and Fireball. Everything fell perfectly into place. The on-site event chef and catering team gave all their magic touch. Guest stayed in upscale glamping sites and deluxe homes.
Rachel and Aaron invited us to immerse ourselves in the entire experience. We captured everything from the minute guests arrived, shadowed every moment through their 12 hour wedding day, and continued with brunch through the next day.
Photographers: JOS & TREE | Planner: Britt and Bixby Events
Venue: Elk Lake Resort (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Dress – BHLDN
Bridesmaids Dresses – Show Me Your Mumu
Flowers- Woodland Floral | Shoes – JEWEL BADGLEY MISCHKA
Suits – Men’s Warehouse | Dessert – Grandma Roses recipes
Caterer – Elk Lake Weddings | DJ – Popcorn Trio
Rings – Engagement ring – custom by Kassab Jewelers
Wedding ring – Ferkos Fine Jewelry | Aarons Ring – Fred Meyer Jeweler
Their dog Stanley’s suit – custom made by Rachel Rosenbaum, assisted by Marcia Kahn
We loved all the moments of laughter during this wedding we posted a collection on our Jos & Tree Instagram
Recognition: Fearless Photographers featured the first image.