Ashley and Charlie’s private Bend Oregon wedding might be the best combination of beauty and chaos we’ve seen. Planning a wedding can be a challenging task, but when you’re doing it in a city like Bend, Oregon, the stunning surroundings can make it all worth it. Bend is known for its breathtaking natural scenery and charming downtown area, making it a popular destination for weddings. And when the wedding is held at a private home that’s still being built, it adds an extra layer of excitement and uniqueness to the event.

Ashely and Charlie chose to exchange their vows in the backyard of their beautiful custom home which was yes… still under construction, adding a touch of adventure and awe for everyone. Despite the fact that the house wasn’t yet completed, everyone was determined to make magic and turn this into the best housewarming party imaginable. 

Their ceremony took place outside, surrounded by the lovely beauty of the mountains and forests of Bend. But wait, one more element of surprise showed up, right at the beginning of the ceremony it started to rain, profusely!  Still, Ashley and Charley continued to say their vows in front of their loved ones, who had traveled from near and far to be there. Everyone embraced the moment and celebrated the comical joy making this an unforgettable experience. 

Immediately following the ceremony everyone hustled inside laughing, hugging, enjoying beverages, and cutting the cake amidst the “construction zone.”  Open studs, lumber, sawdust, scaffolding, and power tools were everywhere. A super interesting and fun “cocktail hour” inside. For dinner, everyone enjoyed a beautiful outdoor reception under the tent, complete with a delicious meal, speeches, dancing, and laughs. Ashley and Charley chose to decorate the outdoor space with simple, elegant details that complemented the natural beauty of the surroundings. Strings of lights and flower arrangements added a perfect touch of romance. Our Geekoto flashes didn’t miss a moment and our MagMod modifiers cast dramatic light in all the right directions. Their private Bend Oregon wedding will always be remembered as a day filled with love, adventure, and natural beauty.

Charlie has been a long-time photographer, has taken many photography workshops, and shot many weddings. It’s always next level for us to photograph a photographer’s wedding, but it gave us a good edge to push ourselves. It was also great knowing Charlie “gets” our process. Lots of good laughs happened between all of us. So fun!

When we heard their vows, time stopped and feelings flooded through our veins. “I will respect you even in moments of conflict. I will be honest and loyal to you always. Your battles are now my battles. You won’t ever have to go through the hard things alone again. I’ll put in the work it takes to maintain a healthy marriage.” These words are as real as it gets. So powerful.

Their private Bend Oregon wedding was the perfect destination that combined romance, exploring, and relaxation. It goes without saying, “Rain Can’t Dampen the Spirit of Love,” especially when you have two incredible people like Ashely and Charlie.

Bride and grooms first dance during their private Bend Oregon Wedding reception. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

Groom writing his vows before his private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

Happy groom putting on his suite moments before his private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A radical angle of a grooms son helping him get ready at private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

Gorgeous bride getting her hair and makeup done before her private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

Comical photo of bride getting ready with her young son moments before her private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

Gorgeous light on a bride and her daughter moments before a private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

Beautiful bride getting ready before her private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A fun bride driving to her private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A photo looking through the feet of a groom into a bride walking at him moments before their private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A bride and groom dancing inside their beautiful unfinished home moments before their private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A groom walking with his 2 boys into a private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

Bride walking into her private Bend Oregon Wedding ceremony. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

Bride walking into a private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

Bride laughing during a private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A wide angle drone photo of a private Bend Oregon Wedding ceremony at the bride and grooms new home. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

Beautiful brides vows being spoken at private Bend Oregon Wedding ceremony. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A black and white photo of a bride and groom sharing vows with a little girl under their hands during a rainstorm at a private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers..

Happy groom responding to intimate vows spoken by the bride at a private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

bride and groom saying vows during a private Bend Oregon Wedding ceremony. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A fun photo of a bride laughing with a boy being drenched with rain during a private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

Bride and groom laughing while walking out of their private Bend Oregon Wedding ceremony. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

Bride and groom eating oyster shots during a private Bend Oregon Wedding reception. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

Grooms speech under a tent at a private Bend Oregon Wedding reception. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A groom laughing with his new bride during speeches at a private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A photo of a young boy delivering a speech to the bride and groom during a private Bend Oregon Wedding reception. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

Excellent light on a best man speech during a private Bend Oregon Wedding reception. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A beautiful first dance moment near a fire outside with guests faces lit up during a during a private Bend Oregon Wedding reception. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

worlds best wedding photos award of a wild fun dancing photo of a best man during a private Bend Oregon Wedding reception. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A happy bride dancing during a private Bend Oregon Wedding reception dance party. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A happy bride and groom dancing A crazy fun dancing photo of a best man during a during a private Bend Oregon Wedding reception dance party. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

Happy bride dancing with best friend during a private Bend Oregon Wedding reception dance party. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A happy bride laughing and dancing with a best friend during a private Bend Oregon Wedding reception dance party. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A bride dancing with a best man during a private Bend Oregon Wedding reception dance party. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A bride dancing with a groomsmen during a private Bend Oregon Wedding reception dance party. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A beautiful bridesmaid dancing at a during a private Bend Oregon Wedding reception dance party. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A bride and groom dancing outside in the woods during a private Bend Oregon Wedding reception. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A bride and groom walking through a wooded area near Elk lake the day after their private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A fun drone photo of a bride and groom near Elk lake the day after their private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A photo of a bride and groom in water with a stunning sky at Elk lake the day after their private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A bride and groom walking through reflections in a cloud on Elk Lake the day after their private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

A happy bride walking on the edge of Elk lake in the water with her wedding dress the day after their private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

An astro photo of a bride and groom near tall trees looking up into the stars at night at Elk lake the day after their private Bend Oregon Wedding. Photo by Jos and Tree, Portland wedding photographers.

Photographers: JOS & TREE | Planning Coordinator: Shine Events – Leann Schoales
Venue: Bride and Groom Private Residence | Dress: The Crystal Bride
Hair & Makeup – Ruth Rogers Apollo’s Salon
DJ: FlipFlop Sounds | Catering: Bowtie Catering
Bar: Sips Cocktail | Lighting: Illuminate Your Night
Food Truck: The Bob

Ambassadors & Affiliates: Geekoto | MagMod | Holdfast Gear | Aftershoot | Visual Flow Lightroom Presets | Superfeel | Fundy Designer | DVLOP