A whole fun-filled weekend experience was a big focus for Ashley and Ali. They are both very close to their friends and family and told us they considered everyone who shared in their wedding day family. “Since we have been together so long it’s not like two families coming together it’s more like our one big family is coming together to celebrate,” shared Ashley. Ashley is a wedding planner and she is good friends with Lisa and Brian whose wedding we also photographed.
The Resort at the Mountain was a perfect venue to make that big weekend vision happen with activities, rehearsal dinner, wedding, and then a goodbye brunch the day after.
The Wedding day had a whimsical, romantic Once Upon a Time theme. The decorations were composed of dark moody colors of dark purple, Merlot, and gold. Antique plate Details and vintage furniture were a big hit with the guests, a tradition Ashley carried on from her grandpa who had been involved in antiques for a long time. “I have collected vintage postcards since I was a little kid and I have a massive collection of them.” beamed Ashley. She used these cards beautifully has place cards, a detail that everyone loved.
One of the favorite things that we learned about these two is that they are always having fun together, no matter what they are doing they say it feels like an adventure. So even though they consider themselves ‘crazy cat people’ they truly do know how to party. This really rang true when the rainy evening ended with the whole wedding party jumping into the pool and relaxing in the hot tub enjoying the Eastern Oregon stars, including their grandparents who came out to join the party!
We are updating their wedding photos with the latest software technology, so stay tuned for the full collection of photos.
Photographers: Jos & Tree | Venue: Resort at the Mountain – weddings sites
Videographer: Moving Pictures
Flowers: Bella Bloom | Music: John Ross Productions
Makeup and Hair: Austie Eckley | Bride Dress: Anna’s Bridal
Bridesmaids and Flower Girl Dresses: David’s Bridal | Suites: Men’s Warehouse
Dessert: Papa Hayden | Rentals: Barclay and Something Borrowed
Accolades: This photo in the hot tub awarded among the top 50 “brilliant concepts” photos over the past decade by the latest World’s Best Wedding Photos contest.