Although Emy and Dave live in San Francisco, they got engaged on the McKenzie River while kayaking. Given their adventurous spirits, they knew they had to return to Oregon to get married. I hear this often while chatting with couples - Central Oregon is an incredible place for couples who love beautiful mountain views, outdoor activities and adventure. Emy and Dave were relaxed and laid back while chatting through their details, they wanted simple and beautiful intentional details. Lots of color, embracing nature and celebrating their two families coming together.
Emy is a Swedish citizen, and they decided to incorporate some traditions from Swedish Midsummer festivals. Before the ceremony, guests were invited to create their own midsommarkrans, or midsummer wreaths. With the help of Blomstra Florals, each wildflower incorporated a label attached with its meaning, guests were encouraged to treat their headpieces like well wishes for the couple, sending them strength, friendship, etc. Their friend, Talia officiated and they had another friend play Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Star Spangled Banner’ on the electric guitar as they walked down the aisle after the ceremony.
House on Metolius Wedding Venue
When you’re driving into House on Metolius, It almost feels like you’re driving to the middle of nowhere; because you kind of are! Out of all the Central Oregon weddings I’ve photographed, I can confidently say that this venue is high on my favorites list BECAUSE it feels so secluded in the best way. It almost feels like a modern summer camp for adults! The venue is aptly named, being right off the Metolius River in Camp Sherman, with an absolutely stunning view of Mt. Jefferson. House on Metolius has guest rooms in the main house for getting ready and accommodates up to 38 guests, with private cabins as an option for the rest of your guests sprinkled around their 200 acre property. Everything about House on Metolius is peaceful, with tasteful, vintage decor and plenty of space to entertain for your rehearsal dinner and weekend festivities. Bonus points if you love to fish or fly fish!
Planner: Ponderosa Planning
Photographer: Kayla Cindy Photo
Venue: House on Metolius
Bridal Gown: Francesca gown by Daughters of Simone
Beverages/Bartending: Bleu Bite Catering
Florist: Blomstra Floral Co.
Hair & Makeup: Edge Hair & Makeup
Signage: Jenny G Designs
Rentals: Curated Event Rentals
Dance Floor: O'Brien Events
Lighting: Illuminate Your Night
Silk ribbon: Wildly Collected
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