I had two opportunities to head over to Central Oregon for weddings this summer, and the first of those was Keeley and Matt’s 4th of July wedding at Aspen Hall in Bend. Keeley and Matt knew they needed some help with their wedding because they live in Washington, and wanted someone in Oregon who would be able to facilitate all of the logistics, work with vendors, and most importantly make sure everything runs smoothly on the day of the wedding.
Bend is a special place for Keeley and Matt and they knew it would be the perfect place to bring both of their families together. Their wedding was casual and laid back, and fit their personalities perfectly. I love how they subtly tied in navy, red, and white while not making it over the top. It was a beautiful day and I’m honored to have been a part of it. Read on for more details and to see the beautiful photos by Tim Gallivan Photography!
Bend sure has some gorgeous backdrops… Keeley and Matt didn’t have to go far from their venue to get these stunning images.
Keeley’s red bouquet, paired with her navy sash and Matt’s navy & red striped tie was the perfect combination of patriotic while still being completely classy.
So, it’s the 4th of July, right… and during Keeley and Matt’s ceremony, a bald eagle(!) flies over and lands on the top of this tree, and literally sits there looking over the ceremony. Then, when the ceremony was over, the bald eagle flew away. It was definitely one of the coolest and surreal things I’ve ever seen at a wedding.
The bride and groom opted for simple baby’s breath centerpieces in mason jars with red and navy ribbon, along with navy table runners and candles. It was simple and perfect for their laid back reception. Illuminate Your Night lit up the reception with hanging white lanterns and bistro lights which looked fabulous.
For favors, Keeley & Matt wanted guests to go home with a custom mason jar glass to remember their wedding by. Guests used chalkboard stickers to label their glass so they could use it throughout the night. Keeley & Matt love beer and had a few different kegs of local brew, so the glasses were the perfect favor for their guests.
I’m honestly not sure why more people don’t do pizza at their weddings… everyone loves pizza. Keeley and Matt went super casual by ordering from local pizza restaurant Pizza Mondo, and guests loved it. They had a great variety of pizzas and there was something for everyone. Mmm… and now I am craving pizza!
Pizza, beer,… and ice cream. I mean it doesn’t get much better than that! Addy Mac’s ice cream truck made an appearance and everyone loved this fun treat. Definitely one of the highlights of the evening, and the salted caramel was to die for!
Keeley and Matt’s wedding was one of the most fun, care-free, enjoyable weddings of the summer. I could tell that their guests were truly having a fabulous time, because they took care of them so well all evening. It was such a blast working with Keeley throughout the planning process and I’m so happy for these two!
Here is a super sweet review that Mrs. Favoino left for me:
“With the help of Becky, things could not have gone smoother for our wedding! We aren’t from Central Oregon, so having someone in the area that could help with the planning process was very necessary. Becky was always responsive to emails, even when I asked tons of questions! She has plenty of experience so was able to think of so many important details that hadn’t even crossed my mind. For some things, we had very specific ideas of what we wanted and Becky was a huge help in making sure these happened. For other things, we didn’t have a clue! Becky had great ideas and was able to provide suggestions whenever we needed them. She was excellent about listening to the “vibe” we were going for and helped us achieve exactly the wedding we wanted!
The wedding could not have happened without Becky’s help on the day of. She helped set up the entire venue and I didn’t need to be there at all. She helped make sure the entire evening ran smoothly so that my husband and I could relax, enjoy the day, and spend time with our family and friends. I was completely stress free on my wedding day because I had full confidence in Becky!”