Colorful Boho Wedding at Bend Skyliner Lodge
Alisha and Tyler’s September wedding at the Skyliner Lodge in Bend, Oregon really had it ALL… sunshine, rain, snow, hail… it was a wild day to say the least! But the most memorable part of the day was the incredible love between these two and how all of their friends and family rallied around them to help make their day perfect, despite a change in plans.
The weather had been looking good for their completely outdoor ceremony and reception; I had been checking it pretty much every day for nearly two weeks leading up to the wedding… and then, I believe it was on Wednesday or Thursday when it suddenly said SNOW was in the forecast for Saturday. What in the world!? So, we came up with a quick backup plan to move the reception to the Mount Bachelor Village Resort which was about 15 minutes away. Alisha was set on their outdoor ceremony no matter what and was willing to risk the weather. If you see the backdrop where they were getting married in front of… you will understand!
The day of the wedding, Alisha and Tyler had blankets for each of their guests to stay warm in the chilly temperatures, and everyone was able to hang out in the lodge area where they had warm apple cider available before the ceremony. It started snowing, and then hailing, right as the ceremony was to begin, so we held off for a bit and waited for a break — as soon as it stopped, I sent everyone down the aisle, and during the ceremony the sun even came out — it was beyond perfect! Afterwards, guests drove over to the resort for the cozy and colorful reception where they enjoyed a delicious meal from Bowtie Catering and danced the night away to tunes from NR Entertainment.
Enjoy the beautiful photos by Victoria Carlson Photography!
And they lived happily ever after…
Thank you Alisha & Tyler for allowing me to be a part of your unforgettable day!
Ceremony Venue: Bend Skyliner Lodge
Reception Venue: Mount Bachelor Village Resort
Photography: Victoria Carlson Photography
Coordination: Event Crush
Floral design: Brier + Ivy
Catering: Bow Tie Catering
DJ: NR Entertainment
Rentals: Curated Rentals, O’Brien Events, AE Creative, Parties to Go
Lighting: Illuminate Your Night
Dessert: Foxtail Bakeshop
Transportation: Bend Trolley
Alisha left me the kindest review, which you can read below. <3
If you’re looking for the most flexible, hard-working, kind, positive and amazing human/ wedding planner to help you with your wedding – HIRE BECKY!! First of all, I definitely thought I could work out all of the details of my wedding on my own, so I only hired her for the “day of” package. But if you have the opportunity, you want her there every step of the way. Our wedding was on September 28th in Bend, OR and the forecast was sunny and warm all week EXCEPT the wedding day, on which it snowed! We had planned to have everything outside – dancing, dinner, ceremony etc. but the forecast wasn’t changing, so at the very last minute we decided to move the reception to a completely different location (luckily we had that option). At this point, however, my entire family was already in town and I had absolutely no time to contact all of my vendors to even see if this would work. Becky did EVERYTHING! Made sure all of the vendors could move to a new space, that it would be enough space to even set everything up, checked in with me when she needed the answer to a question but overall she handled everything on her own and it was PERFECT!! She literally took on all of the stress and pulled off the most beautiful and perfect ceremony and reception. She worked with all of my family members, friends, bridesmaids and groomsmen to make sure everything was running smoothly on Friday and Saturday – during rain, snow, hail and sun – and I could not be more thankful for this wonderful, badass woman. She seriously made that day the best day ever and I cannot imagine what it would have been like without her help, calming presence, willingness to get it all done and positivity. She was the most perfect person to have there that day. If any brides have any question about whether Becky will be able to help them, the answer is YES X1,000,000,000! You will not regret it! Becky you are THE BEST!!!! Thank you thank you thank you– Alisha & Tyler