Gold Winter Forest Wedding Inspiration Photoshoot at The Gallaty Residence in Bend, Oregon

   I am so excited to finally get this pretty inspiration shoot blogged!  One of our awesome coordinators, Meredith, did her first inspiration shoot and it came out so lovely-so proud of her!  Here is what she has to say!      

    My move to Bend, Oregon in the winter got me inspired to do this photo shoot. There was snow on the ground and it was cold enough to see your breath, so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity for a winter forest wedding inspiration shoot. I happened to meet this very kind lady, Robbin Gallaty, a week after moving to Bend. Just so happens that both her kids had gotten married this past summer and had their wedding receptions at their property. I saw this property and instantly fell in love and thought it would be the perfect place for this photo shoot. So I started gathering different decor that I thought would go well with this shoot.  I decided to try something a little different and incorporated pinecones and some gold accents to add a little flare. I wanted to keep with the ‘natural’ and ‘rustic’ look so the beautiful rustic table was a perfect centerpiece. Because Bend is such a mountain town I loved all the twigs and pines that are everywhere you look. 

    Josselyn Peterson Photography was the photographer that I chose to go with because all of her work is so naturally beautiful. She is a very talented photographer and is so great at working with the couple. She has the ability to transform simple pictures into elegant portraits. Josselyn is very fun, easy going, and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend her to anyone who truly cares about capturing the essence and emotion of any wedding day.

    For the bride and grooms attire I decided to stick with the theme of winter warmth. The dress was a fabulous find. It was perfect with the lace long sleeves and fuller skirt. The fur jacket that the bride was wearing was a funky extra touch along with the floral headpiece that accentuated her eyes and make up. I decided to do the brides hair and make up are meant to portray the more natural look with hints of gold to keep with the theme. I love that the bride and groom are wearing matching winter boots. The groom was in more casual attire but still tied into the theme by the boutonniere correlating with the headpiece and bouquet. Creating the bouquet was a fun task to be able to do something a little unique by using pine, twig, pinecones, and other different florals. The table set up was a blast finding little detailed pieces to tie together the overall look. I used feathers as the place card holders and a piece of cardboard for the table number that was in the cork of one of the wine bottles. I loved getting the chance to get really artsy with all the table decor. Overall I had a wonderful time with this photo shoot and I hope you all enjoy!