Colorful Charming Wedding

Brasada Ranch | Powell Butte, OR | August 3rd, 2019

Venue, Catering & Cake: Brasada Ranch | Photographer: Ely Roberts Photography | Florist: Poise Shoppe Floral & Event Design | Makeup: Makeup Mafia Weddings | DJ: Bend Event Sound  |  Officiant: Wendy Duncan Ministries | Dance Floor & Lighting: O’Brien Events | Rentals & Signage: Heirlooms & Co.  | Paper Goods: Minted

Rachel & Ryan reside in Seattle, Washington, yet Central Oregon has always held a special place in their hearts from visiting for family vacations over the years. With family and friends traveling from all over the USA, along with internationally, this was a true destination wedding. The Oregon desert called to them once again and they fell in love with Brasada Ranch as their wedding venue. They were married on a wonderful summer day in August of 2019. Their rustic, yet colorful wedding was one for the books!

Their wedding day kicked off with hair and makeup by Makeup Mafia Weddings in a well-appointed luxury cabin on the Ranch. Rachel wore a gorgeous, lacy, mermaid-cut dress with BHLDN block-heeled sandals. Ryan looked handsome in his navy blue suit, sky blue tie, and bright orange pocket square boutonniere. 

Their first look took place surrounded by Juniper trees and Oregon sage, which provided the perfect background for this intimate moment between the couple. Ely Roberts Photography captured this heartfelt moment and provided photography through the day. Their wedding party joined for photos, including thee adorable flower girls and a ring bearer. The flower girls wore white sundresses and floral crowns featuring white daisies and bright orange roses, created by Posie Shoppe Floral & Event Design. The ring bearer was too cute in his little suspenders and boutonnière. 

The ceremony took place at the Range Lawn. The guests were greeted by custom welcome signage and a triangle dark wood arbor by Heirlooms & Co. The site was decorated with numerous wooden columns, dazzling floral bouquets, and white garden chairs, along with a stunning view of the Cascade Mountains in the distance. Wendy Duncan Ministries performed the officiant services. 

After a few tears, lots of laughs, and the “I-Do’s”, the guests were escorted to The Barn for cocktail hour, featuring delicious tray-passed hors d’ oeuvres, yummy beverages, and lawn games. The music was provided throughout the day by Bend Event Sound. Their seating assignment display created by Heirlooms & Co. was made of glass, reclaimed barn wood, and fabulous calligraphy outlining the table assignments, which were names of different mountain peaks in the area.

The reception tables were set with crisp white table linens, navy blue napkins, wooden boxes with lush bright florals, and custom menus produced by Minted. We helped design a simple yet creative way to decorate the reception venue’s fireplace in the summertime with hanging floral bud vases by Poise Shoppe Floral & Event Design. The guests were served a family-style dinner of cedar roasted salmon and red wine braised short ribs along with table side wines. 

After toasts and cake cutting, the guests moved out to the outdoor dance floor with bistro lighting provided by O’Brien Events. The evening’s sunset was absolutely stunning and provided unbelievable panoramic views for everyone to enjoy throughout the rest of the reception. 

It was a spectacular day full of beauty, family, and friends. We provided our Partial Planning package for Rachel & Ryan to plan their wedding, select the best vendors, and ensure their day was seamless to allow them to fully embrace the time with their guests who traveled so far to celebrate their love.

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“Incredible! Hiring Bree & her team was the best decision my husband and I made (after deciding to get married). She is flexible, calming, and easy to work with, but takes charge and handles things when needed–all in an understated and unassuming way. Bree also has a perfect eye for detail, and even though we had discussed how everything would look, I was overwhelmed by how incredibly she put all the details together. During the reception, I kept noticing that everywhere I looked was perfect: the centerpieces, the cake table, the unexpected candies my in-laws brought to share with guests, the vases that came over from the ceremony. It never crossed my mind to worry about anything Bree said she would handle, and I didn’t need to. Hiring The Indigo Bride allowed us to enjoy our wedding and our guests, and substantially elevated the look and feel of our wedding. Thank you so, so much!”

– Rachel + Ryan