Smith Rock State Park Elopement | Bend Oregon | Holly+Cory
When Holly and Cory reached out about their Smith Rock State Park Elopement in Bend Oregon I knew I had to do it! When I initially talked with them last year on the consult call we all hit it off right away. Holly is a massage therapist and Cory has a love for camera’s and tech just as much as I do. Smith Rock State park is a very important part in Holly’s life. Her mom lives rather close and would often visit through out her childhood. They both are rather active people but don’t shy away from a relaxing evening as well.
Morning of the wedding day it was about 7am and I was heading out to Smith Rock. Low and behold it was raining pretty good on the way out there but once I reached Bend Oregon things began to clear up and it was perfectly sunny. I met up with Cory initially to scope out the First location while talking with a few of their guests prior to starting. Cory was actually wearing the same shirt his dad wore when his mom and dad got married! If you thought that was the only crazy detail keep reading! The first look was an awesome moment to capture. If you think about it, it’s the only time during your wedding day where you both will get a moment alone. Shortly after the first look we did bridal portraits in the same area. Holly’s necklace and earnings are the same set her Aunt and mother wore in their weddings. To top it all off she had a bad ass custom made jean jacket to rock the rest of the day.
After the ceremony had started. We lucked out so hard with the light. Just before the ceremony started at Smith Rock a cloud went behind the sun and gave a beautiful soft light for the ceremony. They exchanged vows and Holly’s Ring was her great great Grandmother’s! Once the ceremony concluded we did family formals with Smith Rock in the background. They decided to do a toast and open a bottle of beer that was leftover from their first date! As their family and friends left for Deschutes Brewery for lunch in Bend Oregon we headed up the hill for more portraits. We drove down to the east side of the park for a different view and giving them a chance to run around a little bit and get moving. Shared quite a few laughs and even learned a new hand shake. They were so nice and invited me out to lunch after with their family and friends! We grabbed a few more shots of them signing the marriage certificate. And yes she was signing it with her grandmothers pen.
I honestly couldn’t of asked for a better day and I am so happy we crossed paths when we did! I hope you guys have a kick ass honeymoon road trip this summer and take some pics for me! I think having your wedding on your 6th year anniversary worked out quite well for you both 😉
Dress: Ania Bridal