Melissa + Lon entered into their marriage with a conviction unlike any I’ve seen. With absolute faith in their destiny to be together, they pledged their love under clear blue skies on the side of Mt Hood in the rustic beauty + simplicity of the Raven’s Nest at Timberline Lodge.
Theirs was a morning wedding, so I enjoyed my first stay at the Lodge and the magic of a full moon night from the top of a mountain. Melissa was a meticulous planner so because of that, I had the gift of spending a relaxed early morning with just the two of them wandering the trails around the lodge. Their ceremony + celebration was a wonderfully intimate group of family + friends + their first dance included some VERY unexpected moves busted by both of them to the tune of Right Said Fred “I’m too Sexy”. Hy-ster-i-cal.
The reception wrapped up just as smoke from the wildfires on the back side of Hood started blowing through, obscuring all views of the mountain and curling through the vents…I left smelling like I’d just spent a night at a campout and not a wedding.
Thank you so very much Melissa + Lon for the opportunity to share this most memorable day with you both. All my love + best wishes for the rest of your lives together.