An Elopement at the Untamed Edges of the Bend, Oregon Badlands

 In Bend, Central Oregon, Elopement, Micro Weddings, Oregon Weddings, PNW Weddings, Styled Shoot, Wedding Details, Wedding Photography

This gorgeous and adventurous elopement took place just a few miles east of Bend, Oregon, in the Badlands Wilderness. This dreamy location provides some gorgeous sights: Native American petroglyphs, eroded lava formations, and an explosion of windswept wildflowers. One can imagine a bygone era of covered wagons and campfires.

But the Badlands also has a sexy side. Bixby + Pine, the dream team behind this styled wedding, chose the location for the rich textures, dramatic terrain, and seductive spell Mother Nature casts on those who are drawn to the wild desolation of the high desert. Florals by Portland-based Small Yard Flowers were intertwined throughout the shoot, with hues of soft yellows, pale pinks and beiges complementing the refined earthiness of the high desert. A lover of the natural world, Small Yard uses organic, seasonal blooms that are locally sourced in the Pacific Northwest and from their own micro flower farm.

The earthy-glam vibes carried over to the minimalist ceremony site, proving that you don’t need a ton of embellishments when nature is this gorgeous. The large copper ring, a symbol of neverending love, perfectly framed the craggy trees and dusty sage in the background. A simple jute rug and glass candleholders added to the intimate ambiance.

The Bixby + Pine gals created a midcentury styled lounge area using furniture and decor from Curated Event Rentals, a boutique event rental company in Bend. Included were an eclectic array of pillows and cushions which added texture and pops of whimsy throughout the shoot. Rich, warm colors and mismatched boho details created an outdoor living space no one would ever want to leave.

The Badlands speaks the language of wanderlusters, those who fall in love with places shown on exactly zero maps. It’s a setting that exclaims, “This is who we are!” And whispers of adventures to come. -WV

The Wedding Creatives

Design + Styling: Bixby + Pine, @bixbyandpine
Photographer: Lundyn Bridge Photo, @lundynbridgephotography
Rentals: Curated Event Rentals, @curated_eventrentals
Florals: Small Yard Flowers, @smallyardflowers
Stationery: The Kimi Collective, @thekimicollective
Ribbon: Tono + Co., @tonoandco
Dessert: Sift & Gather, @siftandgather 
Rings: Fox and the Fawn, @foxand.thefawn
Ring Box: Voeu Du Coeur, @voeu_du_coeur
Hair + Makeup: NW Makeup + Hair by Whitney Williams, @makeupbywhit
Hat: Gigi Pip, @gigipip
Location: The Oregon Badlands, Bend, Oregon

See more of this gorgeous styled wedding in our 2019 Fall Issue of Wedventure Magazine. | Click here to visit our blog for more real and styled weddings and elopements.

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