Wedding Photography at McMenamins’ Soaking Pool in Bend, Oregon
OLD ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL SOAKING POOL
This gorgeous wedding shoot took place down a narrow hallway adorned with kitschy memorabilia at McMenamin’s Turkish-style soaking pool. A luminous stained glass window and the shimmery turquoise jewel tones of the handpainted tilework carried the mood as the bride and groom danced in the sunbeams streaming through the large skylights overhead. The enchanting space is as much a stunning work of art as it is a place to soak your cares away. The Old St. Francis School soaking pool is truly a semi-enclosed sparkling gem. While there, one is reminded of tropical locales, even while the central Oregon snow or rain falls in through the open ceiling! The pool is filled with soft, buoyant water, which makes for a more environmentally friendly soak. It’s a must-do while you visit Bend, Oregon whether you are getting married here with us or not.
WHERE IS THE SOAKING POOL
Nestled among the bustle of downtown Bend, Oregon is a local gem known as McMenamins Old St. Francis School. Once a Catholic schoolhouse, the transformed space now houses a hotel, cinema, brewery, restaurant, four intimate bars, and this jaw-dropping soaking pool. The New York Times recently published an article about this magical place, once again putting Bend on the “haute” list. Yep…Old St. Francis School was the perfect location for our fanciful, tribal-inspired wedding shoot.
THE WEDDING CREATIVES
Venue: Old St. Francis School McMenamins, @mcmenaminswedding | Design + Styling: Bixby + Pine, @bixbyandpine | Dress: Grace + Ivory, @grace_and_ivory_ | Florals: Reval Petals, @revelpetals | Ribbon: Honey Silks & Co., @honeysilksco | Rings: Rhodes Wedding Co., @rhodesweddingco | Ring Box: Voeu Du Coeur, @voeu_du_coeur | HMUA: Classic Beauty by Heather, @classicbeautybyheather | Photography: Hayley Dolson, @hayleydolson | Couple: Courtney + Marcell