Raven’s Nest Wedding

Last weekend I photographed a lovely Raven’s Nest Wedding at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. It was a gorgeous sunny and warm day, but just because it’s June doesn’t mean Summer! Just a couple of days ago it snowed at Timberline. What?! I have so enjoyed working with this adorable couple, and I’m excited to share these images!

Raven’s Nest Wedding at Timberline Lodge

If you’ve ever been to Timberline, I’m sure you were wowed by it’s sturdy beauty. Every time I climb the stairs there, I can feel how solid the entire structure is under my feet. However, you may not know that there are quite a few event spaces tucked away around the property.

One of my favorites is The Raven’s Nest. Down a long hallway, and up a flight of stairs, it’s reminiscent of an attic space… or a nest! There’s a tall raven sculpture that is the centerpiece of the room. And huge windows give great views and provide lots of natural light.

Since it was sunny out, the cocktail hour was outside on the back patio, overlooking the mountain. The wedding took place in the morning, therefore breakfast pastries were served with mimosas.

Colorful Mt. Hood Reception

I loved the colorful flower arrangements by Amanda Karam Floral Company. They were so cheerful and vibrant, and looked really great against the colors of the mountain and sky, as well as the wood of the lodge.

The reception was perfectly laid back with just the right balance of tradition and personal touches. Toasts were given and then the couple cut the most intricately detailed cake I’ve ever seen. It was beautiful! In fact, it was also delicious! I’ve never seen an entire cake cut and served as fast as this one was!

The Vendors:

Venue – Timberline Lodge Raven’s Nest

Florals – Amanda Karam Floral Company

Wedding Coordinator – Your Perfect Bridesmaid

Cake – Jaciva’s Bakery

a long sleeved lace wedding dress hangs from a window with a colorful bouquet in the background
a woman happily embraces another woman who is getting ready for her wedding day.  a bridal gown hangs in the window in the background
pink nude wedding shoes sit on an orange fabric
a young woman helps her mother button up her wedding dress
Mt. Hood looms over two snowboarders as they hike down to timberline lodge

  1. Barbara Fetty-Solders

    June 14th, 2019 at 5:14 am

    Nice pictures! Have been looking forward to seeing them!

  2. Barbara & Tom

    July 2nd, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Crystal is such an awesome photographer. She catches everyone in a candid moment as she glides effortlessly through the room, seemingly part of the family. The photos are a beautiful remembrance of a great day!

  3. Crystal Genes

    July 3rd, 2019 at 2:10 am

    Thank you so much for the kind comments! I loved spending the day with you two and your family! Such a wonderful celebration!

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Hello! I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in Portland, Oregon.  I create colorful and timeless images for couples and families.  Enjoy looking around, and please send me a message, I'd love to hear from you!

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