Wedding at Loloma Lodge on the McKenzie River

Here’s an amazing woodsy outdoor wedding at Loloma Lodge on the McKenzie River!  I loved this couple and this venue.  They incorporated so many fun and colorful details, and they even added a few Hawaiian traditions as well.

Wedding at Loloma Lodge

The Loloma Lodge is tucked back in the woods along the McKenzie River in Blue River Oregon, and made for the perfect setting for a rustic northwestern wedding.  The lodge is beautiful, the cabins are cute, the reception area is the perfect layout for outdoor dining, and the ceremony is a short and scenic walk down a hill next to the river.  So much variety!  I also loved the bride’s choice of green colors for her bridesmaids dresses… they were perfect against the colors of the forest, and all looked great together!

The wedding occurred underneath a gazebo next to the river, and underneath tall trees.  It was a nice walk from the lodge down to the river’s edge.  The couple strung hundreds of colorful paper origami cranes from the gazebo which was very unique.  Afterwards we took portraits of the wedding party in the forest and on a wooden bridge built over a stream.

The Reception

The reception was beautiful.  Cafe lights were hanging above the tables.  Although it was light outside the entire time I was there, the lights created a nice sparkle in the background of the images.  In addition, burlap runners lined the tables along with vases full of rocks the couple collected.  One of my favorite parts of the day was a hula dance performance.  Moreover, I also love their cake.  It looks like birch tree bark, and done very well.  Furthermore, their initials were “carved” into it with a heart, as though it were carved onto a tree.

You can rent cabins at Loloma as well.  I look forward to visiting this place again, whether as a photographer or a tourist!

a wedding dress hangs from a log cabin door below a giant elk head mount a bride sits on a stool having her hair done in a log cabin loloma lodge sign a groom stands in the doorway of a log cabin painted green and turquoise trim white and green hydrangeas on tables at wedding reception a directional sign points the way to every city the couple's wedding guests traveled from a bridesmaid helps a bride put on her wedding dress in a log cabin a bridesmaid helps a bride put on her wedding dress in a log cabin a bridesmaid helps a bride put on her wedding shoes in a log cabin colorful paper origami cranes hang from string on a gazebo for the wedding ceremony arbor a wedding ceremony under the gazebo at loloma lodge covered in strings of colorful paper origami cranes a bride and groom embrace on a bridge in the woods bridesmaids wear mismatched green dresses and walk in the forest with the bride a groom hugs his bride as they stand on the bank next to the mckenzie river a bride and groom kiss under tall forest trees a bride and groom walk down a trail under tall trees a bride and groom look in opposite directions standing under giant forest trees in the sunshine a 3 tier wedding cake decorated to look like white birch bark and carved with a heart

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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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