Here’s what Dawn had to say about the shoot:
Known as one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Smith Rock is located in Terrebonne, Oregon which is right outside of Bend. It’s an amazing place for people to take in the view, connect with nature, and even for those who want a thrill. The earthy tones and dramatic views are what inspired me for this shoot. Intimate weddings and elopements give the chance for unforgettable moments in incredible places that call to you.
The bouquets/flowers were full and wild, it really helped to contrast elegance with the beauty but ruggedness of this desert location. Fall colors and fruits inspired the palette with figs and pomegranate being the basis for colors (burgundy, blush, cream, and some greens) along with hints of silver to add a timelessness to the moody bohemian style.
We used rocks in the area to hold the food board and cake stand, nature’s perfect tables! In addition we set up a table with oversized cushions for the couple to eat at and cut their cake. The place cards consist of elegant hand lettering with torn edges, topped with geodes to bring hints of the location back into the scene. One of my favorite parts of the table is the silver antler I saw last minute that actually changed what I had planned for the centerpiece.
The naked cake adds a simple beauty to the scene, reminding us that less can really be more — and really yummy.
Nothing is better than telling the story of two people sharing their love in a beautiful location.
Photographer: Dawn Sikhamsouk
Florist: Gifford’s Flowers
Calligraphy: Jake Givens
Cake: Cupcake Jessie
Cake Stand: Home Goods
Models: Julie Long & Nicholas Fisher