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Small Wedding in Bend Oregon at Dillon Falls Trailhead

Leena and Devin began their day with an epic sunrise hike to the top of Tumalo Mountain where they shared their private vows with one another. At the top there are amazing views of the Three Sisters mountain range to the east and Mt. Bachelor to the south, which is a rad spot for skiing and snowboarding. It was an amazing way to start their elopement day but that was just the beginning! Click this link to see their snowshoe adventure and enjoy the incredible mountain views of Central Oregon. I had to pinch myself several times while we were hiking. Sometimes I just can’t believe this is my job as an Oregon elopement photographer!

 

After their private vow reading at Tumalo Mountain, we took a midday break before meeting back up at their Airbnb in Bend, Oregon. I took some getting ready photos while the guys hung out and the girls got ready for the ceremony. Splitting the day up into two sections in the morning and afternoon is a great option if you want to have a private adventure together and have a ceremony with your family and friends. I’m always flexible with how you utilize your photography coverage, so feel free to reach out with any questions about my full day elopement packages!

 

 

Once we were finished up at the house, we went over to Dillon Falls for their elopement ceremony. Dillon Falls is a beautiful location not too far from Bend right along the river in a forest of ponderosa pines. We found a great spot with the falls in the background. With their closest friends and family gathered around them, they said their “I dos” beneath a canopy of pine trees. It was just perfect.

 

 

Before heading back to the house we did some group shots with everyone and then some couple photos up close to the falls. We wandered through the pine forest taking photos while we were exploring and finished the afternoon in a wide open grassy meadow near the river. 

 

 

Once we were done, we made our way back to the Airbnb for a reception with their family and friends. They had dinner catered from Spork, a delicious local restaurant in Bend. Dinner was followed by cake cutting, cocktails, and more celebrating! It was such a wonderful elopement day and I’m so grateful I was able to be a part of it.

 

The ceremony location—Dillon Falls

Located in Deschutes National Forest, Dillon Falls aren’t your typical falls. The falls are actually a series of strong rapids on the Deschutes River. Along the river, Deschutes River Trail meanders through a lush forest of ponderosa pines with views of the falls throughout. The surrounding area boasts wide open meadows, rocky river banks, and scenic views of the gushing water. There are plenty of spots along the river that make for a perfect elopement ceremony location. Just a 20 minute drive southwest of downtown Bend, Dillon Falls is a lovely and easily accessible place for a Bend elopement.

 

If you’re dreaming of an epic adventure elopement in Bend, Oregon, I’d love to hear from you! And if you’re looking for more helpful tips on eloping in Bend, check out my guide How to Elope in Bend, Oregon.

Comments

So many beautiful moments -Dillan Falls looks like a beautiful location for a wedding. Love the detail shot of their rings and polaroids!

This is one of the areas I would like to explore in my bucket list. What a special moment when you can have an intimate vow reading with just the two. Elopements are so exciting.Good job.

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