On March 4, 2011, I had the privilege and honor to photograph one of the most intimate and beautiful weddings I’ve ever witnessed. To start off, the location of this wedding was at Silcox Hut, a small rustic lodge located mid-mountain at 6,950 feet elevation on Mt. Hood. Silcox Hut was built in the 1930s and has been fully restored as “Oregon’s highest hotel room”. A perfect location for a small, intimate wedding (up to 40 people and can hold up to 24 overnight guests)…which is exactly what Ashley and Keith’s wedding was. Everyone is transported up to the hut from Timberline Lodge by snow-cat! And what a crazy ride that was. Hold on tight, or you may fall out the back!!! 😉
With a small gathering of family and friends, Ashley & Keith, were carefree and giddy; full of smiles and laughter, hugs and tears. From start to finish, this was one of the most heartfelt, genuine couples I’ve met. Thank you, Ashley & Keith, for allowing me to capture your most beautiful and sweet ceremony and celebration! I really wished I could have stayed and played the whole weekend! The snow was amazing and I wished I would have been able to take advantage of it. Boy, was I envious and itching to get my boarding gear on and hit the slopes…but alas, I had another wedding to shoot!
Here are a few images of your sweet day.
Grandma GeeGee’s (I hope I spelled it right) clips were added to Ashley’s Seychelles…another perfect little detail! Yes, it was cold! But you can tell that this couple loves the snow! 🙂 Ashley, I love your board!!!
And the perfect cake topper…reconstituted Christmas ornaments! And to top off all the wonderful intimate details, was Ashley’s handkerchief when she was a little girl. Similar handkerchieves were given to all the guests as favors…and every single one of them was most likely used during the ceremony! Ashley and Keith wrote their own vows…tear jerkingly beautiful. And, they were so sweet on each other that they couldn’t resist stealing a kiss…before “the kiss”….you guys are just wonderfully in love! Congratulations!
And, last but in no way the least, I want to thank my friend and fellow professional photographer, Erica Ann Bader, for assisting me. It was so wonderful to work with you and great fun to being shooting with the same cameras….Nikon D3s!