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Smith Rock Elopements

If you’re are at all interested in getting married at Smith Rock, here is the basic info you may need to know.

Smith Rock State Park is one of Bend Oregon’s most popular Elopement Wedding Location. Probably because the views are so stunning. Once you pull into the parking lot you will instantly be in awe of this natural landscape. You feel like you left Oregon and ended up somewhere in Arizona or Utah. Smith Rock is open to the public (for a $5 parking fee) so if your wedding is small enough it’s the perfect backdrop for an elopement or small wedding.

Things to know. Smith Rock is a State Park so if you have over 20 guests attending your elopement or wedding you will need to contact State Park Manager Scott Brown to obtain a permit. The permits are very reasonable and good to have so your ceremony isn’t interrupted.  Permits max out at 75 guests. There is also an amphitheater available if you are wanting to reserve some space of your own, where you will not be bothered.

If you’re looking for an elopement or small wedding location or Photographer in Bend, Oregon, please feel free to Email or Call 805-704-9326 with any questions.

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Hair and Makeup: Cassidy Eliese

Flowers: Wild Flowers of Oregon

Officiant: Rev. Chris Lewis

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Smith Rock Winter Elopement

Smith Rock Elopement

Rashmi and Rahul found my photos online and fell in love with Smith Rock State Park, so they decided that this was where they celebrate their elopement. After a quick phone conversation, we decided that it would be extra special to them if we could start their day off with some snow. Luckily we have no shortage here in Bend in the winter.

We started their day off by heading up towards the mountains until we found some snow. This was the beginning of January so we didn’t have to go far. We stopped at the first snow park we found and wandered around this beautiful forest. There are not many things more romantic than snowflakes peacefull falling from the sky while your standing in a quiet forest. We spent about 45 minutes in the snow before we warmed up and headed to lunch.

Hair and Makeup: Cassidy Eliese

Flowers: Wild Flowers of Oregon

Dress: David’s Bridal

Officiant: Mary Ellen from Weddings With Heart 
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Between portraits and their ceremony, we stopped at Spork, one of the best restaurants in Bend.

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After some amazing food and cocktails we out to Smith Rock to meet their officiant Mary Ellen. This was Rashmi and Rahul’s fist time seeing the park and it was wonderful to see the excitement in their faces.

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There was a bit of snow on the ground, but overall it was a pretty warm day for Central Oregon.

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At most of these smaller weddings, I get to be a witness and sign marriage documents. It’s always so much fun to see couples make their commitment to each other official. These two are some amazing humans and I can’t wait to see how wonderful their lives will be together.

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Fall Smith Rock Elopement

Smith Rock is located 30 minutes north of Bend, Oregon, and is a wonderful place to plan your elopement. This particular ceremony took place in October and the weather was perfect.

Alyssa and Andy shared their ceremony with their 4 children, while Chris Lewis officiated their ceremony. After a beautiful ceremony, they set up a nice little outdoor reception and enjoyed some champagne and desserts. I had a wonderful time photographing their day and don’t think they could have picked a better location.

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Winter Smith Rock Elopement

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Here are some of my favorite photos from Allie and Cory’s elopement. Allie and Corey chose Smith Rock for their wedding because of the amazing views. 100 yards from the Smith Rock parking lot there are dozens of ceremonies and portrait locations. They had around 20 of their family friends witness their wedding while the wonderful Wendy Duncan officiated.  The weather and lighting were perfect for their special day.

If you’re looking for an elopement or small wedding location or Photographer in Bend, Oregon, please feel free to Email or Call 805-704-9326 with any questions.

Flowers by: Petals – Flowers by Katie

Officiant: Wendy Duncan

Hair/Makeup: Taylor Ballard

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