If casual backyard weddings are your vibe, then get ready to fall head over heels for Avalon and Gunnar’s Loloma Lodge wedding! AE Creative helped the couple create the coziest day in the woods, complete with picnic tables, bunting, wildflowers designed by Hey You Flowers, and campy details. Avalon fully embraced the woodsy feel with a forest-fairy-inspired ballgown and romantic accessories, while Gunnar opted for a retro brown and yellow tweed suit that perfectly matched their ’70s vibe. Victoria Carlson Photography truly captured the relaxed, backyard feel of this Oregon wedding!
Avalon and Gunnar
Loloma Lodge, McKenzie Bridge, Oregon
We really focused on making sure every detail was what we both wanted and we stayed stress-free! Our family and our vendors were so amazing that I don’t know if we felt stressed once during the entire process.
We had our officiant and great friend, John, write everything. He was amazing at capturing our love and silliness in an easy, short, and sweet ceremony. We both wrote our own vows, as well! Gunnar had my engagement ring engraved with the date we met and I (secretly) had his engraved saying “Harvest Moon,” which was our first dance song.
During the reception, sitting amongst everyone and feeling so loved was the most memorable part of the day! It somehow felt like we were in our own world but still surrounded by everything and everyone.
Processional – “Angel in the Snow” by Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield
Recessional – “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” by Paul Simon
First Dance – “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Victoria Carlson Photography
Event Planning – AE Creative
Venue – Loloma Lodge
Floral Design – Hey You Flowers
Catering – Scoutpost
Cake – Sweet Life
Stationery – AE Creative
Hair and Makeup Artist – Cassidy Elise
Wedding Dress – Bella Brides
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Bend Alterations
Groom’s Apparel – Men’s Tweed Suits
Rings – Goldengrove
Rentals – Curated Event Rentals
Cleanup – The Broomsmen
Congratulations to Avalon and Gunnar, and our biggest thanks to Victoria Carlson Photography for sharing this incredible Loloma Lodge wedding! Looking for more backyard wedding inspiration? This enchanting Wiltshire wedding is unlike any backyard wedding you’ve ever seen!
A backyard theme wedding is absolutely a wonderful experience. Congratulations to both of you!