Loloma Lodge Wedding Photos and Video
Loloma Lodge Wedding
Alicia and Brendan’s Loloma Lodge Wedding was beautiful, enchanting, tranquil, and awesome. We wouldn’t expect anything less from these two. They were the perfect fit for us; they love to travel ✔️ they shoot on film (35mm) ✔️ they are creatives ✔️ and they love to drink tea (also they are owners of Naked Sage Tea) ✔️We knew we would be a great match as soon as the inquiry came in.
The Wedding Venue
Just under 3 hours from Portland (and 1 hour from Eugene), the Loloma Lodge wedding venue is an awesome place to shoot. It’s surrounded by tall PNW trees and the McKenzie River runs right next to it. We were definitely in our element and loved being and shooting out in nature. The wedding venue has everything; lodging, camping, a reception area, stage, and ceremony site all in one location. A Loloma Lodge wedding is for you if you want that "campground, middle of nowhere vibe".
Sage, Sitars, and Meditation
Alicia and Brendan’s wedding ceremony was so unique and unlike anything we’ve ever captured before. It started off with live sitar music (which we were able to implement into their wedding video), then the ceremony site and the bride and groom were blessed with sage, there was a breathing/meditation exercise, and the guests even made a bundle of cedar which was passed to the bride and groom for them to tie together. After their vows were spoken and they tied the knot, a live accordian player played music as their guests threw lavender at them as they walked down the aisle. It was really cool to see how Alicia and Brendan included everyone to take part in their Loloma Lodge wedding.
From the Bride:
Our wedding weekend was titled, “Surrender to the Awesome.” It’s our mantra that we came up with at 4am after one of our first dates — we were driving home from meeting Amma together and felt a rather overwhelming feeling of love and total magic, so much so that it sorta freaked us both out. You know, that “too good to be true” feeling.
Why do we hold ourselves back from the awesome? Why do we hold ourselves back from achieving greatness, from going after our dreams, from allowing ourselves to feel joy?
When Brendan and I started to melt into one another in the beginning of our relationship, it was so important that we leaned further into the magic and not away from it. It wasn’t a perfect science at first, as fear got the best of us at times, but we did end up surrendering to the awesome. So much so, that a couple of years later, our wedding guests were carrying tote bags donning the mantra. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It was the absolute most perfect theme for our wedding. And so we all did, together under the forest canopy, we surrendered to the awesome. And it was one for the books.
Loloma Lodge Wedding Photos:
From the Bride:
Brendan makes sure that everyone he encounters feels seen, heard, and accepted. Brendan believes in being “gentle” (he has to tell me to be gentle…often.) He cultivates water energy in the sense of letting things simply roll away — he doesn’t get caught up in little troubles. Brendan is also super devoted to meditation which is a likely contributor to his overall sweet and compassionate presence. He acknowledges that every person is doing the best they can — and he too is doing his best. I’m so very lucky to walk a path alongside this wonderful man.
From the Bride:
On Saturday, September 29th 2018 I married my soulmate. In my womb is the greatest birthday gift and miracle, a baby that is 17 weeks old. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My heart is brimming with anticipation to bring this new life onto this Earthly plane and for my husband and I to walk beside our little one with fresh and uncharted perspective, open hearts, and absolute unconditional love. I never have walked a subtle path on this journey of the human experience, and so, being 17 weeks pregnant on my wedding day was divine. There we were under the flower-laden arbor by the rushing river, the three of us along with our soul family officiant @janacruder, reaching out our hearts to commit to walking a spiritual path in tandem love — today and far beyond the realms of this time scape.
From the Bride:
The wedding weekend itself was the most love-filled gathering that I’ve ever witnessed. The forest held us and inspired each person to lean into opening their hearts to one another and themselves — our love for each other unfolded in ways that I know will radiate long into the days and years to come. ⠀⠀⠀
If you liked this Loloma Lodge wedding, be sure to check out these other forest weddings and elopements that we’ve had the pleasure to be a part of:
WEDDING PLANNER: Indigo Bride
VENUE: Loloma Lodge, Oregon
FLORIST: Revel Petals
RENTALS: Heirlooms & Co.
MUAH: Meghan Sutherland
DRESS DESIGNER: Odylyne the Ceremony
GROOMS CUSTOM SUIT: Wildwood & Company
CAKE: Crumb Cakery
CATERING: A Broken Angel
RINGS: Erica Molinari
BRIDAL CROWN: Miranda’s Vintage Bridal
FILM SCANS: Photovision
Custom version implementing their custom wedding song. From the bride:
“@nadinersalem was deeply thoughtful and generous to write, produce, and record this song for Brendan And I. It’s titled, “Oregon Rain” and the full version maps out the journey of our relationship. We got to listen to it when the rain came to visit the wedding reception.” - Alicia