Brian and Vivian are one of those couples who we had an instant connection with. Maybe it’s the fact that they live in our other favorite city, San Francisco. Or maybe it was when we started talking about travel and the places we’d like to visit. Or maybe it was the fact that I, Lindsay, was starving during the initial meeting and decided to eat, above all things, a hard boiled egg in front of them. And apparently Brian and I share the same affection for hard boiled eggs. It just so happened that everything clicked and we all couldn’t wait to work together.
The magic continued at their San Francisco engagement session, where we tromped all over the Palace of Fine Arts and the Marin Headlands to perfectly capture the spirit of Brian and Vivian. Fast forward a year, and we were all meeting again for their Central Oregon wedding at Ranch of the Canyons. This is a hot new wedding venue, nestled against the iconic Smith Rock, which is located a few miles from the booming town of Bend, Oregon.
Brian and Vivian wanted to treat their friends from far and wide to a truly Oregon experience. They couldn’t have picked a better backdrop. Everything was going swimmingly the week of the wedding, with guests enjoying area hikes, local beer and taking in the beauty of Bend’s high desert surroundings. That was until poor Brian came down with a combo of wedding stress, dehydration and food poisoning that sent him to the ER the morning of the wedding. You would think a bride and groom would completely panic at this point. But when we arrived that afternoon, Brian and Vivian were all smiles and ready to rally. Brian was a champ and despite having the escape the party a little early, he enjoyed the beauty of the day with his gorgeous new bride, and their closest friends and family.
That said, we are incredibly happy that Brian and Vivian decided to book a day after session with us. Fresh from 12 hours of sleep, Brian was a new man! Vivian donned her incredible ballgown once more and with the wedding day pressure behind us, we were able to have some fun and take in all that Ranch of the Canyons had to offer. Vivian fulfilled her dream to feed the ranch horses and we soaked in the sunset hour which lit up the rocks and gave us a true perspective on it’s vast beauty.
We can’t wait to get to know these two more over the years to come and thank them for including us in their special celebration. Cheers B&V!