A Timberline Lodge Wedding
We are posting this blog in the middle of winter, when mountains, like the majestic Mt. Hood, are blanketed in snow. Currently, most people enjoying the beauty of Mt. Hood are doing so on a snowboard or set of skis. Which is why we thought it might be the perfect time to share a summer wedding at Timberline Lodge. No snow and no slopes but nevertheless a place of pure magic.
Pure magic happens to also be a fitting description for Micah and Margaret’s Timberline Lodge Wedding. We are so in love with the way this entire day turned out. From the wonderful humans that got married to the perfect weather to the effortless moments of love and connection…we really truly enjoyed every moment of this day. Truth be told, this is one of the best days we have had photographing a wedding at Timberline Lodge.
Micah and Margaret embraced their day in the best way possible. After months of meticulous planning, these two embodied the single piece of advice we give every couple: just let go and have fun. They did their planning. Thoughtful details were created. (Hello Micah etching their names into the altar AND the bottom of Margaret’s shoes! Nicely done!) Everything was in place. Then they simply soaked it all in.
Micah and Margaret exchanged vows on the outdoor patio. (Ok it was a tad windy but that only made for better, and snugglier, photos!) After the ceremony, guests warmed up inside the Raven’s Nest with Timberline’s yummy catering and drinks. Before the dancing got underway, we managed to sneak out for sunset photos. The skies were 360 magic this night. Micah and Margaret got to witness Daniel and I in full photographer insanity mode, running every which way to capture the every evolving sunset as it was happening. The light just kept. getting. better.
Micah and Margaret loved every second. They let us do our thing while simply enjoying the quiet little break from the party. They reveled at the mountain and revels in their newlywed bliss. We took 10,000 photos and repeated the words “wow” or “omg this sunset is so good” dozens of times. Any photographer will tell you….a happy couple and a pocket of fantastic light – that is where the magic happens!
Back inside, Micah and Margaret danced the hora, took shots with their family and embraced friends as the night went on. Congratulations to these two! We feel honored to have played a small part of it!
Here’s a little bit more about…
Getting Married at Timberline Lodge
Timberline Lodge in Oregon is a truly special and unique place to have a wedding. Located on the slopes of Mt. Hood, this historic lodge offers stunning views of the surrounding wilderness and provides a breathtaking setting for a wedding ceremony and reception. Getting married at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood is not only a beautiful experience, but certainly a memorable one too.
The lodge is located on the south side of Mt. Hood, about an hour’s drive from Portland, Oregon. The lodge itself is a historic building with a rustic, mountain-lodge atmosphere. It has a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces that can be used for wedding ceremonies and receptions, including a ballroom and a patio with breathtaking views of the mountain.
One of the unique features of Timberline Lodge is that it is open year-round, so you can have a winter wedding with snow on the ground, or a summer wedding surrounded by lush greenery. In either case, the scenery is sure to be picturesque.
But Timberline Lodge is more than just a beautiful location – it also has a rich history that adds to its charm and character. The lodge was built in the 1930s as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a New Deal program that aimed to provide jobs and stimulate the economy during the Great Depression. The lodge was designed in the “National Park Service Rustic” style, which features rough-hewn timbers, stone masonry, and other natural materials that blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment.
In addition to its rich history, Timberline Lodge also offers a variety of amenities and activities that make it a fun and exciting place to have a wedding. The lodge has a variety of accommodation options, ranging from standard rooms to luxury suites, so you and your guests can choose the option that best fits your needs. There are also several dining options on site, including a full-service restaurant and a coffee shop, so you can treat your guests to a delicious meal before or after the ceremony.
But perhaps the biggest draw of Timberline Lodge is the abundance of outdoor activities and adventures that are available in the surrounding area. From skiing and snowboarding in the winter to hiking and mountain biking in the summer, there is no shortage of ways to have fun and explore the great outdoors. This makes Timberline Lodge a perfect place to host a wedding for couples who love the outdoors and want to incorporate that into their special day.
Overall, Timberline Lodge is a truly special and unique place to have a wedding. Its stunning location, rich history, and abundance of amenities and activities make it a perfect choice for couples looking for a one-of-a-kind wedding experience.