I’m a wedding & elopement photographer for laid back couples that value the idea of being married more than just having a party. They want photos that show their true selves and represent their love of nature, and prefer to be more natural than overly posed.
It was a beautiful August afternoon, with the smoke from the wildfires nearby clearing for the day, when Bill & Jeni tied the knot on the grounds of the gorgeous family ranch in Sisters, OR in front of their closest family & friends. The garden art gallery wine bar wedding reception at the Open Door Wine Bar in Sisters, OR was the perfect intimate setting with live music from Bill’s band, Doc Ryan and the Wychus Creek Band, as guests dined on delicious fare and danced the night away!
Bill & Jeni have an amazing romantic story that I’m so excited to share. These two were teenage sweethearts, but long distance ultimately separated them and they both married and had families of their own. It wasn’t until recently that their romance was rekindled, Jeni decided to move across the country to be with Bill, and they finally married! I met Bill & Jeni through Bill’s nephew, Kaleb, as I photographed his beautiful rustic backyard wedding last year. Sisters, Oregon is a special place, with musical roots that run deep. I love the vibe of this town and the amazing people that call it home. Here are some of my favorite images of Bill & Jeni’s garden art gallery wine bar wedding!
The Open Door is an eclectic restaurant/wine bar/art gallery right in the heart of Sisters, OR. The outdoor seating in the courtyard was the perfect intimate space for their guests, with corn hole & shuffleboard, along with a beautiful wooden stage & the cutest vintage trailer serving drinks, to entertain all. Guests dined on delicious food prepared by the restaurant and danced the night away to the sounds of the band!
Bill & Jeni had the most amazing garden art gallery wine bar wedding in Sisters, Oregon. I am so grateful they chose me to document their day. These two are so right for each other and I wish them a lifetime of happiness! I can’t wait to catch them out on the dance floor around town!
Thanks to these amazing Central Oregon vendors who helped make their special day.
Reception Venue: The Open Door Wine Bar
Flowers: Woodland Floral
Photography: Erica Swantek Photography
Hey, I’m Erica, a sentimental wedding photographer for free-spirited and natural couples who love celebrating outdoors. I’m based in beautiful Bend, Oregon but always willing to travel for love. If you are looking for a Bend wedding photographer, I am now booking for 2018 and would love to talk with you. Drop me a message and let’s grab a beer and chat!