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Wedding Details Inspired by Grand Central Oregon

“I have a crush on Central Oregon,” gushes Abby Elvebak, owner of AE Creative, a wedding design, rentals and event planning company in Bend. “Central Oregon has such a scenic landscape: the sunshine, the rocks, trees and dirt are all beautiful during every season, and I wanted that to be reflective in this concept.” Sticking with a neutral palette that speaks to Central Oregon’s spirit, Elvebak also chose organic and sustainable products made close to home. “I wanted to pull those native colors and hues together to create a true Oregon wedding. I think it shows handmade and local can be stunning.”

1. Sweet Treat (above)

Bend favorite Foxtail Bakeshop creates decadent dessert bars with rustic twists on classic sweets, including mixed-nut sage caramel tarts, roasted plum and maple éclairs, and brown butter and orange-scented pixie cupcakes. Prices start at $10 per guest. Florals by Heirloom Floral Design.

2. Invite Delight


Elvebak designed this stationery suite inspired by her company’s new home in Bend. Birch wood veneer invitations come with coordinating cards printed on recycled linen and feature clever text and vintage stamps. $975 for 100. Envelope calligraphy by My Fair Letters, $3 each for the mailing and RSVP envelope.

3. Hot Rocks


Made locally in Bend, Lava Love soap contains Oregon volcanic bentonite clay, zeolite and pumice. A sweet favor idea, the heart-shaped soaps can be dressed up with a wood veneer favor tag and hemp string. $10.

4. Set in Stone


Oregon’s state gemstone, the Eastern Oregon–mined sunstone contains tiny flakes of copper that gives the stone its shimmer effect. This custom ring by Pave Fine Jewelry in Bend surrounds a 1.62-carat sunstone with .5 ctw diamonds set in rose gold. $5,000. Matching men’s wedding band, $1,600 also from Pave Fine Jewelry.

5. Wild at Heart


Locally forged and grown juniper, Virginia creeper, amaranth, scabiosa, dahlias, garden roses and foxglove combine for a stunning bouquet by Heirloom Floral Design in Bend, $200.

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