Marisa and Stephen showcased their life together through details at their dazzling wedding.
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If there’s one thing Chad Nicholson and Austin Wright-Pettibone know how to do, it’s make an entrance. After postponing their wedding numerous times, the couple finally settled on an autumn day at the Mount Bachelor Lawn and The Great Hall at Sunriver Resort. Chad and Austin decided on a ceremony that steered away from tradition, instead embracing their own love story and ideas. To Odesza’s “A Moment Apart,” one of the couple’s favorite songs, members of the wedding party (and, of course, the couple’s dogs) approached the ceremony in pairs with Chad and Austin following suit, making a grand entrance as sparkler fountains were set off in the background. After their walk down the aisle, Chad and Austin took time to hug all the members of the wedding party and their loved ones in the front row, a sweet gesture reflecting the importance of family and friends. Later in the evening, Chad and Austin made yet another sweeping entrance to their reception in The Great Hall. After giving speeches from the second floor of the venue, Chad and Austin came down separate sides of the mezzanine and met at the bottom for their first dance, to the classic “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley. Décor choices played off the warm wood hues of the venue and featured shades of deep green and natural colors. In one of the event’s many unusual touches, guests’ names were hand-burned onto wooden ornaments, with one side reading “Find Your Seat,” and the other reading “Grab Some Wood.” Austin and Chad merged their love for electronic dance music with their love for the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest, something that came across throughout their design choices.