Chelsea + Chris

How did you meet?

Chris and I met through mutual friend groups working at Dutch Bros!

When did you know they were the one?

The first time he had me over he made me pancakes and beer for dinner and we sat out by the fire and watched the sunset. I never wanted to do that with anyone else. I’ll never forget that night!

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?

He’s compassionate, adventurous and has the biggest heart I’ve ever seen.

Who proposed and how?

He proposed in Bend, OR on our annual Presidents Day friends Bend trip at one of our favorite breweries!

Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?

Portland, OR at a&bé bridal. If I could draw up my perfect dress this would be it. I fell in love immediately. #dreamdress

What was the best moment for you at your wedding? 

Sitting back and watching all of our closest family and friends mesh so well and have so much fun together. (And obviously putting on my dress and never changing out of it the whole night).

What were your favorite details? 

The bows had a moment and they were soooo fun

What advice would you tell other brides?

Take in every moment.. and if you’re thinking about having an intimate wedding ceremony- DO IT. 30 of our closest fam & friends and then going to a brewery for dinner and dancing afterwards… no wedding party, no bouquet toss, no cake cutting… it was absolutely perfect. Non-traditional is the absolute best!

Any standout vendors?

Bend Brewing Eastside was amazing. So great and accommodating, and I wouldn’t have changed that after party spot for anything!




Dionne Kraus Photography


a&bé Bridal Shop