A Touching, Heartfelt, Lumberjack Themed, Snow-Filled, Oregon Wedding

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On February 26, 2019, Heidi and Nate gathered before family and close friends and committed their lives to one another in a deeply moving and emotional ceremony at the High Desert Museum in Bend, OR.

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Heidi and Nate first met through an online dating site in 2017. They had both ended previous relationships and had found their way back to Oregon. They hit it off right away and quickly started seriously dating. Their relationship was built through their mutual love of the great outdoors and through hiking and camping trips.

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It was during some of these trips that Heidi started to experience some troubling health issues. In addition to becoming unusually tired and worn out, she started to have a lot of pain in different parts of her body.  After months and months of normal blood tests and dead ends, Heidi had a MRI. The scans revealed numerous tumors throughout her body.

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In September of 2018, she was diagnosed with an incredibly rare form of liver cancer that had spread to her bile ducts. She’s endured intense chemotherapy and radiation and has recently switched to palliative care. We were so touched by Heidi and Nate’s beautiful love story and were honored to grant their wish for a wedding.

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We secured an amazing team of wish granters who worked tirelessly – despite a record-breaking snowstorm – to pull of a lumberjack themed, cozy, deep woods wedding. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as Heidi and Nate united their lives together and celebrated a love that has endured so much.

A heartfelt thank you to this lovely crew:  

Wish Granters:

Wedding Planner: The Indigo Bride

Venue: High Desert Museum

Catering: Bowtie Catering

Photographer: Ely Roberts Photography

Videographer: Mike Hiatt Media

Music: Bend Event Sound

Florist: The Posie Shoppe

Baker: Jamie McCool

Linens: Linen Tablecloth 

Stationery: Chalked Creative

Hair and Make-up: Edge Hair and Make up

Lighting: Illuminate Your Night

Rentals: Set in Your Way

Rentals: Curated Event Rentals

Live Music: Casey Parnell

Rings: Robbins Brothers

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