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National Forest Wedding: Becky & Geoff- Mt. Hood National Forest, OR

This week BSB will be sharing ONLY national park weddings and various park wedding round up’s, in honor of National Parks Week (4/15-4/23)! (Refer to the bottom of this post for ways to get involved this week) View More: Well, we couldn’t just stop with one Mt. Hood National Forest Wedding, so we are sharing two!!! It’s a double-header, full of eco, rustic themed glory!!  Thanks to our BSB Vendor, Karen J Hawley Photography, for sharing this fun Mt. Hood National Forest wedding with us today! View More: More: View More: More: More: View More: More: View More: More: More: View More: Venue: Mt. Hood Ski Bowl | Photography: Karen J Hawley Photography | National Forest/Park: Mt. Hood National Forest | Rentals: Something Borrowed Portland | Eco Florist: Emerald Petals | Dress: Maggie Sottero from Bridal Exclusives | Cake: As Good As It Gets | Ice Cream: Salt and Straw ____________________________ WAYS TO GET INVOLVED DURING NATIONAL PARK WEEK! Did you know that the National Park Services has over 12 billion dollars of outstanding repairs and needs across the 2000 parks and forests they maintain? Go grab your annual NPS Pass today and help support the future of our planet for generations to come! April 15-16 and April 22-23 : Free Admission to any National Park in the United States Buy a National Park (Forest) Pass (for $80). There are also FREE Passes available for active military, and students in the 4th grade, as well as discounted passes for Seniors. Learn more HERE. Find the closest park to you and volunteer or support their fundraising initiatives!

Weddings that Give Back- Micah & Payne, Oregon

Two weeks ago we were tagged in an Instagram Post by Rescue Chocolate. It was a photo of their yummy, vegan chocolate goodness at a recent wedding their product was used at. Rescue Chocolate uses a portion of their chocolate bar sales to save animals in shelters. After chatting with the bride in the comments thread of the image, we knew her wedding story was a perfect fit for Black Sheep Bride’s Wedding Wednesday series. See what she had to share:
“We had a destination wedding in the middle of nowhere, Oregon. And our wedding weekend getaway was at The Historic Balch Hotel. Our dogs are a huge part of our lives, but they couldn’t (and didn’t want to) make that long trek, so we found Rescue Chocolate and had their faces put on delicious chocolate bars for all of our guests. We also chose three non-profit animal welfare groups to donate to in lieu of gifts, and bought every fleece blanket at Wal Mart for guests to cozy up with and later donated them to local rescue groups. And in keeping with true Oregonian fashion, we used freeze dried flower petals for most of the decor so no matter what the wind picked up and blew away, it would be earth friendly! As for our bouquets, we used lots of beautiful, hand-picked wild flowers and a few random fillers from Portland Wholesale Flower Market.”
  Photography by Tegyn Friedman Photography | Videography by: Unveiled Productions
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