Intimate Microwedding at Lodge 902 Dazzles

Real Wedding
Taking inspiration from the bride's Puerto Rican roots added tons of memorable details to this event.
Written by
Emily Sweet


Oregon Bride Fall/Winter 2021

Cristina Rodriguez and Robert Shepherd’s intimate microwedding at Lodge 902 was packed full of life, from its bold floral arrangements to the upbeat festivities. With only a month to plan the nuptials, bride Cristina gave her florist and coordinator lots of latitude in working with the rustic ambiance of Lodge 902, resulting in a warm and lively neutral color palette that was accompanied by lush, blooming greenery. To pay tribute to Cristina’s Puerto Rican roots, Agave amica was featured in Cristina’s bouquet together with chrysanthemums, hypericum berry, veronica and dried florals. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a sit-down dinner that was decorated with garlands festooned eucalyptus and Italian ruscus and adorned with bold rust, peach and cream accents. Elegant gold candlesticks and classic table settings accented the venue’s rustic atmosphere as did the gold lanterns, candles and ample greenery that bedecked Lodge 902’s fireplace mantel. As a token of the evening, guests were given personalized watercolor paintings that featured different floral elements from the wedding. Cristina also shipped Mi Plantita jam from her hometown in San Juan to the guests as an additional treat. The highlight of the memorable night was when Cristina and her bridesmaids began dancing to the Puerto Rican song “La Bomba,” and got every guest onto the dance floor, heightening an already infectiously joyful night.  

Bride Cristina's bouquet was a real showstopper, bringing a range of cool colors with a few splashes of pink hues into the arrangement really tied the entire look together. Elegant greenery and white florals framed the entire arrangement and perfectly complimented the rustic atmosphere of Lodge 902. 

Cristina and Robert virtually greeted guests that could not attend the event during their ethereal microwedding and even had matching Mr. and Mrs. face coverings to wear during their own event.  

The event featured a sit-down dinner for guests, bringing the intimacy of a microwedding to the forefront of Cristina and Robert's special day, and dainty gold tableware paired with deep oranges and dynamic green hues made for a cohesive look. 

Floral arrangements gave this entire event an ethereal feel and paired dainty florals with dynamic rustic features like the lanterns pictured below. 

This unique Oregon venue offered Cristina and Robert endless photo-ops on their special day while keeping the guest count low and the focus on them. 


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Hood River, OR


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