A Wintry Elopement in Colorado

Editor’s note:

A man and woman hold a Pendleton blanket in the snow, while their officiant marries them.

With the changes, postponements, disappointments and losses we have all lived through in this year, it’s important to take a moment to share happiness. We hope you find joy in Brenna and Scott’s breathtaking elopement, coordinated and photographed by Alix Loosle this past fall.

As Told by the Bride

Scott and I planned to have our wedding in St. Louis in August 2020, but had to reschedule and then postpone until May. When it looked like the world might not be back together again by 2021, we decided to secretly elope in Colorado where Scott’s brother could marry us. We immediately e-mailed Alix to see if she was available, and within a few days she helped us plan our entire wedding in Estes Park for just a few weeks later.

The groom waits with the officiant in the snowy mountains of Breckenridge, Colorado.

We loved that this wedding was going to be intimate, relaxed, and outside. A week before the wedding we got the news that Rocky Mountain National Park was affected by the wildfires, and we had to choose a new location. We landed on Blue Lakes in Breckenridge, and we found the perfect cabin nearby where we could spend the week.

The bride approaches in a white wedding dress on the white sow, holding beautiful flowers.

On our journey to Colorado the night before what was supposed to be our wedding day, we were hit with a blizzard and spent the night sleeping in our truck waiting for the road to re-open. At this point all we could do was laugh and go with the flow! Alix and Scott’s brother and sister in law are some of the most gracious people we could have been surrounded by and were able to switch their travel plans so we could have the wedding the following day.

The groom, officiant, and bride.

Our blizzard adventure turned out to be the biggest silver lining. October 27th was the most gorgeous day. Blue Lakes was covered in snow and seemed like a dream. We were able to spend the day of the wedding writing our vows, drinking chai bourbon lattes, making a cheese board, and hanging out with family.

Chris married us in the most personal and intimate ceremony, and his wife, Kelsey, read a beautiful reading and wrangled our puppy Lou.

Lou the Lab waits to see the wedding, wearing a Pendleton Pet dog cot.

We laughed and cried and took breaks during the ceremony to warm up and recover. We popped a bottle of champagne immediately after and watched the moon as it rose perfectly between the mountains.

It was the most amazing day of our lives and we are so happy to finally be Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell!

Congratulations!

the happy couple and Lou, after the ceremony.

Our thanks to the bride, groom, and to photographer Alix Loosle for sharing her work. We are always so honored to be included in the amazing events of your lives. Thank you.

See more here: www.alixannlooslephotography.com

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Heading for the Path of Totality? Your Ultimate Pendleton #eclipse2017 Take-Along List

Almost here!

The total solar eclipse of our lifetime is happening on August 21, just three short weeks away. The #eclipse2017 Path of Totality originates on the Oregon coast, midway between Lincoln City and Newport. If you’re planning to meet it there, remember that the Oregon coast is famous for its summertime marine clouds, but the interior of our state should be prime viewing country in August.

We are EXCITED, here in Oregon. We’re preparing to host from from 300K to a million visitors!  No matter which estimate turns out to be correct, a LOT of people will gather in our state to share this once-in-our-lifetime experience. So let’s hope you have your accommodations planned, your reservations confirmed, and your patience in place. It’s going to be an amazing adventure, but all life’s adventures require planning and preparation. We have the top ten take-along Pendleton pieces to make sure you have a fantastic trip, whether camping, glamping, or just stepping outside to see this wonder of astronomy.

  1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

We can’t stress this enough. Central Oregon is high and dry, with gorgeous dry vistas and rolling hills.

Water Bottles by Pendleton

Keep yourself in the best possible shape to enjoy the scenery and the eclipse by drinking lots of water. Our Klean Kanteen water bottles are a practical and beautiful way to hydrate.

2. Throw Some Shade with a Pendleton Hat

During the day in August, Central Oregon can be hot, hot, hot. Weather should still be fine at 10:30 AM, but you’ll be there all day, amazed and celebrating.

A young woman stands on a hillside, wearing a gold Pendleton shirt and a Pendleton hat.

Arnelle Lozada @arnelle

Stay cool with the Outback Hat (shown in Putty). The light color keeps you cooler in the sun. If you like cotton hats, our Breezer and Hiker hats are great, too.

3. Another Way to Stay Cool

Bandanas! We’re showing the Pueblo Cross bandanas, but we have plenty of colors and styles available (like this Silver Bark pattern, which is gorgeous).

Pendleton cotton bandanas

These will cover your head, catch sweat at your neck and wrists, and keep your eclipse glasses secure. Plus they are fun way to enjoy Pendleton’s traditional patterns.

4. Don’t Forget the Dawgs

Traveling with your best friend? Some of the country in the Path of Totality is rugged and remote.

Pendleton Pet portable dog bowl

You can’t count on services, so our Pendleton Pet travel food and water bowls are important.

5. Layer Up with a Pendleton Wool Shirt

Wool is nature’s original performance fabric. It can keep you warm early in the morning and late at night, and actually can help you stay cool in high temps.

A young woman with long dark hair wears a brown and white plaid pendleton shirt

Arnelle Lozada @arnelle

We have styles for Men and Women in those plaids that say “Pendleton!” from a mile away.

A man stands beside a pond wearing a plaid Pendleton shirt

Garin Wood @garinwood @ultmo

6. Claim Your Spot with a Pendleton Towel

We wish you all a cool spot by a river for viewing. A Pendleton towel can be used for warmth, as a sitting space, or for shade.

FIve Pendleton Towels hanging on a peg rack.

Our towels-for-two in Serrado

The Serrado towel-for-two hangs on a stump at the beach.

and Fire Legend

The Fire Legend towel-for-two against a blue sky.are fantastic for marking off your viewing spot, too.

7. Luxury Seating: Pendleton by Sunbrella Floor Cushions

A touch of luxury for your viewing spot that you’ll love to take home; the Pendleton by Sunbrella floor cushion.

Floor-Pillows covered in Pendleton by Sunbrella performance fabrics.

We can’t speak highly enough of the fabric and workmanship in these outdoor fabrics—they have a depth and dimensionality that amazes us.

8. Pendleton Blankets: Camp Blankets and Serapes

Pendleton’s Camp Blankets were developed for actual cowboys, who needed a sturdy, practical bedroll on the range.

Camp_blankets on beds in a rustic room.

Our Serapes also make awesome camping blankets, thanks to their unnapped finish, which is smooth enough to stay free of campsite detritus.

Serape-blankets on beds in a beachy room.

So take your choice! These are excellent bedroll blankets, and are also great for wrapping around your shoulders as you sit around the campfire at night, watching stars and making memories.

9. Socks for your Tootsies

It’s cold in the tent overnight! Snuggle into some Pendleton socks.

A campfire, over which marshmallows are being toasted, and six people's feet wearing Pendleton socks.

These beauties are National Park themed cotton blend, and we have so many more to choose from. Your toes will thank you.

10. Campfire Coffee

We know you’ll spend the balance of Monday celebrating, sharing your photos on Instagram (if you can get a signal!) and meeting other eclipse-watchers who are camped near you. Tuesday morning will come all too soon.

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Brandon Tormanan @b.tormanen

When it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee, use one of our Oversized Pendleton Mugs. They are durable and beautiful, with lots of patterns to choose from.

And remember: WEAR YOUR ECLIPSE GLASSES.

Thanks to our brand ambassadors for their photos. You can see more of their work on Instagram:

Arnelle Lozada  @arnelle

Garin Wood  @garinwood   @ultmo

Brandon Tormanan   @b.tormanen

10 Cutest Pictures of Pendleton Pets

Fun fact: Pets love wool.

If you have a wool blanket, your cat has probably “claimed” it as her own (and immediately covered it in fur). Cats and dogs are drawn to wool because it’s breathable and regulates heat, which keeps them cool in summer and warm in winter. An added plus for pet-lovers is that wool also naturally resists germs and dirt. Plus, it’s just plain cozy!

We’ve rounded up 10 of the absolute cutest photos of cats and dogs enjoying Pendleton gear, from wool blankets and throws to our new pet beds, leashes, collars and more. So take a few minutes for a cuteness break, and tell us which one is your favorite in the comments!

Our top ten

There’s nothing better than a puppy, except maybe a puppy asleep on a Pendleton throw. Lucy, an apricot goldendoodle in Washington, dozes off on a pure virgin wool motor robe. Sweet dreams of bagel crumbs and chin scratches, Lucy.

A goldendoodle puppy asleep on a Pendleton throw.

Photo: @lucy_da_gooldendoodle

 A sleeping cat and kiddo? It’s almost too much to handle. They’re curled up on a Glacier Park knit throw in fuzzy cotton and merino wool. Ahh.

A baby and an orange cat sleeping on a Pendleton striped throw

Photo: @burtsbrisplease

We had to give some love to fellow Oregonian Thomas Guy, who took this photo of his significant other and their aptly named doodle, Laura Darling. The dog looks so soft and fluffy in our Glacier Park dog coat!

A young woman kisses her goldendoodle puppy

Photo: @thomasguy

 Lauren Gordon was originally was fostering these two kitties, Peanut and Penelope, but she fell in love with them and adopted them. Here they are on an aqua Chief Joseph blanket. (We wouldn’t have been able to resist, either.)

Two very young little kittens on a Chief Joseph Pendleton blanket

Photo: @laurenlucybean

Rooster, a Great Pyrenees, protectively cuddles newborn baby Poe as they nap on a Pendleton dog bed in Washington, D.C.

A Gret Pyrenees dog keeps her baby very safe on her Pendleton dog bed.

Photo: @tallulahalexandra

 Why are sleeping animals so cute? Barcelona photographer Raquel Fialho captured the adorable Flor (Portuguese for “flower”) snoozing on our Chief Joseph pillows in aqua and turquoise.

A small orange kitten sleeps on a pile of Pendleton Chief Joseph pillows.

Photo: @raquelfialho

 Petee the Siberian husky, shown here with one of his humans, is an Ontario pup who loves outdoor adventures—and also Pendleton’s striped leash and travel bowl!

A young man gives his husky a drink from a tin coffee cup.

Photo: @peteethehusky

Oreo the Biewer Yorkie peeks out from a Glacier stripe blanket. Clearly the tiny Bay Area pup has excellent taste.

A tiny Yorkie pup peeks out from a Pendleton Glacier Park blanket.

Photo: @oreo.bb

 You can’t help but smile at Cooper, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi in San Francisco who likes romping around in the snow while his national park dog coat keeps him toasty.

A happy corgi named Cooper poses in a snowy forest, wearing his Pendleton Pet dog coat.

Photo: @littlecooperbear

Streeeetch! Peanut relaxes on a Yakima camp blanket on a lazy sunny day. Excellent idea, Peanut.

An orange cat gives a good stretch on a Pendleton Yakima Camp blanket.

Photo: @babyconstellation

 OK, which furry friend is the cutest in your book? We absolutely can’t choose. 

If you’d like to see our Pendleton Pet products, click here: Pendleton for Pets

And for more aww-worthy photos of pets and Pendleton, follow us on Instagram.

George’s Best Day with Pendleton Pet

George’s Best Day

We can’t express our happiness at being part of the story of George’s Best Day. George is a service dog who helps a young lady named Bella with walking.

Watch and enjoy George’s best day. We promise, it will give your own day a mighty lift.

Learn more about BarkBox here: BARKBOX

And you can see Pendleton Pet products here, including George’s Gigantic Bed: Pendleton Pet

A girla dn her Great Dane dog in a school hallway

Photo courtesy of ABC News

#PendletonPet on Instagram: Meet the Ambassadogs!

Pendleton Pet

This year we unveiled our Pendleton Pet collection (which is shipping free this month, November 2015). It’s been so much fun to see Pendleton’s National Park designs translated into high quality beds, collars, coats and leads. Our Ambassadogs have been having some fun with their new gear over on our Instagram.

Loki

Everyone knows Loki, whose life is one grand adventure, and occasionally takes us along via GoPro.

He has almost 700K followers on Instagram!

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Loki_ (1) and his owner

He’s a low-content wolf/Husky/Malamute mix, and his people like Pendleton, too.

Leroy

So, he’s not charging up snowy mountains, but Leroy (of Life with Leroy) loves his city life in San Francisco. And hey, have you seen Lombard Street?

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Leroy is a sweet little terrier who likes keeping track of his people and giving his Pendleton Pet gear a good workout. Did someone say “walk”?

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Rusty

And then, there’s sweet Rusty Rodas, a gentler Golden Retriever who likes our clothes…

Rodas

…almost as much as he likes his Pendleton Pet bed.

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We’re always on the lookout for Pendleton Petbassadors. If you’re on Instagram, enter our Instagram contest by tagging your best pet photos today through Monday and let us see your best friend. And we just want you to show us your pet–Pendleton products are entirely optional in your photo! 

And remember, Pendleton Pet ships free in November!