Alix + Cameron

 

Illahe Hills Country Club set the tone for Alix & Cam's picture perfect day! From being the town where they both grew up, to the stunning views overlooking the course, we couldn't have asked for more.  Early in the planning process, Alix knew what she wanted and we gave her just that.  With a romantic ceremony under a softly draped arbor adorned with garland and an epic two-tiered floral chandelier in the reception tent, no detail was missed.  Tables were set with white linens, silver glass beaded chargers and each place setting had a sprig of rosemary wrapped in gray ribbon onto the napkin.  The night was one to remember! Congrats again Alix & Cam!! 

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Coordination: Katy Haley | Photography: Deyla Huss Photography | Rentals: The Party Place | Beauty: Face Body Beauty | Cinematography: Happily Ever After Films | DJ: Apogee Events | Floral: Blum | Gown: WTOO from Anna's Bridal | Groomsmen Attire: Menguin | Cake: Roth's | Paper Items: Marsupial + Crave Design

 

Amanda + Dan

 

When I first met with Amanda and Dan, I knew I wanted to be a part of their celebration- and what a celebration it was! These two wanted to share with their guests an evening that was very them and showcased Portland.  Amanda and Dan picked their wedding day locations for two unique and very different feels. Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden gave the couple a beautiful garden party feel while Doug Fir created the perfect atmosphere to get the party started. A mix of eclectic vintage pieces were brought together from Classic Vintage Rentals under a white tent in the middle of the meadow. To complete the look whimsical garden flower arrangements from Blum lined the farm tables. 

After a very meaningful ceremony, guests got to leisurely enjoy fresh pizza from the Ash Woodfired food truck, a delicious spread of charcuterie from White Pepper Catering, and drinks served from the Tin Cantina- The atmosphere was perfect and had a very Portland feel to it! Then it was time to move the party to Doug Fir where the band Baby Cakes was ready to get the crowd dancing. A truly fun evening that even a little rain couldn’t dampen. Congrats to this great couple!

Coordination: Meghan Wicks | Photo: Aaron Courter | Caterer: Ash Woodfired + White Pepper | Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals + Interstate | Floral: Blum Floral | Transportation: Eco Shuttle | Music: Baby Cakes + The Apollo Trio | Dove Release: Three Butterfly Wishes | | Beauty: Ebel Artistry

 

Annah + Marc

 

I just knew I wanted to be Annah & Marc’s wedding planner when I first met with them. We just clicked and I loved hearing about their beautiful and fun wedding ideas. With a lovely vision of soft pinks and gold accented by a fun pop of mint green for an elegant yet modern look, their wedding details certainly captured this sweet couple!

The two had envisioned getting married outside in the Oregon Golf Club Rose Garden and although the day was stormy, the skies luckily stayed clear through their ceremony. These two high school sweethearts were introduced with cheers from their family and friends as they entered their reception and what a fun night it was celebrating. Huge congrats to this sweet couple! 

Coordination: Meghan Wicks | Photography: Sweetlife Photography | Rentals: Sedera Rental Co | Beauty: Face Body Beauty | Florist: Patricia Danilson | Cake: Laurie Clarke Cakes | DJ + Photo Booth: Chad Dowling Productions | Transportation: Lucky Limousine

 

Neha + Nanda

 

They say rain on your wedding day is good luck. And I would like to think this is true which then would mean Neha and Nanda have good luck for the entirety of their marriage! I began working with Neha and Nanda a year before their wedding. Both living in California they picked Oregon for their wedding to showcase the beautiful Northwest to all their guests who would be coming in from around the world. We landed on Resort at the Mountain for the wedding weekend and began planning what would unfold to be a truly beautiful wedding! 

Neha and Nanda hosted a Friday night Mehndi reception to welcome their guests which included Indian Street food, a photo booth, a henna station, lawn games and Salt & Straw. While the weather didn't exactly cooperate the way we had hopped, when the rain finally stopped the clouds and freshness it left behind made for a gorgeous evening. 

On Saturday Neha and Nanda celebrated their marriage with a traditional southern Indian ceremony. During the ceremony guests enjoyed fresh huckleberry lemonade and Masala Pop, popcorn. The ceremony concluded with Nanda's classmates from the Naval Academy sending them off with a saber exit "The right of passage is a kiss". Such a fun ending to the ceremony.  

After a break during the day guests were treated to a full reception in the Resort at the Mountain's Ballroom transformed by Royce's Prop Shop and Zest Floral. The couple, their family and friends ended up dancing the night away. It was pure bliss for everyone and to top it all off - a sparkler exit. Congrats to these two truly amazing people! 

Coordination: Elizabeth Sheils | Photography: Lin + Jirsa | Beauty: Face Body Beauty | Rentals: Royce's Prop Shop + Sedera | Catering: East India Co + Salt + Straw | Cake: Dream Cakes | Cinematography: JAM | Floral: Zest | DJ: Dj Aanshul | Henna: Salon Amrapali | Photo Booth: The Original Photo Booth

 

Megan + Thomas

 

When I met Megan + Thomas, I knew their wedding would be beautiful, unique and so fun to be a part of! The two of them met online and continued to date long distance. They chose The World Forestry Center – Miller Hall as their venue- the perfect mix of rustic and woodsy and architectural accents.  We met to talk about their wedding and I loved hearing about the fun, personal details they wanted to incorporate into their big day.  From the way they incorporated a Harry Potter theme, to the hanging lanterns, lush flowers and a dessert table full of delicious desserts made by the bride – a pastry chef! Every detail of their wedding was a perfect fit. Congratulations to this wonderful couple!

 

Elizabeth + James

 

Upon meeting Elizabeth and James, you could just feel the love they had for one another. Elizabeth knew what she wanted when it came to their weddings so when it came to planning, it was a breeze.   They opted to have 2 ceremonies, a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony at Elizabeth's parents home, then followed by a Catholic mass at St. Mary's Cathedral. All 380 guests were then invited to the reception at the Portland Art Museum's Grand Ballroom for an evening of good food and entertainment.  The room was up-lit with soft white lighting while the tables all we adorned with candlelight.  Zest Floral created beautiful centerpieces of white hydrangea and dusty pink roses along with touches of greenery for each table.  The couple's monogram shined on the dance floor where guests danced the night away to celebrate the happy couples' new life together.  My personal favorite part of the evening was right before Elizabeth and James were announced into the reception.  We had their engagement video play for all of their guests to see how James had put so much thought and effort into planning the perfect proposal--- it left many teary eyed! 

Coordination: Katy Haley | Photography: Powers Studios | Cake: Beaverton Bakery | Transportation: JMI Limo | Paper Items: Crave Design | Florist: Zest | Catering: Food in Bloom | Rentals: The Party Place | DJ: Nick Lem 

 

Madi + CJ

 

Madi and CJ's wedding was a classy, sophisticated event. There was so much love in the room and you could tell they had an enormous support system with them during the whole planning process.  The couple's reception at Castaway was absolutely perfect. The delicate details of the day were perfectly planned to play off each other. The garland and gold accents really  helped soften the room just perfectly. It was clear they both wanted to throw one amazing party and they did just that! Madi + CJ provided their guests with not only Salt and Straw for dessert but also PDX Sliders for a late night snack. It was absolutely an amazing beautiful day and I was so honored to be a part of it. 

 

Bianca + Varun

 

Planning a wedding from afar isn’t always easy, but Bianca and Varun made it effortless.  This gorgeous couple chose to be married in Portland to give their guests an ultimate vacation experience and boy did they deliver!  We started the morning in the back lot of Eastside Exchange where family and friends gathered for the celebratory Baraat featuring Pips Donuts and the groom atop a gorgeous white horse.  Guests continued the celebration inside to the Indian Ceremony where they were met with brightly colored floral from Blum and gorgeous programs from A Tie That Binds.  After the ceremony guests made their way via hosted shuttles to Cerulean for lunch. 

Bianca and Varun made a quick outfit change before spending their afternoon downtown shooting photos with Bryan Rupp and video with Couture Motion Pictures.  After photos guests gathered at The Old Church where a second ceremony was officiated by Father Larry and piano played by the bride's childhood piano teacher Ms. Kara.  After the ceremony ended the party headed back to Eastside Exchange where guests enjoyed cocktails and the gorgeous Portland views from the roof.  Downstairs in the ballroom the reception space took on anthropology feel with ivory on ivory linens, multicolor glassware from Classic Vintage Rentals, and the cutest wooden table numbers.  We repurposed the mandap from the Indian ceremony in to a lavish sweetheart table for two and jazzed up the cake table with a fun textured linen.   The couple pulled out all the stops for their guest including a fun photo booth, handmade s'mores from 1927 s'mores, late night pizza served from the back of a food truck courtesy of Tastebuds PDX, and a night of dancing thanks to the Essentials and Chad Dowling.  Bianca and Varun wanted their guests to fall in love with Portland as much as they had, and after this party I am positive they did!  Congrats Bianca & Varun.  It was truly a pleasure helping you plan this wedding and I can't wait for you to come back and visit!

Coordination: Miranda Scheitzach | Photography: Bryan Rupp | Cinematography: Couture Motion Pictures | Floral: Blum | Beauty: Powder Inc. + Makeup by Whit + Dallas Merkley + Jennifer Jones | Venues: Eastside Exchange & The Old Church | Band: The Essentials | Cake: Dream Cakes | Rentals: The Party Place + Classic Vintage Rentals | Lighting: Think AV | Catering: Vibrant Table  + Pips Donuts + 1927 s'mores + Tastebuds PDX | Henna: Blue Lotus Henna | Gift bags: Masala Pop