Denise + Cody

 
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Denise & Cody love everything about the outdoors, so when it came to selecting their wedding venue, it only made sense to get married at the Resort at the Mountain. Choosing the Lakeside Lawn for their ceremony and reception in mid-June and in Oregon was bound to have some potential weather challenges and boy did the weather gods play some tricks on us that day! With a morning filled with hail, thunder and lightening storms, left everyone scrambling for backup options- should we do everything under the tent, should we move inside the ballroom, or should we just make a game time decision.  Well, luckily for us, a game time decision was the right choice!! By the time the couple had done their first look, the clouds parted and it was as if Heaven's gates had opened up for us! 

The ceremony was beautifully written by a dear friend of both Denise & Cody, which also left no dry eye at their seats.  Guests were then able to enjoy cocktail hour out on the lawn and inside the tent while having appetizers and drinks.  

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The chandeliers inside the tent were dripping with greenery and the tables had lush navy linens with gold beaded chargers topped with a pine cone at each setting.   During dinner the rain started back up again, but once it stopped, left an amazing double rainbow to which we whisked the couple outside for some amazing photos! The end of the rainbow literally ended where the couple had said their vows, now if that isn't luck, I don't know what is! 

Coordination: Katy Haley | Photography: Honeysuckle | Floral: Blum Floral | Cinematography: Happily Ever After Films | Beauty: Kirstie Wight | Rentals: The Party Place | Chalk Art: Letters + Dust | Dessert: Bella Cupcakes | Gown: Anna's Bridal | DJ: Event Team Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse 

 

Lisa + Louis

 

Combining Lisa’s love for Paris and all things French with Louis’ Cajun roots, we planned an elegant black, white and gold wedding at The Foundry and filled it with personal touches. All sorts of wonderful surprises punctuated the festivities: Lisa surprised Louis with an oil painting of their ceremony painted “en plein air” and then displayed during the reception to the delight of all, while the paint was still wet! Lisa also filmed a touching tribute video for Louis with their son Charlie, and presented it in lieu of a toast.

My favorite moments had to be the reading excerpt from The Velveteen Rabbit discussing what it means to become “real”, read by two of the flower girls during the ceremony, and when another flower girl sang the song Adam Sandler performs in The Wedding Singer, “Grow Old With You” during the reception. The sweet sentiments perfectly captured the mood of the day. 

Louis’ mother shared her family recipe for Crawfish Etoufee, and chef presented bite-sized portions for the guests to enjoy as an hors d’oeuvre. In addition to the French 75 and Classic Margarita cocktails, Lisa and Louis served a collection of their favorite wine out of their personal cellar to pair with the sumptuous dinner buffet. For their cake topper, Lisa and Louis had a 3D print created of themselves in their bridal attire (each went separately so as not to ruin the surprise of Lisa in her wedding dress, and then the image was overlaid). Congratulations, Lisa and Louis! 

Coordination: Kirsten Smrtka | Photography: David Barss | Catering: Devil's Food | Floral: Floral Sunshine | Rentals: The Party Place | Beauty: Blossom + Beauty | Cinematography: Candy Glass Productions | Cake: Dream Cakes | DJ: NW Premiere Mobile DJ | Transportation: Lucky Limousine + Classic Chauffeur Company | Lighting + Rentals: Chad Dowling Productions | Child Care: NW Nanny

 

Elise + Louis

 

Elise and Louis bond over many things including tennis, dirty martinis, and most importantly their love for each other.  This fun loving couple married at Skamania Lodge with a traditional Jewish ceremony under a chuppah made by the father-of-the-bride.  Flowers For You set the reception in soft candlelight and white florals while the table numbers gave guests a glimpse of the couple's engagement photos by Deyla Huss Photography.   Guests enjoyed dirty martinis, and danced and sang (the cutest flower girl flawlessly belted a tune for the couple and crowd!) the night away thanks to the awesome tunes from Design Band.  This couple truly 'Game, Set, Matched' and I wish them a lifetime of happiness!

Coordination: Miranda Scheitzach | Rabbi: David Kosak/Neveh Shalom | Music: Ron Hughes Music | Florals: Flowers For You | Band: Design Band | Cake: Lamb's Bakery | Photography: Deyla Huss Photography | Beauty: Blossom and Beauty | Cinematography: Focal Point

 

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!