Elizabeth + Tim Rehearsal Dinner

 
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Rehearsal dinners are a wonderful time before the wedding to sit down with an intimate group of family and friends, and enjoy each other's company before the excitement of the wedding day takes over.  Elizabeth + Tim hosted one of the most special rehearsal dinners that I have ever seen to kick off their wedding weekend.

After a quick wedding rehearsal, guests arrived at Plaza Del Toro and were treated to an amazing plated dinner by the chefs of Toro Bravo.  After sipping on house made cocktails, guests found their seats which were identified with hand-written “thank you” notes from the couple.  Specialty linens were brought in from La Tavola to compliment orange-hued floral arrangements from Blum Floral Design.  A close friend custom made wooden boxes for the centerpieces that stretched out down the family style seating. The women in the group were all gifted beautiful floral head crowns which were laid at their setting, to don for the evening.

Toasts from family and bridal party members served as entertainment after the delicious dinner.  The whole night was filled with so much love for this perfect pair, it truly was the perfect start to their unbelievable wedding weekend. Stay tuned for a post on the big event!

Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding Planner | Oregon Event Design | Jessica Hill Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding Planner | Oregon Event Design | Jessica Hill Photography

Photography: Jessica Hill Photography | Floral: Blum

 

Tara + Web

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Jos Studios

Tara & Web are the kind of couple that you instantly become friends with and their coordinator, Meghan, had so much fun getting to know them as they planned their wedding. To celebrate Tara and Web invited their friends and family from all over the world to Plaza Del Toro for a cocktail-style reception. Guests were greeted upon arrival with sparkling Rose and oysters before gathering for the ceremony. Their guests surrounded them in an intimate ceremony officiated by two of their very best friends. Plaza Del Toro's Chef, John Gorham, started off dinner with inventive small plates and gradually worked into an impressive and delicious selection of meat dishes that had been slow cooking all day.  Their guests even got to experience a true Portland experience, their out of town guests, the naked bike ride happened to end just blocks away- the guests loved it, adding to an the evening one that won’t be forgotten!  

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Photography: Jos Studios | Photo Booth: HappyMatic | Floral: Botanica | Ceremony Music: Jordan Harris | Reception Music: DJ Waffle