Mackenzie + Andrew

 

Oregon has countless gorgeous outdoor venues, but my secret pleasure is watching an indoor space transform into a gorgeous summer wedding! This is exactly what I got to experience while working with Mackenzie and Andrew last July. They chose to get married at The Evergreen in SE Portland, Oregon. ESPE Floral did an unbelievable job of bringing some serious color into the vast space, creating a stunning arch for the two to exchange vows underneath, while lining the aisle with lush garland.

As guests arrived, they were greeted with champagne and freshly shucked oysters from Tournant PDX, before finding their seat on farm style benches from Something Borrowed. Robert J. Hill was on hand to capture every beautiful moment of the couple’s ceremony, which was performed by a close friend.

Once the ceremony was finished, the space was quickly rearranged for an amazing dinner served by The Lamb’s Table. There was a lovely series of toasts followed by some of the most eye catching (and delicious) dessert provided by Sweetheart Saint Johns.  After all of the formalities, it was time to start the party. Ron Rouse was set up to play the soundtrack for the rest of the night, complete with a dirty dancing moment from the couple, complete with the lift!!  It was truly a joyous evening, filled with laughter and fun.  Mackenzie and Andrew, I can’t tell you how happy it made me to be part of this day with you!! 

Coordinator: Cam | Photographer: Robert J. Hill | Caterer: The Lamb's Table | Floral: ESPE Floral | Cakes/Desserts: Sweetheart St. John's | DJ: Ron Rouse | Beauty: Olivia Hawthorne | Rentals: Something Borrowed

 

Bryn + Matthew

 

When I met Bryn and Matt I was super excited because all of my big city dreams were about to come true right in the heart of Portland.  Bryn, originally from PDX, and Matt, New York, decided to mash the two states together and have a New York Black Tie Affair right in the heart of Portland.  The couple wanted a modern and classy feel with a touch of industrial, and they achieved it using The Evergreen as their venue.

Guests arrived and were seated in aisles drenched in dreamy candlelight provided by Bella Bloom Floral.  After a sweet ceremony, marble bistro tables and cozy lounge areas by Classic Vintage Rentals awaited guests for cocktail hour.  With a quick flip of the space, guests were then invited to find their seats amongst more dreamy candlelight and Kate Spade-esque stripped linen draped over wooden farm tables.

The night was filled with unique and fun details. Read unique and fun details as: the Bartenders wore 1990's Blazer Jerseys, the ring bearers carried ring briefcases and wore patent leather nikes, and the groom surprised everyone, even his bride, with a surprise guest - the Yeti. The couple also cut into Voodoo Donuts that displayed their initials BB + MM, which was the perfect Portland touch. 

This night could not have been more perfect for this classy New York couple.  Bryan and Matt, thank you for letting us help with your special day.  We wish you years of happiness. 

Coordination: Miranda | Catering: Chefs Table | Photography: Peter Mahar | Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals | Floral: Bella Bloom Florals | Photo Booth: The Original Photo Booth | Lighting: Greenlight Creative | Beauty: Kristie Wright Makeup | Valet: Premiere Valet | Music: DJ Lure PDX | Doughnuts: Voodoo Doughnuts