Hillary + Graham

 

Hillary & Graham were such a delight to work with and I enjoyed every moment of planning with them! Their warm and inviting personalities made me feel like family, while their day was a perfect portrayal of that. The intimate gathering was held at Maysara Winery on a warm July day.

 A ceremony on the scenic patio was followed by a reception inside the winery. Hues of soft blush and mint amidst lots of dusty eucalyptus set the tone for a fun and rustic celebration. Guests dined over burlap and lace while listening to some lovely heart felt speeches. Mini pies for dessert and TONS of dancing sent this couple off into the night. Hillary & Graham it was an absolute pleasure getting to know you - congratulations on your future ahead!

Coordination: Carrie | Photographer: Ryan & Denise Photography | Rentals: Barclay | Catering: Wild Pear | Cake & Dessert: Pacific Pie Co. | Videographer: Schild Creative | Floral: Crowley House Flower Farm | Signage & Paper Goods: Hey Halle | Ceremony & Reception Music: John Ross Music & Production

 

Dena + Braden

 

Dena + Braden were so much fun to work with as they planned their destination wedding at Sokol Blosser Winery! With Braden originally from Portland, these two envisioned getting married amongst the vines and wanted to share with their friends and family a summer wedding in Oregon wine country-- and they chose the perfect backdrop for just that! 

As they arrived, guests were greeted to bubbly and a chance to take in the beautiful wine country view on the front patio. They were then lead to the ceremony, where Dena + Braden were married by a close friend before a breathtaking vineyard backdrop. Rose Hour began on the lawn and guests enjoyed appetizers and lawn games-- it really was a perfect Oregon summer evening!

Dena + Braden's vision of crisp white and rich greenery with a chic, sophisticated look under summer umbrellas was perfection. Honor Floral adorned the tables with beautiful white blooms among greenery and a delicious family style dinner from Hunt + Gather was enjoyed as the sun was beginning to set. Guests enjoyed Nespresso and Lil Orbit's Donuts as the dance party got started by Chad Dowling Productions. It truly was an amazing celebration that I loved being a part of. Huge congrats you two! 

Coordination: Meghan | Photographer: Andrea Zajonc | Caterer: Hunt and Gather | Florist: Honor Flower | Food Truck: Lil Orbits Donuts | Music: Chad Dowling Productions | Rentals: West Coast Event Productions | Beauty: Blossom & Beauty | Videographer: J & M Media

 

Charlotte + Kyle

 

Working with Charlotte and Kyle on their July 1st wedding was a dream. They selected Oregon Golf Club which provided the perfect starting point for planning an absolutely gorgeous wedding. Charlotte & Kyle both have impeccable taste and when it came time to pick vendors they hired the best to see their vision through. The ceremony was hosted in the rose gardens at Oregon Golf Club with all the roses perfectly in bloom. Everything was bright, vibrant and the 75 degree day made this garden ceremony dreamy.

After guests enjoyed cocktail hour (which included custom ice cubes) they were invited inside to a classic French garden party. Seventh Stem created lush floral arrangements that were packed full with blooming flowers and greenery. The colors were soft cool tones including, grey, steel blue, gold and white.  As the evening sunlight streamed inside - it created a perfect evening glow during dinner. After dinner guests filled the dance floor and danced the night away. To top off what was truly a perfect evening - Charlotte & Kyle ended the night with confetti cannons and a sparkler send-off. We absolutely loved this couple and couldn't be more excited for them!! 

Coordination: Elizabeth | Photographer: Amanda K Photography | Videographer: Couture Motion Pictures | Music: Duo Con BrioDJ Stray | Florist: Seventh Stem | Rentals: Party Place | Cake: Laurie Clarke Cake | Beauty: Kristnia Pustovit Makeup | Calligraphy: Hey Halle

 

Holiday Proposals

 

The holidays are upon us and we're not sure about you, but we are ready for a little joy this year! Nora recently went on KGW's afternoon show, Portland Today, to talk holiday proposals. Take a peek at some fun ideas and get into the spirit!

 

Angela + Matt

 

It was a delight helping Angela and Matt plan their wedding.  The first time I met them I knew their wedding was going to be beautiful, fun and very personal.

Their wedding was set at picture perfect Youngberg Hill. It was a beautiful backdrop for their ceremony and reception which used shades of navy and sage green with sand and burgundy accents.  This simple yet elegant wedding incorporated Mediterranean and NW elements including olive branches. The olive branches had a connection to both Angela and Matt. Angela and born in Jerusalem and Matt is from Italian descent. This was just one of many personal touches.

After the ceremony which was officiated by Angela’s father, the guests enjoyed drinks while taking in the gorgeous views. They dined on delicious food provided by Willaby’s Catering and Event Design.  Once the dance floor opened the party really started.  Guests were in for a treat when CreamNW opened the ice cream truck! The evening was capped off by a huge fireworks display which was a surprise to most of the guests. It was truly a night to remember! Congratulations Angela and Matt!

Coordination: Jennifer | Beauty: Blossom & Beauty | Rentals: Willaby's Catering & Event Design | Photography: Stark Photography | Cake/Dessert: Lambs Thriftway | Ice Cream: CreamNW | Videographer: Through These Eyes | Floral: Brier & Ivy  | Dress: The English Department

 

Marie + Joseph

 

Marie and Joe celebrated their gorgeous wedding on the beautiful Oregon coast - steps away from where the bride grew up in Gearhart, Oregon! Growing up surrounded by so much beauty, Marie had a very specific vision for what she wanted her day to look like. 

From the beach ceremony with the Tillamook head in the background to the clear tent on the lawn at the McMenamins Gearhart. Every detail reflected the romantic, beach feeling the bride and groom were wanting for their day.

It was such a pleasure to help bring the vision to life for this happy, fun loving couple.

 

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

 

Amy + Adrian

 

There is something so fun and secretive about a tucked away venue, when you get to wind up and around the backroads until you come to a dead end and find a beautiful place you might not otherwise had known of.  In this case I am talking about Riverhaven Farm, the location that Amy and Adrian chose to celebrate their marriage last July.  This is a beautiful piece of land set along the Willamette River in Wilsonville Oregon.  There was an amazing team of vendors who worked to transform the space for the couple.

It all started with Blum, who spent the morning decorating the beautiful wooden arch, built by the Bride's father, before finishing the rest of the gorgeous floral arrangements that accented the entire property.  The ceremony took place on the side of the home that sits on the property, and is neatly tucked up against the river. Duo Con Brio played as the couple exchanged their vows. 

Once they said their “I Do’s”, everyone joined the couple on the lawn for cocktails and appetizers passed by Dalton’s Northwest Catering.  Guests were seated family style at farm tables that overlooked the landscape. Deyla Huss was able to sneak the couple away for some pretty epic sunset shots, which would also make the cut for the couples wedding video, shot by Moving Pictures

Right before they cut the cake which was provided by Papa Haydn, the groom was surprised with a Dallas Cowboys themed grooms cake from Laurie Clark.  The guests were eager to dance as DJ Mighty Moves kept the party going on an outdoor dance floor with lighting from BowerBird Events.  This was certainly a night to remember!!  Congratulations Amy and Adrian, I’m so thankful I was able to be a part of your special day!

Coordinator: Cam | Caterer: Dalton's Northwest Catering | Photographer: Deyla Huss Photography | Cake: Papa Haydn & Laurie Clarke Cake | Ceremony Music: Duo Con Brio | Reception Music: Dj Mighty Moves | Florist: Blum Floral Design | Beauty: Face Body Beauty | Rentals: Luxury Restroom Trailers + Key Event Services + Classic Vintage Rentals | Videography: Moving Pictures | Visual/Lighting: Bowerbird Events