Melissa + Ben


I just loved helping Melissa and Ben plan their glam garden party wedding! The picturesque Bridal Veil Lakes in the Gorge set the tone for their stunning event. Guests were greeted with a champagne arrival and made their way to the meadow for the ceremony. One of their close friends officiated a personal and sweet ceremony and included Ben surprising Melissa with a dove release that held special meaning to them both. After the ceremony, guests continued around the lake to the Gorge Overlook for cocktail hour. It was a gorgeous view and setting with picnic blankets for guests to enjoy. 

Dinner tables were set under bistro lights and detailed with dreamy café au lait dahlia centerpieces accented by gold and blush. With the lake as a backdrop, Melissa and Ben shared a beautiful sweetheart table lined with garland and candlesticks. After toasts, the two got to share the most incredible sunset with their guests.

To kick off dancing, Melissa, Ben and their guests begin a flash mob that Melissa had choreographed. The rest of the evening was amazing with guests taking Polaroid selfies on the vintage furniture, a packed dance floor and a cigar bar. There were so many memorable moments at Melissa & Ben’s wedding and I am so thrilled that I got to be a part of it. It really was the best day ever! Congrats you two, I am so happy for you and your life together and big thanks to Portland Bride + Groom Magazine for featuring the event! 

Coordination: Meghan Wicks | Photography: Powers Studios | Catering: Devil's Food | Cinematography: Moving Pictures | Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals + The Party Place | DJ: Paradox Productions | Floral: Swoon | Cake: Dream Cakes | Chalk Art: Letters + Dust | Doves: Three Butterfly Wishes | Transportation: Lucky Limousine