Shanna + Todd

 

This couple...where do I begin?  I loved every second of working with Shanna + Todd on their New Year's Eve wedding!!  The big event was held at The Allison Inn + Spa in wine country which made it extra personal, as the venue is owned by Todd's family.  Shanna knew she wanted her wedding to be all-out glam.  With bridesmaids glittering in gold sequins and sparkling linens throughout in shades of golds, coppers and navys, we certainly achieved that.  

The evening started with a pre-ceremony cocktail hour and guests were presented with local sparkling wine with floating pomegranate seeds. The ceremony itself was performed by a family friend and was incredibly touching.  You could practically hear a pin drop as the beautiful bride walked down the aisle...I mean this girl is as drop-dead-gorgeous as she is a lovely person. Post-ceremony, guests cocktailed in the hotel's lobby area complete with a cozy fireplace and his + hers cocktails.  Then...the wow factor of the reception! 

I always love standing by the reception entrance as guests first enter to hear them "ooohhh" and "ahhh" and this was no different.  The room was magical with the sequins, dramatic uplighting, stunning lounges, a personalized monogram displayed on the back wall, festive photo booth and upbeat tunes.  The evening brought with it many surprises including a lobster meal presented to a friend that introduced the couple (an inside joke, but a fun personal touch), hangover kits courtesy of "your favorite nurse" (the bride had just graduated nursing school), passed sparkling wine just before midnight with an edible glitter rim and a countdown with a loud festive confetti cannon at midnight to ring in the new year.  

This wedding had an extra special vibe to it that I can't explain--guests were truly excited to celebrate Shanna + Todd, but also the new year.  I absolutely loved getting to know Shanna, Todd and their families and this event was one for the books! So much so that Oregon Bride Magazine featured the event!

Coordination: Nora | Photography: Kimberly Kay | Cinematography: Focal Point | Paper Items: Crave Design | Chalkboards: Brittany Hampton | Gown: Anna's Bridal | Rentals: La Tavola + The Party Place + Classic Vintage Rentals + Rose Bean | Draping: West Coast Drape | Floral: Blum | Lighting: Audient Events | Beauty: Face Body Beauty | Cake: Dream Cakes | DJ + Photo Booth + Confetti Canons: Event Team Entertainment