Elle + Meyers

 

Elle and Meyers...where do I even begin with this couple?  I absolutely loved every second of working with these two college sweethearts who met at University of Illinois. Meyers is a beloved members of the Portland Trailblazers and Elle is a badass instructor at Burn Cycle, and it was high energy planning from day one.  (I dare you to try her class....you WILL be sore the next day!)  Beyond their super fun personalities,  and great senses of humor, their day was so enjoyable executing.  Elle's vision stemmed from French châteaux and Italian villas and the couple wanted to make sure it was a fun and memorable night for their friends and family. We started with the perfect venue, Oregon Golf Club, and then designed around Elle's newest obsession: boxwood! 

The wedding party was buzzing with excitement when they arrived on-site that perfectly sunny summer day.  Meyers walked down the aisle with his "ring dog" Bella, the couple's sweet Siberian Husky who also sparked a Twitter war weeks prior.  The ceremony, officiated by the Blazers' chaplain, was heartfelt and there was not a dry eye in the crowd. 

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After the ceremony, guests (including several Blazer teammates!) cocktailed on the patio, picked up escort cards from a boxwood wall adorned with ribbon and gardenias and enjoyed cocktails from a beautiful custom bar by Rose Bean.  Afterwards, guests ooh'd  and ahh'd as they entered the stunning tent.  From the boxwood bar and band backdrops, to the Parisian styled arrangements, to the luxurious linens to the warm lighting, to the decadent dessert display, to the over-the-top chandeliers to every single carefully thought out detail, it was truly a night to remember.  

Guests enjoyed a lovely plated meal, laughed at some hilarious toasts and danced the night away to one of my favorite bands, Precious Byrd.  The cocktail area was flipped during dinner and friends and family got competitive playing flip cup (with custom Solo cups!), University of Illinois cornhole and beer pong on a custom Blazers table.  The whole night had such a special vibe.  It was clear that Elle + Meyers have an amazing support system and are loved by many.  I was honored to be a part of the festivities featured by Oregon Bride Magazine, and to get to know this wonderful couple throughout the year.

Hair + Makeup: Face Body Beauty | Photography: Ben Pigao | Cinematography: Moving Picture Weddings | Paper Items: Card Bar + Crave Design | Rentals: Classic Vintage RentalsThe Party Place + Peter Corvallis Productions + Rose Bean Events + Barclay Event Rentals | Lighting: Greenlight Creative | Photo Booth: Limelight | Floral: Blum | Ceremony Music: Duo Con Brio | Reception Music: Precious Byrd | Transportation: VIP PDX + Lucky Limousine + White Cloud Luxury Cars