From day one of meeting and working with Courtney and Matt, I knew their wedding day would be wonderful. Not only does the couple adore each other, but they were surrounded with supportive family members who were eager to help. We all worked together to plan the classic, Portland summer, outdoor wedding experience for both the bride and groom as well as the guests.
Typically, we don’t have to worry about rain in September, but the morning of the wedding River Haven Farms was shadowed by rain clouds. Luckily the weather turned just in time for photos and stayed clear until the end of the evening – a wedding day miracle!
Guests parked in what looked like a quaint family Christmas tree farm and walked over to the outdoor ceremony where they set gifts on a vintage truck and were greeted with fresh lemonade. The aisle was lined with rose pedals and a string duo played while bridesmaids and groomsmen recessed in. The bride and her father walked down the aisle to the tune of her brother playing guitar and everyone enjoyed the view of the Willamette River. Both the ceremony and cocktail reception area overlooked the river just before sunset then guests were guided to the River Haven’s front lawn where dinner was held under a large white tent.
Dalton’s Northwest Catering served a delicious dinner buffet under the River Haven barn awning and displayed a cupcake bar on couple of wine barrels. Guests sat at round tables with beautiful floral centerpieces and the bridal party sat at a long head table with a stunning floral garland. My favorite part of the day was listening to the heart-felt toasts from family and friends – specifically the childhood memories shared by the bride’s father. The sky was clear until the dance floor opened then it began to rain but the dance floor was protected by the tent so guests danced the night away.
Congratulations again, Courtney & Matt! I wish you a lifetime of love!