Nicole + Jay


To say that I adored Nicole & Jay would be a HUGE understatement.  I absolutely loved working with this couple and getting to know them both along the way.  It is not common for the groom to be a part of almost every aspect of planning, but Jay was.  He let Nicole make many of the decisions, but definitely played devil’s advocate and always injected a great dose of humor.  It really made the planning process fun!

A really fun piece of the ceremony was that Jay surprised Nicole with a wedding band.  She had her eye on this specific band for months, but was trying to be practical and decided to stick with wearing her engagement ring on its own.  Her face when Jay pulled out the sparkly band was absolutely priceless!

The reception was a good old fashion party and had a stunning palatte with shades of red, black and ivory.  Guests enjoyed a great dinner and a groom’s cake made with Oregon Duck colors in the shape of skis, as a homage to Jay’s love of the sport.  The booze flowing, and guests danced the night away into the wee hours!

There is nothing better than watching your clients let loose on the dance floor and truly enjoying their wedding day.  Half way through the reception Nicole & Jay snuck out with LAUREL, their talented photographer, and took some amazing night time shots.   This photo is one of my favorites—breathtaking!

Coordination: Nora Sheils, Photos by POWERS STUDIOS, Video by SHIELDS FILMS, Officiating by ROBERT GRIFFIN, Floral by ZEST, Cakes by LAMBS GARDEN HOME, Catering by VIBRANT TABLE, Hair & Makeup by POWDER, INC., Sound, Music & Lighting by CHAD DOWLING PRODUCTIONS