Elizabeth + Mike

 

Have you dreamed about having a wedding in Italy? How cool would it be to bring Italy to Portland? Well, we did just that for Elizabeth & Mike's wedding! Villa Catalana Cellars has been a place that I personally had been dying to coordinate a wedding at and once I showed Elizabeth- she fell in love with the venue the same way I had.  With a beautiful Tuscan-inspired home as the backdrop along with it's seriously gorgeous, over the top landscaping, it was as if we had traveled to Italy without having to get on a plane. 

The ceremony took place in the amphitheater overlooking the pond, which was full of blossoming lily pads.  Afterwards, guests were able to enjoy the property during cocktail hour before heading to the other side of the pond for dinner and reception.  

Two rows of long wooden tables placed parallel to one another gave an intimate and warm feel as guests were served an Italian inspired family style meal, featuring short ribs, homemade pasta, fresh heirloom tomatoes, and fried eggplant---my mouth is still watering thinking about it! Rows of garlands with pops of floral adorned each table along with beautiful gold rimmed china from Classic Vintage Rentals.  After dinner, guests enjoyed cake from Papa Haydn's and danced the night away thanks to the epic music provided by DJ Zimmie.  

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he night didn't end there as guests then took a school bus to Kells for the after party.  It was truly one of the most beautiful days and I could not have been more honored to have been a part of it! Thank you Elizabeth, Mike and Susan for letting me be part of such a special day!

How can I even begin to explain how amazing working with Bridal Bliss was? Katy was our planner, and she was the absolute best. She understood the vision I had for my wedding even before I fully did myself and worked to make it all come together perfectly the day of! Not to mention that she is kind, thoughtful, and supportive - just the kind of person you want to be working with when planning your wedding! I highly, HIGHLY recommend all brides work with Bridal Bliss. I can’t imagine how we would have planned the wedding without Katy. She pulled together an amazing team of vendors for us to work with - seriously great people who we would not have found without her. She made the wedding run without a hitch, too. I was so relaxed the day of the wedding and able to fully enjoy the experience because I knew Katy was there taking care of everything. I had SO many people tell me how beautiful and fun our wedding was and I owe it all to Katy and the Bridal Bliss team.
— Elizabeth + Mike, via Wedding Wire

Coordination: Katy Haley | Photography: Amanda Marie Photography | Cinematography: Watertown Films | Floral: Blum | Rentals: The Party Place + Classic Vintage Rentals | Cake: Papa Haydn | Beauty: Kirstie Wight | DJ: DJ Zimmie | Catering: Devil's Food