Chinese Wedding

Monica + Erik

 

There was nothing conventional about Erik & Monika's Lan Su Wedding. Every detail deserved the finest attention to incorporate their unique vision for their special day.

The end result was a spectacular affair for the most spectacular couple. From the Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony, to an orchestrated ceremony processional, this night would not have been complete without a horse & carriage get-away ride through China Town. Red envelopes were flowing and guests were glowing with excitement after every outfit change from the bride of honor.

 Monica was truly a graceful magician on her wedding night, glowing with happiness as she was whisked from one side of the garden to the next, giving equal attention to guests who stopped to greet her and take her picture. Congrats to Erik and Monica - who complement each other to no end and who's love will be celebrated and remembered in the Chinese Year of the Rooster.

Coordinator: Kayley | Videographer: J & M Media | Photography: Powers Studio | DJ: Chad Dowling Productions | Beauty: Style on Second | Transportation: Special T Carriage

 

Andrea + Jimmy

 

I just knew Andrea & Jimmy's wedding would be something special when I met them. They wanted to include aspects of their culture into their wedding day and it started with choosing their wedding date. Although it fell on a Tuesday, they chose December 22nd because of it's meaning. I was excited to work in Sentinel's ballrooms, because I knew each ballroom would have a warm cozy holiday feel to it. As Andrea & Jimmy carefully planned, it was fun to see the elements they wanted to include. The traditional Chinese tea ceremony was very touching and perfectly intimate in the Fireside Room. I also loved how the couple chose to incorporate the beautiful purple tones of the Grand Ballroom into their flowers and details. Such a great day--thanks for featuring Oregon Bride Magazine!

Coordination: Meghan Wicks | Photography: Powers Studios | Cinematography: Moving Picture Weddings | Beauty: Powder Inc. | Rentals: Sedera | Music: John Ross | Cake: Papa Haydn | Photo Booth: Chad Dowling Productions | Gown: Anna's Bridal | Officiant: A Perfect Ceremony | Ceremony Music: Duo Con Brio | Floral: Blum | Catering: Jake's Catering

 

Inspiration Shoot

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Seattle Bend Wedding Planner | Oregon Washington Event Design | Jessica Hill Photography

We were nothing less than thrilled to join a group of some of Portland’s finest wedding professionals to work on an inspiration shoot.  Everything took place at LAN SU CHINESE GARDENS and the models are a real couple getting married in a few months.  The photos by the fabulous JESSICA HILL turned out amazingly gorgeous.  I hope this bring YOU a little wedding inspiration—enjoy!

Photography: JESSICA HILL PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography: JESSICA HILL PHOTOGRAPHY

Venue: LAN SU CHINESE GARDEN
Flowers and Styling: PUNCH PORTLAND
Day Of Coordination: KIMBERLY FOR BRIDAL BLISS
Event Rentals: THE PARTY PLACE
Umbrella Rental: BELLA UMBRELLA
Dress: REVERIE BY MELISSA SWEET from ANNAS BRIDAL
Shoes: Nina Electra MACY’S
Jewelry: GRAYLING
Hairpieces: AUSTIE ECKLEY
Makeup & Hair: Shannon for AUSTIE ECKLEY MAKEUP
Three Piece Suit/Tie/Pocket square: DUCHESS CLOTHIER
Cufflinks/Tie clip: Vintage sold at DUCHESS CLOTHIER