Garden Wedding

Anna + Miles

 

Two of the sweetest ever, Anna and Miles, said "I do" at the Oregon Garden.

A nod to their Salem area roots and a place they dreamed of getting married at, we started planning! 

They decided to go with a ceremony on the large lawn and dinner & dancing in the large great hall.

The ceremony was the perfect intimate setting for both to share sweet vows amongst family and friends. 

Cocktail hour kicked off the party and before you know it guests were dining under the starlit ceiling and enjoying toasts.

Guests made their way to the great hall area where they found their table assignment on a large hop wall made by the brides family.

After dinner and before dancing started, Carmen, the mother of the bride and I pulled off a Louisiana Cake Pull.

Don't worry, I had to Google it too!! Just before the cake was cut and served, each of the single friends and bridesmaids take turns pulling a charm from the cake for a glimpse of what’s to come in their future. It was so fun to watch the maids & close friends gather around to watch this Southern tradition.

I absolutely adored this family, this couple and wish you both the best in your new marriage! Congratulations Anna + Miles!!

Coordinator: Catherine | Venue: Oregon Garden | Cake: Dream Cakes | Caterer: Oregon Garden | Hair + Makeup : Face Body Beauty | Photographer: Bethany Small | Rentals: The Party Place | Music: Chad Dowling Productions | Photo Booth: The White Tower | Stationary: Crave Design | Videographer: Joyce Films |

 

Erin + Jordan

 

The ceremony took place at The Grotto in North Portland. Erin looked nothing short of stunning in her beautiful, white gown form Anna’s Bridal.

She spent the morning with Blossom and Beauty, who created the perfect wedding look for her and her bridesmaids.

They had their first look in the park blocks in downtown Portland before heading to The Grotto for their ceremony.

The couple drew quite a crowd during their ceremony, with a few spectators even asking if the couple was famous (due to the paparazzi of course). Their personal paparazzi was Moving Pictures as well as Altura Studios.

After a traditional Catholic Ceremony, guests boarded charter buses to be taken to the Reception at the Portland Art Museum.

West Coast Drape had the reception spaced draped off, and once they were pulled back, it was time to be seated for dinner. The ballroom was dripping with custom floral chandeliers from Blum Floral design, that tables were perfectly in line with the design concept thanks to Party Place.

They had delicious bites and sipped on custom his & hers cocktails from ChefStable Catering. ChefStable hit a homerun with dinner, followed by the most amazing cake from Dreamcakes, which had a special hidden baseball nod.

Then it was time for Dancehall Days to start the party, and boy did they!! I have honestly never seen the ENTIRE room of a wedding get up to dance like these guys did!

Erin and Jordan, It was so great to see your vision come to life with this wedding. I enjoyed getting to know you both, and i’m always happy to meet you at breakside for a beer!

Coordinator: Cam | Catering: ChefStable | Cake: Dream Cakes | Florist: Bloom Floral | Photography: Altura Studio | Beauty: Blossom & Beauty | DJ: Dancehall Days | Rentals: The Party Place | Officiant: Father Richard Boyle | Cinematographer: Moving Pictures | Draping: West Coast Drape | Photo Booth: Scarlets Photo Booth 

 

Laura + Sven

 

From the second I met Laura, I knew I wanted to be her wedding coordinator.

She was such fun to chat with and had a stunning vision of dusty rose and mauve with copper and marble accents that matched perfectly with their style.

As we planned, they booked a dream team of vendors that perfectly fit with the style and feel they wanted for their wedding day at Oregon Golf Club.

When the morning of their wedding day came, they both were just so excited to see each other and be married—their smiles were contagious throughout the day.

It was a perfect Oregon summer day as they took photos of their first look and with their bridal party.

Guests were greeted with champagne upon arrival before making their way into the garden for the ceremony.

It was such a sweet ceremony that even included their pup, Bear, as a the Ring Bear.

Guests then enjoyed the early evening outside for cocktail hour complete with signature cocktails, lawn games, and yummy bites.

Doors to the tent were opened when it was time for dinner, revealing a reception adorned with breathtaking floral arrangements and installations by Seventh Stem that filled the space.

After finding their table assignment on the watercolor map created by a close friend, they made their way to beautifully detailed tables.

Each table featured hexagon marble place cards with guest names calligraphed by Letter’s & Dust in copper atop a menu card with a custom wax seal and included copper flatware and blush water goblets- a perfect combination of details.

The night was filled with so many amazing moments for these two and I loved being a part of it!

After enjoying dinner, Laura + Sven stepped out for a moment together with sunset photos.

After fun and heartfelt toasts, guests enjoyed a dessert displayed filled with some of Laura + Sven’s favorite donuts and cupcakes.

Thank you for including me in your special day Laura + Sven- I am so very happy for you both and loved getting to know you both. Huge congrats you two!

Coordinator: Meghan | Beauty: Colie Marie Artistry + Match Studio | Bridal Gown: Anna’s Bridal | Caterer + Venue: Oregon Golf Club | Cinematographer: Watertown Films | Florist: Seventh Stem | Music: Duo Con Brio + Event Team Entertainment | Paper Goods, Signage, and Place Cards: Letter’s & Dust | Photographer: Amanda K Photography | Rentals: The Party Place + Archive Rentals | Transportation: Lucky Limousine

 

Mallory + Serkan

 

When you have known the bride since she was a toddler, it makes planning a wedding that much more special. Going into 2018 I had a feeling Mallory and Serkan's wedding was going to be one of my favorites - not only were they planning on saying their I-Dos at the beautiful Bella Luna Farms in Snohomish, WA (with some amazing vendors I might add!), but it also would host guests from all over the country including some Mallory and I both had known for decades.

And just as I had anticipated July 14th was the perfect day for this special bride and groom. 

They were married by a dear friend and surrounded by loved ones. 

The sun shone down on these two as they stood beneath an arbor created by venue owner, Pamela Thompson.  

Following the ceremony guests were encouraged to wander the property while nibbling on bites provided by Upper Left Catering and serenaded by Tyler Edwards and company.

As guests said goodbye to the iconic goats (always a hit during cocktail hour!) they were then seated under our pitched tent where they were served an amazing family style dinner.

As dinner came to an end, guests were entertained by several hilarious and heart-felt toasts.  

We capped the night with cake provided by Cubes bakery, dancing (with music provided by the fabulous, Ben Meadow) under the star wrapped a-frame, and a late night snack of stone-fired pizza (another perk of this unique venue) before the couple was whisked away to the cozy hay loft for the night.

Thank you to our amazing photographers, Kim and  Adam of La Vie Photography for capturing this magical day.  And to Mallory and Serkan, it was truly an honor to be a part of this special time in your life, I look forward to celebrating with you both for years to come!  



Coordinator: Molly | Beauty: Bridal Beauty Agency | Caterer: Upper Left + A Platinum Event | Ceremony Music: Tyler Edwards Music | Music: Ben Meadows Music | Photographer: Le Vie Photography | Rentals: CORT Party Rentals | Transportation: Butler Seattle


 

Julie + Shawn

 

Julie and Shawn were total couple goals! Their whole goal during the planning process was to have a fun party with all their sweet friends & family. I think we accomplished just that at The Oregon Gardens in Silverton, Oregon. 

Their love for travel was incorporated into every detail. Crave Design helped collaborate on some super fun paper pieces to tie everything together. Guests were greeted in the garden with an adorable fan-program in vintage suitcases and awaited Julie and Shawn to say I do! 

After the ceremony guests gathered over by the large barn for a fun cocktail hour where each received their “boarding pass” to dinner! I had the best time designing this escort card wall that fit in with their travel theme. Even the barcode were the numbers of their wedding date - so fun! 

Dinner and dancing kicked off and guests moved & grooved underneath the ceiling of lights in the massive rustic barn. Julie and Shawn, I wish you all the best in your new marriage and cannot wait to see where life takes you on your next adventure! 

Coordinator: Catherine | Cakes/Desserts: Myriad Cake Design | DJ: Apogee Events | Florist: Distinctive Designs by Denice | Beauty: Face Body Beauty | Photographer: McCloud Photography | Rentals: Danner & Soli | Wood Wall Rental: Ohana Party Rentals | Videographer: NW Film Company

 

Emily + Paul

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Aaron Courter Photography

When I met Emily and Paul I knew they were the perfect couple.  They stared at each other lovingly over coffee, seemed to know exactly what the other was thinking, and they were complete opposites, which if you know me, you know I love the saying “opposites attract!”  From the beginning Emily knew exactly what she wanted and one of those things was to make this day as fun for her as it was as comfortable for Paul.  Aaron Courter Photography did just that on the wedding day by allowing Emily’s bright and vivacious personality shine while also pairing well with Paul’s mellow and laidback grace. 

The couple married at Leach Botanical Gardens under the arbor, which was graced in gorgeous purple floral and soft candlelit globes by Blum Floral.  Surrounded by their closest loved ones, the couple shared vows about having rad babies and always supporting one another.   Guests were then ushered to cocktail hour where Pearl Catering served yummy bites and delicious cocktails, before picking up their gem inspired table cards by Tie That Binds.