Outdoor Ceremony

Ashley + Jared

 

As a wedding planner when you get the opportunity to work with one of the coolest couples, and amazing vendors in a gorgeous setting it is pretty much a dream come true.

Ashley and Jared picked Bella Luna Farms for their August 25th wedding.  And unlike most couples who get married there, who love the traditional dinner under their sailcloth tent, Ashley and Jared thought about their guests and what experience they wanted them to have.

Given that many guests would meeting for the first time (a very fun blend of west and east-coasters), they opted for a celebration that included both traditional and non traditional elements.  

Their ceremony pulled in some of the more traditional elements as the wonderful, Rabbi Sarah married them under a floral embellished chuppah created by Amy of Gather Design Company.

From there guests were encouraged to wander the property, enjoying oysters from Pop Up Oyster Bar, and amazing food stations presented by the team at Upper Left Catering.

 Each food station was intentionally positioned through out the venue giving guests an opportunity to see all that it has to offer, including a grape house, a family of darling goats, and an onsite creamery - just to name a few!

Rounding out their journey through out the farm, guests made their way to the tent where they were entertained with the most endearing toasts, a glam photo booth and an epic dance party.

 And of course we couldn't let guests go home without one more surprise! Frankie and Jo's provided many guests with their first plant-based ice cream treat, a favorite of the couple's!

Ashley and Jared it was an honor to get to be a part of your special (and gorgeous!) day.  And thank you to Seattle Bride who featured this amazing couple in their Spring/Summer edition.

Coordinator: Molly | Band: Bowie Vision | Beauty: Yessie Makeup Artistry | Catering: Upper Left | Ceremony Music: Jesse Sullivan Music + Robbie E | Chuppah: Gather Design | Florist: Bella Luna Farms | Ice Cream: Frankie & Jo’s | Photography + Photo Booth: Alante Photography | Rentals: Pedersens | Transportation: British Motor Coach + Butler Seattle | Videographer: Cabfare Productions

 

Courtney + Scott

 

It was the perfect Portland, summer day for Courtney and Scott last August. We arrived at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, in North Portland, to start set up for the day.  The girls were upstairs getting pampered by Powder Inc. Beauty, while Party Place was busy getting things set in the dining room.

After their first look, perfectly captured by Honeysuckle Photography, Courtney and Scott tucked away until it was time to start the ceremony.  

Blum Floral Design was on hand to finish the gorgeous table settings, before delivering the bride and her maids their stunning bouquets.  

Chad Dowling Productions set the musical tone for the day, starting out on the lawn, and continuing into cocktail hour.

Once guests were seated for dinner, they were treated to Courtney and Scott’s first dance before a fabulous meal prepared by the club.  

After indulging in a piece of the show stopping 5-tier cake from Dream Cakes, guests were ready to finish the night off with some dancing, but not until they took home a souvenir photo in the White Tower Photobooth.  

Courtney and Scott, it was such a pleasure getting to know you both!!

Coordinator: Cam | Beauty: Powder Inc Beauty | Cake: Dream Cakes | DJ: Chad Dowling Productions | Florist: Blum Floral Design | Photography: Honeysuckle Photography | Photo Booth: White Tower Photo Booth | Rentals: The Party Place

 

May + Adam

 

May + Adam were so great to work with! They were both very laid back but knew they wanted a great experience for their guests attending their wedding, since majority of them were not from the area.

With a venue like The Foundry, they were already showcasing the beauty Oregon had to offer.  

Their ceremony was held on the pavilion under a floral filled arch created by Seventh Stem.

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers on the back patio from Devil's Food with Event Team Entertainment playing a mix of Arabic and American music, blending the two cultures that both Adam and May's family represented.

Guests enjoyed a delicious Middle Eastern inspired meal, sitting at tables with soft grey linens, gold flatware accents and beautiful white floral.

With a cake from Dream Cakes and an epic dance party, the night couldn't have been better!

Thank you May + Adam for allowing me to be a part of your enchanted evening!!

Coordinator: Katy | Beauty: Blossom + Beauty | Cake: Dream Cakes | Catering: Devil’s Food | DJ + Lighting: Event Team Entertainment | Florist: Seventh Stem Floral | Paper Goods: Crave Design | Photographer: Powers Studio | Rentals: Bridgewood Rentals | Transportation: Lucky Limo + Eco Shuttle

 

Laura + Daniel

 

Helping Laura and Daniel bring their wedding vision to life was an absolute pleasure.

The two were so laid back throughout the entire process, and their pick of Nordia House for both the ceremony and reception was the perfect match for their minimalist, easygoing style.

Their ceremony took place outside, shaded by the many trees that surround the grounds of Nordia House.

Columbia River Strings played as guests found their seats in the lawn and sipped on cocktails from the bar inside Broder Soder.

Once the ceremony began, there was not a dry eye in the crowd as Laura and Daniel spoke meaningful vows to one another and said their “I do’s”.

After the ceremony, guests headed up to the great hall – an airy, simplistic event space with gorgeous wood beams and an entire wall of windows looking out on the property’s greenery.

With simple floral centerpieces from Sammy’s Flowers, the room spoke for itself. Dinner was a delicious mix of Nordic dishes from Broder Soder – the onsite café and caterers at Nordia House.

The evening ended with touching toasts from Laura and Daniel’s closest friends and a dance party lead by DJ Sacrilicious.

Guests raved about the Swedish meatballs, dill and lemon chicken and stuffed squash, and the passionfruit chocolate cake was the cherry on top of an impeccable meal.

It was a picture-perfect day – filled with many sweet stories of how Laura and Daniel’s love had grown over the years and lots of well wishes for their future together.

Coordinator: Amber | Beauty: Swept Away PDX | Caterer: Broder Soder | Ceremony Music: Columbia River Strings | Florist: Sammy’s Flowers | Music: DJ Sacrilicious | Photographer: Gallivan Photo

 

Lauren + Damin

 

Damin & Lauren from day one had an amazing vision of bringing the feel and layout of a park into the Sentinel's Governor Ballroom. As we dove into wedding planning this theme was so much fun to execute and made for one memorable event!

Memorial Weekend weather can be hit & miss here in Portland. But for Damin and Lauren the weather was perfect. It was sunny, warm, and a slight breeze. Their ceremony was held at the Oregon Historical Society, and within 5 minutes of starting the ceremony the patio was completely covered in shade. I would like to thank my planning skills made this possible, right? The ceremony was absolutely beautiful as Lauren walked down an aisle completely covered in rose petals designed by Blum

After the ceremony and cocktail hour guests were invited to walk just a few blocks over to the Sentinel for dinner and dancing. Brittany Hampton helped make the walk extra memorable by providing custom maps showing the walking path. And to make sure no one got lost, each block had their logo colored in chalk, directing them through the city.

As guests made their way to the reception, they were welcomed into a beautiful park-like ballroom. There were a dozen 14 foot trees in the ballroom, arching over doors and tables, creating an intimate feel to such a grand room. The tables were designed down to the last little detail of ribbon - tying the napkin. As the evening unfolded guests were kept on their toes with little surprised throughout the night. 

Some of my favorite details included, a strolling boozy coffee cart - guests were offered different liquors to be added to their cup of coffee, Pips Doughnuts - serving up some tasty late night snacks, and caricature drawings for those guests who wanted a fun sketch. 

Their wedding was so special and the pictures show just how much fun everyone had too! 

Coordination: Elizabeth | Florist: Blum Floral Design | Rentals: Party Place | Music: The Essentials | Photography: Mosca Studio | Paper Goods: Letters & Dust | Desserts: Pips Doughnuts