Outdoor Weddings

Ali + Wil

 

Weddings like this one are always the hardest to write about. There is so much detail, how am I supposed to form it into a couple paragraphs?! Well, needless to say, planning Ali + Wil's wedding was a dream come true. They were SO fun to work with, both extremely talented in their own right and a beautiful pair.

Their wedding was held at Bingham Estate, a private residence in Wisonville, along with Willamette River. Not only did it fit the couple's requests for a venue, but it definitely did not disappoint on the day of.

Their ceremony was held under a stunning floral arbor by Blum Floral, where Ali + Wil wrote the MOST amazing vows to one another, leaving no dry eye in the crowd.

After which the guests enjoyed cocktail hour by the pool- Art of Catering served Boozy Otter-Pops, Froze, along side some delicious appetizers- including a street taco station with mini margarita shots- ALL TO DIE FOR!

For dinner, guests made their way down to the lawn and sat amongst a mixture of round and long white wooden tables which were under rows of hanging garland strung from tree to tree.

Each setting was set with a custom acrylic charger that had the menu engraved into them by Letters and Dust, along with white and green florals in a variety of wooden bases and mirage chairs.

The ceremony altar was also transformed to the dessert display table where guests enjoyed a variety of sweets provided by Dream Cakes.

Greenlight Creative lit up the space and made it look even more magical as the night went on.

Everyone had a great time dancing thanks to Event Team Entertainment and Blue Wave Band- including an after-party in the pool house. It was definitely a night for the books! And June Bugs thought so too- loved seeing all the amazing details featured, thank you!

 

Madison + Kevin

 

I had such a wonderful time planning this wedding with Madison and her mom, Annette.  This was one for the books. The couple chose to get married out at Scholls Valley Lodge in Hillsboro, Oregon. 

We had the best team of vendors assembled for the wedding day. Portland Makeup and Hair was first on site to start the glam process with the ladies. Aniko Productions was there to capture every special moment. From first look to last dance, they were at the ready to make sure the memories would last.

Brenna Burnett Florals had the floral design covered! From beautifully design bouquets and boutineers, to custom table centerpieces, there was no shortage of fresh flowers. There were custom hand-lettered signs throughout the evening courtesy of Letter and Dust.

The guests were treated to an acoustic set for cocktail hour by John Ross Music, before he switched into DJ mode for the dance party.  But let's not skip over the food…. Taste of Excellence did an amazing job of bringing the couples food vision to life.

I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed getting to know these families!  Madison and Kevin, thank you again for having me as a part of such a special day!

Coordinator: Cam | Beauty: Portland Makeup & Hair | Catering: Taste of Excellence | Florals: Brenna Burnet Florals | Music: John Ross Music | Photography: Aniko Productions | Rental: The Party Pros | Restrooms: Luxury Restroom Trailers | Signage: Letters & Dust

 

Michelle + Jason

 

With only six weeks to plan her wedding, Michelle and I hit the ground running! I've known Michelle for years, as she is an incredibly talented hair and makeup artist with Face Body Beauty. To say I adore her would be an understatement!!

The wedding was very intimate with sixty of their nearest and dearest, at Oregon Golf Club.  

Guests arrived in the morning and were greeted with mimosas and Bloody Mary's.

After beautiful and tearful vows, a cocktail hour followed where guests enjoyed mini chicken and waffles bite size and crab cakes.

Afterwards, the couple enjoyed their favorite meal with their guests...brunch complete with a donut bar! The details were outstanding.

The programs were newspapers, "The Wedding Day Times," each place settings was adorned with a personalized crossword puzzles and pencils, guests took home cinnamon sugar seasoning jars as a favor and the couple's monogram graced the cake as well as the personalized cornhole boards.

Carrie, a Bridal Bliss planner who also happens to be a florist on the side, complimented the natural beauty of the garden with the perfect touch of blush roses and eucalyptus garlands.

Michelle looked absolutely stunning and her groom couldn't stop gushing. I can't think of a more perfect day for these two to start their journey together as husband and wife!

Coordinator: Nora | Beauty: Olivia Hawthorne Beauty | Cake: Kyra’s Bakeshop | DJ: Event Team Entertainment | Donuts: Sesame Donuts | Dress: Anna’s Bridal | Florist: Carrie Costa | Photographer: Deyla Huss Photography | Rentals: The Party Place | Paper Goods: Crave Design | Signage: Letters & Dust | Transportation: M Executive | Videographer: Elia Productions

 

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

 

Outdoor Fun + Games

 

Lawn games are taking over at outdoor weddings and we love it! Lawn games are fun and inexpensive entertainment for guests of all ages. We have found that guests love the laid back feel that lawn games bring to a wedding. Here are some of our favorites…

Ladder Golf , Bocce Ball, Lawn Jenga, Horseshoes, Croquet, Corn Hole, Badminton, & Ring Toss.

Lots of these games can be rented through local rental companies, so before running out and purchasing check around town.  Also, check in with friends to see if you can borrow a few for the day!