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Planning a wedding with a client that gives you creative freedom  is such a fun and exciting experience.  Christina & Chad wanted a wedding that was unique, special for their guests, beautiful and a real party.  The event, coordinated by Nora, certainly didn’t disappoint!  We planned Christina’s sister wedding several years ago, so we were beyond excited to work with this sweet family again.

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There was a key design piece that we incorporated throughout the entire event from the save the dates, to programs to napkins…an elegant and chic monogram.  We even had it adorn the custom round ceremony stage that Christina & Chad stood on as they said their vows.  The gray, yellow and white color scheme was perfect.  The hues were even included in the large round balloons we brought in from some lighthearted wedding party photos.  It was fun until Chad let his go before we were done shooting!

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Christina & Chad returned down the aisle after the recessional and released row by row while greeting each of their guests.

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My favorite focal piece was the stunning floral tree.  The talented florist spent hours constructing and perfecting the gorgeous ceremony backdrop and guests couldn’t stop gushing.  Well, that and the stunning 12-carat diamond broach (in the shape of a bow) purchased by Christina’s Great Grandfather for her grandmother’s 16th birthday.

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I also loved how Christina incorporated quotes that struck her throughout her engagement, which she had kept and saved.  She named tables after authors and personalized each table’s menu cards to feature one of those special quotes.  She really put thought into her event and personalized it to represent the couple and their life together.

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A huge hit at the reception was a dessert display with a special ice carving featuring the couple’s monogram and slots to have standing cake pops.  We couldn’t refresh them fast enough!

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So many wonderful vendors worked this special event and Christina, Chad and their families were an absolute joy to work with.  I love how the day unfolded and how beautifully all of our details came into place.  The event was flawless and Christina & Chad were glowing all night.  Even better?  The couple became pregnant with their first child almost immediately after the wedding!

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“Wow! What can I say?  You have done it once again–Christina & Chad’s wedding was nothing short of spectacular! Every detail was meticulously planned and flawlessly carried out to ensure that the celebration of their marriage was perfect.  Your skills and talents brought our dreams to reality with this wedding. You are incredible, Nora, and deserve the highest accolades. We have one more daughter–and when she is ready to get married your number will be at the top of my speed dial!  With enormous gratitude and warmest regardes -Leslie Workman, mother of the bride

Photography by Powers Studios, Cinematography by Moetic, Floral by Zest, Gown by Anna’s Bridal Boutique, Rentals by Ohana Party Rentals, Classic Vintage Rentals and WCEP, Dessert Display by Bridal Bliss Desserts, Cake by Beaverton Bakery, Ice by Wynter Ice, Day Of Printing by Crave Design, Strings by Ariel Consort, DJ by Chad Dowling, Hair & Makeup by Powder Inc, Lighting by Greenlight Creative, Nannies by NW Nanny

 
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OMSI was the perfect location for this modern, romantic and unique wedding which was coordinated by Jennifer.  Helen and Joe incorporated many personal touches including a handmade ceremony backdrop and wedding favors.  Helen and Joe included their love of “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” movie in to their special day by referencing it in the seating cards and wedding cake.  This fun and loving couple enjoyed the Portland downtown skyline as a back drop for their cocktail hour and wedding photos.  The guests enjoyed delicious salads and specialty flatbreads for dinner.  The DJ kept the party going and guests enjoyed the photo booth.  It was a perfect day for this beautiful couple, their family and friends!  So much so that Oregon Bride Magazine has it featured in its current resource guide!

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photography by Yasmin Khajavi, cake by Beaverton Bakery, DJ by NW Mobile DJ, hair/makeup by Courtney Rogers, photo booth by Red Eye Photo Booth, dress by Charlotte’s Bridal

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Ally & John dreamed up a romantic, English garden vibe so Oregon Golf Club with their gorgeous tent, outdoor ceremony rose garden and spectacular view was the perfect venue. Katy brought everything in from the rustic wooden tables, to a custom bar, to the beverage dispensers for the lemonade and water. The couples’ favorite cocktails (Ally’s was a blackberry margarita and John’s was Moscow mule) each had a custom stir stick with a monogram included to add a little sass. The bar also featured wines/beer from their hometowns and where John proposed.  The cocktail hour was graced with a custom corn hole game with color coordinating bean bags.  Vintage furniture was chosen for the lounge area and photo booth- which also featured wedding photos of Ally & John’s family members. The bride’s father custom made the cross that sat up on the ceremony table adorned with garlands that were later re-purposed onto the head table.  A floral “G” for Gallagher hung behind the couple, accenting the head table, which was also embroidered with the couple’s monogram. Vintage window panes with table assignments, handmade photo booth props, custom cocktail napkins and the bride and her maid of honor hand embossed each place card tag that was tied onto a sprig of rosemary. Table numbers were made of photos of the bride and groom at that respective age. Hops hung from the chandeliers creating the garden vibe indoors. Wooden boxes and silver vases intermixed with mercury glass votives, natural linen runners and the mix of long walnut and round tables was magic inside the tent. This garden wedding was so fabulous that Oregon Bride Magazine has it featured in the current issue!

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Ally Dutton's Mom WW Review

photography by Ben Pigao, rentals by The Party Place, Ohana Party Rentals and The Party Place, DJ by Chad Dowling, late night treats by Ruby Jewel, floral by Blum, hair/makeup by Face, Body Beauty, Calligraphy by Palomino, lighting by Greenlight Creative, ceremony music by Duo Con Brio, cake by Dream Cakes

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While in New York for Bridal Fashion Week this last fall, we came across an idea so genius yet simple that we kicked ourselves for not inventing it first!  Who has been to an outdoor wedding with a bride wearing an amazing veil?  More often then not, that veil is flying in the wind and the poor girl ends up fussing with it for half of the ceremony. Enter Save the Veil.  These elegant weights are easily attached to the veil (and can be simply removed), and will ensure that it stays in place despite any breeze!  The magnetic jewelry can be ordered to coordinate with the gown and after the wedding can even be made into earrings.

Interested?  You can find these locally at Anna’s Bridal Boutique in Lake Oswego!

photo by Jos Studio

 
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 The Jenkins Estate was the perfect venue for Tai and Kevin’s casually elegant and riotously fun wedding coordinated by Kirsten!  The Meadow provided a beautiful outdoor setting for their sweet, heartfelt ceremony, officiated by the groom’s sister.  Tai and Kevin wrote their own vows, and Tai had us all tearing up as she described how each of her bridesmaids had been an instrumental example of different key qualities and values that she promised to always strive for in her marriage with Kevin.  The sweet formalities were rounded out with a beer unity ceremony, as Tai and Kevin mixed a black and tan with a couple of their favorite beers and enjoyed their first sip together as a married couple!   Vibrantly colorful bouquets and table arrangements from Zest set the tone of the fun summery evening, paired with Tai’s creative DIY bookish theme – guests found their way to their seats courtesy of library cards, with table numbers crafted in colorful tape on book covers.  The reception at the main house included a tasty buffet dinner, with cake and Voodoo Doughnuts as a late night treat and party favor.  A Beat Above Entertainment kept the party rocking with great music and a fun photo booth, which captured many a silly moment.  What a great party!  Congratulations Tai and Kevin!

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Tai McDonough Review

photos by You Look Nice Today, catering by Elephant’s, hair/makeup by Powder, Inc, cake by Lamb’s, rentals by Party Place, transportation by Lucky Limousine,

 

 
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We planned a blush wedding this past season with such gorgeous details, it was too beautiful not to share! Nora coordinated the garden event held at a private social club downtown Portland which featured beautiful light pink and ivory tones, amazing lighting by Greenlight Creative, lush blooms by Zest and dramatic floral chandeliers.

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photos by Ben Pigao Photography, cake by Dream Cakes

 
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Interested in 2015 summer wedding trends?  Take a peek at our segment from AM Northwest which aired live last week on KATU Channel 2!

 
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This elegant couple went all out for their dream Persian wedding at the Portland Art Museum, which was coordinated by Emily. Sadaf and Reza’s wedding featured top notch hors d’ oeuvres, desserts, entries and more from Art of Catering. The Portland Art Museum was beautifully decorated with flowers and linens in shades or cream and gold. After the traditional ceremony, guests enjoyed a sunset cocktail hour on the Portland Art Museum Sculpture Garden. But the true highlight of the night came when the bride and groom surprised their guests with a performance by Persian pop star Kamy R. Guests kept the dance floor packed the rest of the night!

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photography by Evrim Icoz Photography, hair/makeup by Jein King, chair rental by Ohana Party Rental, linen rental by Barclay Events, catering by Art of Catering, cake by Lamb’s Bakery,  video by Focal Point, flowers by Mimi Triglia, ceremony music by Bobak Salehi, reception music by Kamy R Band, transportation by Lucky Limousine

 
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Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.
Jesse and Jessica are a gorgeous couple who love wine, having a good time, eating good food, running, and their cute dog Maggie.  The two’s winery wedding coordinated by Natalia was a beautiful intimate affair at the groom’s family vineyard. Jessica & Jesse’s event had gorgeous details including a family style dinner provided by Jesse‘s best friend (owner of Red Hills Market), gorgeous centerpieces custom made by Jessica’s dad, and of course wine harvested, bottled, and grown on the vineyard.  There were many fun moments at the reception including Jessica playing the Ukelaile during the ceremony while her best friend sang “Over the Rainbow,” along with a surprise acoustic guitar and singing set during the reception.  One of our favorite parts?  The stunning high-low dress!

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

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Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

The wedding party danced down the aisle and instead of a bouquet, the bridesmaids held filled glasses of wine!Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Wedding photos for Jesse and Jessica. August 2nd, 2014 at Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, OR. Photos by Gabriel Rodriguez.

photography by Gabriel Boone Photography, rentals by Peter Corvallis Productions, late night treats by Salt & Straw

 
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Courtney and Robbie are huge fans of Oregon Ducks and wine! The couple wanted a beautifully sophisticated and classy wedding and Oregon Golf Club was chosen as the perfect venue. There were so many unique and custom made details that really made a big impact. Guests received tiny mason jars full of jam that Courtney & Robbie made and canned together. They also gifted their wedding party small baby barrels as gifts, in which they can actually age whiskey or wine.  As a surprise, Courtney sang and recorded a special song for her dad that they danced to together for the father/daughter dance. Then, without ANYONE knowing he had done the same and surprised her with a song he had recorded so they did a second father/daughter dance. Courtney and Robbie’s golf club wedding had a fantastic mixture of elegance and fun. With beautiful runners on the head table, a club type like DJ, and an awesome dessert display this was an event to remember!

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Courtney & Robbie Review

Photography by Yasmin Khajavi, Dessert Display by Bridal Bliss, Flowers by Sophisticated Floral, Rentals by Ohana Party Rentals

 
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