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A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to be one of the first to execute what just may be a hot new wedding trend in Oregon…a marijuana bar!  We posted a few photos on social media and they have gone completely viral.  Details from our interview have been posted internationally in such publications as Elite Daily, USA Today, Huffington Post, MashableCosmopolitan, Metro UK, Food World News and Yahoo UK to name just a few.   The response has been either love or hate, which is no surprise.

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This idea was completely thought up by the client and they chose all of the weed varietals on their own. The groom also happens to grow marijuana professionally.  Elizabeth Corr worked with a licensed “Bud Tender” to manage the bar on the private property and made sure transportation was available for guests.  While our coordinators obviously did not partake, they did mention that it was very well received by guests.  This may not be for everyone–this particular couple was thrilled with the outcome.  Love it or hate it, this is clearly a very unique idea for the wedding industry. To each their own, right?!?

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Both NBC & FOX interviewed us for segments that aired throughout the nation—take a peek!

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Marie & Yann are a very busy couple currently living in Michigan.  The bride’s family is from the area so they worked with Nora to coordinate an intimate yet elegant event.  The wedding ceremony was held at Our Lady of the Lake Parish and was followed by a Oswego Lake Country Club affair.  With the groom’s entire side traveling from Paris, they made sure to honor his French heritage.  Between the gorgeous blush and neutral tones, gold accents, the brides dress change and the absolutely perfect weather–this was a wedding to remember!

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photography by Holland Studios, cinematography by Moving Picture Weddings, floral by Zest, cake by Dream Cakes, rentals by Party Place, chairs by Ohana Party Rentals, hair & makeup by Powder Inc, printed items by Crave Design , DJ & lighting by Chad Dowling Productions

 
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Simple, elegant and classic. When Katy first met with Kate and Brian these were some of the words that came to mind when asked what they envisioned for their wedding.  The Sentinel Hotel (formerly The Governor) was the perfect fit for the timeless affair with a ceremony in the Grand Ballroom followed by cocktail hour in the Renaissance Room with beautiful ceilings and sunlight flowing in the windows.  Next guests made their way upstairs into the Governor Ballroom (formerly known as the Heritage Ballroom) for  the reception.  Paper goods designed by Crave Design matched the room’s decor of pewters, golds, ivories and pops of blush.  A variety of short and tall floral arrangements, by Zest floral, adorned the combination of long and round tables throughout the ballroom, creating a warm and elegant feel. With an open bar and great music provided by Josh Fancher of NW Premier Mobile DJs, guests danced the night away until the wee hours of the morning.

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Photography by Honeysuckle, Rentals by Party Place, Cake by Dream Cakes

 
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Working with Melissa and her mom was such a joy, and they just might be some of Nora’s all time favorite clients. They have great style, but also an Italian sass that continuously kept their planner on her toes. The day (featured by Style Me Pretty and Wedding Wire) was perfect—even though they had to execute the rain plan, everything flowed beautifully and the Grotto Chapel was breathtaking.  One (of many) detail that we loved? Melissa wanted to switch up the first look and have Charlie walk to her rather than vise versa.

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The Grotto Chapel was breathtaking, and totally decked out in floral and candles.  It truly took your breathe away when you walked in.

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Gospel Choir!  Such a fun surprise for guests.

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The evening “garden party” that Melissa envisioned was brought to life and was breathtakingly beautiful. From the tablescapes, to the gorgeous linens, to the romantic lighting, to the intricate cake–it was perfection.141011-513

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I also had the opportunity to be a part of planning the big musical surprise and what struck me most, was how much love was surrounding Melissa & Charlie. Everyone was genuinely excited for the wedding and for the happy couple. It was clear that the bride & groom not only make family come first, but have truly touched many, many people in their lives including myself.

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photography by Lauren B Photo, cinematography by Moving Picture Weddings, linens by La Tavola, transportation by Portland Pedals,  Double Decker PDX and Twilite Limo, flowers by Blum Floral Design,  paper goods by Paper Bloom & Studio Grace,  nannies by NW Nanny, hair/makeup by Face Body Beauty, rentals by Classic Vintage Rentals, Ohana Party Rentals, lighting by PSAV, cake by Laurie Clarke Cakes, photo booth by Limelight, gospel choir by LaRhonda Steele, strings by Duo Con Brio, band by Hit Machine

 
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As Kim began planning her wedding, she knew one thing was certain.  Messiah Lutheran Church was a must for the ceremony venue, as she had strong family ties to her childhood church.  With the bride and groom being avid golfers, Katy knew that it only made sense for Kim and Fred to host their reception at a golf club.  The Oregon Golf Club Clubhouse fit exactly what the couple wanted for their intimate affair.  Gorgeous orange and ivory florals, navy linens,  pops of gold throughout the room and a stunning view of Mt. Hood set the mood for a beautiful evening.  Miniature bottles of Mumm Champagne were utilized as escort card holders and menu cards placed at each setting to match the decor were designed by the talented Lindsay Zogas of Paper Bloom.  Guests enjoyed a beautiful arrangement of desserts provided by Bridal Bliss Desserts, and Kim even incorporated a fun surprise for Fred, who is a huge Red Sox fan.

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photography by Jos Studio, floral by Geranium Lake, hair/makeup by Face, Body Beauty, music/photo booth by Chad Dowling Productions, transportation by Lucky Limousine, rentals by Party Place

 
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Steph and Cory met in college and are such an incredible people. They instantly became a couple that Meghan loved working with and their personalities were really reflected in all the festivities and details they created. From the book initials and table numbers to the eclectic mix of centerpieces by Zest Floral, the couple created a truly beautiful look for their DIY wedding day at Castaway. They were married in front of a fireplace mantel backdrop in Versailles Garden, with breathtaking views of the Marquam Bridge in the background. Then it was time to celebrate! Chad Dowling Productions kept the party going with a photo booth filled with fun props and great music to get everyone on the dance floor. 

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Photography: Jessica Watson, Hair/MU: Portland Hair & Makeup, Dessert: Le Cookie Monkey, Rentals: Party Place & Something Borrowed, Video: Hybrid Moon, Catering: Food in Bloom 

 

 
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The Oregon Golf Club was the perfect venue for Margot & Juan’s classic wedding coordinated by Katy. The ceremony faced east and guests had views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and neighboring vineyards during the Catholic vows.   Signature cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres were served on the patio post-ceremony and guests were then invited into the amber lit pavilion for dinner and dancing with music provided by Pressure Point Band.  The combination of mercury glass, pewter linens, gold chiavaris and chargers gave the big white tent a sophisticated and warm vibe.  Zest provided stunning ivory florals featuring hydrangeas and white garden roses with pops of magenta and sprigs of gold baby’s breath at each place setting. The ceremony space was later converted into an outdoor lounge area under cafe lighting provided by Greenlight Creative.

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Being from Venezuela, Juan wanted to incorporate some of his cultural traditions into the wedding, one of which was serving  delicious tequeños (imagine the most delicious fried cheese stick you’ve ever had, then make it even better) as a late night treat. Following the tequeños, they included another fun tradition, La Hora Loca “the crazy hour,” where the bride and groom provide props for their guests (everything from fun necklaces to masks and sunglasses) to use throughout the evening while dancing the night away.  It was definitely an evening to remember!

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photography by Evrim Icoz Photography, hair/makeup by Powder, Inc., rentals by The Party Place, cake by Lamb’s, transportation by Lucky Limousine and Eco Shuttle, printing by Crave Design, cinematography by Watertown Films

 
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Fun.  Joyful.  Beautiful.  Three little words that only begin to describe Laurie and Mike’s wedding, coordinated by Kirsten, which was a remarkable reflection of the wonderful couple that they are.  Friends and family gathered from all over to celebrate at River Haven Farm, which provided a naturally beautiful setting for their ceremony overlooking the Willamette River that was officiated with great humor and style by their best man!  Fun cocktails were served up by Tin Cantina out of their funky Airstream bar, and a delicious dinner was catered by Food in Bloom beneath a huge tent as long afternoon shadows stretched across the lawn and brought relief from the summer sun.  Lush floral arrangements by Zest Floral Design in pale pinks, peaches and greens accented the beautifully appointed tables, set with mismatched vintage china from Something Borrowed paired with sleek modern glassware and silver chivari chairs from The Party Place.  Northwest Nannies took care of the almost thirty toddlers and young children (including Laurie & Mike’s darling boy, William), engaging them with fun activities and leaving their parents to enjoy the party!  All Wright Music kept the atmosphere lively and the dance floor packed with all ages after Laurie and Mike opened with their first dance and were joined by their adorable son, William, in a heart-melting moment.  As the party finally came to a close, Mike surprised Laurie with a grand exit and they were whisked away in a 1947 “Silver Wraith” Rolls Royce Limousine.  What a night to remember!

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Photography by Benjamin DiCaprio, Hair by Gabi Johnson, Photo booth by Booth Shakalaka, Cake by Dream Cakes, Transportation by Best Car in Town 

 
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Having a wedding emergency  kit on-site at every one of our events is very important!  Sometimes we need something as small as a safety pin, and other times we need to pull out the big guns.  Check out our segment that aired on KATU’s AM Northwest last week with some suggestions of what you should stock your wedding emergency kit with!

 
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U of O grads, Yael & Luis, invited their friends and family to travel to Black Butte Ranch to witness their marriage coordinated by Carrie. A combination of cultures was important to these two, the part Jewish ceremony was translated into Spanish while the couple stood inside the birch & floral chuppah. The crisp Central Oregon air and beautiful views created a perfect setting for this bohemian, glam style wedding. The décor was carefully chosen to wow in every corner of space. Deep reds, dusty blues and ivory filled the reception deck and flowed onto the tables in an eclectic yet simple way. A polaroid photo booth, lawn games and a Mexican themed menu entertained guests while they enjoyed the gorgeous venue. As the night cooled off guests cozied up by the fire pit, enjoyed the s’mores station and danced well into the evening.  Portland Bride & Groom recently featured the multicultural wedding–take a peek!

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photography by Rebecca Madsen, rentals by Something Borrowed, Barclay Events, Illuminate Your Night and Incredible Events,  flowers by Zupans on Belmont, DJ by Dan Dubay

 
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