Saffron Fields is one of Dundee’s newest vineyards and we were honored to work with such a talented team on a recent inspiration shoot at the venue. With it’s beautiful landscape and architecture, showcasing the property without too much of a distraction was our goal. The over-sized patio overlooking the beautifully designed pond and garden is the perfect ceremony backdrop. Guests are able to enjoy the beauty of the landscape in an area designed by the former director of the Portland Japanese Gardens, Hoichi Kurisu, who has also designed some of the country’s best Japanese Gardens. The tasting room, which converts to cocktail space along with the bar for events, showcases artwork from various contemporary artists, collections of the owners. For the reception, a large well groomed field with a stunning view of the vineyards can hold up to 150 guests. As saffron itself is of golden-yellowish color, it only made sense to include yellow floral as part of the decor. With white pin tuck linens, combination of long and round tables and chiavari chairs, the floral was a great element to add to the space. As a favor to the guests, a small personalized container of saffron was placed alongside the place card and menu cards. With a gorgeous space and good wine, you definitely can’t go wrong!
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This vibrant brunch wedding inspiration shoot we designed in collaboration with some of Portland’s top-notch wedding professionals was easily one of our favorites! Between the amazing floral runner, the mini treats and all the sweet details, what’s not to love? Style Me Pretty agreed–click here for their feature!
We selected a brunch theme as the city of Portland is is very well known for their brunches. With patrons waiting in line for hours, we decided to skip the lines and bring a delicious brunch menu and atmosphere to a new venue in town. Washington High School, which opened it’s doors soon after our shoot, has an incredible roof top deck with a stunning view of Portland.
When planning the brunch we wanted to create a clean but festive feel with vibrant spring colors. Spring is a wonderful time of year in Portland and we wanted to capture the freshness and bring it to life. From personal mini cakes to crossword puzzles, we adorned the table with fun details wedding guests would enjoy.
Photography: A Lovely Day, Gown: Anna’s Bridal, Floral: Zest, Rentals: Party Place, Linens: La Tavola, Printing: Paper Bloom, Cocktails: Mint & Mirth, Hair/Makeup: Blossom & Beauty, Cakes: Dream Cakes, Favors: Stumptown, Catering: Pearl Catering, Men’s Formal Wear: Este’s, Models: Amber Shewbert & Steven Bustrin
As much as we love planning weddings, it is always fun to do something different whether it be a corporate holiday party, engagement party, going away brunch or even baby showers. When Nora was asked to coordinate a fab baby shower for Juliet, she jumped at the opportunity! Mary, the host, wanted something opulent, romantic, sweet and extra special for her dear friend Juliet. I think we delivered!! What a great group of friends and fun event to pull off! Click here to see what kind of shenanigans the guys were up to celebrating the dad-to-be!
How adorable is her baby bump??
photo by Ernie Sapiro Photography
Are you from Seattle? Getting married in Seattle? Or love candles as much as we do? Well we have just the tip for you! Glassy Baby rents out their gorgeous votives for private events and weddings. Candles are one of our favorite accents to any wedding, and they are inexpensive too! The lighting and glow gives any wedding an extra touch of romance. At just $5 a piece, you can now transform any table scape or add a personal touch to your reception and have the choice of huge range of colors. Here are a few pictures from weddings we have coordinated in Seattle, Portland and Bend that have all utilized them.
photo by Riso Studio
Photo by Riso Studio
photo by Jessica Hill Photography
We received some new fabric samples in our office today and we love the linen trends of bold patterns and colors. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and colors for your wedding- it adds a fun dimension and element of design! Here are some of our favorites we paired together. If you are interested in renting linens for your wedding, we can help!
One of my favorite up and coming wedding trends is adorning chandeliers, or creating new chandeliers, out of flowers and greenery. Suspending a focal piece adds an exciting element to an event, and is unique and unexpected! If you are looking for a “wow factor,” consider floral chandeliers!
photos by Ben Pigao Photography
Mike and Molly‘s summer solstice wedding at the Crystal Ballroom was the perfect blend of elegance, glamour, and whimsical fun! With Whiskey Manhattans and refreshing Moscow Mules to kick off their cocktail hour, guests were soon dancing the night away to the jazzy melodies of The Essentials band. Great music was the theme of the night, with each table named for a famous musician. For ceremony music a friend of the bride and groom played cello, accompanied by a violinist, and composed a special arrangement of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” for Mike and Molly‘s recessional. The evening ended on a sweet note, with a variety of pies in lieu of wedding cake, and platters of Voodoo Doughnuts as favors for the guests! As they were leaving, guests were presented with bouquets of the gorgeous reception flowers designed by a friend of the bride’s mother, gathered from the table arrangements set in eclectic vintage glass bottles. Surrounded with great friends and family, gathered from all across the country, Mike and Molly kept the fun going with a casual afterparty at Ringlers. What a night! Congratulations to Mike and Molly!
Photos by Erin Berzel Photography
Joslin and Kevin really wanted their wedding day to be a fun party filled will great food, drinks, and dancing. When they found Long Farm Barn they just knew it was the perfect fit and begin planning with Meghan. After getting married under the beautiful tree on the property, they made the historic 1900 barn the focal point by having their dinner take place in the garden. Guests sat at family style tables decorated with burlap and lace runners made by the mother of the bride and beautiful floral arrangements. Two Girls Catering BBQ’d an incredible dinner onsite. Guests then moved inside the barn where Kevin’s uncle kicked off the dancing with his band, Chihuahua Desert. Chad Dowling Productions continued the with a jam packed dance floor- the bride and groom even crowd surfed!
These photos are some of my favorites of the season–how cute is this couple?!?
Makeup by Kim King, Hair by Emily York, Photos by Powers Studios, Cake by Lamb’s Thriftway, Catering by Two Girls Catering, Cinematography by Prophezy, DJ by Chad Dowling Productions, Rentals by Barbur Blvd Rentals, Band by Chihuahua Desert