Josh and I go back to Middle School, where we were nothing but strangers who passed
in the halls. We became friends in High School, where we attended our Senior Prom together.
We chose separate paths after High School, spending the next four years at rival Universities.
Through mutual friends, we reconnected three years later and quickly became inseparable. On
September 9, 2012, while on a hike at Wahclella Falls, Josh, with our dog Cassius by his side, got
down on his knee and proposed. That unforgettable moment took place in front of a beautiful
waterfall and was captured on film by a stranger, who somehow knew what was about to
The wedding plans began immediately. With the help of our wedding coordinator, we
chose our venue, Left Bank Annex, an industrial building in downtown Portland. “Urban Chic”
became the theme for further wedding inspiration. All the details (glasses, stemware,
silverware, plates and menus) all had to be modern and clean. I chose blush accents in my
flowers and napkins to compliment my neutral color scheme. The metal table numbers went
perfectly with the industrial venue and the centerpieces, along with mirrored vases and varying
heights of floating votive candles added to the touch of elegance and romance that we
envisioned. To add to the fun of the reception, we treated our guest to “Salt and Straw”,
Portland’s favorite ice cream shop, as they scooped their unique flavors such as Coffee and
Bourbon, Sea Salt Caramel, Honey Lavender. Being that Mac & Cheese is my favorite food, we
decided that serving an elegant version as a late night treat would be the perfect solution to
satisfy the late night cravings!
Despite all the beautiful details, the best part of my wedding day was my walk down the
aisle. Although this is what I was most nervous for, having my dad by my side and future
husband in tunnel vision, it was a feeling that cannot be described. We were honored and
extremely fortunate to have so many family and friends present to witness our vows and love
we share for one another. That, hands down, is the reason why September 7th 2013, was, thus
far, the best day of our lives.