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Parissa & Tommy’s Beach Wedding

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

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Parissa & Tommy were married at Surfsand Resort near Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach.  They planned their beach wedding while living in Chicago, and took just a few trips out to plan.  The couple worked with Katy and infused both Persian and Chinese traditions to honor the bride’s parents.  The family connected so well with Katy that they have cerebrated holidays together!   Oregon Bride Magazine agreed that this was a beautiful wedding and decided to feature it in their current issue!

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Parissa’s mom, Poh (who is as cute as can be), had guests write messages on a fabric square at the welcome reception in Portland. On the wedding day she had the closest family & friends squares sewn closest to the center, with extra squares for other guests to sign who hadn’t already.  Afterwards she created a beautiful quilt for the newlyweds!

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Parissa’s dad walked her down to the first look with her groom.  I love this!BEN_PIGAO_PHOTOGRAPHY_SCANLAN_WEB-149

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Parissa & Tommy had a Catholic ceremony at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church.

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After the ceremony, guests were welcomed to the hotel with a traditional Tea Ceremony as a nod to Poh’s Chinese background.

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Following the Chinese Tea Ceremony was an outdoor Cocktail Hour.

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After the Cocktail Hour, Parissa & Tommy had a traditional Persian Sofreh (ceremonial spread) set up for another cultural ceremony…this time a Persian “Aghd.”

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The Ballroom at Surfsand was laid out with long tables, gorgeous flowers and elegant chiavari chairs. BEN_PIGAO_PHOTOGRAPHY_SCANLAN_WEB-615

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This cute favor bag included the couple’s favorite salt water taffy.BEN_PIGAO_PHOTOGRAPHY_SCANLAN_WEB-622

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Design Band does it again!  Never been at a party they’ve performed at without having tons of fun!BEN_PIGAO_PHOTOGRAPHY_SCANLAN_WEB-1068

Click here for more photos from this wedding.

Photos by Ben Pigao Photography, Hair/Makeup by Mascola’s Salon, Rentals by Ohana Party Rentals, Flowers by Jennie Greene Designs, Ceremony Music by Duo Con Brio, Paper Products by Crave Design, Photo Booth by Portland Photo Booth Company

Sara & Chad’s Brasada Wedding

Monday, August 25th, 2014

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We first met Sara back in 2006 when she was a bridesmaid at her sister’s wedding, which we coordinated at Skamania Lodge.  Sara wanted the same destination feel as her sister, but absolutely had to have a cool barn. We searched high and low from Washington down to Napa…and I think that you will agree that Brasada Ranch‘s barn was in fact perfect! Take a peek at this cowboy chic event coordinated by Elizabeth.  Also, keep your eyes open for a nice big feature in the next issue of Portland Bride & Groom Magazine to learn more about this NYC couple and their fab event!

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The Cocktail Hour may have been my favorite part of the event…how cool is this?!!?

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All of the barn wood signs were hand made by Sara’s parents!altura_studio_80

photos by Altura Studio, flowers by Mint, rentals by WCEP, photo booth by VIP Photo Booth, desserts by Pie Spot, gown by Mika Inatome , hair/makeup by Artistry by Angela, ceremony/cocktail hour music by Bend Event Music, reception music by Chad Dowling Productions

Gretchen & Ben’s Private Residence Event

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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Katy & Natalia worked with Gretchen’s mom, Jackie, to plan this beautiful outdoor wedding at her property in Castle Rock, Washington.  This stunning home and meticulously manicured grounds provided the perfect backdrop for the event.  Take a peek!

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Rentals by Specialty Events & Rents, Catering by Simpatica, Photography by Bella Lucia, DJ by Twin City DJ, Flowers by Chris Gould

Elaine & Shawn’s OR Historical Society Wedding

Monday, August 18th, 2014

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Elaine & Shawn were married on a perfect Oregon summer day in the downtown Park Blocks at the Oregon Historical Society.  This couple planned their wedding with us from afar and incorporated apple escort cards, beautiful wood tables and even surprised their guests late night with the pink Voodoo Doughnut truck.

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Photos by Yasmin Khajavi, Rentals by Ohana Party Rentals, West Coast Event Productions, Something Borrowed & Avery’s, Catering by Heathman Hotel, Cake by Dream Cakes, Pies by Honey Pot Bakery, Hair/Makeup by The Prettiest You,  Floral by Geranium Lake, Officiating by Robert Griffin, DJ: Encore Mobile DJ

Kara & Scott’s Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Wedding

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

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We met this cute couple when Kara was a maid of honor at one of our weddings….they were adorable then and they are adorable now.  Kara & Scott decided to have their wedding at McMenamin’s Cornelius Pass Roadhouse and worked with Emily to fine tune their details.  So many fun DIY projects…my favorite is the ceremony backdrop!

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Photography by Stark Photography, Cinematography by Prophezy, Makeup by Ebel Artistry, Rentals by West Coast Event Productions, Dessert by Crave Bakery,    Flowers by Punch Portland, Ceremony Music by Max’s Midnight Kitchen, Reception Music by Paradox Productions, Transportation by Double Decker PDX and First Student,  Photo Booth by Happymatic

Sharon & Manny’s OGC Wedding

Monday, August 11th, 2014

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We love coordinating weddings at Oregon Golf Club, especially when it means working with a super fun couple on an event full of gorgeous details.  Sharon & Manny worked with Meghan and celebrated their big day with shades of purple, beautiful white draping, a bevy of unique touches and one heck of a good looking guest list.  Enjoy!

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Love this first look photo!

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The wedding design was created by the groom himself! It adorned the dessert display backdrop, and all the printed items.

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Photos by Tyler Gould, Catering by Oregon Golf Club, Hair/Makeup by Powder, Inc, Rentals by The Party Place, Desserts by Blissfully Sweet, Cake by Laurie Clarke Cakes,  Photo Booth by Paparazzi Tonight, Cinematography by Ian Pratt, Floral by Flowers for You,

Sarah & Matt’s Leftbank Affair

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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Sarah & Matt worked with us to plan their Leftbank Annex wedding while they were living in New York and in the middle of school, hectic work schedules, a move and all around craziness.  It is refreshing to work with clients that have an idea of what they want, but are open to ideas from the wedding professionals they have hired. We loved the soft, clean palette and the juxtaposition of the exposed brick and raw space. From the GORGEOUS wedding gown, to bringing in Portland’s hottest ice cream cart to renting gorgeous furniture to create lounge spaces, this wedding (which was featured on Style Me Pretty!) was one to remember.

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There were so many personal aspects to this wedding, my favorite being the huppa Talit designed by all the guests. bridalblissselects-051

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Once the ceremony was over guests headed downstairs for a the Cocktail Hour, while a large team of wedding professionals “flipped” the space upstairs.  Let me tell you…as beautiful as they are, those tables are not light!bridalblissselects-088

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I love watching the Hora…and these dads did not disappoint!  The looks on their faces are priceless!bridalblissselects-101

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Photos by Lauren B Photography, Rentals by The Party Place & Classic Vintage Rentals, Draping by West Coast Drape, Flowers by Geranium Lake, Catering by Devil’s Food, Late Night Treats by Salt & Straw, Cake by Dream Cakes, Band: Wayne Foster Entertainment, Makeup by Event Cosmetics, Paper Products by Press Engaged

Big Island Beauty

Monday, July 28th, 2014

We love planning destination weddings! This last season, Elizabeth had the opportunity to work with Krystal & Joey on their wedding at the Four Seasons on the Big Island in Hawaii.  How gorgeous is this image??

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photo by Fletch Photography

Carol & John’s Reserve Wedding

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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Carol & John were the first two Nike execs to ever tie the knot, and Katy and I were thrilled to be a part of it.  With just two months to plan, we incorporated their love of wine with the decor and pulled together a pretty fab event.

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What we hadn’t planned was the wettest day Portland would see in 2013.  A day before the wedding, we had to execute our rain plan and move our outdoor ceremony and cocktail reception inside the covered pavilion.  Between the rain, crazy wind (a huge glass door even broke!) and a bevy of umbrellas, it was truly an event to remember.  This sweet couple had such a wonderful story, and were two of the genuinely king people we have had the opportunity to work with.

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Photos by Jessica Hill Photography, Cinematography by Moving Picture Weddings, Flowers by Zest, Paper Products by Crave Design, Rentals by Party Place, Makeup by Event Cosmetics,  Ceremony Music by Duo Con Brio, Reception DJ by NW Premier Mobile DJ’s, Photo Booth by Paparazzi Tonight

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Melisa & Justin’s wedding at home

Monday, July 21st, 2014

We coordinated a bevy of weddings at private residences this past season, and they were each fabulous in their own way.  Natalia worked with Melisa & Justin on their summer wedding at home, which was definitely a stunner.  So many thoughtful details and unexpected elements.  My favorite are the chair ties–so beautiful and uniquely done!FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-11

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Photos by Fritz Photo, Catering by Two Chicks & A Rooster, Floral by Sophisticated Floral, Rentals by The Party Place and Barclays, Hair/Makeup by The Prettiest You, Dessert by Hope’s Bake Shop,

 
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