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Christina & Cameron’s Ecotrust Wedding

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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From her first meeting with Christina and Cameron, Kirsten knew their wedding would be classy, edgy and most of all a ton of fun!  Christina’s exquisite couture dress says it all.  Just look at it!  Though they live in New York City, Christina and Cameron chose to host their wedding in Portland (the groom’s home town) and capitalize on the relaxed urban vibe and superb farm-to-table cuisine for which Portland is known.  The touching ceremony was held in front of the fountains at Jamison Square Park, officiated by a close family friend.  Then guests followed chalk hearts on the sidewalk to the cocktail hour and dinner reception across the street at The Ecotrust Rooftop TerraceArt of Catering lavished guests with an exceptional dinner, perfectly executed, while Michael of John Ross Music crooned quietly in the background and strummed his guitar, creating the tone for an idyllic summer evening with an eclectic selection of alternative music.  Stunning floral arrangements by Blum Floral Design featured King Protea flowers for a bold design statement and interesting texture.  After dinner, guests were surprised with a karaoke band.  Not surprisingly, Karaoke From Hell kept the stage rocking and dance floor packed for the rest of the night!  Taking a break from the dancing to cool off, guests flocked to the Ruby Jewel ice-cream cart, scooping servings of Christina and Cameron’s favorite ice-cream:  a summer party at its best.  Congratulations, Christina and Cameron!

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C & C Preview from J&M Media on Vimeo.

Photography by Powers Studios, Cinematography by JAM, Rentals by Party Place, Lighting by Ohana Party Rentals & Chad Dowling Productions, Catering by Art of Catering, Dessert by Ruby Jewel, Floral by Blum, Ceremony & Dinner music by John Ross Productions, Reception Music by Karaoke from Hell, Transportation by Lucky Limousine

Kate & Trevor’s Garden Wedding

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Kate and Trevor envisioned an elegant garden party to celebrate their wedding, and their dream came alive with luxuriant décor and classy detail. In a sweet reflection of Kate’s parents’ wedding celebration, they were also married at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and received their guests following the ceremony at a private club nearby for cocktails, dinner and dancing.  Champagne, copper and gold with navy blue accents set the tone for a very classy affair, with art deco inspired glam touches (just look at Kate’s gorgeous dress!)  Geometric Toblerone chocolate bars were wrapped for place cards at each setting, while lush garlands of greenery ran along the center of the banquet tables.  Coral and peach florals played off the gold, copper and champagne shades.  As twilight descended thousands of flickering candles mirrored the twinkling café lights strung overhead, and the band crooned jazz and blues:  Romance was alive in the summer night air!  After dinner the garden wedding kicked up a notch with swinging dance music and bright flashes of a photo booth to capture all the fun and silliness of their guests.  Congratulations, Kate and Trevor!

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Hair: J. Marie Hall, Makeup:  Claudine of Ebel Artistry, Flowers:  Kathy Kelly (family friend), Rentals:  West Coast Event Productions & Ohana Party Rentals, Band:  Swingline Cubs, Photo Booth:  Paparazzi Tonight, Cake:  Palace Cakes, Transport:  The Trolley, Photography:  Jaquilyn Schumate Photography, Valet Parking:  Premiere Valet

Carlyn & Nick’s Private Residence Wedding

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

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It’s hard not to see the fun loving personality of these two in their epic wedding at a private residence in West Linn, coordinated by Emily. From start to finish, Carlyn and Nick wanted their guests to have an unbelievable night full of laughter, love and dancing. Playing with the home’s modern yet rustic design, their wedding featured subtle rustic decor with peach and blue hues intermixed. The one of a kind views provided the backdrop for the ceremony and reception where guests were treated to delicious northwest cuisine. Once the dancing got started, the bride and groom received a special surprise of their own when Elvis showed up for a one of kind performance for the father -daughter dance! Once the sun set the couple were sent off with a sparkler light show!

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Carlyn + Nick :: Private Residence from Moving Picture Weddings on Vimeo.

photography by Max Monty, hair by Emily York, makeup by Chrystal Kovisto , catering by Pearl Catering, bar by My Bartender, video by Moving Picture Weddings,  cake by Lamb’s Thriftway, dj by Chad Dowling Productions

Cally & Guy’s Wedding at Home

Monday, May 11th, 2015

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Cally and Guy had one of the most magical wedding venues and their event was featured on Style Me Pretty! They were lucky enough to be married at Cally’s family home just outside of Portland and worked with Elizabeth to coordinate the event.. Rippling Waters Park is truly one of a kind. Cally and Guy said “I do” in front of a Balinese Tea House that they adorned with lush flowers and greenery. The Balinese Tea House sat in a grass meadow surrounded by towering old trees. The ceremony was quiet with little noise but the string quartet, a very peaceful setting for Cally & Guy to say their vows. The wedding party stood in a half circle around them signifying the circle of love supporting their union. Their beloved flower hound Chowder voluntarily lay at their feet resting her head on Guy’s shoe.

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After the ceremony guests headed down to Gales Creek lookout and enjoyed cocktail hour by the water. Guests were then led up a dirt trail to the reception which opened onto the home’s lawn and garden. This field hosted an amazing marquee for dinner, including the dance floor and band. The tent was filled with flowers, candles and wood cut table numbers. The inspiration for the feel in the tent was elegant yet natural. Having such a beautiful backdrop we wanted to keep things very organic and blended with the beautiful surroundings. CallyGuy-0087

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As the sun set Cally & Guy wowed their guests with an amazing burn in a valley below. The architectural fire burned all night creating a magical glow for the reception.  After dancing the night away to the band and crackle of the fire, guests followed a trail lit by candles and sparklers to the dance barn for more late night music and fun.  With both Cally and Guy being in the entertainment industry, it was only fitting to see some celebrities cutting loose. The night was pure perfection and one to remember.

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CALLY & GUY {SNEAK PEAK} from J&M Media on Vimeo.

Photography by Briana Morrison, Rentals by Party Place, Catering by Simpatica, DJ/Sound byMix Monster, Reception Music by Pressure Point, Floral by Zest, Photo Booth by Happy Matic, Wedding Cake by Andrea Nicholas, Hair/Makeup by Powder, Inc, Transportation by NW Navigator, Video by JAM, Lighting by Greenlight Creative

Ashley & Andrew’s Scholls Valley Lodge Wedding

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

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Ashley, Andrew and their families are the nicest people–very thoughtful, appreciative and creative! Ashley and Andrew hoped for a beautiful, vintage wedding and with the help of the scenery from Scholls Valley Lodge, and Natalia‘s coordination skills,  they were able to do just that. The bride and her mom custom made all of the table numbers, banners/signs, and candy station. Scholls Valley Lodge is a beautiful and unique barn like setting with the ability to use the space in multiple different ways.

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Ashley and Andrew’s ceremony was held on a stunning lawn surrounded by huge trees.  They said their vows under a custom made arch while guests cheered and waved custom made wands.

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 After the ceremony guests made their way to the lower lawn for cocktail hour but not before signing a wooden bench that acted as their guest book. During cocktail hour guests were also escorted to the speakeasy bar on the upper deck of the lodge where Ashley’s Dad provided specialty cocktails made with Pendleton Whiskey (where he is the VP).

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For dinner guests indulged in a family style dinner and after went into a beautiful barn decorated with white draping and sparkling chandeliers.

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

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Catering by Simpatica, Photography by Jessica Hill Photography, DJ by David Efaw, Hair/Makeup by Austie Eckley, Draping by West Coast Drape, Rentals by Party Place, Floral by Zest

Chris & Ashley’s Waverley Wedding

Monday, May 4th, 2015

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When clients come in searching for a venue with a beautiful view, Waverley is usually at the top of our list!  Ashley & Chris chose to have their Waverley wedding at this traditional country club and certainly threw an affair to remember.  With quite a bit of family involvement, Nora made sure everyone was happy with a striking navy & white color scheme, unique musical choices, an elegant monogram adorning the printed items and other wedding details and a packed dance floor courtesy of Precious Byrd.  Both families were an absolute pleasure to work with and the wedding day could not have gone any more smoothly.  These two are a stunning couple and we’re sure will have a very happy life together!

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This group of girlfriends is absolutely adorable.  We were lucky enough to plan Sarah’s (second from the left) wedding a few short months later!

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The ceremony began with a bagpiper playing and slowly making his way from the 18th green–so dramatic!

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Ashley’s step-father began escorting the bride down the aisle, and then handed her off to her dad.  It was such a sweet moment!

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Photography by Powers Studios, Hair/Makeup by Powder, Inc & Gabi Johnson, Rentals by Ohana Party Rentals, Cake by Dream Cakes, Photo Booth by Happy Matic, Cinematography by Moving Picture Weddings, Floral by Zest, Ceremony Music by Halcyon Strings, Bagpiper by John Toohey, Transportation by Lucky Limousine, Day-of Printed Items by Crave Design

Jighna & Sarthak’s Indian Wedding Weekend

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

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Jighna and Sarthak met online and could not have been more perfect for one another. When they met, Jighna lived in Portland and Sarthak lived in Seattle- but both had a love and appreciation for the beautiful NW. So when it came time for them to plan their wedding, they wanted their guests to experience all their favorite things from the Pacific NW. Jighna and Sarthak absolutely fell in love with Resort at the Mountain after seeing the beautiful outdoor spaces. Being surrounded by all the natural elements created a perfect foundation for the overall design and theme. Jighna and Sarthak were an amazing couple from start to finish. The Indian wedding weekend was a 4 day celebration with family and friends flying in from all over the world coordinated by Elizabeth. They did a wonderful job honoring their family history and traditions while incorporating fun details of their own.

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Jighna and Sarthak invited all their family and friends over to help kick off the wedding weekend celebration with a Mehndi Night. The girls enjoyed receiving henna drawings on their hands and feet. It is believed that the darker and deeper the henna stains the more the husband and the in-laws will love her bride. As you can see – Jighna’s henna was very dark and so she is clearly in for a long & happy life.

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The couple decided to do their own twist on a typical Sangeet.  They wanted it to be a more relaxed laid back feel, with food, drinks, entertainment, and in an outdoor space so that guests could enjoy the incredible views of the area.

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Their Baraat was a large processional full of color, music and traditions. Sarthak and his family travels through the streets, singing and dancing, making their way to the ceremony. Sarthak rode a traditional white horse and led the procession with the help of a Dohl Player providing the beats for the music.

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Jighna & Sarthak from J&M Media on Vimeo.

Photography by Symbol Photo, Hair by Cloud Hair, Makeup by Powder, Inc, Rentals & Lighting by Royce Prop Shop, Catering by East India Catering and Thai Smile Restaurant, Cake by Dream Cakes, Dessert Display by Bridal Bliss Desserts, Doughnuts by Blue Star, Cinematography by JAM,  Flowers by Geranium Lake, Baraat Music by Brar Productions, Weekend Music by DJ Aanshul, Reception Chair Rental by Sedera Rentals, Dessert by Staccato Gelato, Horse from Rolling Hills Stable, Henna by Salon Amrapali

Christina & Chad’s Waverley Wedding

Monday, April 20th, 2015

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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.  This wedding was also featured on Wedding Lovely!

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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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Christina + Chad // Wedding Film | Portland from Moetic Films on Vimeo.

“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

Helen & Joe’s OMSI Wedding

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

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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’s Oregon Golf Club Garden Wedding

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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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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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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