Archive for the ‘Real Weddings’ Category
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.
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.
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
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!
Maria & Brian were SO much fun to plan with. They always brought a dose of humor to our meetings and were very straight forward and low maintenance. They didn’t have particular feelings towards the design and decor, so I really was able to have fun and get creative. Thankfully…they loved it!
We plan quite a few events at this Oregon Golf Club, but more often than not they take place outside or in a large tent. It was fun having the opportunity to coordinate a wedding inside the clubhouse, as it has a warm, unique and cozy feel with huge windows that show off the great view.
Guests took full advantage of the Iphone charging station with pave floral!
Photos by Bryan Rupp Photography, Cinematography by Moving Picture Weddings, Floral by Zest, Rentals by Ohana Party Rentals, DJ by Chad Dowling Productions, Dessert by Blissfully Sweet, Transportation by Lucky Limousine, Paper Products by Crave Design
Gretchen & Chad’s wedding was super special to me, as Chad is a very good industry friend of mine. We worked together on the very first wedding I coordinated back in 1999 and have been tight ever since. Chad was the DJ at my own wedding in 2009, and has been the DJ at every party we’ve thrown since. He has the talent of keeping a dance floor packed ALL NIGHT.
I’ve watched Chad’s darling little girl, Emma, grow up and we’ve spent many Saturdays together wedding season after wedding season. So, I was beyond honored when Chad and his beautiful bride, Gretchen, asked me to help coordinate their wedding at The Governor Hotel’s Renaissance & Billiard Rooms. Gretchen & Chad compliment each other so well and they are both into Star Wars, goth and their pug Helga…all of which made an appearance at the nuptials.
Here is where the “goth” and first peek at “Star Wars” came into play. We had the Manhattan Monk officiate the wedding and Gretchen was set with having the lights dim way down right as he walked in and the ceremony started. She meticulously picked out music (which was perfect) and it started out with what sounded like a somber monk chant. Once the officiant walked down the aisle, the music brightened up and the processional began. It was very dramatic!
Rather than a having unity candle or sand ceremony, the officiant mixed up a cocktail with liquors representing qualities of a good marriage such as trust, love, etc. The bride and groom toasted with this cocktail and it added a nice humorous, yet meaningful, twist. I loved it!
Why wouldn’t he pull out a light saber for the cake cutting??
Photos by Powers Studios, Cinematography by Moving Picture Weddings, Flowers by Zest, Cake by Dream Cakes, Catering by Jake’s Catering, Chair Covers by Avery’s, Makeup by Powder, Inc., DJ/Lighting/Photo Booth by Craig/Chad Dowling Productions
Stephie & Andrew’s wedding was especially important to us, as Stephie is a past Bridal Bliss assistant! We were so excited to be a part of her Aurora Colony Vineyards wedding and it all came together flawlessly. The venue was stunning, the sun was shining and everyone had a good time. I like the vineyard couple pics almost as much as I love the photos with Stephie and her twin sister. Take a peek!
I love working at Waverley Country Club. The setting could not be more gorgeous, and it just has such a formal, old school feel. Mix in some preppy stripes and you have a fun, festive event. Erica & Matt’s wedding had it all…personal touches, fab decor, and a party that left everyone hurting the next morning. Enjoy!
Photos by Take 5 Photography, Beauty by Anastasia’s, Rentals by Ohana Party Rentals, Cupcakes by His Bakery, Flowers by Zest, Officiant from Portland Ministers, Band: Design, Transportation by JMI Limo
I’m just going to say it…this couple is ridiculously cute. It was so hard going through all of Anne & Adam’s photos and choosing my favorites because their smiles are so big and genuine in all of them! It was very obvious that this couple had a great time at their Cooper Mountain Vineyards wedding. Anne & Adam worked with Emily and incorporated some really unique details. From her gorgeous gown, to the awesome photo displays, to the super cute signage…. this wedding was a gem!
Photos by Alyson Levy, Beauty by Portland Hair & Makeup, Rentals by Ohana Party Rentals, Lighting by Barclay Events, Catering by Hunt & Gather, Floral by Kathy Griffin, Guitar by Stephen Ashbrook, Sound by Water Tower Band, DJ by Chad Dowling Productions