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Mary & Ryan’s Allison Wine Country Wedding

Monday, June 29th, 2015

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Mary & Ryan were married on a hot July day at one of our favorite places to be, The Allison Inn in Wine Country.  In honor of their anniversary this week, we felt the need to share this fab event that was somehow never blogged about! Mary & Ryan read about Bridal Bliss on a blog and were planning a wedding in three short months.  They brought on Nora to not only guide them through the process, but also design the entire event and make most of the decisions. Weeks after they booked, the couple went on an extended road trip of the US in their Airstream trailer and were not exactly accessible.  Nora took what little guidance they gave her (a natural feel with bright corals and curly willow) and ran with it.  Thankfully Mary & Ryan loved the finished product and the night was certainly one for the books with exceptional details.  The best part?  Mary, Ryan, Nora and Nora’s husband Tyler have become the best of friends and recently returned from a fun sunny family vacation together. We’ve even had the opportunity to plan more weddings and parties for this wonderful family!

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Mary wore a darling short number with Christian Louboutin pumps for photos, to greet guests and cocktail pre-ceremony.  She then quickly changed into her custom made bridal gown for the ceremony remainder of the evening.  Ryan had intended to change into a custom lavender/grey suit but was having too much fun and decided to stick with his tan duds.

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Wood rounds with calligraphy made their way into the decor as ceremony reserved signs, bride/groom chair signs and even reception escort “cards.”  The Party Place created custom wood benches with cushions for our ceremony which were intermixed with the folding chairs.

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After a meaningful ceremony officiated by a close family friend, the couple walked out with all of their friends and family singing the recessional. It started with Mary’s brother, and then more and more joined in.  We printed the lyrics to “Can’t Help Falling in Love” on the back of the program so everyone could join in once they realized what was happening.  It was so fun!

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Guests dined on an absolutely delicious six course meal complete with coursed wine pairings.

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Could she be anymore gorgeous!?!  The truth of the matter is that she even more beautiful on the inside.  Nora loved every minute of working with Mary!  Low maintenance, trusting and fun.

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As the night went on, we had the band make an announcement for all the guests to head out to the patio.  We surprised them with an epic fireworks display coordinated with music the couple had chosen!  in an effort to keep the party going, we welcomed guests back into the ballroom with warm cookies, shots of milk, espresso and Bailey’s (the bride’s favorite).

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This wine country wedding was truly an event to remember and the party was rocking into the wee hours!

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Photography: Holland Studios, Cinematography: A Niko Productions, Flowers: Geranium Lake: Ceremony Music: Duo Con Brio, Reception Music: Swingline Cubs, Lighting: Think AV, Fireworks: Western Display Fireworks, Rentals: The Party Place, WCEP, Peter Corvallis, Makeup: Katherine Sealey, Hair: Chrystal Waddell, Photo Booth: Paparazzi Tonight, Cake: Dream Cakes, Invitations: New & Blue

Susanna & Andrew’s Castaway Garden Wedding

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

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Susanna and Andrew fell in love with the garden next to Castaway and just knew they had to use it for their ceremony. Pomarius Nursery was a perfect setting for this lovely couple to tie the knot. Susanna worked with Meghan and continued the whimsical garden feel inside Castaway with terrariums filled with tea lights that hung from manzanita trees- the room just glowed! June Bug jammed throughout the night with a fun Pop Folk sound. The details to this event were so fabulous that June Bug Weddings featured it! 20140725-SusannaAndrew-014

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S & A Preview from J&M Media on Vimeo.

 Photography by Aaron Courter, Catering by Catering at its Best, Hair/Makeup by Kirstie Wight, Flowers by Solabee, Cake by Papa Haydn, Video by JAM

John’s Rowdy Baby Shower

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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Not to be outdone by his wife Mary (click here to read about the fab shower she hosted!), Ryan wanted to throw a rowdy baby shower bash to celebrate his good friend’s impending fatherhood.  He wanted to celebrate John, and he wanted to go big. Nora came up with the idea of a progressive party and knew that Double Decker PDX would be the perfect form of transportation.

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The guys met up and were greeted with Sofia champagne and snacks as they loaded the bus.  The first stop was Circa 33 private speakeasy for appetizers, cocktails, and a little surprise.

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Ryan wanted a fun game to get everyone a bit rowdy.  We decided to have a drink off, but with a twist.  Each guy received a bonnet to wear and a baby bottle filled with a while Russian drink.  Team Pink drank first, and the winner went up against the winner of Team Blue.  It was ridiculously hilarious! The best part?  The guys kept their bonnets on all night!

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Next stop: Ned Ludd’s Elder Hall for a amazing coursed dinner!  Ryan worked with the chef to design a mouth watering menu with squash fritters, tempura cauliflower, beef rib steak and a rich bourbon chocolate brownie.

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We initially planned on the final stop being Multnomah Whiskey Library but the guys decided to go a little more low brow and celebrated into the wee hours at Alibi!  What better way then end the night with Blue Star Donuts for the ride home?

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Juliet’s Chic Baby Shower

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

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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!

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How adorable is her baby bump??

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photography by Jessica Hill Photography, catering by Art of Catering, linens by La Tavola, invitations by Marsupial via Bridal Bliss, printing by Crave Design, rentals by Party Place, floral by Zest

Ambar & Jeff’s Pakistani Wedding Weekend

Monday, June 8th, 2015

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This vibrant and elegant couple went all out for their dream Pakistani Mehndi ceremony at the Portland Art Museum which was coordinated by Jennifer. Ambar and Jeff’s ceremony featured delicious entrees, specialty drinks and more from Artemis Catering. The Portland Art Museum was stunningly decorated with flowers, linens, candles and an ornate Mehndi stage in shades of jewel tones, ivory and gold. After the traditional ceremony, guests enjoyed a special dance by the bridal party and everyone got involved when guest DJ Prashant taught and led a Bollywood dance.  The DJ kept the music going the rest of the evening as guests enjoyed delicious dessert and danced the night away!

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The next day, Ambar and Jeff had their second ceremony at the majestic Skamania Lodge.  The weather was perfect and their colors of ivory, gold and purple were enhanced by the beautiful outdoor setting.  The couple had many personal touches including their wedding programs, favors and guest book that included photos of the couple, family and friends.  The guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, dessert and had fun in the photo booth at the Pakistani wedding.  It was a perfect day for a wonderful couple!

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Ambar & Jeffrey’s Wedding Film at Portland Art Museum & Skamania Lodge from Focal Point Digital Media on Vimeo.

photography by Stark Photography,  mehndi food by Artemis Catering, cinematography by Focal Point, floral by Bloomsbury, reception DJ by Dennis Marcinello, photo booth by Happy Matic, hair/makeup by Blossom & Beauty

Erin & Sean’s MAC Wedding

Monday, June 1st, 2015

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I have been putting off posting about Erin & Sean’s wedding for weeks. I adore this couple so much and its hard to express it and really do it justice! It is always a special thing to plan a friend’s wedding. This was an extra special scenario because both the bride and groom are good friends, and the three of us have worked together in the industry for several years. What an honor to be a part of this fab event!
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I remember clearly when Erin & Sean met back when both were working at The Governor Hotel.  She was absolutely giddy and I just knew it was something special. Erin kept me updated as they continued their courtship and it was obvious that these two were perfect for each other. They both exude so much joy when they are together and literally grin from ear to ear. Plus they like to laugh….a lot. That will be clear as you go through the photos!

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Erin & Sean’s wedding day at Multnomah Athletic Club went off without a hitch. There was really no other option with the exceptional team of professionals they hand picked to be a part of this event!  From the beautiful fall hued centerpieces, to the elegant “chameleon” chairs to the amazing meal courtesy of the couple’s dear friend and well known chef Philippe Boulot, to the outpouring of love from their friends and family, this was a wedding that really stood out.  These two have such a love for life and their celebration was the perfect representation of how they are as a couple.

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Congrats Erin & Sean–so thrilled you have found so much happiness together!

Erin and Sean from Northwest Film Co. on Vimeo.

photos by Paul Rich & Alan Weiner, rentals by WCEP, photo booth by Paparazzi Tonight, video by NW Film Co, floral by Blossoms, DJ by Rose City DJ’s, officiant by Bob Renggli, cake by Dream Cakes 

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

 
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