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James & Lindsey’s Gorge Wedding

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Mt. Hood Bed & Breakfast Wedding

Lindsey and James are the kindest and most laid back couple and they wanted their wedding to reflect their personalities while also giving their out of town family a true look at the beauty of Oregon. They were referred to us by another 2014 couple so it was fun to work on both events simultaneously.  Set just outside of Hood River, their ceremony and reception took place at the beautiful Mt. Hood Bed and Breakfast. Guests enjoyed signature cocktails on the front lawn before moving to the reception. At the reception, the guests, drank, ate and enjoyed a selection of local homemade pies and ice cream for dessert.  Such a fun day! Mt. Hood Bed & Breakfast Wedding

Mt. Hood Bed & Breakfast Wedding

Mt. Hood Bed & Breakfast Wedding

Mt. Hood Bed & Breakfast Wedding

Mt. Hood Bed & Breakfast Wedding

Mt. Hood Bed & Breakfast Wedding

Mt. Hood Bed & Breakfast Wedding

Mt. Hood Bed & Breakfast Wedding

Photos by Remembrance Photography, Hair by Patricia Martin, Catering by Premiere Catering, Cake by Fleur Cakes, Flowers by Sue Polzin, Officiating by Roger Moore, Music by John Ross

Suzette & AJ’s Leftbank Wedding

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

With the bride in Las Vegas, the groom in San Francisco and family in Vancouver, BC, Portland became the ideal location for Suzette & Jonathan’s destination wedding.  Showcasing all that Portland had to offer was their main focus for a fun and entertaining wedding.  Katy helped plan the nuptials and was bursting with ideas! Guests were transported via school buses to the Internationally known Grotto for an Outdoor Catholic Ceremony which included also included their family’s Filipino Traditions.   Next guests were brought to LeftBank Annex where they enjoyed appetizers and cocktails before the reception.  It was important to Suzette for the reception decor to incorporate metallics and go with the wood beams and exposed brick inside the venue, she wanted a rustic/chic yet glamours affair. Champagne chairs, chargers and tables adorned with grays, peaches, greens, metallics with pops of navy, and a moroccan print runners on the tables along with a thank you card from the couple on each setting left all 175 guests blown away. Jonathan serenaded Suzette to Justin Beiber’s “Baby Baby” as the couple was announced in as husband and wife where then guests noshed on a fabulous meal by Devil’s Food Catering. A dessert display provided by Bridal Bliss Desserts featured a variety of delicious cakes, tarts and cookies, along with a popcorn bar with various types of popcorn for everyone to enjoy.  Guests stayed entertained throughout the 7 hour reception with an open bar, great music by their DJ along with music videos playing in the background, a Photo Booth and even true to Portland style- food trucks! Ruby Jewel and Koi Fusion provided late night ice cream sandwiches and tacos for guests late into the night.  The wedding was perfectly planned and was full of fab details…so much so that Oregon Bride Magazine has featured the wedding is their current issue!

The ring dog is just too cute!

Photography by FS Photography, Flowers by Zest, Dessert Displays by Bridal Bliss, Catering by Devil’s Food, Late Night Treats by Ruby Jewel and Koi Fusion, Rentals by Party Place, Something Borrowed and Ohana Party Rentals, Draping by West Coast Drape, Cinematography by Black Label Films, Transportation by Portland Trolley, Printing by Crave Design, Hair/Makeup by Face Body Beauty, DJ by M1DJ’s, Strings by Duo Con Brio 

Eileen & Darren’s Art Deco Wedding

Monday, February 23rd, 2015


Eileen and Darren envisioned a Art Deco themed wedding reception to compliment the beautiful 1920’s style engagement ring Darren popped the question with.  The wedding was held at the Oregon Golf Club and featured glamorous details created by Eileen that truly brought a unique touch to the day. Bella Bloom Florals beautiful arrangements filled the tent for a pop of fuchsia. For dessert, Laurie Clarke Cakes created a decadent, beautifully designed art deco wedding cake complete with their monogram. Guests dressed for the theme in 1920’s cocktail attire and danced the night away with with music played by John Ross Productions.



Talk about a great bridesmaid gift!


I love how this ombre aisle turned out!





Such a great guest book idea!









D A R R E N & E I L EEN from J&M Media on Vimeo.

Photography by Powers Studios, Hair/Makeup by Face Body Beauty, Chairs by Sedera, Photo Booth by PDX Photo Lounge, Video by JAM Media, Officiant by A Beautiful Ceremony

Ellie & Andrew’s Garden Wedding

Monday, February 16th, 2015


Ellie and Andrew both live back in Washington DC but wanted to honor the bride’s northwest roots.  They planned a romantic garden wedding with Elizabeth and could not have been more thrilled after seeing a private club downtown. Their wedding was truly magical. From individual floral escort cards, hanging chandeliers in the trees and a 17 piece band- everything was perfection.











photos by Lauren B Photo, Hair & Makeup by Ebel Artistry, Rentals by Party Place, Cake by Dream Cakes, Flowers by Old Town Florist, Music by Art Abrams

Lorraine & Stephen’s Soter Vineyards Wedding

Thursday, February 12th, 2015


Lorraine and Stephen were married at Soter Vineyards and could not have asked for a more picture perfect setting for their wedding. The venue was absolutely gorgeous! Guests were welcomed with cocktail and appetizers upon arrival and everyone enjoyed walking around the vineyard and experiencing the grounds. Elizabeth worked with the couple to create the perfect festive environment the bride and groom were hoping for.









After the ceremony guests enjoyed dinner with an amazing view of the willamette valley. With the majority of the guests coming in from out of town, it was important to Lorraine and Stephen for everyone to experience the NW feel.



The Voodoo Doughnut truck made its way to the vineyard with classic Portland donuts for a late night treat. From flip flops for dancing to the Double Decker Bus, Lorraine and Stephen thought of every detail and guests had an amazing time enjoying everything the NW offers.


Lorraine Soter Review

Venue Soter Vineyards, Hair & Makeup by Powder, Inc, Rentals by Ohana Party Rentals, Lighting by Party Place, Catering by Devils Food, Cake by Dream Cakes, Doughnuts by Voodoo Doughnut,  Photography by Powers Studios, Flowers by Blum, Officiating by Steve Sharp, Music by Chad Dowling Productions, Transportation by Double Decker PDX & Lucky Limousine  

Kaetlin & Brendan’s 4th of July Ecotrust Wedding

Thursday, February 5th, 2015


Kaetlin and Brendan envisioned an intimate gathering of family and friends for their wedding.  They also wanted to capture all the fun of their July 4th family traditions including running the Foot Traffic Flat Half Marathon on Sauvie Island (of course Brendan carried Kaetlin across the finish line!) and the celebration of the birthdays of Kaetlin’s brother and her best friend!



Needless to say Kirsten coordinated a festive day, filled with thoughtful touches of hospitality.  Guests were greeted with orange punch and strawberry lemonade, and were offered sunblock, sunglasses and program fans while they gathered in the afternoon sunshine for a ceremony on the Ecotrust Rooftop Terrace.  Reverend Griffen officiated the heartfelt exchanging of vows with just the right touch of humor and solemn ceremony.









Then it was time to party!  Bride and Groom cocktails were served, Polaroid pictures were snapped and glued into a guestbook with well wishes, and guests found the way to their tables on the terrace with mini bags of homemade m&m cookies in lieu of escort cards.  Kaetlin had recruited her family to help with décor, arranging colorful dahlias picked the day before in a variety of DIY concrete vases for centerpieces over chalk-paper table runners to create a unique modern urban look.





 Chad Dowling kept the energy flowing with an eclectic alternative blend of music carefully chosen by  Brendan and Kaetlin, and Food in Bloom provided a lavish buffet of local seasonal fare for dinner. For dessert, a decadent cake by Judy Reese at Dream Cakes was served on colorful assorted china, and a frozen-yoghurt bar with local Tartberry fro-yo topped it all off!  After dancing the rest of the evening away, a Portland Pedicab whisked Brendan and Kaetlin away as night fell to watch the fireworks over Portland from the rooftop bar at Departure.  We wish them every happiness and success as they begin the next adventure in their lives together in San Francisco!


Additional Vendors: hair/makeup by AJ’s Hair & Makeup, Rentals by Ohana Party Rentals, Photos by Powers Studios,


Erika & Max’s Lefbank Highlight

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

As a planner, the weddings that stand out the most in my memory are the ones that have the most unique details. Erika & Max’s Leftbank Annex reception certainly didn’t lack in non-traditional details!  Take a peek at their day with this fab highlight video by Moving Picture Weddings and click here for more from their big day!


Erika & Max’s Leftbank Annex Reception

Monday, January 26th, 2015
What Natalia loved about Erika and Max was that decisions were made as a team. This was a celebration about their union together. They wanted to throw a large party of 200 guests but also make sure there were details that brought out their personality. Both are sarcastic,  ridiculously smart, creative and beautiful people inside and out. Planning their non traditional wedding was a big treat and honor.
At the very first detail meeting it was very apparent that Erika and Max were the “non traditional” couple. A few things that were very important to them was to have great food emphasizing her Japanese heritage, getting tables that would allow us not to use tablecloths, and being able to wear a custom non white wedding dress. Knowing that  all were on the same page as them made the planning process that much more fun.
The details for this wedding were an amazing juxtoposition of classy and unique. The reception tables were long wood tables lined with cafe chairs. Centerpieces included silver and gold votives with large protea plants and seashells collected by Max’s family at a beach in the midwest. Erika wore a yellow and black custom made bridal gown instead of the traditional white wedding dress and to top it all off they decided to hold their ceremony the night before the reception at their rehearsal dinner. Thinking and feeling that the ceremony is the most intimate part of the wedding they wanted to share this with their close family and friends.
There were so many fun moments at this wedding but the two that stand out were the Storm Trooper we used as a Photobooth prop and introducing Erika and Max at their reception to the song of Dr. Dre’s “Next Episode.”
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Photography by Bryan Rupp, Flowers by Geranium Lake, DJ & Storm Trooper by Chad Dowling Productions, Hair & Makeup by The Prettiest You, Rentals by Blush, The Party Place and Classic Vintage Rentals, Catering by Food in Bloom, Video by Moving Picture Weddings, Officiant by Leslie Sharp
 Erike Nebel Review

Bridget & Pete’s Sentinel Wedding

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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It was a perfect Spring day for Bridget & Pete’s wedding. The weather even cooperated, with just a few little sprinkles (it brings good luck, right???). Bridget and Pete were married at the University of Portland where they met while getting their undergraduate degree. After the ceremony guests were whisked to Sentinel for a wonderful reception starting in the Renaissance room and then the Governor Ballroom.  Bridget’s sister designed all the day-of pieces with her gorgeous penmanship. This wedding coordinated by Christina was so fab that it was featured on Style Me Pretty!
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Bridget and Pete are a darling couple with an amazing sense of style, which made their wedding that much more fun to plan. Having a spring wedding they knew getting married outside was not an option so when planning for the reception they decided to bring the outside in as much as possible. They opted for exposed mahogany tables with matching chairs for dinner. Bridget & Pete accented with blush and white linens. With blooms popping up in Spring they took full advantage of the time of year and designed their centerpieces to include roses, garden roses, freesia, cherry blossoms, anemones, ranunculus, with touches of eucalyptus, succulents and greenery.
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Photography by Christy Cassano Meyer, Flowers by Zest, Rentals by Ohana Party Rentals & Sedera, Pies by Pie Spot, Cake made by a friend,  Music by Chad Dowling Productions, Catering by Jake’s Catering

Kelsey & Josh’s Leftbank Recap

Monday, January 19th, 2015

The talented folks at Focal Point created a wonderful recap video of Kelsey & Josh’s urban Leftbank Annex wedding–take a peek!

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