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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!

Julie & Zack’s Barn Wedding

Monday, January 12th, 2015




We first met Julie when we coordinated her sisters wedding back in 2010. When Julie contacted us to plan her barn wedding, we were thrilled to get to work with the Clainos family again! Julie is a very talented designer and one of Meghan’s favorite parts of the wedding at Langdon Farms Golf Club was all the DIY details she created in the months leading up to the event. From the individual menu place cards to the mini chalk boards for the kids table to the make your own Photo Booth props to the hand painted turquoise vases and frames, she really created a celebration that captured their fun personalities. Once toasts were finished and guests were enjoying cake from Beaverton Bakery, Julie changed into a super cute reception dress from Anna’s Bridal with turquoise converse high tops for her first dance with Zack. The couple exited with a glow stick send off and then hopped on a school bus to make their way to a super fun after party. It was certainly an event to remember! 





First look!





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Hair/Makeup by Julie Senders, Music by Stylus 503, Photography by Stephanie Klein Photography, Photo Booth by Happymatic, Flowers by Deb Howe

Julie Clainos Review

Kelsey & Josh’s Urban Leftbank Wedding

Monday, December 29th, 2014
Kelsey and Josh were a darling couple right from the beginning. Elizabeth knew planning was going to be fun when they started talking details about the urban chic wedding. Kelsey and Josh both had incredible style and their wedding was nothing short of that. Left Bank Annex was the perfect venue; a mix of modern and classic provided us with an excellent backbone for the wedding designs to begin unfolding. From an amazing table design to Salt & Straw late night no detail went missed at this fab wedding. Kelsey & Josh’s guests loved being a part of a wedding that truly represented the couple and celebrated until the wee hours of the night with a very full dance floor!
Photos by Jessica Hill Photography, Flowers by Zest, Ice Cream by Salt & Straw, Hair/Makeup by Powder, Inc, Catering by Vibrant Table, Rentals by Party Place, Video by Focal Point,   DJ by Paradox Productions, Cake by Cutsforth, Printing by Egg Press
Kelsey ww review
We submitted this wedding for publication but unfortunately our timing was off.  Regardless, what Kelsey wrote is so great that I have to share!
Josh and I go back to Middle School, where we were nothing but strangers who passed 
in the halls.  We became friends in High School, where we attended our Senior Prom together.  
We chose separate paths after High School, spending the next four years at rival Universities.  
Through mutual friends, we reconnected three years later and quickly became inseparable.  On 
September 9, 2012, while on a hike at Wahclella Falls, Josh, with our dog Cassius by his side, got 
down on his knee and proposed.  That unforgettable moment took place in front of a beautiful 
waterfall and was captured on film by a stranger, who somehow knew what was about to 
The wedding plans began immediately.  With the help of our wedding coordinator, we 
chose our venue, Left Bank Annex, an industrial building in downtown Portland.  “Urban Chic” 
became the theme for further wedding inspiration. All the details (glasses, stemware, 
silverware, plates and menus) all had to be modern and clean.  I chose blush accents in my 
flowers and napkins to compliment my neutral color scheme.   The metal table numbers went 
perfectly with the industrial venue and the centerpieces, along with mirrored vases and varying 
heights of floating votive candles added to the touch of elegance and romance that we 
envisioned.  To add to the fun of the reception, we treated our guest to “Salt and Straw”, 
Portland’s favorite ice cream shop, as they scooped their unique flavors such as Coffee and 
Bourbon, Sea Salt Caramel, Honey Lavender.  Being that Mac & Cheese is my favorite food, we 
decided that serving an elegant version as a late night treat would be the perfect solution to 
satisfy the late night cravings!
Despite all the beautiful details, the best part of my wedding day was my walk down the 
aisle.  Although this is what I was most nervous for, having my dad by my side and future 
husband in tunnel vision, it was a feeling that cannot be described.  We were honored and 
extremely fortunate to have so many family and friends present to witness our vows and love 
we share for one another.  That, hands down, is the reason why September 7th 2013, was, thus 
far, the best day of our lives.

Kelly & Mike’s Foundry Wedding

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014


Mike and Kelly’s wedding couldn’t have been more fun if they had tried!  These high school sweethearts were married in a lovely Catholic ceremony and then held their reception at The Foundry at Oswego Pointe, beautifully decorated with flowers by Bella Bloom Florals.  Stormy skies threatened rain but couldn’t dampen the party spirit, and provided a dramatic backdrop for photographs!  Guests were regaled with a lavish buffet by Food in Bloom, with Salt & Straw ice-cream in “his and her” flavors and creative cakes from Beaverton Bakery for dessert!  The groom’s cake was decorated as a true to Mike-size Nike athletic shoe, in a nod to Mike’s famous athletic prowess on the football field (recognize him from the Carolina Panthers??).  Heartfelt speeches from the bride and groom’s siblings and parents had everyone tearing up, but there was no shortage of silliness and smiles at the photo booth by Paparazzi Tonight!  DJ Hess had everyone on the dance floor having so much fun that we extended the party into the early hours of the morning!  Without doubt a fantastic night to remember.  Congratulations to The Remmers and to Kirsten for pulling off a perfect event!




























Photo by Powers Studios, Ceremony at Holy Trinity Church, Cinematography by Moving Picture Weddings, Transportation Double Decker PDX, Makeup by Whitney Stassi, Hair by Jackie Griffith

Nicole & Jeff’s Sodo Park Wedding Highlight

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Did you love our last post with Nicole & Jeff’s wedding at Sodo Park in Seattle? If so–enjoy their highlight video by Moses Lee!

Nicole & Jeff’s Seattle Wedding

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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Nicole & Jeff’s wedding day at Sodo Park in Seattle was made extra unique with little personal touches sprinkled throughout the event. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful. Nicole and Jeff were married under a gorgeous birch structure that was handmade by family members which made it even more meaningful. The couple then wowed their guests at the reception by utilizing a long exposed wood table for their head table. This was filled with greenery, flowers and glassybabys. No detail went missed on their wedding day–Nicole and Jeff had thought of everything! Some of the favorite details from guests were the custom message guest book, personalized coffee bag favors, and the sparkler send off. It was a perfect wedding day!

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Photo by Ernie Sapiro, Hair by Annie Fisher Salon, Makeup by Marine Prinkle, Rentals by Glassybaby, Catering by Herban Feast, Cake by Madison Park Bakery, Video by Moses Lee Films, Flowers by Melanie Benson Floral, Music by Bamboo Beats, Transportation by AA limo,

Lara & Brad’s Allison Wedding

Monday, December 15th, 2014


I was so excited to work with Lara & Brad on their Allison wedding that I ended maternity leave early to get started!  This couple is as sweet as they come.  The way they look at each other is just adorable and the entire wedding planning process was a complete joy.  Lara & Brad wanted an indoor/outdoor bold event with black and white tones softened by cream and blush.  We had a little rain threat but after just a few minutes of light sprinkles it completely cleared up and the sun came out just in time for the ceremony to begin!


This detailed event to remember included a Ketubah signing, an emotional ceremony that didn’t leave a dry eye in the house (thank goodness for the darling sunglasses favors!), amazing linens, dramatic decor and a delicious dessert display.  It certainly helps when your sister happens to be the owner of Zest Floral!  Hailey absolutely knocked it out of the park for her brother’s wedding!  While her staff perfected every last detail, she was able to spend time with her family as a beautiful bridesmaid.  Hailey and I first met about six years ago when I worked with her on planning her own wedding, and it is such an honor to be a part of another celebration for this wonderful family.

























Photos by Ben Pigao, Cinematography by Moving Picture Weddings, Flowers by Zest, Draping by West Coast Drape, Dessert Display by Bridal Bliss, Cake by Dream Cakes, Hair by Chachi Hair, Makeup by Whitney Stassi, Printing by The Card Bar, DJ by Chad Dowling Productions, Rentals by The Party Place, Lighting by Think AV

Brad Stern Review

Mike & Molly’s Crystal Ballroom Wedding

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Mike and Molly‘s summer solstice wedding at the Crystal Ballroom was the perfect blend of elegance, glamour, and whimsical fun!  With Whiskey Manhattans and refreshing Moscow Mules to kick off their cocktail hour, guests were soon dancing the night away to the jazzy melodies of The Essentials band.  Great music was the theme of the night, with each table named for a famous musician.  For ceremony music a friend of the bride and groom played cello, accompanied by a violinist, and composed a special arrangement of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” for Mike and Molly‘s recessional.  The evening ended on a sweet note, with a variety of pies  in lieu of wedding cake, and platters of Voodoo Doughnuts as favors for the guests!  As they were leaving, guests were presented with bouquets of the gorgeous reception flowers designed by a friend of the bride’s mother, gathered from the table arrangements set in eclectic vintage glass bottles.  Surrounded with great friends and family, gathered from all across the country, Mike and Molly kept the fun going with a casual afterparty at Ringlers.  What a night!  Congratulations to Mike and Molly!





















Photos by Erin Berzel Photography

Molly WW Review

Annie & Tony’s first ten years

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Watch Annie and Tony recount their great first ten years and imagine the many great decades to come, courtesy of Moving Picture Weddings!  Did you miss their anniversary party feature earlier this week?  Click here!


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