Will you be attending a wedding this summer as a guest? Take a peek at our recent segment on KATU’s AM Northwest for some good etiquette tips!
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!
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
We received some new fabric samples in our office today and we love the linen trends of bold patterns and colors. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and colors for your wedding- it adds a fun dimension and element of design! Here are some of our favorites we paired together. If you are interested in renting linens for your wedding, we can help!
Cally and Guy had one of the most magical wedding venues and their event was featured on Style Me Pretty and Inspired by This! 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
“guest bench” I love it!
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.
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).
For dinner guests indulged in a family style dinner and after went into a beautiful barn decorated with white draping and sparkling chandeliers.
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!
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!
The ceremony began with a bagpiper playing and slowly making his way from the 18th green–so dramatic!
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!
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
Asking bridesmaids to be in your wedding is such a fun task and something we are always asked about. We decided to put together a simple, fun and cost effective way to ask each friend or family member for a little inspiration!
Step 1: Gather all your supplies.
Here are some fun ideas for supplies:
Mini Champagne bottle– We love all things glitter so we decided to spray paint the bottle of champagne with gold glitter paint.
Nail polish– Grab a bottle in a coordinating wedding tone.
Ring– Little rings or pieces of jewelry can be found online for pretty inexpensive. It’s a fun detail to gift your bridesmaids!
Sign– How cute is this celebration sign? Get crafty and create you own card to ask each bridesmaid. Here is a balloon filled with confetti that instructs each girl to inflate, pop and then celebrate. Ridiculously adorable.
Packaging: Grab a good size box, packaging supplies and don’t forget cute ribbon or twine!
Step 2: Package
If you are mailing your boxes make sure to package them safely. If you are hand delivering we recommend doing a little layering so there are lots of fun surprises when opened.
Step 3: Card & Mail
Make sure to write a personal note to each bridesmaids and attach to the top. Then either mail or hand deliver to each girl!
Jighna and Sarthak
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
Christina & Chad returned down the aisle after the recessional and released row by row while greeting each of their guests.
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.
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.
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!
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!
“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