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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,

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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

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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

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This bouquet was first seen in the early 1900’s and really grew in popularity in the 20’s and 30’s. After taking a break the cascade bouquet (also known as the shower bouquet) came back with a bang in the 80s with Princess Diana carrying one of the most iconic cascading bouquets.
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After disappearing again for a few decades, cascading bouquets are back and we love it. This year we have seen a variety of cascading bouquets. From the traditional all white flowers with a mix of greenery trailing down to the ground, to a more whimsical teardrop look with colorful blooms and a small cascade of loose  greenery. A cascading bouquet come in all shapes and sizes. If you are interested in a cascade bouquet for your wedding, we recommend talking with your florist and picking out a style that works best for your figure and dress.
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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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Annie and Tony wanted to celebrate their 10 year anniversary in style and surrounded by their closest friends and family! With a fabulous sense of class and style, Annie and Meghan created an evening at The Cleaners that was filled with details that were glamorous and chic. The space was  transformed into a swanky lounge with details in black, white, and gold. black and white striped runners were added for the perfect modern touch combined with stunning white floral arrangements and gold tea lights. The couple treated their guests to his favorite, a s’mores bar, and her favorite, Ruby Jewel Ice Cream. Guest had their photos snapped by Blue Bus Creative Photo Booth, enjoyed a cigar bar, and delicious food and cocktails. After an incredible same day edit by Moving Picture Weddings, the couple toasted each other on ten wonderful years and were then showered with gold and black glitter by the guests. Once the dance floor opened, DJ Zimmie kept guests dancing the entire night.  Check back later week to view a beautiful video of these couple recounting the last ten years!
Photography by Byron Roe, Flowers by Zest, Photo Booth by Blue Bus Creative, Rentals by WCEP, DJ by DJ Zimmie, Cinematography by Moving Picture Weddings, Catering by Clyde Common, S’mores by Blissfully Sweet, Hair/Makeup by The Prettiest You, Cake by Laurie Clarke, Paper Products by Say What Paper
Annie Laughlin Review
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We just love getting to work with the same family on multiple events and the Wiese family is one of our favorites- such a fun and loving family that definitely knows how to throw a wonderful celebration. We initially met Ticia when we coordinated her sister Nina’s wedding the year prior. Ticia and Garrett decided to have a destination wedding and got married in Hawaii with an intimate gathering of close friends and family, but still wanted to celebrate with those that were not able to attend back home. They chose Aurora Colony Vineyards for their stateside reception and the day could not have been better. Guests enjoyed an afternoon filled with super fun lawn games, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks before sitting down to a delicious meal. Ticia‘s cousin Joshua of NW Premier Mobile DJ knew exactly how to keep the dance floor packed with classics that the family loved!








Catering by Eat Your Heart Out and My Bartender, DJ by NW Premier Mobile DJ, Photos by Yasmin Khajavi, Flowers by Sammy’s Flowers, by

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Life has been a bit of a whirlwind these last few months.  At the end of August, Anna’s Bridal & Bridal Bliss found a new home and had a week and a half to move from the old to the new.  Our new space is in the heart of downtown Lake Oswego on the corner of A & State Street.   Although independently owned, Anna’s Bridal is run by my mother which makes it all that much special.  I love seeing her every day and working side by side in the same industry.  Between the glam chandeliers, the elegant hardwoods and the layout that lends itself to a special experience, I couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out.

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Photos by Powers Studios.  Click here to see more!

I am in LOVE with our office design.  The colors are perfect together, there is great lighting and quite a bit of room to expand.  We regularly have several planners in at a time collaborating and getting work done.  The office allows for two areas for clients to enjoy whether meeting with their coordinator, looking at invitations, or viewing a table mock up.

A few weeks ago we hosted a big grand re-opening party and celebrated our new digs with friends and family.  We had a great turnout and it couldn’t have been more fun.  A big shout out to all who helped make it happen!  Thanks to Zest Floral, Face, Body BeautyPowers Studios, Moving Picture Weddings, Laurie Clarke Cakes, Crave Design, La Tavola Linen, Gourmet Productions.

Please stop by and say hi!

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Casey and John’s elegant wedding at the Joel Palmer House in Dayton, Oregon was just as timeless and elegant as they both are. The bride is a true southern belle and made sure that every last detail was accounted for. Their wedding featured rich gold and navy blue hues that included a few personal touches for their out of town guests, like Oregon pint glasses. After guests feted on a one of kind dinner from the famous chef’s at the Joel Palmer House, guests were treated to a lively performance by the band Soulmates.
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Rentals by Party Place, Ceremony Music by Ariel Consort, Flowers by Anna Mara Flowers, Photos by Christy Cassano, Transportation by NW Navigator
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I came across a video today that is too funny not to share!  This is what would happen if there were a role reversal between bridesmaids and groomsmen-enjoy the laugh!

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