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!