Christelle's Baby Shower

 

I first met Christelle back in 2016 when we planned her epic Art Museum Wedding! She and Jon knew they wanted a family and got right on it! Christelle's shower with her sassy sister-in-law, Melissa, was a blast.  We incorporated tones of blue (it's a boy!) with white and gold, darling stuffed animals, uber elegant florals and beautiful vintage china to create a super chic brunch shower at Waverley Country Club.

The mama-to-be (with the most darling bump!) was absolutely glowing and guests enjoyed the beautiful view, yummy bites, mocktails (and cocktails...Melissa doesn't mess around!) and the the sweetest baby gifts.

Congrats Christelle + Jon, and thank you Melissa for the comic-relief of planning an event with you!

 

Rosalind + Blair Wedding Day

 

Following a night of laughs and love at their rehearsal dinner and welcome party, the next day, Rosalind + Blair said their "I do's" at a quaint church in downtown Portland followed by a stunning reception at Waverley Country Club. We decked out the outdoor lawn with lights and hanging greenery. It was the perfect evening for an outdoor dance party + some fun desserts that rolled in late night.

After a sweet first look and bridal party pictures, the group took off in the Double Decker Bus to the church to officially tie the knot!

Rosalind + Blair made it official and they were off to Waverely to celebrate with their guests! One of my favorite touches to this wedding was the grooms tequila lounge, named, "Blair's Bar." During one of our meetings we bonded over our love of tequila and his passion for tasting. We got to thinking and soon enough we had the perfect tequila lounge, set a bit away from the rest of the celebrations, for friends to gather and enjoy some of Blair's favorite tequila. I was honored when I got an email from Blair asking me to go full decor to make this bar something special. It turned out to be the hot spot of the night!

Blair & Rosalind were definitely something special. I wish you both nothing but the best in your new marriage!

Coordinator: Catherine | Band: Five Guys Named Moe | Catering: Waverley Country Club | Desserts: Voodoo Donuts + Salt n’ Straw | Florist: Swoon Floral | Photographer: Feather and North Photography | Transportation: Blue Star Bus & Double Decker PDX | Cocktail Hour Band: Hops & Honey | Signage: Hey Halle + Crave Design

 

Robin + Chase

 

To say that Robin and Chase are one of the sweetest couples I have ever met is an understatement! They were truly such a pleasure to work with, and it was so much fun to have the groom just as involved with the wedding details as the bride!

Robin and her bridesmaids had a fun morning getting ready at Waverly, with their hair styled by Envy Hair Studio, and their makeup done by Blossom & Beauty!


The bride and groom shared an intimate first look at Waverly, followed by bridal party photos with photographer Jen Gardner!

Their early afternoon ceremony took place at St. Ignatius Church, officiated by Father Bob. Father Bob, who is very close with the couple, did a beautiful job of tailoring the ceremony to Robin and Chase's love story!

After the couple was officially pronounced husband and wife, the newlyweds headed to Waverly Country Club to celebrate!

Cocktail hour on Waverly's outdoor patio did not disappoint, with signature His + Hers cocktails and a beautiful view of the Willamette River on a sunny summer evening.

The reception was a wonderful testimony to what a lovely couple Robin and Chase are! With rich green tones, breathtaking florals, and favors at each place setting, the reception was undeniably elegant. There is nothing sweeter than watching a couple get the chance to see their reception before the doors open up for guests!

Dinner began with a heartwarming prayer, said by Chase's mother. After everyone had eaten, champagne was poured to toast the newlyweds!

Toasts were followed by first dances, NOLA doughnuts, and an epic dance party, DJ'd by none other than Brett with Encore DJ's!

This group certainly knew how to rock a dance floor!

With the perfect venue for such a sweet couple, Robin and Chase's wedding was one to remember! Robin and Chase, I wish you endless happiness as you start your lives together as husband and wife :)

Coordinator: Alexis | Cake: Dream Cakes | Cinematography: NW Creatives | DJ: Encore DJs | Donuts: Nola | Florist: Michelle Kunigisky | Hair: Envy Hair Studio | Makeup: Blossom & Beauty | Paper Goods & Signage: Letters & Dust | Photographer: Jen Gardner Photography |

 

Jen + Stan

 

Jen and Stan were an absolute pleasure to work with.  This couple had a general idea of what they wanted, and let me run with it.  

They are super mellow and really just wanted to throw a fun party with all their friends and family.

Honor Flowers created a simple greenery arch for the ceremony with just enough to serve as a backdrop but not too much to hide the gorgeous view.  

After the emotional vows, guests were ready to party with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres (including Waverley's legendary maple bacon!) and a big dinner.

With the reception being held at Waverley, we let the setting speak for itself and adorned tables with tones of white, green and pops of apricot and gold.

Jen, a member of Notre Dame's national champ soccer team (and one of the school's most celebrated athletes!), was toasted by four of her teammates.  A super memorable part of this wedding is watching three of the gals having a complete laughing attack while the fourth recited a poem. It was so sweet to see how close everyone was after all these years and the whole room was in stiches!

Post laughs and tears listening to all the toasts, Jen, Stan and their guests danced the night away!

I loved getting to you know both--wishing you love and happiness for years to come!

Coordinator: Nora | Beauty: Olivia Hawthorne | Bridal Gown: Anna’s Bridal | Cake: Nothing Bundt Cake | Caterer: Waverley Country Club | Cinematographer: Duran Creative | Florist: Honor Flowers | Music: Event Team Entertainment | Photographer: Honeysuckle Photography | Transportation: M Executive

 

Anne + Rob

 

Just wait - this wedding is a stunner and such a perfect wedding as the weather turned from summer to fall on September 30th. 

Anne and Rob select Waverley Country Club as the perfect venue for their wedding. Anne's style is timeless and elegant, the perfect combo for the venue. When working through the design and style for her wedding, her vision included lush flowers with a romantic details. The wedding day went off without a hitch. 

Anne and Rob said "I Do" in the ballroom with not a dry eye in the room. After the heartfelt ceremony, guests were invited into a gorgeous room for dinner and toasts. The tables were adorned with candles and beautiful flowers, vibrant in colors making the room glow. 

Cocktail hour kicked off and reception was set for a party. The tables were adorned with candles and beautiful flowers, vibrant in colors making the room glow. 

After dinner and toasts, guests were eager to hit the dance floor and dance the night away. It was a perfect day and we loved being apart of it! Anne and Rob, it was such a pleasure getting to know you and your families! 

Coordinator: Elizabeth | Photographer: Amanda K Photography | Music & Lighting: Chad Dowling Productions | Rentals: Party Place | Florist: Blum Floral Design | Transportation: NW Navigator | Cake: Papa Haydn

 

Molly + Connor

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Ashley Forrette Photography

From the moment I met Molly and her mom Teresa I knew this wedding was going to be fun, classic, and incredibly gorgeous.  Molly and her groom Connor picked two perfect venues with a ceremony at Sacred Heart, which was Molly's home church growing up, and reception on the gorgeous grounds of Waverley Country Club. Guests arrived at Sacred Heart where they were greeted by gorgeous music from Notes of Celebration and a full Catholic Mass preformed by Fr. Bob, who is a close friend of the family. 

Once at Waverley, guests mingled on the lawn while enjoying delicious bites from the venue catering staff and the gorgeous views of the golf course.  As the dinner bells rang, tables drenched in crisp white and delicate green florals and shiny gold votives from Swoon Floral Design filled the room.  The couple also used their escort cards as an opportunity to write personal hand written notes to each of their guests. 

The evening was full of heartfelt toasts, continuous music and dancing from 5 Guys Named Moe, and yummy french quarter beignets instead of cake. Ashley Forrette Photography and J and M Media were able to capture touching moments and sweet dance moves - some even accentuated by LED tambourines.  There was not a single detail missed by this sweet and loving couple.  Molly, Connor and Teresa, it was such an honor to help bring your wedding dreams to reality.  We wish you a fantastic future and know you will go far.

Coordination: Miranda | Photography: Ashley Forrette Photography | Music: 5 Guys Named Moe | Videography: J & M Media | Floral: Swoon Floral Design | Rentals: The Party Place | Beauty: Cashmere Beauty Lounge | Piano: Notes of Celebration | Ceremony Location: Sacred Heart

 

Kate + Zac

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Ben Pigao Photography

One of my favorite parts of the job is having the opportunity to truly connect with couples. With Kate + Zac, who met while working at Nestle,  it was no different. This was a super busy couple who lived out of state, ended up changing jobs and moving all during the planning. Kate + Zac always had smiles on their faces, were super laid back, thoughtful and really let me get creative without micromanaging. The end result was spectacular, if I don't say so myself! 

The couple wanted a classic event, so Waverley was the perfect venue.  The soft grey and white color palette was elegant and sophisticated. I loved the fluffy florals by Zest, the silver table numbers, patterned linens and overall welcoming and personal vibe. Plus...have you seen a cuter flower girls and ring bearers?

Post-ceremony, the newlyweds beamed as they drove off for a spin in their golf cart. They took photos while guests cocktailed and enjoyed Waverley's candied bacon (I can vouch...it's amazing!).  

Toasts had guests crying and laughing and dinner service was on point. Kate + Zac wanted a fun party that their guests would remember for years to come. Enter The Pork Tornadoes....a band that delivered just that! One of the member's is Zac's cousin so you better believe they brought their A game and the packed dance floor proved just that. For those that needed a bite between dancing, the ever fabulous Pips doughnut cart and a Nestle candy station as there to keep guests energized until the glow stick send-off! It was a fabulous day and I loved every second I was able to spend with this couple and their family!