Zoë + CJ | Zenith Vineyard | Portland Wedding Planner

During the very first meeting, it was apparent that this wedding was going to be a true celebration of love and family. Zoë and CJ’s special day was full of thoughtful touches and personal details that created an intimate and sentimental feeling felt by all that attended.

Zoë was a very hands-on bride with a stunning vision for the details of the day. She planned every detail exquistly. The vendors this couple selected created a phenomenally talented team that executed those details beautifully.


Zenith Vineyard in Salem, Oregon provided the perfect venue for the elegant alfresco affair that Zoë and CJ hoped for.


The beautiful palette of blush, peach, and berry helped to create the simple and romantic feel. The bride’s aunt and uncle own a flower farm where Zoë and her maids spent a day carefully cutting the flowers that would be used. Ali Briskey Designs took those flowers and created the most gorgeous arrangements. 

From the bride:
“Our favorite part of the day was hands-down the ceremony. My father built the 10 foot cross that was the focal point behind us at the ceremony, walked me down the aisle, and performed the ceremony. Our mothers were of course seated in the places of honor, CJ’s father opened the ceremony with a prayer, and all seven of our siblings & siblings-in-law stood with us as a part of the wedding party along with our closest friends. It was so meaningful to us to be so literally surrounded and supported by the people who mean the most to us in the world as we committed our lives to each other.”

Aren’t these the cutest flower girls!? What is even more special about these girls is that they are the daughters of Zoë’s cousins who were the flower girls at her parents’ wedding over 30 years ago.


For the reception, the elegant, fresh feel translated through white linens and dark wood chairs.  The floral arrangements added the perfect touch of color. 

The newlyweds were joined by their family and friends under the bistro lights to dine, dance, and be merry.  Andrew with John Ross Music and Productions made sure the dance floor was packed the entire night. 

From the Bride:
"Most of all though, the day was special not because of the details or the decor, but because we felt so surrounded by love. It was one of our priorities and criteria about our wedding that it be not just a celebration of our marriage, but a celebration of all the people attending who have played a huge role in our lives and our love story. And that is exactly how it played out, a day that felt so unique to us and our guests—down to the way CJ’s groomsmen knew I loved Christmas, so they convinced the DJ to play Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and everyone on the dance floor absolutely just had the best time dancing to it even if it was in the middle of a vineyard in August. Those are the things that we never could have planned, but were what made our day perfect."

We loved working with this couple and their families.  We loved this celebration of love.  We loved the vendor team. This was one for the books!

Make sure to check out Ivy & Gold's blog post to see more incredible photos!  

Vendor Team

Venue: Zenith Vineyards http://www.zenithvineyard.com/
Photography: Ivy and Gold http://ivyandgold.com/
Floral Design: Ali Briskey Designs http://www.alibriskeydesigns.com/
Videography: Candy Glass Productions http://www.candyglassproductions.com/
Catering: Vibrant Table http://vibranttable.com/
Music: Andrew Serino of John Ross Music http://johnrossmusic.com
Hair + Makeup: Blossom & Beauty http://blossomandbeauty.com/
Lighting: Bowerbird Events http://www.bowerbirdevents.com/
Cake: Lamb’s Market Place
Paper Goods & Table Numbers: DIY by Bride
Wood Signs: MenloMakes on Etsy/DIY http://www.etsy.com/shop/MENLOMAKES