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Will + Rachelle | Castaway Portland Wedding | Portland Wedding Planner

We are honored to be featured in the Best of 2018 Oregon Bride Magazine.  There is nothing more rewarding then having your work featured in such a highly regarded publication.  We put so much love and thought into our weddings, and I just can't imagine anything better then seeing them in print.  Thank you Oregon Bride!

 
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Will and Rachelle came to me with a pretty clear vision of how they wanted their wedding to look and feel.  They knew they wanted the day to have a bit of a moody vibe with rich hues of oranges, reds, and black.  We then added in hints of blush, and cement to add some softness.  The result?!  Such a refreshing and gorgeous design that was a true reflection of their style and personalities.

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Swoon Floral Design did an incredible job on their florals and really brought their color pallet to life.  We did a mix of oval cement containers on the banquet tables and cement urns on the rounds.  She also incorporated black pillar candles into the head table, and a mix of amber votives which helped bring bring color interest throughout the tablescape.

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Classic Vintage Rentals provided the farm tables, lounge furniture, and moody black flatware!  And we ordered Charcoal Grey Velvet table linens and runners for their dining tables.

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A fun design detail we incorporated was using black acrylic for their signage and their table numbers.  Their escort board in particular was a huge self standing black acrylic board designed be See Level Design Co. with white vinyl, that made a statement and helped guests find their table assignments during cocktail hour!  

 
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Food was an important component to them as well.  Chefstable served a beautiful dinner which was a mix of plated and family style dining.  They had finger desserts to accompany their wedding cake, and they also surprised their guests with Chicken & Waffles as a late night snack- Yum!  Their cement styled wedding cake was created by the talented Dream Cakes!

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Their group was on the smaller side for the lofty open space at Castaway, so in order to make the reception feel cozier we draped off the ceremony corner with a beautiful grey velvet fabric which created a really warm and cozy ambiance for their intimate group of 90 guests.  The newlyweds and their family and friends danced the night away under the twinkle lights at castaway!  It was a very memorable night, and definitely a highlight of my 2017 season!

XO,
Whitney

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Stephanie + Brian | Gorge-ous Weddings at Wind Mountain Ranch | Portland Wedding Planner
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Last September, we could have never anticipated the unfortunate event of The Eagle Creek Fire that affected miles of the Columbia River Gorge including Wind Mountain Ranch in Stevenson, WA.

Stephanie + Brian tied the knot two weeks after the fire started. Leading up to that September 16 date definitely made for a unique planning and communication experience, which I feel grateful to have worked with such a professional and stellar vendor team.

One special callout I want to make is to Molly, vendor coordinator at Wind Mountain Ranch, who went above and beyond providing daily photo updates to me and the couple as we worked through the stages of smoke, fire, and road closures. As you can see, the grounds looked amazing and the smoke (and fire at times) created a memorable backdrop at a one-of-a-kind venue located in the Gorge.

The words to describe Stephanie + Brian’s special day also reflect everything they stand for and represent as a couple: joyous, positive, understanding and loving.

As I reflect on this wedding, it puts all things planning into perspective and makes me appreciate the community we work in every day.

XO
Meghan

Vendor Team

Venue: Gorge-ous Weddings at Wind Mountain Ranch 
Photography: Ashley |  Powers Studio 
Floral Design: Artistic Flowers
Catering: White Pepper PDX
Music:  Event Team Entertainment
Hair + Makeup: ECHO NATURAL BEAUTY
Cake: Lamb’s Market
Rentals: The Party Place
Signage: Hey Halle
Linens: LaTavola Fine Linen

Hannah + Jeremy | Mt. Hood Organic Farms | Hood River Wedding Planner

Working with Hannah & Jeremy throughout their planning process has been a career highlight for me!  There is no hiding it… wedding planning can be stressful, and it is often times a learning process about yourself and your partner.  There are many emotions involved, lots of family members you want to please, and of course a lot of money involved.  These two had so much FUN throughout the processes.  There was a lot of love and thought that went into each decision made in the process.   Starting with surprising their guests with their favorite coffee packages mailed along with their Save the Date, to Hannah surprising Jeremy with a getaway car at the end of the night!  When tough decisions came up they were a unit always, and I don’t think there was any meeting that didn’t have lots of laughter. 

A big thanks to Maria Lamb who captured the emotions and details on this day so beautifully!!  Also make sure to read through the very end to see the incredible video created by Moving Pictures!  You don't want to miss this tear jerker.

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After looking at many venues in Hood River, and the Colombia Gorge, Hannah and Jeremy fell in love with the special setting of Mt. Hood Organic Farms.  The gorgeous views, pristine grounds, and loving family atmosphere had them at hello!

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Tiffany from Foraged Floral knocked it out of the park with her delicate and pastel toned blooms.

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There were many thoughtful design details throughout the day.  We had a lot of fun bringing in texture and patterns through the linens from La Tavola Fine Linen Rental with this fun floral print for their cocktail hour and a sweet swiss dot linen for their dinner tables. 

For their table assignments, we incorporated coffee beans into the display tying in the coffee favor save the dates they sent out earlier in the year.  All of their paper goods from The Card Bar, including their invitation, incorporated a silhouette of Mt. Hood, a focal point of their view at Mt. Hood Organic Farms.

Their table numbers were hand painted onto a glass frame with dainty greens backing them.  This was incorporated throughout all of their signage and tied in the lush garden greens in their florals and in their surroundings.

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Guests dined on locally sourced fresh food by Ginger of Cultivate Catering.

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As mentioned, Hannah surprised Jeremy with a red convertible getaway car from Surperior Performance.  It was definitely a highlight and really fun moment!

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Last, but definitely not least, guests ate yummy cake bites from Sweethearts Bakery, lounged on the beautiful lounge vignettes from Classic Vintage Rentals, and danced the night away in the green house!

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Check out the full video below from Moving Pictures of the magical day, and see the full feature on Ruffled Blog!

Vendor Team

Venue: Mt. Hood Organic Farms
Catering: Cultivate Catering
Floral: Foraged Floral
Dessert: Sweetheart Bakery
Photography: Maria Lamb
Videography: Moving Pictures
Music: Zach Jones
Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals  |  The Party Place
Linen Rental: La Tavola Fine Linen
Calligraphy: Katie Michelle Designs
Invitations + Paper Design: The Card Bar
Vintage Car: Superior Performance
Hair + Makeup: Portland Makeup and Hair

Everything We Loved About 2017!! | Portland Wedding Planner

We are excited to share what inspired us from each of our weddings last year! As our team looks forward to 2018, here are the highlights from 2017 – Enjoy!

Anne-Marie & Wendell's | May 6 | Gorge Crest Vineyard 
First wedding of 2017, started off with amazing floral execution by Selva Floral.

Irini + Athan | July 2 | Greek Orthodox Church + Double Tree Lloyd Center
Greek traditions created an emotional, memorable day that even got us dancing.

Ashley + George | July 22 | Gorge Crest Vineyard
There is nothing like a summer day in the gorge!

Gianna + Tim | July 29 | Lewis & Clark
One of our favorite color palettes in 2017.  Incredible florals by Foraged Floral.

Renee + Sam | July 29 | The Colony
One of the best parts of the job is seeing how much love fills a room to celebrate a couple.  Celebration feast catered by Field Day Catering.

Molly + Joel | August 5 | Roloff Farms
We were honored to be a part of Molly + Joel’s intimate and beautiful day at her family’s property.

Abby + Matt | August 26 | Maysara Winery
Attention to detail was one of a kind with a custom monogram, which was carried out throughout their paper goods.

Alea + Andy | September 9 | The Croft Farm
After a last-minute venue change due to the Eagle Creek Fire, we couldn’t have been happier to celebrate at The Croft Farm

Katie + Michael | September 15 | Coopers Hall
So much love and good times with Katie + Michael’s family and friends.

Stephanie + Brian | September 16 | Wind Mountain Ranch
Despite the smokey backdrop, everyone came to celebrate everything there is to love about weddings.  

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Photo: Ashley from Powers Studios

Rachelle + Will | September 23 | Castaway
Sometimes we plan the lighting, other times we couldn’t have planned it better.

Laura + Owen | October 21 | Private Property in Tiburon, CA
We ended the year at one of the most unique and breathtaking venues.  

2017 was a year of growth and challenging ourselves to create events that touched every guest that attended.  Our mission in all that we do is to connect with our clients and when the line begins to blur between working an event and feeling like a part of the family, we know we've accomplished our goal.  Cheers to 2017!  2018... We are coming for you!

 

XO,
The WW&Co. Team

Anne-Marie + Wendell | Gorge Crest Vineyards | Portland Wedding Planner
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The WW&Co team started off their 2017 wedding season with Anne-Marie + Wendell’s intimate and beautiful wedding at Gorge Crest Vineyards in Underwood, Washington about 10 minutes from Hood River, Oregon.

The grounds and view at Gorge Crest Vineyards is pretty special and one-of-a-kind. The venue sits above the Columbia River Gorge that created a spectacular backdrop. The snow had melted just in time for Anne-Marie + Wendell’s wedding and as you can see the day couldn’t have been better for early May.

We can’t help but mention how amazing the color palette was! The combination of rich oranges and reds combined with the neutral tones really transformed the space at the ceremony and reception to be comfortable, welcoming and romantic. 

Anne-Marie + Wendell are very blessed to have such a strong support system around them.  That night it showed from a very lively and loving bridal party to the many guests that traveled from Texas. And even when the sun was down and the temperatures dropped, you could find every one of them on the dance floor enjoying the night.

Looking back on this day, we are so grateful we could be a part of Anne-Marie + Wendell’s special day and kick off the 2017 wedding season for us.

XO
Meghan + WW&Co

 

Vendor Team

Venue: Gorge Crest Vineyards
Photography: Catalina Jean Photography
Floral Design: Selva Floral
Catering: Celilo Catering
Music: DMoeFunk DJ Service
Hair + Makeup: Destiny Taylor
Cake: Wind Flower Cakes
Rentals: Something Borrowed PDX
Linens: LaTavola Linen
Transportation: EcoShuttle