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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.  

Photo: Ashley from  Powers Studios

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

Chelsea + Marc | Maysara Winery | Portland Wedding Planner

We always love when we get to work at Maysara Winery, but when you have a couple like Chelsea and Marc, it makes the day feel magical.  These two could not have been more fun to work with and the details of their day were perfection!

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The ceremony took place out on the lawn with the Momtazi Vineyard creating the perfect backdrop. Geranium Lake Flowers lined the aisle and ceremony backdrop with beautiful swags of eucalyptus.  Chelsea and her bridesmaids carried beautiful lush bouquets of cream and green that they put together themselves a few days before the wedding.

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The ceremony itself was full of love and fun stories about how the couple reconnected at a dive restaurant over extremely greasy pizza.

Once the newlyweds shared their first kiss as a married couple, the party started!

Koi Fusion, PDX Sliders, and Maiale di Volo Woodfire Catering offered the most delicious food truck menus! The Waitstaff Team ensured that service was flawless.

The long farm tables were draped with eucalyptus, crystal vessels and candlelight. The beautiful place settings were marked with marble tiles.

The vintage accent pieces from Classic Vintage Rentals were gorgeous.

Check out their custom monogram!!

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After dinner, the dance party commenced! DJ Zimmie kept the dance floor packed all night.

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Pip’s Original Doughnuts joined the food truck party and served the guests a late night treat.

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Chelsea and Marc's love for each other, their friends, and their family was felt by all and we were honored to be a part of the celebration.

Craig with Watertown Films did an amazing job!  Check out their highlight film.

Vendor Team

Venue: Maysara Winery
Photography:  Catalina Jean
Videography: Watertown Films
Floral: Geranium Lake Flowers
Catering + Service:
     Koi Fusion | PDX Sliders | Maiale di Volo Woodfire Catering | The Waitstaff Team
Music: DJ Zimmie
Dessert: Papa Haydn | Pip's Original Doughnuts
Rentals: Barclay Events
Vintage Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals