Our wedding was filled with the sweetest details…it was exactly what I had envisioned/dreamed of.
My dress was perfect…I call it my “miracle dress.” Read the story here.
Our flowers were done by Jennifer Ladd of Sweet Posy Floral in Bend, Oregon.
I sent her photos of my color palette and floral designs I’d seen on Pinterest. I told her I wanted lots of greenery and that I loved the “cascading bouquet” look. She’s a close friend of my aunt’s so she was able to give us a fabulous deal on the flowers and really went above and beyond for us.
As Jennifer and my aunt were prepping the flowers the day before the wedding, I texted my aunt asking if they could somehow incorporate my uncle’s (who passed away a few years ago) ring into my bouquet. It’s just a simple ring that spins, and a couple of the stars are worn out, but it’s one he wore often. And ever since he died and I got the ring, I’d always planned on incorporating it into my future bridal bouquet.
The bridesmaids chose dresses in a burgundy/wine color, and the groomsmen’s ties matched. Cristian’s tie was a forest green.
Believe it or not, the flower girl dresses were from Dillard’s!
And our reception…don’t get me started. It was so beautiful!
I collected vintage amber bottles for the flowers from antique and thrift stores.
Our florist’s husband used his chainsaw to cut the wood rounds out of a tree my aunt had recently cut down in her yard! (Again, above and beyond, people!)
We also found various chalkboards to write fun things on, like our wedding hashtag and the menu. Oh, did I mention we had our very own Snapchat filter for the reception?!
My mom catered, and it was amaaazing. (Well, what I had the time to eat at the reception was amazing 😉 )
We wanted an Italian/comfort food theme to go with the Autumn season and colors. So we served things like Lemon Chicken Piccata and Mac n’ Cheese, complete with an antipasti crostini bar.
And oh man, our desserts were to DIE for.
We decided to do a few different types of cupcakes and HAD to do a French Toast one, in honor of the French Toast tradition we have, which stems back to when we were dating 6 years ago.
My aunt made the sign for the entry with this pin as inspiration and it turned out EXACTLY how I wanted it! (Thanks, Tana! xoxo!)
For our exit, we put LED lights inside gold and white balloons, since our venue didn’t allow sparklers.
Ceremony: Portland Oregon LDS temple
Reception venue: The Lodge at Mountain Park, Lake Oswego, Oregon
Flowers: Sweet Posy Floral, Bend, Oregon
Photography: Stephanie Jarstad Photography
Dress: The Bridal Suite & Special Occasion, Bend, Oregon
Seamstress: Sheryl W., Fruit Heights, UT (contact me for her info)
Veil: David’s Bridal
Flower crown: Miss Stevi Marie
Exit dress: Bohme
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