Thursday, June 21, 2012

Saturday, June 9th Wedding

Thank goodness the weather has turned from rain & freezing to partly sunny and a little warmer.  So glad that we are not having to go to plan B, but always glad that it can be an option.




The patio is set with heaters, bistro tables and additional guest seating along with the Italian white chairs.








Inside is also set with the Italian white chairs.  They rented linens, dishes, vases & silverware from Special Occasions www.onestoppartystop.net in Corvallis always a pleasure working with them.  Decorating was very detailed with lots of flowers and Chinese accents (bride bringing in her heritage).




You can barely see in this picture, but the cake from Marion www.myriadcakedesign.com matched the centerpieces with the cherry blossoms.


The lovely bride (& bridal party) enjoyed some pizza and salad from a local pizzeria (Ugo's) before pictures began. 






Vong &; Aroon today's coordinators flew into action with beginning to decorate the arch for the ceremony with potted plants and one big arrangement for the arch.






After the ceremony the bridal party formed a split receiving line so that all the guests could give their congratulations. 






There were lots of kids and thinking of them they brought lots of activities to keep them busy.  Lego's, items to draw with and throw on the lawn were a huge hit.


The bride changed from her formal gown to her evening attire (Chinese tradition) for their first dance.  Capturing all the special moments was Ryan from www.focalpointvideo.biz, then the bride's father is going to show it again in China.



Surprise limo that took the bride and groom to The Grand Hotel in Salem for the night.



Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Saturday, May 26th Wedding



After a spectacular lightning storm last night to blue skies with some overcast here and there and a high close to 70 you couldn't ask for a better day.


The vines have grown at least another 4 inches with the sunshine this last week and the forecast is good for the next few days.  Holland Studios took full advantage of the vineyard taking the bride & groom to the many picturesque places.

For today's wedding everyone is to arrive pretty early with a ceremony start time of 2pm. Upon arrival went into a flurry of activity placing the rented ivory chair covers and sashes.  The ivory table linens where already in place (rented from BeckenRidge) when they arrived.  They used fresh flowers from the Saturday Market that morning and assembled the arrangements when they arrived.  They had lots of great helpers.

Where the quilt hanged behind the head table they had to switch gears on placement of the slide show (in the header is a screen that pulls down).






Thye moved the slide show into the main room, showing pictures of the bride and groom in their younger years to where they are now.



Usually we never recommend placing the cake/cupcake tower near windows (very hard to take pictures for lighting issues), but for today's overcast it worked. The cupcake tower was custom built by the bride's dad, he did a great job. 

It is hard to see, but Corey from Music Express is down there playing the music for the ceremony.  He also has a setup inside the main reception room ready for when the ceremony ended.

After the ceremony the photographer Roberta had everyone stand in front of the vineyard for a huge group shot. I can't wait till she sends us that one.

The guests had a wonderful meal prepared by Reed Catering from Salem.  They had a hard time getting up again till someone said cupcakes and champagne.

To help with cost of the bar and any un-ruling people they made tickets with the guests name on it to insure that everyone had only 2 drinks.  This worked very well and all seemed receptive to the idea.

As all weddings do come to an end the bride and groom left for their honeymoon with clapping hands and many hugs. Their exit vehicle was Dad's hot rod guarantee no decorating the car.  This was a fun group to work with and wish them all the happiness.