Devon and Rob's Classy Fall Wedding in Lake Oswego
Thursday, November 21 2013
From the bride, Devon: "Rob and I didn't have a "theme" when we started out planning, but it eventually became apparent that we agreed we wanted the wedding to be classy. We discovered we shared the look of classic 1920s and '30s Hollywood style, and the rest of the wedding's vibe just sort of followed. Everything little detail — from the lace on my dress to the decorations — was chosen with the word "classy" in mind.
In particular, I wanted luscious (and real!) flowers. I am a plant nerd, and I walked into a florist's office and told her, I know it's going to be a fall wedding, but I want ranunculus, anemones, and garden roses. Even though those flowers were out of season at the time of the event, I hired the florist because she said she could source them"
"We are so glad we did a first look with our photographer — it ensured we had plenty of time to spend with our guests after the wedding, and no awkward gap between the ceremony and our introduction at the reception."
"The one thing I wanted to be rather low-key was the meal, which is why we chose a buffet over a plated dinner. I am that girl in a restaurant who's always trying to flag the waitress down for a water refill, and I didn't want our guests to have to rely on anyone else to keep their plates full."
"We rented some ridiculously large woven balls to hang from the ceiling above the dance floor, which helped pull together the room and make it not look "empty." We rented two couches for people to sit on when they were tired from dancing."
"The flowers matched the color scheme (navy, grey, and blush pink), and so did the place settings, table runners, bridesmaids dresses, groomsmen's suits, etc. Everything was pulled together around these colors. We rented candles for the table and window ledges to give the tables a "done up" look. All of these details were kind of a nightmare to put together sight unseen — it made me nervous that I couldn't see a full table mock-up or a "practice" reception hall until the day of the wedding. But, I just had to use my imagination about how the candles would look next to the centerpiece vases, and how the decorative woven balls would look above the dance floor. It felt like I was taking a bunch of risks, but it turned out fantastic."
"I loved our wedding — I want to live in our wedding. The decorations, the food, and the people were just perfect."
Catering: Premiere Catering
Decorations: Barclay Event Rentals
Wedding programs: Designed by my good friend and bridesmaid, Chelsea Lyon, a professional graphic designer
Dress: Tara Keely by Lazaro (purchased at Ania Collection)
Bridesmaids' dresses: Urban Outfitters
Groomsmen's suits: Vera Wang (rented through Men's Wearhouse)
Flower girl's dress: Modcloth.com
Flowers: City Flowers & Interiors, Portland
Photographer: Mark Mirocha Photography
Officiant: Ryan Davis
Day-of wedding coordinator: Angie Hughes (our officiant and coordinator are a married couple!)
Photobooth and picture guestbook: Red Eye
Bride's hair: Human Beauty (stylist: Courtney)
Bride's makeup: Beth Carter Makeup
Bridesmaids' hair and makeup: Human Beauty
Cake: Beaverton Bakery