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Groovy Kind of Love at The Arc Light in Oregon City
When envisioning a ’70s-inspired design, the team at Your Perfect Bridesmaid originally went big, envisioning shag carpets and disco balls. But the designers ultimately decided that the bright, airy Arc Light in Oregon City called for a bit more subtlety—but certainly no lack of funkiness. To bring their ideas to life, they played with earthy, natural tones and a multitude of textures, including leather, velvet, faux fur, rattan, florals and terra-cotta. Taking the theme beyond décor, photographer Briana Morrison took Polaroids and flash photography in an homage to the flash style of the headlining decade. And what could be more fun than a getaway car? A 1978 Chevy G20 van served as the wheels for this affair, and a vintage faux fur coat added dramatic flair as the couple booked—no doubt on their way to boogie down at a rad disco.
About the Venue
The Hive Catering Co.’s newly opened Arc Light in Oregon City is quickly becoming the hottest spot for tying the knot. The building was built in 1922 and was home to the Oddfellows and Friedrich’s Hardware Store until the 1970s. The light-flooded space has been beautifully renovated with crisp wainscoting, unique lighting fixtures and Instagram-worthy bathrooms. Events spaces include a ballroom, cocktail lounge, grand hall and two furnished lounges—the Velvet Room and the Whiskey Room—which are ideal for wedding-day prep. The tasteful space is a blank slate that can be transformed for everything from a swag ’70s shindig to an elegant garden party. Best of all, top-notch catering is a done deal, with The Hive also serving as the Arc Light’s caterer.