The couple's rich Indian and Guamanian cultures was the inspiration for this wedding design.
Industrial Chic Wedding at the Leftbank Annex
After postponing their wedding from July to September due to the pandemic and changing venues three times in the three days before the wedding due to recent wildfires, Genela and Mike Mondini finally wed in an intimate event. Despite signing contracts with vendors less than 24 hours before the ceremony the occasion was seamless. Reflecting their easygoing attitude, Genela and Mike’s wedding captured their love for the outdoors and a commitment to riding the wave of life—and whatever obstacles that may bring. In a color palette showcasing Oregon’s natural beauty, mauve, mint, blush and cream colors were highlighted throughout the décor. Positioned around the industrial venue, floral arrangements featured autumnal peony foliage, varieties of mauve garden roses and lush Pacific Northwest greenery. For Mike, a die-hard Chicago Bearss fan, no wedding would be complete without paying homage to the Bears, so the team’s fight song was played to get the reception started. Mike’s signature raccoon hat also made an appearance, an iconic memento of the couple’s adventures. Their custom cake topper honored the third member of the family, their dog, Halas, who made an appearance for the photos and could even be found on Mike’s custom-made socks. Celebrating into the night, Genela and Mike danced their first dance to “This Is It” by Scotty McCreery, in recognition of their passion for the outdoors and Mike’s proposal on the summit of a 9,000-foot mountain. Despite smoke from nearby wildfires and a tight timeline for planning, no obstacle was too big for Genela and Mike.