Abby and Abby's nuptials paid homage to the beauty of the Pacific Northwest
A Vibrant Winery Wedding Day in the Willamette Valley
Portland born and bred, Kathryn Wessinger and Peter Maletis felt as if they had attended events at every venue in town, so finding something new was important to them. Amaterra, in the West Hills of Portland, was everything Kathryn and Peter had envisioned. Opened in January 2022, the beautiful winery was close to home and beautiful, with sweeping views from its hilltop location; best of all, it was perfect for dinner, dancing and a party atmosphere. Kathryn’s idea for a ground-up ombre aisle was inspired by a photo she had found of ombre arrangements of carnations lining a black checkerboard hallway. A clean, bright look, lots of candles, an anemone bouquet and baby’s breath were her main requests. “We wanted it to be a party!” emphasizes Kathryn. “An open bar and packed dance floor were a priority.” Bridal Bliss and Blüm Floral Design delivered a chic ceremony design, starting with the ombre-designed aisle and culminating in a dreamy baby’s breath and white rose arc. The reception incorporated bright end-of-summer shades of pink, orange and yellow. And the dance floor? Packed, thanks to the Oncore Band, which kept the guests dancing the night away.