Daniella + Connor

This wedding may be the most special one for us yet… my dear sister in law. Daniella + Connor truly are the most unique, kind + hard working couple I know. I can’t imagine them being with anyone else but eachother. Thank you for letting us share in your day, as well as plan it alongside you!

This day was made possible thanks to the most incredible group of vendors:

Venue: Champoeg State Park

Coordinator + Florals: Totem Weddings + Events

Photographer: David Ann Co.

Dress: BHLDN

Suits: The Black Tux

Catering: Ricky’s Tacos

Dessert: Krispy Kreme

Beauty: Kelsey Gregory

Rentals: Party Place PDX

Holiday Hosting Workshop 2018

This past holiday season, we decided to host a holiday workshop along some other incredible gals. Kalin (one of our coordinator’s) also owns a rad calligraphy + signage company called Smudged Inks, so we teamed up with Kimmie from Wild Fern Florals, to teach a workshop based around holiday hosting.

We held the workshop at The Old Schoolhouse in Newberg, which is a historic schoolhouse out in the hills of the valley. It is picturesque and one of our favorite spots to work at. The original wood floors, orchard, beautiful lawn and charm of it all, makes it one of our top venues for sure.

We taught each attendee how to make a wreath for their door, how to address and send their holiday cards with some hand lettering and then a basics intro on building a charcuterie board.

Kim from Mela Photo was there all evening to take photos for us, she is so talented, and we love every chance we get to work alongside her.

Stay tuned for more workshops throughout the year- this one was so good, we will just have to keep doing them!

All of these lovely vendors were involved:

Venue: The Old Schoolhouse

Florals: Wild Fern Florals, Kimmie Bothwell

Calligraphy: Smudged Inks, Kalin Rehm

Wines: Chehalem Wines

Photography: Mela Photo

The Girl Gang

Last fall, we got the chance to work next to some insane vendors on this shoot. What started as a normal styled shoot, with a bride + groom, slowly evolved into a rad, powerhouse girl gang that inspired us to the max. The idea of gathering with your girls was giving us all the feels, and I’m glad we developed that idea into what this shoot became.

This shoot took place on the Ernst Family Farm out in St. Paul, Oregon. A dear friend of ours, and our favorite florist, Kimmie of Wild Fern Florals, grew up on this land, which made it so special to us all. It really does have a sort of magic about it. From the rolling hills, to the barns, the sweet old dogs that greet your car and the peach orchards that loom with sunkissed summer smells, it may be one of our favorite places.

We could not have done this without our amazing vendor team:

Design + Coordination: Totem Weddings and Events

Photography: Cat Dossett

Florals: Wild Fern Florals, Kimmie Bothwell

Paper Goods: The Lettering Bee Co.

Calligraphy: Smudged Inks, Kalin Rehm

Beauty: Kelsey Gregory

Cake: Dream Cakes

Wine: Chehalem Wines

Cole + Melissa

Melissa + Cole got married on a sunny September day on their family farm in St. Paul, Oregon. When I first met Melissa, I knew one thing for sure, that she was head over heels in love with Cole. These are the kinds of wedding days that mean the most to us, when a couple doesn’t let the details distract from their love story they want to tell on their big day. Cole was just getting out of the military, and coming home to Oregon, so this wedding was extra sweet + celebratory!

Coordination: Totem Weddings + Events

Catering: McKillip’s Catering

Florals: Wild Fern Florals

Photography: Brandy Nichols

Videography: Duran Creative

Venue: Private Residence

Rentals: West Coast Event Productions

Micah + Lucas

Micah + Lucas got married in Camp Sherman, Oregon at the House on Metolius. This was our first time at this venue and we seriously fell in love. The woodsy, cabin set on the Metolius river with a view of the mountains is just everything we love about a venue. These two truly made their day special by incorporating little details about them into everything. This day was a highlight of the year for us!

Photography: Julia Green Photography

Coordination: Totem Weddings and Events

Venue: House on Metolius

Catering: Bleu Bite Catering

Videographer: The Pair Visuals

Florals: Uflora Planthouse

Rentals: Curated Event Rentals

The Bindery Inspiration Shoot

Last month we got the chance to shoot at The Bindery in the wine country of Oregon, with Corrie Mahr Photography. She truly had an idea, and I got to run with it! Loved every second of this fun shoot, hope you enjoy as well!

Photography: Corrie Mahr Photography

Styling/Design: Totem Weddings and Events

Dress: A and Be Bridal Shop

Venue: The Bindery

Florals: Uflora Planthouse

Rentals: Vintage Meets Modern

Cake: Abby Davidson

Hair/Makeup: Lazy Bones Beauty

Jewelry: Velour

Paper Goods: Gypset Creative

Columbia Gorge Shoot

This shoot was one I had been dreaming of for a long time. Sheri from Swanky Fine Art Weddings travelled to Oregon, and we created some magic!

Styling/Design: Totem Weddings and Events

Dress: BHLDN

Photographer: Swanky Fine Art Weddings

Rentals: Vintage Meets Modern

Model: Jordan Jones

Florals: Gifford’s Weddings

Jake + Caitlin

I’m not sure what I could say to truly look back and give justice to Jake and Caitlin’s day. These two are long time friends of ours, and the honor it was to be able to help them on their big day was one I will never forget. Being surrounded by all our closest friends and dancing alongside everyone (after the bulk of the work was done, I might add!) created the most perfect night! We love you guys, and wish you every blessing in the world!

Photography: McKenna Rachelle Photography

Coordination: Totem Weddings and Events

Videographer: Ashlie Renee Studios

Catering: Signature Catering

Venue: Oakview Acres

Hair/Makeup: Kelli Thomsen Beauty

Rentals: Bridgewood Rentals

Abby + Taylor

Abby + Taylor were a dream of a couple. They are world travelers, extremely adventurous and love all things outdoors. Many of their friends and family were from out of town so they wanted to show them everything Portland had to offer. The party was held downtown at Cooper’s Hall, the perfect setting for their intimate gathering.

Photographer: Luke and Mallory

Coordination: Totem Weddings and Events

Band: Junebugs

Venue/Catering: Cooper’s Hall

Florals: Brier + Ivy

Dessert: Pip’s Donuts

Gayle + Blake

Gayle and Blake got married last fall in Portland, Oregon at Bodyvox dance studio. We were hired super last minute to make this wedding happen, as her previous coordinator backed out unexpectedly. Needless to say, we were honored to turn a sour situation sweet! We LOVE these two, and they truly made this hiccup become nothing in the end! They were kind, hospitable and the epitomy of our perfect client.

Photographer: Bethany Small Photography

Coordination: Totem Weddings and Events

Florals: Brier + Ivy

Catering: Dalton’s Northwest Catering

Linens: La Tavola

Venue: Bodyvox

DJ: DJ Mighty Moves

Marshall + Alyssa

Hello! We are back to blogging. I just feel like I’ve given up on it so many times, but honestly, nothing makes me happier than looking back over my favorite couples and their wedding days! We put so much heart into each day, so I would be honored to showcase them to you!

Marshall and Alyssa got married at The Cordelle in Nashville a couple years back. It was a crisp October day, and seriously fall in Nashville is like a dream. Miss it so bad.

Photographer: Darling Juliet

Catering: Dream Catering

Coordination: Totem Weddings and Events

Dress: The Dress Theory

Florals: Elder Floral

Videographer: Dogwood Films

Rentals: Liberty Party Rental