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Toasting in the Dark

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Most of the toasting took place before it got dark. Liz and Josh had their wedding at the family ranch outside of Eugene on a hot summer day. The yard had been set up with long comfortable tables, a dessert table nearby and a well lit dance floor near the house. Dinner ran later than they had planned… the evening turned cooler and undeniably dark. The couple wanted to say thanks to everyone before they cut the cake. Their DJ brought him a mic and the crowd gathered in a little to listen. As Josh pulled out his notes, we all realized what he was up against. He was all set to wing it when the DJ pulled out his cellphone and saved the day. ;0)

The internet has a huge selection of Sunset tables available to help with your planning… even a half an hour can make a huge difference.

The moral of this story is plan your time and spaces carefully, you just might need a little light on a soft summer night.

Offerings

Every wedding is about what you bring to each other as a couple… hopes and dreams are mixed in with dependable strengths and tolerated shortcomings. I am not sure everyone gets this going in and I feel lucky that most of my couples seem to have the better understanding going for them.

At a wedding, the outward offerings are beautiful little details put forward to say “This is my promise to you.” Amanda & Hansford put their jute-tied wedding rings in a small bronze bowl… they offered this bowl to be passed to each of their guests, asking them to sit for a second and bless the rings and the marriage, each in their own fashion. These two will last a lifetime and that is a marvelous thing…

Whenever I can, I try to give credit to the magic makers behind the scenes, if you are looking for good people in the Gorge, this is a great place to start:

Cork and Bottle Catering

Pauline’s Country Fresh Pies

Lucy’s Flowers in Hood River

This day was pulled together seamlessly by the incomparable Kara Markovich at Ella Events… what a wonderful time!

And, of course, I am always happy to travel! ;0)

Partly cloudy… chance of Elvis.

Where to start? Tricia and Dave came to Portland from sunny Palm Desert to get married in our beautiful Lan Su Gardens. Tricia came into the day like a house afire… she wanted to go to as many Portland spots for pictures as possible. Given the window of time we had, she scaled it back to some interesting spaces that we could walk to on the way from The Nines to the Garden. We stumbled across The 24 Hour Church of Elvis… for 50ยข you can get married there… you just have to push all of the right bright buttons and answer the many questions on the screen. It was a lot of fun to watch! From there to the Chinatown Gate and on to Voodoo Donuts and The Paris Theatre… honestly, it was a marvelous carnival mix… we all came away smiling. As we walked, a pedicab driver offered us a free ride for the remaining two blocks… all of this was just the beginning of a great celebration.
Luckily, the rain held mostly until the end of the ceremony and the rabbi didn’t seem to mind that they were already married in the eyes of Elvis.

A lot of credit for this day goes to the vendors… they made it work even when the skies opened…
Dave made an interesting contribution… he designed four Saketinis for the party… the reviews were good!
Vibrant Table ran the show and fed everyone a lot of really great food.
Page Winograd also of Vibrant Table, did her floral magic, even incorporating some of the family’s antique fans.
Finales made a series of delicious cakes… inspired by henna tattoos.
Takohachi Taiko entertained the diners with a fascinating drum ensemble.
Swingline Cubs got everyone up and dancing.
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