Wedding Reception for the Kelly’s

Terri Clark & Michael Kelly wedding reception Aug 3 2013 001 Terri Clark & Michael Kelly wedding reception Aug 3 2013 002 Terri Clark & Michael Kelly wedding reception Aug 3 2013 004 Terri Clark & Michael Kelly wedding reception Aug 3 2013 010Terri and Michael got married at St. Edwards Catholic Church across the street.  A short walk/drive in their renovated classic Mustang brought them in style.  Expressions in Bloom (Corvallis) did the flowers, Wind Dancer Photography were the photographers, Chelsea’s Country Kitchen did the hors’ d oeuvres and the couple provided the plentiful beverages.  Friends cut and served the cake made by the Lovin Oven of Stayton. A relaxing honeymoon was in store for these two educators. Congratulations!

2 Sisters – 2 Brides

The VanMeter sisters, Sandy & Teri married their beloved in a double wedding ceremony on July 20th.  The wedding was on a bright sunny day. Personal touches for each of the brides themes made the day a beautiful day.  For the Wine Country theme, the dining tables had wine glasses filled with flowers, and a burlap runner embellished with ribbon. a guest book table with wine holders and a spray of grapes and greenery over the arbor.  For the Country theme, there was an old treadle sewing machine for the guest book as well as squares of cloth to write your name on instead of a guest book and mason jars filled with fresh flower bouquets were placed on shepherd hooks down the aisle. Water bottles with personalized labels and fans with the wedding information were placed on each chair. (The bride will sew the blocks into a quilt at a later date.) Lots of photos were taken of the couples and their families. The 2 couples were married in front of the water feature and each couple included a sand ceremony into their vows. Their colors were Pistachio Green, Purple and Blue.  The wedding was Skyped for a family member who could not attend as well as video taped. congratulations to both couples! Double wedding Teri & James Sandy & Chad 7-20-13 002 Double wedding Teri & James Sandy & Chad 7-20-13 022 Double wedding Teri & James Sandy & Chad 7-20-13 017 Double wedding Teri & James Sandy & Chad 7-20-13 023 Double wedding Teri & James Sandy & Chad 7-20-13 005

Randy & Tracy’s country wedding

Randy and Tracy wanted an intimate country themed wedding.  With table decorations which included jars of home-made jam, Light blue and White & hydrangeas with a bit of burlap on the picture table.  There was a dessert buffet with mini tarts, brownies, cookies, nuts & mints and cherry/chocolate candy.  Randy barbecued a feast with barbecued ribs, tri-tip, baked beans and macaroni and cheese.  The dinner included salads, fruit trays, veggie trays prepared by other family members.  There was champagne for toasting and lemonade for sipping. Tracy’s youngest son walked her down the aisle.  A very comfortable wedding with family and friends.

William & Liz’s Wedding Day

It was a beautiful sunny day on June 8th for this couple’s wedding.  It was filled with lovely gowns and tuxes, joyful friends and family.  The couple got married in front of the water feature in the garden  with blue sky above.  A lot of details went into this special day and everyone was happy and had a good time. The wedding cake and mini cupcakes were gluten and dairy free and were made by Ladybug Blue Cakes of Lebanon. Everyone enjoyed the gluten-free and dairy free food and cupcakes.  Brandon of Brandon Harvey Photography of Sweet Home was the photographer. One of the members of the Rollin’ Oldies Car Club brought his beautiful vintage shiny red convertible to whisk the couple off.  William and Liz went to Maui for their honeymoon.  Image

Nicole & Daniel’s wedding reception

Nicole Miles married Daniel Garrett in the middle of December on the beach in Hawaii.  They held a reception for their family and friends who could not attend the Island wedding.  A large potluck, was followed by a Unity Candle lighting and toasts. They cut their Tropical inspired cake that was decorated with fresh lilies. It was a beautiful Sunny afternoon and guests could sit outside on the patio. There were 2 large displays of  pictures from the wedding day.  Nicole’s  color scheme was Black with Silver with a touch of Red.  The taper candles were lit  by Nicole’s mother and Daniel’s Grandmother.  Nicole’s four children joined in lighting of the unity candle together with Nicole & Daniel.   Congratulations to the couple!

a bite of luscious cake!

a bite of luscious cake!

Nicole & Daniel listen to toasts of well wishes given by friends and family

Nicole & Daniel listen to toasts of well wishes given by friends and family

Children join in lighting the Unity candle

Children join in lighting the Unity candle

Fresh Lilies and wide black ribbon dress up the cake

Fresh Lilies and wide black ribbon dress up the cake

Room set up with head table for family

Room set up with head table for family

Copies Wedding day photo used as part of table centerpiece

Black/Silver Leighs represent a bit of Hawaii. Red hearts add a touch of Red. Four extra taper candles – one for each child to light

Unity Candle table with extra tapers for children.  Black & silver leighs represent Hawaii wedding

wedding day photos and chocolate kisses on the tables for guests to take as favors

Melanie & Bobby’s reception

Melanie & Bobby were recently married, but wanted to share their wedding bliss in a reception with friends and family.  On the afternoon of April 13th all gathered for a fun and family friendly event.   Their colors were black, blue, silver.  They both wore blue and black.  Their table decor was black tablecloths, Royal Blue and Silver napkins in middle of table, square glass votive holders with blue and clear water beads with a floating candle on top.  Melanie’s high school friend Nicole (whom she had connected with via Facebook) made the cake and cupcakes as a gift to the couple.  She did a great job with 3 different flavors of cupcakes as well as the fondant covered bride/groom’s top cake.  The name of Nicole’s business is Truly Sweet Treats is from Marysville, Washington and can be found on Facebook. It turned out to be a beautiful day and folks were able to sit outside in  the back yard and enjoy the sunshine.

Kimberly & Tommy – a ‘Mint to be’ Wedding

Kimberly Smith and Tommy Kohnke tied the knot November 17th before family and friends.  Fall colors entwined into table decor. The couple involved their 2 children. The wedding was followed by dinner reception which included a cooked whole pig. Lots of favorite songs livened up the reception.  A little cake in the face (and up the nose) too! Congrats  and best wishes to the Kohnke family!

Chicago to Willamette Valley

Carl & Lindsay got married in August.  Carl’s family wanted to have a reception for those folks on the West Coast who could not attend the wedding.  Family members flew in from New Mexico, Arizona, Pennsylvania, California, all over Oregon and beyond. The place was packed with friends and relatives.  A feast of food, cake and beverage was shared.  They also celebrated many different birthdays of friends and family members whose Birthday’s ended in O’s . The couple told stories of how they met and were thankful. They return to Chicago where they live.


Congrats to Tatum and Dan

The couple new each other from high school. Time went by, both have been married and divorced, then caught back up with each other after that. They have 3 little girls between them. 

Fall themed wedding cake

A very nice ceremony by wedding officiate Shirley Harvey. A fall theme fit the decor perfectly.  Tatum’s fabulous wedding dress was a real find at a bridal gown store that was going out of business and selling gowns for as low as $99.  Congrats to the young family!

From Belgium with Love

Mandy met Tyler when she was a High School exchange student from Belgium.  They dated during that time and continued long distance while she went back home and finished college.  Finally she was done with school and was able to move to the USA.  Tyler and Mandy had their wedding during the week due to Tyler’s work schedule.  Mandy’s parents, best friend and best friends boyfriend were able to attend.  Although her parents and best friend only speak French, wedding vows are universal as well as the love of parents and friends.  Congratulations to the couple and their future!