Fairytale 4th of July Wedding

"Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale...”

Every little girl dreams of being a princess when she grows up... and Taylor got to live out that dream on her wedding day when she married her prince, Tyler. From her elegant ballgown to her replicated Princess Diana tiara, you would have thought she came straight out of a Disney princess movie.

The wedding took place at the bride's mom's beautiful vineyard property right here in Springfield, and was filled with many unique details including custom built french doors for the bride to walk through, a Native American ceremony to honor the bride's heritage, and even fireworks to end the night.  It's not that often that I get to work with families more than once, but just a couple years prior to this I helped plan the wedding of Taylor's step-brother and sister-in-law!

Read on for more details of the day and enjoy the gorgeous images by Victoria Carlson Photography (and just wait until you see their seven-tiered wedding cake!)

Fairytale Wedding Bride
Wedding ceremony doors
Princess flower girls

Are these not the cutest flower girls ever!?


The bride and groom had a polaroid photo booth set up for guests to take a photo and leave it in their guest book. This is always a huge hit at weddings!

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Fairytale ceremony
Fairytale wedding ceremony
Fairytale ceremony
Fairytale ceremony
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fairytale candy bar

Another crowd favorite... a candy bar in your wedding colors with goody bags for guests to take home.
Also, get a load of their seven-tiered cake by Sky Cakes!

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Fairytale sunset wedding
fairytale wedding sunset
custom wedding newspaper

Taylor's mom had custom designed newspaper wedding programs/favors made... such a fun keepsake for guests to take with them!

fairytale first dance
fairytale father daughter dance

Taylor and her dad + stepfather had the most epic father/daughter dance EVER... it was choreographed to multiple songs and had everyone laughing and hollering throughout it! Such a fun surprise for their guests.

At the end of the evening, Taylor and Tylor participated in a Native American "Blanket Ceremony" and then headed through the rows of sparklers. It was a beautiful way to end the night!

Native American blanket ceremony wedding exit

Taylor and Tyler were so wonderful to work with, and the bride even left me this sweet review... thank you guys again for everything! <3

"Our wedding day wouldn't have been the same without Becky. She managed all of the logistics on the day of and helped keep all of the stress away. Her motto was, "Keep Calm and let Becky Handle it". That phrase couldn't have been more true. She kept everyone on schedule. I'm so glad that we had a wedding day coordinator. My mom was able to relax and enjoy the day without having to worry about keeping the party going.
Becky was also super helpful during the planning process. I felt comfortable to ask her any kinds of questions. She always had great recommendations. I highly recommend her for your wedding planning or any other party planning. She's the best!"

These wonderful wedding professionals helped bring this day to life:
Venue: Private Residence
Photography: Victoria Carlson
Cinematography: Moving Pictures
Coordination + Planning: Event Crush
Floral Design: Safeway (Amber)
Cake: Sky Cakes
Catering: Hole in the Wall
Rentals: Celebrations Event & Party Rentals
DJ: DJ Stoltz Records
Dress: Charlotte's Weddings
Groom Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Officiant: April Oristano
Hair: Cosmetics by Anna
Makeup: Skin & Beauty by Kendra
Stationery: Minted

Flower Girl Inspiration with FattiePie Dresses

Last spring, I worked with Gaby of Gabriela Ines Photography to put together this fun collaboration with FattiePie Dresses. The little ladies enjoyed their own "tea party" and got to twirl around, eat cupcakes, and "cheers" with their (empty) tea cups... because let's be real, we weren't willing to risk spilling on these gorgeous dresses!

We captured it all at the Washburne Cafe right here in Springfield, which is the perfect spot for small events with its clean white walls, large windows, and a simplistic mix of modern and vintage decor. Parties to Go provided the rental items, and I am forever obsessed with those mini chivari chairs!! Megan with Stem Designs created a unique item for each flower girl - a bouquet, a pomander ball, a floral headband, a floral crown, and of course a basket with petals, not to mention the beautiful table centerpiece!

KT Michelle Designs provided a lovely hand painted "here comes your forever" sign along with a flower girl hanger, doily place cards, and even a flower girl "invitation." The delicious cupcakes were from The Sassy Cupcake and were topped with blush pink macarons from Lulu Macs, which were basically the cutest thing ever (other than the girls, of course!. 

Last but definitely not least, Roper Made created an absolutely darling video of it all!!

We were even lucky enough to have this shoot featured on Wedding Chicks... see the full feature here which includes all of the adorable photos by Gaby!

If you are in the market for flower girl dress(es)... you need to head over to FattiePie Dresses and check out their selection online! There are many different styles and types they are absolutely fantastic quality. <3

Intimate Oregon Coast Destination Wedding

I've said this many times before but the reality of it is becoming more and more apparent this wedding season... I seriously get to work with the BEST couples. I'm 5 weddings into this season and every single one of my brides and grooms have been truly fantastic to work with. Also, I've worked with these last several couples for around a year each! I love it when couples bring me on early in the process (hint hint... if you're getting married summer 2018, NOW is the time to hire your planner/coordinator!)

Nicole and Manny found me early on in their engagement, before they had finalized their venue or any other details. They live in Southern California but wanted to have an intimate destination wedding in Yachats, Oregon (where Manny proposed!) and knew they needed some help bringing all of the details together. Nicole and Manny happened upon Yachats when they were googling vacation ideas and the Overleaf Lodge in Yachats, along the gorgeous Oregon rocky coast appeared. They traveled there and fell in love with it... little did they know they'd be getting married in that same spot a few years later!

They envisioned an intimate destination wedding, saying their vows overlooking the ocean with their closest family and friends, followed by an indoor dinner party with delicious food and simple yet elegant decor. 

Catalina Jean captured everything perfectly; enjoy the beautiful images!
And if you are planning an Oregon Coast wedding, I am obsessed with this part of the state and would absolutely love to help you out. <3

Nicole and Manny, thank you so much for inviting me into your lives and trusting me with such an important day. It was an honor to work with you and your families and hopefully we can meet up again some day when I am in Southern CA. <3

This day was made possible by these fabulous folks:
Venue: Overleaf Lodge (Yachats, Oregon)
Photography: Catalina Jean Photography
Catering + Cake: Just Good Cookin'
Florals: Passionflower Design
Rentals: Something Borrowed + Parties to Go
Hair + Makeup: Makeup by Reina
Planning + Coordination: Event Crush

Yachats Oregon Wedding Planner // Oregon Coast Wedding Planner

Intimate Crater Lake Wedding

Jacy and Alan's wedding at Crater Lake National Park back in June 2015 was a day I will absolutely never forget. The weather was perfect, the views were unreal, and everything came together wonderfully despite it being one of the most logistically challenging destination weddings I've done.

The ceremony took place on the rim of the lake, and guests traveled to Diamond Lake Resort by way of school bus for the reception following. Jacy and Alan came from Nebraska for their intimate wedding and their guests flew and drove in from all over the country for this special day.

Enjoy the lovely photos by Ashley Cook Photography. I was so glad she was there with me that weekend for this crazy adventure!

Are you planning a Crater Lake wedding? I would love to help you out! I am familiar with the permitting process, logistics of transportation, and local vendors to the area. Get in touch and let's chat!


Enchanting Disney Princess Wedding Inspiration

Last summer I had the privilege of collaborating with some super talented wedding professionals at the Stewart Family Farm as we brought to life my vision of a Disney Princess inspired wedding. My goal was for it to include subtle hints to the iconic Disney princesses that I grew up watching, without being over the top or cheesy.

I had shared all of this in a previous post (in much greater detail, too), but since I lost all of my past blog content I wanted to at least re-share these beautiful images that Gaby of Gabriela Ines Photography captured.

This shoot was also featured on Wedding Chicks, see the full feature here!

Be sure to check out all of the fabulous folks who were a part of this shoot:
Venue: the Stewart Family Farm (Harrisburg, Oregon)
Photography: Gabriela Ines Photography
Planning, Styling, Coordination: Event Crush
Rentals: For the Love of Pete
Floral Design: Good Seed Floral
Paper Goods: Off the Vine Calligraphy & Design
Wedding Gown & Tux: Blush Bridal
Flower Girl Dress: Petite Adel
Hair Stylist: Kelsey Garrison
MUA: JLE Artistry
Models: Kyra and Cody Fulkerson

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Disney princess inspired wedding
Disney princess inspired wedding
Disney princess inspired wedding
Disney princess inspired wedding
Disney princess inspired wedding
Disney princess inspired wedding
Disney princess inspired wedding
Disney princess inspired wedding
Disney princess inspired wedding

That giant white peony in the stunning bouquet that Good Seed Floral was absolutely unreal!! Biggest peony I have ever seen in my life.

Disney princess inspired wedding
Disney princess inspired wedding
Disney princess inspired wedding
Disney princess inspired wedding

If you thought she looked familiar... yup, that's my daughter. She makes her way in to shoots every now and again. ;)

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Disney princess inspired wedding
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Disney princess inspired wedding
Disney princess inspired wedding
Disney princess inspired wedding