Flower-Filled Paradise Springs Wedding

It’s my first post on my new website and I am pumped, ya’ll! So naturally I’m going to share one of my fave weddings from last summer. Isla and Erik were married at an incredible wedding venue about 45 minutes outside of Eugene — Paradise Springs in Monroe, Oregon. Paradise Springs is absolutely incredible and I can’t wait to get back there for more weddings in the future.

Isla and Erik were living in San Diego when they got engaged in 2016, and were both full-time PhD students. During the course of their engagement, they graduated and moved across the country to New York. But that didn’t stop them from planning their dream wedding back in Oregon, where the bride is originally from. They hired me nearly 18 months out from their wedding day and it was such a joy to work with them throughout the process.

Side note — did you know that about 60% of the couples I work with live outside of Oregon? It’s true! I know how hard it is to plan a long-distance wedding and how helpful it is to have someone on the ground to help take care of all the details.

Anywho, I was able to put together a pretty fabulous team of creatives for their wedding day which is always a highlight!! Stevi Sayler captured all of the details perfectly, the food from Party Downtown was phenomenal, gorgeous flowers from Good Seed Floral adorned every corner, and Zach with Apogee Events kept the dance floor going all night. Scroll to the bottom for the full vendor credits and to read the review that Isla gave me after our experience together. Enjoy the beautiful images!

Isla & Erik’s wedding was also featured in the latest print issue of Oregon Bride Magazine, so be sure to catch it in there, too.

The couple shared their biggest pieces of advice for brides and grooms currently planning their weddings:

Isla: “Hire Becky! And make lots of spreadsheets to keep yourself organized. And try to get your vendors sorted out far in advance.”

Erik: “Do a little bit of planning each day. Also, make sure to check and double check everything with vendors!”

I asked Isla and Erik what their favorite moment of their wedding day was:

Isla: “Erik came back to say hi right before the ceremony, and it was just what I needed! It was really nice getting to check in and have a moment in private right before going out and saying our vows in front of a giant crowd of people.”

Erik: “Definitely the ceremony itself. Especially when everyone was walking down the aisle, which was a really nice build-up. Isla looked beautiful, and the flower girl was so perfect and adorable! It was great to see everyone assembled there for us.”

Here’s what sweet Isla had to say about her experience working with me:

Becky is so amazing! We did the partial planning package, with the addition of the design package. 

For the design package, she made us a beautiful design proposal that we could customize and change as much as we wanted until it was perfect. She then dealt with sourcing everything, making all the rental contracts, and day off she of course got everything set up! It was all gorgeous, and we got tons of compliments from our guests on how great everything looked!

For the partial planning package, we got a bunch of meetings with Becky as well as access to many of her resources, like an online planning website with checklists and her preferred vendor list, day of coordination (which is more like month of coordination!), some discount codes, and a few other things. We didn’t end up using all our meetings with her (it wasn’t needed), but I did email her A LOT, and she was always super helpful! It was really great to have a professional to check in with to see if we were on track, get answers to etiquette questions, and recommend vendors.

For the day of the wedding (and the time leading up to it!) Becky was indispensable. She made our timeline, coordinated all the vendors, set everything up, made our beautiful chalkboard signs herself, and so much more! All we had to do was show up! Becky made our entire wedding experience stress-free. Normally I am a very stressed out person, but I had almost zero wedding stress (and no wedding nightmares!). Becky was truly worth every penny! I highly recommend her!

Isla and Erik, thank you for the kind words and for the opportunity to work with you. I hope you are absolutely loving married life!
And thank you to this amazing team who helped bring this wedding to life:

Planning and design: Event Crush
Venue: Paradise Springs (Monroe, Oregon)
Photography: Stevi Sayler Photography
Floral design: Good Seed Floral
Catering: Party Downtown
Dessert: Sweet Life Patisserie & the bride’s mother
Ice Cream bar: Prince Puckler’s
Stationery: Minted
Bride’s Gown: Here Comes the Bride (Sand Diego, CA)
Bridesmaid Attire: Azazie
Groom’s Attire: Mr. Shop (Syracuse, NY)
Groomsmen Attire: Nordstrom Rack
Hair: Hair by Kelsey Garrison
MUA: Makeup by Rachelle J
Rentals: Parties to Go, Event Crush

Thanks for reading, and check back soon for more fun wedding content! Now that I am back on WordPress I am going to be blogging MUCH more regularly!

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  1. Crystal Cantu on April 12, 2019 at 1:47 am

    I get so inspired for our wedding working with you Becky… all of these other brides help to know we made the right decision to work with you! BTW LOVE YOUR NEW WEBSITE!!!

    • beckyhart on April 12, 2019 at 3:19 am

      Aww you are so sweet Crystal!! Soo excited for your wedding!!

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