Our Wedding: Part Five – The Details

Today I want to share some of the lovely little details that made our day so special.  All of the centerpieces and decor flowers were purchased from the local flower market and arranged in a variety of milk glass containers by my very talented grandmother and aunt.  The bouquets we had done at Basketcase.  I made the “F” charm for my bouquet.

The reception needed some pattern and texture, so spent a weekend scooping up Amy Butler fabrics on sale a yard at a time, cut them and with the help of my mother-in-law hemmed them all.  I also put together the bunting for the breeze-way with the leftover napkin fabric and some patchwork runners for various tables.

I loved our cake. It was 2 tiers of lemon poppy seed with lemon and raspberry cream cheese filling and 1 tier of rich chocolate with chocolate ganache and fresh raspberry preserves.  It was all covered in ivory buttercream with white fondant eyelet lace trim.  My aunt and uncle purchased a custom cake topper from Ann Wood for us which topped the simple cake beautifully.

We used a vintage aqua suitcase to serve as a card box on the guest book table and tucked out of our beautiful invitations in the pocket.

We had a limited bar with local beers and wines, a fresh fruit sangria, Oregon strawberry lemonaid and citrus water.  Everyone managed to find something they liked.

We decorated the staircase to the beach with leftover centerpieces from the rehearsal picnic (canning jars from the grocery store with “popcorn hydrangea”).

All photos by Christina Gilchrist out of Portland, OR.

Vendors Featured:

Invitations: My Ugly Kitty, Ring Bowl: Paloma’s Nest, Bouquet Initial Charm: Lost & Fawned, Cake: The Dessert Tray (Beaverton, OR), Cake Topper: Ann Wood Handmade, Food: Claeys CateringBeer: Rogue Brewery (Portland, OR),


  1. love these pictures! your blog is darling. found you today on bloglovin. stop by and say hello sometime:


  2. Lovely wedding! Beautiful colors and I love the combo of the rustic wooden shingles of the setting next to the hydrangeas. Great job and congratulations!


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