We can't think of a better way to start off this week than with Jess and Paul's gorgeous outdoor wedding celebration in the Rose Garden at The Oregon Gulb Club. We love all of the spectacular floral arrangements by designer Stephanie Major of Petalos Design. And Portland, Oregon wedding photographer Laura Nelson did a phenomenal job capturing every part of their special day.
The bride tells us, "We were lucky enough to have a beautiful outdoor venue that was large enough to hold 400 guests. I knew with this many people, it'd be extra hard to portray the intimate feel that I've always wanted for my wedding, but the garden area and tent pavilion helped us achieve this. Going into the whole wedding planning process, I really had no idea what sort of details I wanted... I knew I wanted a more romantic and natural vibe (nothing extravagant)."
I gravitated towards more neutral tones in décor and flowers. Stephanie Major of Petalos was our wedding planner, designer and florist all rolled into one. She pretty much single-handedly drew up the entire wedding look from my basic vision. She suggested that I add in subtle greens and peaches to the flowers and I ended up loving this idea.
My bridesmaids dresses were from David's Bridal. This was one area of the wedding planning where I knew the exactly what I wanted: long, flowy, strapless, and a gradient of blue and green hues so as to not be too "matchy matchy" with the rest of the wedding décor and colors.
When it came to wedding dress shopping, I was originally thinking I'd look best in a flowy A-line gown, but as I started trying dresses on, they just didn't look or feel right. The dress I ended up choosing was actually a recommendation from one of the bridal consultants. As soon as I tried on the Galina Signature dress, every other dress seemed mediocre. It has this beautiful basket weave design on the bodice...and the subtle tulle on the bottom and dramatic train were exactly what I was looking for. The best part about the dress is how incredibly soft it is, I couldn't stop touching it! Most surprisingly, this dress is from David's Bridal!
Jess and Paul's reception was held in the newly-built Rose Pavilion at The Oregon Golf Club, features soaring ceilings, crystal chandeliers and 110 feet of floor-to-ceiling windows with dramatic views the gorgeous Rose Garden.
Long reception tables featured classic ivory linens and a garland of greenery with flickering candlelight.