When looking for a site for your wedding ceremony you want something that makes you feel comfortable and excited to be there. Leach Botanical Gardens is an outdoor wonderland waiting for you. With lush greenery surrounding your every move, it’s no wonder it’s a such a gem in the community.
Here’s a little background about the site.
“Today the Garden welcomes you. Yearly it provides a beautiful and intimate setting for scores of events. The East Terrace, surrounded by lush garden displays, is a perfect counterpoint to the historic Manor House with its high beamed great room. The Manor House features hardwood floors, knotty pine paneling, natural light from the spacious windows and views of the surrounding trees and foliage. The dining room, including displays of artifacts belonging to John and Lilla and provides a perfect space for food and beverage service. No other place in the Metro area is quite like Portland’s Secret Garden.”
It may be Portland’s Secret Garden (that was my favorite book growing up), the ones who know about it will reserve it quickly. So plan ahead and contact them today for a visit.
Sometimes you just need to get out of the city for a day or two. The hustle of daily life and take a toll and before you know it you find yourself yelling in your car at someone who is pushing your patience. When it comes to your wedding day the last thing you want or need is being stressed out. So take the advice of heading out of town and bring your family and friends with you!
We recently found this charming, rustic and perfect location for a farm inspired wedding. Miller Farm Retreat is located in Parkdale, Oregon, around 75min east of Portland. The amenities listed sold us right away. Can we go there now just to relax?! We love that there is lodging on site for you and your family/wedding party. We are sold! Contact them today to reserve your wedding date.
*A beautiful 18×38 ft, sparkling, maintained, solar heated pool (summer months only)
*2 Jacuzzi spas
*A unique outdoor Sauna
*2 firepits with plenty of chopped firewood available
*Acres of walking trails that meander thru numerous and beautifully maintained gardens
*A Bhudda Garden, with its tranquil waterfall and Koi pond is perfect for reflection and meditation Further down the trail you will find the Wood Fairy Garden, with it’s enchanting little hobbit houses and fairy fountain
*Sit in the tree swing and enjoy the “Enchantment” and Romantic and Amazing views of Mt Hood and the Upper Hood River Valley
*In the Spring there is a multitude of Azaleas, Rhododendrons, and a river of Daffodils, that wind up thru the Wooded Meadow, Dogwoods flower here and there, Tulips line the fence, and if you couple this with the Apple and Pear Blossoms at blossom time, and the many different kinds of birds that stop along their way, then you truly have had an Enchanting experience!!!
Photos by www.photosbychrismartin.com
If your wedding is inspired by simpler times, fun, and the essence of summer, consider adding a fun wedding cocktail into the mix. These work particularly well if you are hosting a wedding with no children, otherwise, be sure to mark alcoholic and non-alcoholic items very clearly! Either way these summer wedding cocktails are great fun! Also great for outdoor weddings in the heat of summer.
Summer Wedding Cocktails
From Southern Living, this is one heck of a yummy treat. Bubbly frozen fruit popsicles with a splash of Presecco. Be sure to use fresh fruit (preferably local), and this is a sure winner. I am already dreaming of raspberries blackberries, cherries, and strawberries for all of you Oregon brides.
This is a great DIY wedding idea. Make your own otter pops as specialty cocktails inside or on the side. The sky is the limit with this one. Found from The Scent of Green Bananas.
Snow cones? Yes, please. Beer snow cones? Bigger yes. For all of those beer lovers in Oregon, try beer snow cones for your wedding reception. Use any beer. If you want to add a little more refreshment, try combining a lighter beer and lemonade to make the snow cones. be sure to test out the combo before you serve it to wedding guests! This is from Zank You Weddings.
Even though I am not getting married, I plan on trying all three of these fabulous summer wedding cocktails. My back patio is waiting.