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
We are always looking for new ways for our brides and vendors to connect. Whether it’s the annual swanky bridal show, on twitter, pinterest or facebook. The main place where we work hard to give you all love it right here, on the blog. With daily posts about fashion, DIY projects and write up’s about local vendors we want you to have fun planning your wedding day. You are making a big commitment and we want your Oregon wedding to everything you dreamed it would be.
We updated the vendor search area to now be an easy to use directory of wedding vendors. With all the categories listed out, all brides need to do it click on who you are looking for and it will take you to their listing. For vendors, simply click on “submit a listing” to add your information to the site for free. You can also choose to be the first listing in your submitted category by upgrading to a paid listing for a small monthly fee.
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Once again I was sparked by a find on Pinterest. Champagne! A classic wedding color choice, I thought I would bring some champagne wedding ideas to the table today. Whether you are only after the color, or incorporating a theme of “bubbly” into your day, there are some ideas here that you won’t want to miss. There is a natural elegance to champagne as a color and it shows! When I think of champagne I think of elegance, decadence, romance and royalty. A prefect set of words for such an important day!
Champagne Wedding Ideas and Inspiration
Perfectly “bubbly” cake! From Martha Stewart Weddings.
Also from Martha Stewart Weddings, this is my FAVE of the champagne wedding ideas! Fill the entrance to the reception with champagne balloons and have the audience and cameras ready for the big entrance. Fun and elegant all in one.
Very springish! The couch is a great touch. The champagne tablescape and the cake look amazing. By adding in a touch of blush to the color scheme you get a lot more versatility. From My Personal Artist Blog.
A much more natural approach to a champagne inspired wedding. I adore the ceremony chairs. The added detailing with the silverware is also nice. Found on Songket Affairs.
The perfect earrings! I found them on Pinterest, but they didn’t link anywhere.
The perfect choice for wedding favors. You can’t go wrong giving away booze. Photo from Benessamy Events.
Are you planning a champagne wedding? What are your champagne wedding ideas? Share them with us.
For some brides, finding a minister or wedding officiant can be just as difficult as finding the right wedding venue. It is important for some brides to feel connected to the officiant, sharing values, beliefs, or other important aspects of life. If you are hosting a Oregon wedding, one officiant to consider is Rev. Rob Figley. Rev. Rob Figley has an associate degree in Christian Studies and a Bachelors in Church Ministry. He specializes in diverse ceremonies bringing various families and cultures together.
A little snippet from his website,
Rev. Robert W. Figley is an ordained non-denominational Christian minister who specializes in custom written wedding vows and commitment ceremonies that are as unique and diverse as you are.
Serving both Washington and Oregon State from his home near Portland, Rev. Figley can bring a fresh perspective to your special day. From grand, elegant affairs, to simple and intimate gatherings,
Rev. Robert Figley can assist you in making your event special.
Some Tips For Choosing A Wedding Officiant
- Try to work out a fee for officiating, if refused, place a donation to the church instead.
- It’s customary give the officiant a tip.
- After the ceremony, the best man should give an envelope with the gratuity(that the groom has provided) to the officiant.
- Base the tip amount on the officiant’s time commitment.
- If money seems inappropriate, it’s acceptable to give your officiant a gift.
- Always invite the officiant to the wedding reception. Try to seat him with family members who will include him in conversation and wedding events.
Does Rev. Rob Figley seem to fir for your wedding day? What sort of wedding officiant are you looking for? Share your own wedding officiant secrets with all the Art of Weddings brides on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.