Photo by Jenny Hill

Monday, November 30, 2009

Wine Country Thanksgiving

We collaborated with No Ordinary Affair to provide a table display at Zenith Vineyard over the weekend. Thanksgiving weekend is one of two all-out wine tasting weekends here in Oregon Wine Country. (The other is Memorial Day.) Hundreds of wineries host open houses - even those whose tasting rooms are usually not open to the public. Although the wine tasting is a casual affair, Zenith uses the opportunity to showcase their beautiful wedding venue. We were happy to be included in the plans this year.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Last evening we were at the beautiful Mansion at the Bayou for a meeting of our wedding professionals networking group. Bayou owners Greg and Irmi Brown have done a wonderful job of restoring the historic mansion and gardens as a wedding and event site. Check it out - it's beautiful!

Becky from No Ordinary Affair coordinated the events of the evening and is the energy behind promoting this great group of wedding and event vendors. We all know that Oregon Wine Country has a lot to offer. It is our group's mission to spread the word throughout the area - and across the nation! Wine Country is fast becoming a choice wedding destination, and we want everyone to know that everything you need for a fabulous event is right here.

Delicious and hearty appetizers (dinner!) were prepared by Haagenson's Catering (aka Ribslayer). Indulgent and intensely flavored chocolates were presented by locally produced Majestic Chocolates. The evening culminated with a series of entertaining and artistically arranged video clips put together by Ryan Chaney of Focal Point Digital Media showcasing their extraordinary ability to capture the essence of a wedding experience on video. (Oregon Bride Magazine has just given Ryan the 2009 Wedding Videographer of the Year Award!) Altogether a fun evening, and a great opportunity to get better acquainted with fellow wedding professionals.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Musical Tribute

My very talented floral designers, Gail and Dena, created this amazing piece for a celebration of the life of a local musician. I don't usually post funeral pieces, but this one is very impressive.
It was requested by the man's daughter, and of course I said "Yes, we can." After she left came the "How?"
The piece is beautiful. I have the best staff ever! I hope the daughter finds this a fitting tribute to a father who probably sang and strummed to her all his life.