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Airy Autumn Wedding – Katie & Jordan

Katie and Jordan met at a Christmas Party in 2012. The summer before, a psychic told Katie that she was going to meet her next relationship at a holiday party, so she and a friend threw a party where Jordan was introduced via a mutual friend. They chatted for a bit at the party and became Facebook friends. Lots of conversation was struck between the two of them, and when New Years Eve rolled around Jordan stayed in and took care of Katie while she was sick with pneumonia. They’ve been together since then!

Jordan chose to propose at home, in their living room, with a cupcake. Katie describes it as “the sweetest gesture that was completely us. He was so nervous, he was shaking so bad he could barely get the ring on.”

When it came to wedding planning, they knew that they wanted to have an outdoor wedding, but neither of them wanted to be too hot. They settled on a fall wedding in November at a local country club. This turned out to be the perfect location because the outdoor area had a cover, so even if rain did happen it wouldn’t affect being able to have the ceremony outside. Their colour choices were burgundy, navy and rose gold. They felt like that fit the month because it was the perfect fall colour and really complimented the country clubs backdrop. It also made for some really beautiful bouquets and flower arrangements. “We tried to stay on the simple side, but made things look as elegant as possible.”

All of the bridesmaids were in the same burgundy dress, but the dress style was convertible so each bridesmaid got to have a bit of their personality shine through in how they chose to wear the dress. All of the groomsman had navy blue suits on with a pop of colour in the vest. Jordan was dressed in an all black suit so he stood out a bit more. The mother of the bride was dressed in a royal blue dress, and the father of the bride wore a dark grey suit to differentiate himself from the groomsman.

When asked what the most important thing was to the two of them while planning, they said: “Our photographer was the most important aspect to us. We wanted to make sure that we had beautiful photos to remember the day. We’re bit of competitive party throwers, and so we probably splurged on more than one thing that wasn’t “necessary” but it all made the day so much more special. Having a videographer there and getting our final video is by far one of the most amazing choices we made, it’s amazing to be able to rewatch everything from a different perspective and cry tears of joy all over again. We also chose to have a photo booth and caricature artist and so many fun memories were created because of their presence. We wouldn’t have done things any differently, we had a dream team of vendors and they were the most spectacular group of individuals.”

The wedding flowers were done by Farm Fancy in Coburg, Oregon. Katie says that they were really unsure about flowers and what direction they wanted to go in, so they just told them colour schemes, showed a few pictures, provided their budget and asked her to do whatever she wanted. They did not disappoint! “Our arrangements looked magical and were beyond what we expected. The bridal bouquet was a cascading bouquet with just enough color to not feel overwhelming and really fit the vision we had. We had various arrangements around the reception area, and they flowed perfectly with our decor. We’ve picked up flowers from the shop weekly just to have their arrangements in our house since then!”

Katie and Jordan chose to have a small cutting cake for themselves which was a white cake with blackberry filling and a berry drizzle on top. They described it as the best cake they’d ever tasted. For their guests they had three different cupcake flavors, chocolate salted caramel, the original sassy, and apple pie. The idea was to have flavours which the matched their fall inspired theme. The cupcakes were a huge hit. “Gretchen at The Sassy Cupcake always does a spectacular job.”

For their favours, and as a form of entertainment, Katie and Jordan chose to have a caricature artist who did a drawing of everyone to take home, they wanted to have something people would actually use or enjoy, the caricatures was such activity and it was something different for each person. They also had a photo booth for photos that were printed there to take home!

They decided that for a DIY element of their day they’d do floating candles in three tier vases at their guest tables instead of centerpiece arrangements. “It saved some money, and really looked beautiful since it was an evening wedding. My bridesmaids and I put them the weekend before the wedding, they took about an hour to get organized and then we just added water and lit the candles when it came wedding time. We also did use some signage from Letters and Dust, she made a few signs for our reception and I wish we could have actually kept our wedding announcement sign because it was so beautifully done.”

Katie chose to have her grandfathers necklace wrapped around the bridal bouquet while walking down the aisle. They also had a memory table and candles lit with photographs of family members who passed away but were there with them in spirit.

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Photography: Stefanie Bendt Photography // Venue: Shadow Hills Country Club // Event Planning: Peachy Keen Coordination // Floral: Farm Fancy // Stationery: Minted // Videography: Jordan & Khrystina FIlms // Wedding Cake: The Sassy Cupcake // Photo Booth: Munson Photo Booth // Caricature Artist: Balloons & Cartoons // Makeup: Beauty by Kristen Nicholle // Signage: Letters & Dust // Wedding Dress: Blush Bridal // Engagement Ring: Fred Meyer Jewelers // Wedding Ring: Fred Meyer Jewelers // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box // DJ: NR Entertainment // Submitted via: Matchology

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