Recent Weddings

Dahviya and Jeff at the Elysian Ballroom

Dahviya and Jeff at the Elysian Ballroom

 Mike Piper – easily one of this area’s finest Wedding Coordinators/Planners (An Affair to Remember) – hosted the Dahviya Davis / Jeff Eriksson wedding & reception at his Elysian Ballroom in Downtown Portland.  Mike guided the wedding party and families flawlessly throughout the day. Mike acquired the ballroom in 2012 and restored the entire space in his own classic style. The large auditorium/ballroom, ample bar/reception area and the spacious dressing rooms exhibit Victorian elegance with a modern touch. While I waited in the wings for the ceremony to begin, I overheard very...

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Karen Alger & Tony Fischer – The Troutdale House

Karen Alger & Tony Fischer – The Troutdale House

Karen Alger & Tony Fischer   The highlight of Tony’s and Karen’s wedding ceremony was none of the things you might normally expect. Don’t get me wrong. Everything was great!     The Troutdale House was the perfect setting for this intimate wedding.  Karen was a lovely bride (perfect gown and flowers, hair and make-up) and Tony was a handsome groom (perfectly fitted tux from Mr. Formal  in Gresham and a great haircut!). Karen was especially pleased with Mr Formal’s customer service! The minister [yours truly] was distinguished looking and added just...

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Heather Parkhurst & Deryk Kernan – The Foundry at Oswego Point

Heather Parkhurst & Deryk Kernan – The Foundry at Oswego Point

Heather and Deryk are firm believers in keeping things simple and elegant. The Foundry at Oswego Point in Lake Oswego, their Venue of Choice, fit that philosophy perfectly.   The floor plan of the ballroom is convenient for band/DJ and accessible for caterers and serving staff.  There is plenty of parking, and access to the facility is easy for guests and vendors.  There is the added bonus of two walls of windows that offer a gorgeous panoramic view of the Willamette River.  A spacious deck runs around the ballroom, and another tier below offers photographers a wonderful opportunity for...

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