Today I have a bright and beautiful wedding for you guys. This gorgeous Columbia Gorge Hotel wedding was packed with lovely little DIY details and one fashionsita bridal party! I really love the color scheme of bright poppy reds and teal/aqua blues – gives it such a fun and happy vibe. I just had the pleasure of doing a wedding at the Columbia Gorge Hotel and the grounds are simply amazing!
Hear what bride Haley had to say about some of the DIY details:
We did all of our own wedding planning and decorations, with help from our friends for set up/ take down.
My bridesmaids and I picked over 500 “poppy”colored flowers (lots of reddish orangey colors) from Justy’s produce and Kruger’s Farm Market, that were used for centerpieces, aisle decor (hanging in blue mason jars), and other decor areas. The bridesmaids and the bride’s friends put together all floral arrangements. Two of my bridesmaids made all the bouquets out of white flowers picked from the flower farm. My bouquet was made of poppy colored Gerbera daisies purchased from Andrew’s Florist in Beaverton.
Beautiful florals indeed!
More on the details:
We used an old fashioned typewriter for friends to write notes, in lieu of a guestbook. We bought the desk off craigslist, painted the “leave us a note” sign on an old recycled cabinet door we found at a “rebuild-it” center, and the flags were made from vintage fabric, mounted by 2 dowels in the ground behind. The crates were free from behind a produce place– we gathered about 15 of them during the months leading up to the wedding.
Our ladder display project- We found 2 wood ladders at a used store, and recycled boards from our local “rebuild-it” center. We laid the boards between the ladders to create shelves, and decorated the shelves with old family wedding photos and other special items.
We used a hutch from my dining room as a child and used washable white paint pen to write the menu on the inside of the glass doors, with the doors left open. This was placed near the buffet line.
We also set up a picnic area with used quilts, fun throw pillows, and a seating area with crates and pillows as an ottoman to create a cozy hangout zone. Market lights were strung above to give it a cozy feel after dark.
A big thanks to Haley and talented photographer Michelle from Letter M Photography for sharing this gorgeous wedding with us!
Venue: Columbia Gorge Hotel
Photographer: Letter M Photography (also the bride’s cousin!)
Bouquet/Boutinerres: Purchased from Andrew’s Florist; made by bridesmaids
Bride’s Dress: Bridal Exclusives; Designer: Sotero Midgley
Birdcage Veil: Ellen Marie
Bridemaids Dresses: Bridesmaids picked their own in a poppy color with aqua earrings as BM’s gifts
Groomsmen Attire: JCPenney
Lighting: Peter Corvallis Productions
DJ: Mike Verhulst (friend of couple)
Cupcakes: Bride’s dad (love that!)