Bill and Lucy were married at Zenith Vineyards in Salem, Oregon and we were honored to do wedding planning for this amazing couple! The details of this wedding spoke to Lucy’s elegant and sophisticated style, and we loved the unique little details that made the day their own. All of Lucy’s details were soft, elegant, and reflective of both her beautiful and simplistic style and her culture. We love when bridal details are authentic to the bride, and also tell the story of who she is and where she comes from. Zenith Vineyards offers a beautiful getting ready space with room for celebratory toasts, hair and make up, and bridal party prep. We loved Lucy’s make up by Beth Level featuring a bold red lipstick, which was a perfect accent to the elegant look she wore for their traditional Chinese tea ceremony.Wedding photographer Amanda K Photoart did a fantastic job of capturing the elegance, beauty and fun of the day despite the rain. Bill and Lucy had their first look in the sprawling vineyards offered by this gorgeous vineyard. The views are breath taking, and the perfect backdrop for a romantic first look moment! We love that this couple chose to incorporate seeing each other before the ceremony. This allowed for ample time for portraits and a more relaxed reception schedule. We brought in clear umbrellas to help with group photos with the impending Oregon rain.The views at Zenith Vineyard are so beautiful, and so true to the look and feel of Oregon- no matter the weather.We loved the simplicity of the all white peony bouquets from Zupan’s Market. This again tied into Lucy’s love of elegant simplicity. Love these sweet ceremony flowers from Zupan’s Market and this sophisticated, scripted sign carried by the ring bearers.
Lucy and Bill added in a funny and personalized moment by taking a group shot with their bridal party during the ceremony. We always encourage couples to think outside of the box when it comes to having a ceremony that is truly reflective of their personalities and style!These evening portraits by Amanda turned out so lovely. We love working with film photographers and Amanda’s work is sublime. Bill and Lucy celebrated their wedding with a reception full of delicious foods and desert. We opted for a fun display featuring macaroons, cupcakes and treats of all kinds, so that guests could help themselves to a buffet style dessert. Thank you so much Bill and Lucy for inviting us in to coordinate and plan your beautiful wedding day at Zenith Vineyards! We loved getting to know you and helping bring your wedding dreams to life!
A few expert planning tips from this wedding day:
-Think it may rain? Plan ahead with clear umbrellas, which photograph easily and will keep everyone dry!
-Create a wedding that is truly reflective of your personalities: don’t be afraid to steer from the norm!
-Consider doing a first look during your day to save time and stress during the reception.
Are you interested in day of or full service wedding planning services? We love working with Oregon brides and would be honored to chat with you. Please feel free to get in touch here!