Portland Wedding by Double Take Event Styling
March 16, 2012
Our Friday morning wake up call is toting enough adorable signage to warrant its own etsy shop (meaning we kind of want to buy every single one). But adorable signage aside, this Portland beauty is a sunny hued blend of vintage details whipped up by the ever so talented Bride and her sister, the duo behind Double Take Event Styling, monogrammed linens to-die-for and a dessert bar that we want to dive head first into. Krissy Allori Photography and Courtney Jade Photography captured many a pretty picture and they're all waiting patiently in the gallery for your perusing pleasure. See it all here.

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From the Bride... I drew inspiration for our big day from the breathtaking venue, DeArmond Garden Estate. The venue was the perfect backdrop for the event with lush gardens, and one of the largest private greenhouses in the country. John and I knew that this venue was perfect because it not only was absolutely beautiful, but it was one of a kind. I wanted to create a vintage chic event that was both romantic and whimsical. My inspiration came from a collection of antiques and beautiful weddings featured in Style Me Pretty. Old vintage frames, milk glass, book bundles and crystals were used to bring my vision to life. I love old-fashioned cameo brooches, so I decided to incorporate our silhouettes throughout the event.

One of my favorite parts of the evening was our customized photo booth backdrop with vintage black and white wallpaper and antique gold frames.  Accompanying the photo booth were props such as vintage hats, lips, and mustaches on a stick, which our guests were encouraged to take a photo with for a keepsake. John and I love all kinds of sweet treats, therefore we decided to offer a variety of dessert options for our guests. This included a dessert bar filled with cookies and candy, a gelato bar, and of course, cake. The dessert bar included almond petit fours, custom Mr. & Mrs. cookies and a large variety of yellow, white and black candy. Friends and family then danced the night away under sparkling lights to the sounds of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole.

This was truly an unforgettable evening, and I couldn’t have done it without the help of family and friends.  My amazing mother sewed all the table runners, napkins, and pillows. My father in-law built the photo backdrop, and the end result was even better then I had envisioned in my head. My childhood babysitter and family friend created our breathtaking lemon cake. One of my bridesmaids, the talented Jessica of Modern Moments Design, created the invitation, programs, and all the graphics. Another bridesmaid, Maria of Salon Dulce, styled the bridal party’s hair. I was lucky to have all these talented people help bring my vision to life. Through this experience my twin sister and I discovered our true passion for event styling and therefore Double Take Event Styling was founded.

Wedding Photography: Krissy Allori Photography + Courtney Jade Photography / Wedding Venue: DeArmond Garden Estate near Portland, Oregon / Event Styling: Double Take Event Styling (Owned by the Bride + Her Sister) / Floral Design: Basketcase, Inc. / Catering: Eat Your Heart Out / Wedding Cake: A Family Friend / Wedding Invitations + Graphic Design: Jessica of Modern Moments Designs (A Bridesmaid) / DJ: All Wright Music / Table Runners, Napkins + Pillows: The Bride's Mother / Photo Backdrop: The Groom's Father / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Hair: Maria of Salon Dulce (A Bridesmaid)