Victoria Canada Weddings + Events

Annie and Brady – A Picturesque Wedding at The Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood

Annie and Brady spent July 19, 2014 celebrating their intimate wedding with their close friends and family. The bride and groom now live in Oregon and wanted their special day to highlight the beauty within the state.  Timberline Lodge itself is situated on the slope of Mount Hood surrounded by lush forest with a stunning view of the Cascade Mountain Range, and radiates a rustic elegance that fit the style of this wedding flawlessly.

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Yes, you are seeing correctly. Beautiful JULY wedding with Mount Hood in the backdrop with snow… snow.  The stunning asymmetrical birch arch was chosen by the Bride.  We loved the lush floral and the more organic shape. Elegant and outdoorsy – perfect for a natural ceremony showcasing the beauty of this historic location to guests.

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Hydrangea, Cafe Dahlias, Roses and Eucalyptus with Bay made up this beautiful classic look from Blum Floral Design.

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The floral tucked along the aisle consisted of fern and petite arrangements, with a wide aisle that had a thick layer of white role petals going down the center. Keeping the decor simple and light gave a perfect display and kept the focus on the natural beauty of the location. All of these elements went hand-in-hand in creating a wedding that fit the effortless beauty of our favorite Portland couple!

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Aly, Annie’s best friend from childhood, was unable to make it to the wedding. Annie not able to imagine her not seeing the wedding brought in technology to allow her to FaceTime in.  The Savvy Tech Solution would play a bigger part later in the reception.

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Mulder, Annie and Brady’s baby, was even involved in the festivities with a special matching green collar and leash. Annie could not imagine the day without Mulder!

Parents Collage

We have had the pleasure of working with Brady’s Mom before…. Beth always gets a gold star for her organizational skills.

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We love the color tones that Annie and Brady used!

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2 Pic Seat Cards Collage

Annie is an equestrian so you can see the horseshoe – turned up for good luck!  We love to layer in details that reflect the couple and their interests to make the day really “them”.

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Linen from Wildflower Linen complimented the Rustic Lodge where the Reception was held.

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Aly, Matron of Honor, was unable to travel.  The best surprise was that she recorded a toast and worked with Victoria and the DJ to have it played at the wedding reception.  It was such a special moment and a great toast- smart, sarcastic and sweet.

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Wood Menus showed not only the menu, but a run of show for the guests.

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The plated dinner still makes my mouth water. Starting with a salad of fig-stuffed briar rose chèvre crusted in pistachio, pickled walla walls, wild arugula and lemon oil. Followed by surf-and-turf style entrees including hazelnut crusted halibut and citrus, and cascade natural beef tenderloin with mushroom glace, and sides of white cheddar-horseradish potato mash, baby carrots and grilled asparagus. Hungry yet?!  We loved that Timberline really utilizes local first food and artisans to create these memorable dishes.

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Tables were named after areas in Oregon that meant something to the couple. For example, one of the tables was named Multnomah Falls, which is where they were engaged.

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The reception area within the Timberline Lodge gave the guests a warm and welcomed feel. Tables were placed around the massive fireplace.  The reception was brimming with small details from decor to the place cards that gave all involved a sensation of the personal touches that were taken while putting together this wedding!

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Guests enjoyed an Oregon oriented open bar consisting of multiple options including a premium northwest selection of beer and wines. Not to mention, a special argyle sparkling wine toast.  If you have been wine tasting in Oregon- you know they have some world renowned wineries.  Argyle is one!  If you are a Pinot Noir Fan- you know Oregon is a little bit of heaven.  The craft beers and local wines meant the night was a lively one!

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A note that Annie and Brady are not overly showy.  Their first dance lasted a hot minute and that was just fine with the Bride.  We believe you should do what feels right to you!

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Above:  The Bride is an avid reader so we could not resist some of these decor details.

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One of my favorite moments was when Annie and Brady called me over to their table.  They let me know the wedding was everything that they imagined.  It makes me so happy when clients know we understand what they want and then we deliver it!

Pie Bookshelf Collage

Dessert was a station (as shown above) where guests could pick up their own heart-shaped pie made from local baker, Kelly’s Mini Pies and Mini Cheesecakes. The pies were baked with seasonal fruits – pie was their choice over cake and the guests loved them.  We utilized the bookcase that is at Timeberline Lodge.  This was an easy way to customize the decor and use something that was on the property.  

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Good Photo Booth props – priceless.

A&B Collage

The goal of showcasing Oregon through small details worked perfectly by using local food, craft beer and wine companies. We all know that Oregon is known for its Pinot Noir so including it in the celebration was not even a question! Another delicious example came when the bride and groom used three specifically picked VooDoo Doughnuts for a ‘Breakfast at Midnight’ favor. Kelly, Victoria’s pacific northwest assistant :), helped out tremendously when her hubby drove them down the night of the wedding so each doughnut would be the freshest it could be! Two of the three flavored doughnuts were delicately placed in goody boxes, that were then situated on the guests’ hotel room beds allowing them to be easily transported and munched on at their leisure. “Breakfast at Midnight” with Cereal Topped Doughnuts?  YES please!

Thanks for the cute tags and paper products Celebrations In Paper!

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Yes, Mt. Hood is a massive presence in the Pacific Northwest.  The Timberline Lodge is truly a historical representation of artisans and how they shaped a nation.  This popular ski lodge and mountain retreat was built entirely by hand in 1938, during the Great Depression. It was ordered through the Works Progress Administration, by President Franklin Roosevelt, as a way to fuel the economy and encourage growth during a time of intense economic problems. The lodge’s construction employed millions of jobless citizens and used resources and materials that were all locally made. In 1977 it was announced a National Historic Landmark and declared the finest example of WPA mountain architecture by the US Department of Interior. Many of the features that were created during the 30’s when it was built, are present and event utilized in the historical landmark today! (Come on, you know you feel smarter now!)

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Not down with the artisan hoop la?  Perhaps it might feel familiar is this gorgeous location is known for its role in opening scene of the Shining, the 1980 movie based on Stephen King’s book, used aerial shots and exterior footage of the Timberline Lodge itself to give structure to the fictional Overlook Hotel. **Victoria was just excited it was the outside that was filmed, not the inside! (REDRUM)

This decades old landmark is a tribute to the rugged spirit that the Pacific Northwest embodies, something Annie and Brady wanted to share with their family ad friends!

“Luxury Lodge” is how Vic described the rooms.  Pendleton Blankets on the beds, fireplaces in many rooms?  Yes, Luxury Lodge is the way to stay!

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This wedding venue is one in a million! Mount Hood is not only Oregon’s highest peak and one of the most prominent of the Cascades volcanoes, but it is considered one of the seven wonders of Oregon- with this shot from Sara Vandepas it is breathtaking.

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Location/Catering: Timberline Lodge at Mount Hood :: Disc Jockey: Event Team Entertainment :: Florist: Blum Floral Design :: Hair and Make-up Artist: Aimee J’Adore :: Invitations/Paper Products: Celebrations in Paper :: Linens: Wildflower Linens :: Photography: Sara Vandepas Photography :: Rentals: Peter Corvallis Productions :: Videographer: Moving Pictures Weddings :: Event Designer and Coordinator: Victoria Canada Weddings and Events :: Childcare: Creative Childcare Solutions :: PhotoBooth: Photogenica

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