Tuesday, September 13, 2011
2011 has been an amazing year for weddings. I have had the honor of performing ceremonies in a variety of beautiful locations and the pleasure of working with so many wonderful couples.
My "wedding weather karma" came through once again for an entire season. None of my outdoor weddings got rained on and every weding was beautiful. I feel that I am the luckiest person alive to have such a fulfilling and enjoyable career.
Some of my favorites though are the elopement packages that I've offered to a few couples. This is a package that includes location (my 11 acres of wooded paradise in the country with the ceremony on the custom built dock of a trout pond), Officiate, custom ceremony and vows, 1 hour photography on CD (2nd photographer for during ceremony) champagne toast and beautiful decor. It turns an elopement into a dream wedding for the couple and up to 10 of their closest friends & family.
Other locations I had the privelage to perform at this summer have been;
Bell Tower Chapel Heathman Lodge Hoyt Arboretum The Aerie at Eagle's Landing
Skamania Lodge Postlewait's Country Gardens Laurelhurst Club Edgefield Youngberg Hills Vineyard Weatherfords Grand Lodge Peninsula Park Abernethy Center & Gardens Rockaway Beach Deepwood Estates Canby Ferry Vista Hills Winery Kennedy School Pioneer Community Center Cedar Springs Country Estate and many many many wonderful weddings in homes and backyards.
Every wedding is special and unique no matter the size or the location. I have one more ceremony this fall that I am looking forward to most of all. That will be my 15 year Vow Renewal ceremony to my wonderful husband.
On October 12, 2011, Gene and I will be renewing our vows on the beach of Maui with 12 of our closest friends. Rather than exchanging rings, we will exchange leis as we say our vows to each other.
The ceremony will be performed by my dear friend Tonya Koski of Top Hat Style Weddings in Tri-Cities, Washington. The photography will be provided by my friend Juston of CardwellPhotography.com. Hair and makeup will be done by my friend Janee', owner of Shears2You in Oregon City. Best Man and Maid of Honor will be our two best lifelong friends, Dr. Michael Coffman and Ms. Lynn Yut. My bridesmaid will be my lovely daughter, Amanda Hilton. My honorary attendants will be Janee', Stefanie, Patti, Robbie, Laura Lee and Lynette. They will all be wearing Carribean Blue.
The rest of the week I plan to relax, play and have fun. Snorkeling is my all-time favorite activity in Hawaii. I will not stress or obsess over ceremony details once we get there (hopefully) and just keep it fun and casual.
Thank you for following my Blog and I hope that you have had a wonderful year also!!
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I found my dream destination wedding gown last January at the Brides Against Breast Cancer gown sale in Portland, Oregon. It is in ivory and that's all I'm telling! You'll just have to wait for photos.