Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wedding Season winding down

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.
I will be walking down the aisle to Bruno Mars, "Just the way you are" and finishing up with Colbie Callet singing "I Do".
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!!
Beverly Mason
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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.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Wine Country and Vineyard Weddings

Wine Country Weddings! From the Columbia River Gorge to the Willamette Valley and of course the Yamhill County vineyards, you will find some of the State's most beautiful wedding settings.

July 23rd I had the honor of performing a wedding for Christy & Peter at Youngberg Hill Vineyard in McMinnville, Oregon. Situated high up on a hilltop, the stone ceremony site overlooks the entire valley and hills. The view was amazing.

The reception dinner was served under a big tent which provided nice shade. The band played lively music that everyone enjoyed. It was a perfect day!

I am looking forward to seeing the final video captured by Focal Point Digital Media. Ryan is a true professional and creates the most beautiful wedding videos.

There are a lot of vineyards to choose from when planning your wedding. You can view many of them at http://www.nwwedpro.com listed under venues.

Visit http://www.OregonWeddingMinister.com when choosing your officiant. Cheers!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Oooh, another Enchanted Elopement!

From March until October, Radiant Touch weddings fills the day with beautiful and romantic elopement packages for couples in love.

This last weekend was no exception. Tami and Sulieman have maintained a long distance relationship and engagement from the United States to the Middle East, Jordan to be exact. Through the technology of Skype and mobile phones they have kept their love alive.

Last year they were able to have a ceremony of Love in the Middle East. Continuing their long distance relationship through distance and time, they were finally able to set a date for their legal U.S. marriage ceremony.

Tami and Sulieman chose Beverly Mason of The Radiant Touch for their marriage ceremony and celebration. Tami found Beverly online and inquired about an elopement ceremony. After hearing about their relationship and history, Beverly offered an exclusive elopement package that offered everything they could ever want in their special day. The date of June 11, 2011 was set. Sulieman had acquired all necessary documents and VISA to finally be with his beloved Tami.

On Saturday, June 11, 2011 Sulieman and Tami, along with Tami's daughter, mother and best friend, arrived at the country wooded setting of Radiant Touch Weddings, outside of Oregon City.
The assistant photographer, Amanda, was shooting photos as the couple met with Beverly and she filled out the certificate and other paper work. Once everyone had arrived, they proceded down to the dock on a rainbow trout pond. The beautiful 16-20 inch trout jumped out of the water to gobble up the feed thrown to them.
The ceremony proceeded as the sun broke through the clouds for a beautiful afternoon. Beverly performed a non religious ceremony which spoke of the love and commitment shared between Suleiman and Tami. After exchanging vows and rings, Tami's daughter, Madisyn, joined the couple in a Unity Sand ceremony.
After they were pronounced husband and wife, each signed the marriage certificate and had many photos taken throughout the beautiful locations on the property. Photos of the couple and their friends taken on the dock, the bridges and the sprawling green lawn captures the happiness and joy of the day.

It was a beautiful wedding ceremony and a enjoyable time had by all.
To schedule your own Elopement Package, contact Beverly Mason on www.TheRadiantTouch.com It will be romantic, memorable and affordable to be enjoyed by all!

Enjoy a slideshow video of the event at http://animoto.com/play/1XOA0kDRIFk6Ir9xZwx21A

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Weddings of the World Showcase

On Sunday May 15th, I had the pleasure of being a vendor at a fantastic new Wedding Showcase called Portland Weddings of the World.

The show was hosted by the Portland Sheraton Airport Hotel. Each ballroom was a different theme. There was Eastern Russia, Latina, Asian and Indian. The decor was over the top incredible.

Semper Fashion hosted the fashion show. Gorgeous models walked the runway wearing wedding gowns from around the world. The colors, styles and cultures were spectacular.
Hair and makeup was provided by Paul Mitchell the School and other local artists and stylists.
Featured Sponsors included Mega Music, Barclay Events and West Coat Drape.

I was lucky enough to be placed right next to Donna Cole of Pearl and Roses wedding planning. She is a fun and talented lady. I enjoyed spending the day with her. Paul Garcia Photography and Cakes by Design were friends of mine in the Asian Ballroom and I had a wonderful time with Annie of Floral Sunshine who provided the floral decor for the Indian ballroom.

This was the first year of this event but the turn out was amazing. Hundreds of brides and families packed the show from 1pm until closing at 5pm. This will be a "don't miss" event for years to come.

Radiant Touch Weddings Officiant Beverly Mason is proud to be a returning vendor at this fantastic show.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Portland Monthly’s Bride & Groom

Portland Monthly’s Bride & Groom
Oregon City, Oregon – January 25, 2011 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce The Radiant Touch Weddings has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding Officiants!
Weddings, Wedding Venues
2011 Bride's Choice Awards | Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Florists, Wedding Planners & More

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

The Radiant Touch stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Beverly Mason of The Radiant Touch for her professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that The Radiant Touch is among the very best Officiants within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/the-radiant-touch-oregon-city/4bc05036946add07.html

For more information on the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire.com, the nation's leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 local wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives local businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. Businesses that join the WeddingWire Network appear on WeddingWire.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), ProjectWedding.com and Weddingbee.com (both part of eHarmony), and Celebrations.com (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

La Costurera by LaCostureraShop on Etsy

La Costurera by LaCostureraShop on Etsy

Here's an Etsy seller with wonderful wedding gowns, accessories, and designs!