4th of July weekend, Tyler insisted that the two of them go to the beach to spend the 4th of July with Sara’s parents at their family’s beach house. Sara loves spending time with her family at the coast, so she happily agreed and they headed to Long Beach. Tyler wanted to respect tradition and ask her father for permission before he planned to propose, but this was the last chance Tyler had.
The whole time they were at the coast, Tyler was actively trying to get alone time with her dad but it was hard because Sara kept inviting herself to all of the outings. Finally, Tyler saw his chance to ask Scott as they were buying seafood at a local market. Tyler showed her dad the ring he picked out and asked, “May I marry your daughter?” To which her father replied, “It’s about time! We’ve been waiting for you to ask that!”
Tyler knew he wanted to propose to Sara with her whole family present, and because her birthday is in July, he knew that her family celebration would be the perfect event. As Sara finished opening her presents, Tyler mentioned that he had one more for her as he handed her a large, heavy box. She unwrapped the first box and found that it had another layer to unwrap. She started unwrapping the layers of boxes, each level (strangely) filled with office supplies. Until finally she came to the last box. She pulled back the wrapping paper and saw the dark blue box, iconic of Tacori, and she knew he was proposing. She opened the box and it contained a note inside that read, “Sara Lynn Perrott, will you marry me?” She turned around to see he was on one knee holding the ring. Of course, she said, “Yes!”
WHERE WAS IT?
They wanted to do a simple courthouse wedding at the Multnomah County Courthouse, followed by a delicious dinner with their families at one of their favorite restaurants, Andina. For their wedding night, the couple knew they wanted to celebrate together at Departure and stay the night in a room at The Nines Hotel.
VISION FOR THE DAY:
The couple wanted the day to have just a touch of wedding flair. The only way they could think to describe it would be to say it had a kind of urban-bohemian style. Sara is not a “girly-girl” but thought it was fitting to have a blush pink wedding dress with matching shoes and pink veil. Tyler would match this by having light pink accents in his attire for the day.
THE PLANNING PROCESS:
Keeping it simple and convenient was the M.O. for this couple. Andina was an easy choice, because it is one of their favorite restaurants in Portland. Their only challenge was narrowing down the menu! Thankfully, Andina offers beautiful private dining accommodations and have a wonderful event planning staff that helped plan the entire evening. They decided to have the four item bocaditos passed while people arrived and had cocktails followed by the four course prix-fixe menu.
We were fortunate to reserve the Tupai Room at the restaurant. Tupai is Andina’s largest private event space located above the restaurant and features a dedicated kitchen and full-service bar for their amazing drinks. The whole experience at Andina went above and beyond their expectations. The event space was beautiful, the drinks were unique, the food was scrumptious and the service was superb.
A blush pink sleeveless A-line dress with sheer tulle illusion yoke, sweetheart-detail at bodice and a bow-tie sash at her waistline. (BCBG)
Light pink pumps that featured cutouts on the side and a feminine ankle strap.
Sara found the perfect rose gold jewelry the day before the wedding at Macy’s. She wore:
Givenchy Rose Gold-Tone Necklace with Swarovski Vintage Crystal Frontal
Givenchy Rose Gold-Tone Earrings with Swarovski Light Pink Stone
Givenchy Rose Gold-Tone Bracelet with Swarovski Vintage Stone
Black Hugo Boss Suite
Black Hugo Boss Shoes
Bouquet was prepared by the Portland Florist Shop
The bold, contemporary beauty of OneBloom Photography
A MEMORABLE MOMENT:
All of Sara’s family came for the courthouse ceremony and the vows chosen for the ceremony were sweet and relative to us as a couple. We also really enjoyed the judge and how sincere she was, it made the courthouse ceremony sweet and unforgettable.
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES:
Keep it simple and do not lament on details that are not correct. Inevitably, something will not go as planned (we even had a few snafu’s and there was not much to our wedding). Nobody else knows if something is off; for that reason, just go with the flow and enjoy the beauty of it all.
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE:
Tacori ring from Kassab Jewelers at Washington Square: http://www.kassabjewelers.com/
Andina Restaurant: http://www.andinarestaurant.com/
The Nines Hotel: http://www.thenines.com/
Wedding Veil: http://www.ellenmariedesign.com/