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Real Wedding: Sara West & Chad Pollock

Romance on the Range | Wed on July 27, 2013 | Photographs by Altura Studio

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NAMES Sara West & Chad Pollock LIVE IN Then Manhattan, now San Francisco OCCUPATIONS They both work in finance HOW THEY MET Watching Sunday football at Daddy-O in the West Village HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED Chad proposed on bended knee beneath North Carolina’s Rodanthe Pier on Thanksgiving; his family spends the holiday in the Outer Banks every year WHY OREGON Sara grew up in Portland and really wanted a barn wedding at a location where people could also stay REHEARSAL DINNER Brasada fired up the grill, and they listened to Bill Hayes groove, played bocce ball, cornhole, and horseshoes, and watched the sunset WEDDING WEATHER 70s and sunny NUMBER OF GUESTS 115 COLORS White, green, and gray THEME Ranch elegance FLOWERS Lush and textural with local flowers and succulents; the table names were Oregon mountains and rivers MENU HIGHLIGHTS A locally sourced, organic, and Oregon-themed meal with perfectly cooked salmon and beef, a kale-and-quinoa salad everyone raved about, and bourbon peach and huckleberry vodka lemonade signature drinks on the trestle during cocktail hour DESSERT Sara’s mom made a Momofuku-style chocolate chip layer cake with a wooden peg doll topper depicting the couple and their two rescue cats. They also had the Pie Spot’s pie holes and Brasada’s ice cream. FIRST DANCE SONG Hot Chip’s “Look at Where We Are” FAVORITE DETAILS The photo booth and country-chic table and barn décor EVENT EXTRA They hosted a lazy river float for guests (organized through Brasada) two days before the wedding ADVICE FOR OTHER DESTINATION COUPLES Hire a local wedding planner; they feel Bridal Bliss was the best money they spent THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Perfect, beautiful, happy HONEYMOON Tanzania

We didn’t spare any expense on the things we really wanted, like music, lighting, and the no. 1 big deal: great food.  -Sara West

 
Vendor List

CEREMONY, RECEPTION, CATERING, REHEARSAL DINNER & HOTEL FOR GUESTS Brasada Ranch

RENTALS West Coast Event Productions

WEDDING PLANNER Bridal Bliss

PHOTOGRAPHY Altura Studio

PHOTO BOOTH VIP Photo Booth

FLOWERS Mint Event Coordination & Design

GOWN Custom Mika Inatome

BRIDE’S ACCESSORIES Mika Inatome veil, Golden Goose cowboy boots, Alexis Bittar earrings

RINGS Tiffany & Co, Solitaire Creations in NYC

HAIR & MAKEUP Artistry by Angela

CEREMONY & COCKTAIL HOUR MUSIC Bend Event Music

RECEPTION MUSIC Chad Dowling Productions

PAPER GOODS Design Unfurls

REGISTRY Bloomingdales, Sur La TableAmazon

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