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Real Wedding: Melissa LaChance & David Seuc

Taste Sensation | August 31, 2013 | Photographs by D’Art Photographie

wp2a6127-editNAMES Melissa LaChance & David Seuc LIVE IN Forest Park OCCUPATIONS She’s the TBA product developer and brand manager for Solestruck; he’s the operations manager for Paley’s Place HOW THEY MET At Loyola University Chicago HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED Dave popped the question late-night with oysters and Champagne on a secluded riverbank during a camping getaway in Mt Hood National Forest NUMBER OF GUESTS 109 COLORS Plum, baby blue, and lavender THEME Timeless, romantic, and rustic FLOWERS Garden roses, ranunculus, lacecap hydrangea, delphinium, wild blackberry foliage, foraged leaves, and begonia DÉCOR DELIGHTS Melissa thrifted the candleholders, dip-dyed leaves in gold paint for the place settings, and hung custom papel picado banners in the cocktail-hour room and on the photo booth MENU Foie gras torchon with soda cracker and fig chutney, Maine diver scallop ceviche, tomato and spicy greens salad, and Wilson Ranch rib eye or cedar-planked salmon CAKE Simple and classic: tiers of white, chocolate, and carrot cake, frosted with buttercream and decorated with fresh fruit to match the color palette FAVORITE DETAILS The ones contributed with love by some of their favorite people, like Maya Dahlgreen’s hand-drawn invites, custom neckwear by Pino’s Crispin Argento, and songs performed by a good friend and David’s brother FIRST DANCE SONG “Skinny Love” by Bon Iver FAVORS Jars of DIY rosemary-infused sea salt, which doubled as the place card ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES Hood River is small and popular, so book your hotel room blocks early. Their guests ended up having to stay at several hotels or Airbnbs, making shuttling complicated. THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Magical, loving, unforgettable HONEYMOON Paris and Nice

I knew there was a risk that a bare-bones old fruit cannery wouldn’t transform into the romantic ruins I envisioned. It turned out to be everything we had dreamt of and more.

—Melissa LaChance

Vendor List

CEREMONY St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hood River

RECEPTION Springhouse Cellar Winery

CATERING Chef Luis Cabanas of Paley’s Place & sous-chef Jordan Lee of DOC

RENTALS The Party PlaceCommonwealth Vintage Rentals

OFFICIANT Monsignor Patrick Brennan

PHOTOGRAPHY D’Art Photographie

FLOWERS Erba Floral Studio

CAKE Pastry chefs Anne Garcia of Måurice & Jessica Howard of Raven & Rose

GOWN Mara Hoffman through bonadrag.com

ALTERATIONS Tatyana’s Wedding Alterations

ACCESSORIES Julia Barbee (veil), Maloy’s Jewelry Workshop (cuff)

GROOM’S SUIT Collier

MEN’S NECKWEAR Pino

RINGS Antoinette Antique and Estate JewelryKassab Jewelers

HAIR Stephanie Hand with Gold + Arrow

MAKEUP Kathryn Agudo with MAC

MUSIC Columbia River StringsDJ Gregarious

TRANSPORTATION Columbia Wine Tours

REHEARSAL DINNER Cathedral Ridge Winery

HOTELS FOR GUESTS Hood River Inn, Inn of the White Salmon

PAPER GOODS Maya Dahlgreen

PAPEL PICADO BANNERS AyMujer on Etsy

REGISTRY Anthropologie, Macy’sSur La Table

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