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Real Wedding: Desiree Hall & Andrew Beldin

Glamorous Heart | June 6, 2015 | Photographs By Atelier Pictures

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NAMES Desiree Hall and Andrew Beldin NEIGHBORHOOD South Waterfront OCCUPATIONS She’s a purchasing agent; he’s an investor HOW THEY MET In Willamette University’s MBA program HOW ANDREW PROPOSED During a stop in Italy overlooking the Dolomites on a European Audi R8 Driving Experience GUEST COUNT 120 COLORS Purple and green THEME Art deco with a modern twist CEREMONY SEATING Ghost lettering on the backs of the chairs reserved seats for immediate family FLOWERS Purple hydrangea bouquets, lush white hydrangea runners on the head table and dessert bar, lots of white peonies, roses, and tulips with pops of purple orchids in low centerpieces, and tall, branching candelabras wrapped in greenery MENU Preferring that guests not have to decide on a meal two months in advance, they had table-side ordering—highlights were ahi steak and Hot Lips Raspberry Soda–braised pork SPECIALTY DRINKS They offered a designated whiskey bar, their favorite White Rose pinot noir, and two signature drinks: raspberry Champagne cocktails for Desiree and blood orange mojitos for Andrew DESSERT A chocolate and yellow cake with houndstooth accents, plus an espresso bar and a dessert bar with tiramisu cups, cheesecake tartlets, and truffles FAVORITE DETAILS The houndstooth napkins that matched their invitations, and a floral aisle pattern that matched the save-the-dates INTERACTIVE FUN They had a photo booth as well as a wildly popular make-your-own floral crown or posy station SURPRISE CUTENESS The flower girls saved petals from the ceremony and tossed them in the air during a reception dance party WHAT THEY’D DO DIFFERENTLY Find a better way to communicate the day-of timeline to guests FAVORS Glassybaby votive holders THE DAY IN 3 WORDS Fun, classy, heartfelt HONEYMOON Greece

“I always imagined a very traditional, big wedding because that’s all I had been to. Once I realized I could do whatever I wanted, I threw convention out and just had fun!” —Desiree Hall

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VENDORS


 

CEREMONY & RECEPTION Portland Art Museum

WEDDING PLANNER Jennifer Fox with Perfect Planning

PHOTOGRAPHY Atelier Pictures

PHOTOBOOTH Paparazzi Tonight

CATERING Vibrant Table Catering & Events

FLOWERS & EVENT DESIGN S. Major

CAKE Country Cake Shop

MUSIC John Ross

RENTALS The Party Place, West Coast Event Production, Classic Vintage Rentals, West Coast Drape, La Tavola, Glassybaby

LIGHTING Greenlight Creative

GOWN Maggie Sottero from Ania Collection

ALTERATIONS Custom Fit to You

BRIDE’S SHOES Jimmy Choo from Nordstrom

HAIR & MAKEUP Powder Inc

GROOM’S FORMAL WEAR Custom Hickey Freeman from Nordstrom

RINGS Shreve & Co, Tiffany & Co

FLOWER GIRL ATTIRE Nordstrom

TRANSPORTATION PDX Towncar, EcoShuttle

REHEARSAL DINNER Fogo de Chão

HOTEL FOR GUESTS The Nines

PAPER GOODS 1st Comes Love

CALLIGRAPHY Laura Hooper Calligraphy, Graceline

HONEYMOON TRAVEL AGENT Worldview Travel

REGISTRY Honeyfund

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