Caroline & Alex | 8.8.2015 Fields Park and The Nines Hotel, Portland Oregon wedding day | Images by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio #thegrosswedding #weddingstyle

Real Wedding: Caroline Parr & Alex Gross

Meet Cute | August 8, 2015 | Photographs by MoscaStudio

NAMES Caroline Parr and Alex Gross LIVE IN Southwest Portland OCCUPATIONS She’s a commercial realtor; he’s an entrepreneur HOW THEY MET They were both flying to Arizona to watch the Ducks play in the 2011 college football national championship and chatted briefly at PDX—they ended up on the same flight home, sat together, and the rest is history THE PROPOSAL Alex popped the question in the exact place by the escalator at PDX where they first exchanged numbers REHEARSAL DINNER Alex’s parents hosted a “Southwest Airlines”-themed bash for the wedding party and out-of-town guests at the Uptown Billiards Club (Alex’s favorite restaurant) in honor of the couple’s first meeting NUMBER OF GUESTS 250 COLORS Blush, rose gold, ivory, and light greens—colors they loved against the industrial backdrop of their ceremony site, the Fields Park VIBE Soft and romantic with great lighting (think abundant candles and twinkle lights) and lots of personality FLOWERS Tons of tulips, Caroline’s favorite bloom. Centerpieces were all below eye level to promote dinner conversation. The chuppah was embellished with hydrangea, garden roses, and greenery. LOCAL LOVE Marquee letters that read “PDX” topped a table of cookies/escort cards decorated in the beloved PDX carpet pattern MENU A classic formal dinner with beef short ribs and salmon DESSERT Caroline’s favorite meal is dessert, so they went with a lavish display of bite-size sweets, like almond macaroons and lavender crème brûlée, plus a candy buffet for guests to take as a treat-to-go FIRST DANCE SONG James Morrison’s “You Make It Real” sung by close friends WHAT THEY’D DO DIFFERENTLY Eat their wedding dinner! They were so excited to talk to everyone that they forgot. ADVICE Don’t worry about the details; just enjoy the day and the people around you THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Joyful, loving, energetic HONEYMOON Europe

 

Caroline & Alex | 8.8.2015 Fields Park and The Nines Hotel, Portland Oregon wedding day | Images by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio #thegrosswedding #weddingstyle Caroline & Alex | 8.8.2015 Fields Park and The Nines Hotel, Portland Oregon wedding day | Images by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio #thegrosswedding #weddingstyle Caroline & Alex | 8.8.2015 Fields Park and The Nines Hotel, Portland Oregon wedding day | Images by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio #thegrosswedding #weddingstyle Caroline & Alex | 8.8.2015 Fields Park and The Nines Hotel, Portland Oregon wedding day | Images by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio #grosswedding #weddingstyle Caroline & Alex | 8.8.2015 Fields Park and The Nines Hotel, Portland Oregon wedding day | Images by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio #thegrosswedding #weddingstyle Caroline & Alex | 8.8.2015 Fields Park and The Nines Hotel, Portland Oregon wedding day | Images by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio #thegrosswedding #weddingstyle Caroline & Alex | 8.8.2015 Fields Park and The Nines Hotel, Portland Oregon wedding day | Images by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio #thegrosswedding #weddingstyle Caroline & Alex | 8.8.2015 Fields Park and The Nines Hotel, Portland Oregon wedding day | Images by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio #thegrosswedding #weddingstyle Caroline & Alex | 8.8.2015 Fields Park and The Nines Hotel, Portland Oregon wedding day | Images by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio #thegrosswedding #weddingstyle Caroline & Alex | 8.8.2015 Fields Park and The Nines Hotel, Portland Oregon wedding day | Images by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio #thegrosswedding #weddingstyle Caroline & Alex | 8.8.2015 Fields Park and The Nines Hotel, Portland Oregon wedding day | Images by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio #thegrosswedding #weddingstyle Caroline & Alex | 8.8.2015 Fields Park and The Nines Hotel, Portland Oregon wedding day | Images by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio #thegrosswedding #weddingstyle

The speeches were so special! All the amazing, thoughtful, caring support from loved ones was more than we could have ever asked for. —Caroline Parr

VENDOR LIST


Ceremony: The Fields Park
Reception, Catering, Dessert & Hotel for Guests: The Nines
Wedding Planner: Nora Sheils with Bridal Bliss
Photography: MoscaStudio
Videography: J&M Media
Officiant: Steve Sharp with A Beautiful Ceremony NW
Flowers: Zest Floral and Event Design
Music: Tyler Conti | Hayley DuLong | DJ O.G.ONE
Rentals: The Party Place | La Tavola Linens | Ohana Party Rentals |
Sedera Rental Co
Lighting: Greenlight Creative
PDX Cookie Favors: Sugar Shapes
Gown: Monique Lhuillier from Divine Designs Bridal Boutique
Alterations: Anna’s Bridal Boutique
Bride’s Accessories: Divine Designs Bridal Boutique (veil) | BHLDN (shoes) | Nordstrom (earrings) | Tradesy (hairpiece)
Groom’s Formal Wear: Hugo Boss from Nordstrom
Groomsmen’s Attire: Joseph Abboud from Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: Malka Diamonds & Jewelry
Hair: Erin Shorthill with Trio Salon & Spa
Makeup: Powder Inc.
Transportation: Double Decker PDX
Rehearsal Dinner: Uptown Billiards Club
Invitations: Minted
Day-Of Paper Goods: Crave Design
Registry: Pottery Barn | Sur La Table | Donations to OHSU Multiple Sclerosis Research

 

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