Real Wedding: Megan Ching & Christopher Jones

Wine Country Aloha | August 13, 2016 | Photographs by Sweetlife Photography

NAMES Megan Ching & Christopher Jones LIVE IN Multnomah Village OCCUPATIONS She’s a clinical pharmacist; he’s a cardiac rehab specialist. HOW THEY MET through a mutual friend HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED Chris proposed on a weekend trip to San Francisco. BACHELORETTE AND BACHELOR PARTIES Sonoma for her; Las Vegas for him REHEARSAL DINNER Red Hills Market NUMBER OF GUESTS 85 COLORS Blush with burgundy and metallic accents THEME Vineyard wedding with some Hawaiian touches FLOWERS Cream and blush garden roses, dahlias, and ranunculus, as well as maile and pikake leis from Hawaii DIY HIGHLIGHTS Handwritten signs, origami cranes MENU Hawaiian pupus including spam musubi, poke, and kalua pig sliders followed by a family-style, farm-to-table dinner DRINKS Vista Hills wines and craft beer from Portland and Hawaii CAKE Blush ombré three-tiered red velvet cake with buttercream FAVORS Homemade cookies FIRST DANCE SONG “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes FAVORITE DETAIL The many Hawaiian touches: the leis, a hula dance performed by one of the bridesmaids, and Hawaiian pupus in place of appetizers ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES Find a friend to help you coordinate and don’t stress the details. IF THEY HAD IT TO DO OVER We would have provided transportation back to Portland for local guests. THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Aloha, fun, unforgettable HONEYMOON Tanzania

We didn’t have any set expectations going in, so the day just exceeded anything we would’ve dreamed up. —Megan Ching

Ceremony & Reception
Vista Hills Vineyard
Catering Simpatica Catering
Rentals The Party Place
Photography Sweetlife Photography
Cake Beaverton Bakery
DJ Kiel Dela Pena Music
Alterations Custom Fit to You
Groom’s Formal Wear Hugo Boss from Nordstrom
Bridesmaids’ Dresses BHLDN
Groomsmen’s Attire Men’s Wearhouse
Rings Shane Co
Hair & Makeup Powder Inc
Transportation Valley Vineyard Tours and Black Tie Tours
Rehearsal Dinner Red Hills Market
Paper Goods Minted
Registry Zola