Photo: Alexandra Pallas Photography
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Real Wedding: Leslie Jean & Michael Vuto

Powder Perfect | June 4, 2017 | Photographs by Alexandra Pallas Photography

NAMES Leslie Jean and Michael Vuto LIVE IN Tigard OCCUPATIONS She’s a physical therapist; he’s a mechanical engineer. HOW THEY MET In graduate school, through mutual friends HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED On a weekend camping trip on Mount Hood, they stopped to take a “family photo” with their dog, Quin, when Michael surprised Leslie with a proposal. BACHELORETTE PARTY A day of wine tasting in the Willamette Valley BACHELOR PARTY A weekend of skiing and partying at Killington Mountain Resort in Vermont REHEARSAL DINNER A private room at the Crooked Tree Tavern at the Cooper Spur resort NUMBER OF GUESTS 87 COLORS Navy blue and honey THEME Rustic, outdoors FLOWERS White roses and blue hydrangeas for the bridal bouquet, and sunflowers graced the tables. DIY HIGHLIGHTS Fire-branded coasters made by the best man and father of the groom; the maid of honor created handmade table wreaths and a photo booth. MENU Wild mushroom puffs, green dragon quinoa, grilled vegetable chimichurri, and a superfood salad DRINKS Spire Mountain Dark & Dry Cider from Fish Brewing, Lost Meridian Wit from Base Camp Brewing DESSERT Three-tiered wedding cake decorated with alpine trees and a silhouette cake topper of a couple with their German short-haired pointer WEDDING DAY WEATHER Sunny, with the mountain showing perfectly FIRST DANCE SONG “Latch” by Sam Smith FAVORITE DETAIL Having Mt Hood directly behind them during the ceremony ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES Set a budget and stick to it, and plan early so that you can chip away at tasks over time. IF THEY HAD IT TO DO OVER Paid to have a longer reception THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Pure, joyous, intimate HONEYMOON Madagascar

CATERING Mount Hood Meadows
WEDDING PLANNER Sara Germann and Barbara Gerhardt at Mount Hood Meadows
BACHELORETTE PARTY All About You Luxury Wine Tours
PHOTOGRAPHY Alexandra Pallas Photography
DJ DJ Andrew Serino from John Ross Music and Production
GOWN Lillian West, Charlotte’s Bridal
RINGS Shreve and Co
HAIR Subhadra Katz of Subi Salon in Hood River
TRANSPORTATION Bus shuttles provided by Mount Hood Meadows
REHEARSAL DINNER The Crooked Tree Tavern at Cooper Spur Mountain Resort
HOTEL FOR GUESTS Cooper Spur Lodging at Cooper Spur Mountain Resort
REGISTRY BluePrint Registry