When we first met Jen, we knew she was the perfect fit for Luxe! Her style and dreams for her big day were so unique and we could not wait to bring them all to life!
Jen and Joe had lived in Chicago prior to moving to PDX and wanted to bring a little Chi-town to their Portland wedding, while also aiming for a celestial influenced design – without being too campy or “theme-y”.
What is a micro wedding: A micro wedding is a smaller-scale wedding celebration that typically has a guest count of 20-25 or less, and has a shorter and much more simplistic timeline. Most often, micro weddings will have an intimate ceremony and a more casual and relaxed reception (or even a 20 person highly styled dinner!), should the couple choose to host a reception at all.
The words “Let’s elope!” evoke excitement and visions of throwing caution to the wind, grabbing your partner’s hand, and riding off into the sunset together…Is it that easy? Well, kinda…let’s break it down, here are a few things you might not have thought of or considered first.
While Eloping has fewer moving parts than a large wedding there are still some planning that needs to be done first. Especially if you are going to “Adventure Elope” -which is all the rage, right now.
ALONE TIME. Let her be. Truly be alone. Block out as long as she wants to just be by herself, and not alone to grocery shop. But alone to take a hot bath, extra time for self care, a walk with a good audio book or just a nap.
FLORAL LOVE: Deck out her front door, porch or back deck. When you swing by to drop off her card or gift take some extra time to hang a pretty seasonal wreath or add potted floral to her doorstep.
TAKE A CLASS TOGETHER: Take an online cooking class. We’re quickly realizing we can do a lot more things online then we ever knew -or tried. This year why not take a virtual cooking class together. The whole family can get involved…
We first met Andrea via phone call as she drove from Seattle to Portland for a holiday to see family. That first phone call was filled with so many laughs and jokes, we knew it was going to be a great fit. Yet to have met Moni, we had heard that he had lots of friends and LOVED to party!
All of the meetings leading up to the wedding day were just with Andrea as Moni was very busy at work and unable to attend. Andrea explained that they wanted their own version of Twilight with a timeless and classic feel.
A big city gal, serial entrepreneur, educator, mentor and mother. I'm an expert in all things promotion, event production and public relations...I'm also a hugger...
altar creative hq