Preferred Vendors

People I Play Nice With

OK. You’ve got the photographer picked out… but what about everything else!? Say no more. I gotchu!

To give you a leg up in the planning department, here’s a short list of people I play nice with (a.k.a. my “preferred vendors”). It’s got mind-blowing floral arrangers, ideas for local venues, full-on event planners, and a few DJs that will make sure the dance floor is ablaze.

Florals

Acorn and The Oak

Whether it’s a styled shoot or a real-life love story Janessa and her team are always eager to understand their part in the visual story being told. It’s never about them, it’s always about the clients. They’re quite simply the G.O.A.T.
 

The Barefoot Florists

Above and beyond! Macy and Molly, appear, make everything look stunning and then disappear like the sweet and talented floral ninjas that they are.
 

Trellis Flowers

Hiring Blaire is a no-brainer. Having her do your florals is akin to asking Wolfgang Puck or Gordan Ramsey to handle the apps. You know it’s going to be amazeballs.
 

DJs

Paradox Productions, Travis Randles

Do you hate empty dance floors? So does Travis. He reads the room and keeps the party pumpin’. Everyone at Paradox sets the floor on fire!
 

John Ross Music

A group of talented musicians that will delight. Try to find a “Best Of “list that they’re not on…I dare you.
 

Summer Wedding Events

Summer is all that and a bag of chips. She handles requests and has a huge catalog of hits. Dance your heart out!
 

Getaways

The Union Knot

Wanna get away? How about the beautiful Oregon coast for a beach wedding unlike any other! The Union Knot handles styling (hair and makeup gurus), and wedding rentals AND they have amazing referrals to planners and venues in the area. I’ve already called dibs on all their future events.
 

Videographers

Wise Videography

Tony will bring your event to life! Not only does he know his stuff, but he’s fantastic to work with.
 

Venues

Blockhouse PDX

A space so intimate, and stylish that after my first event here I announced to my daughters I had found their future wedding venue. Limitless photo ops and chickens on the loose, one of my all-time favorite spots.
 

Maple Leaf Events

Grassy fields, mountain views plus you can see The Bridge of the Gods from your ready room. It’s a photo paradise.
 

The Benson Hotel

Sophisticated and elegant. I shot at their Crystal Ballroom, and I kept having to remind myself that I wasn’t in Paris.
 

Abernethy Center

Gorgeous landscaping and super attentive staff. Abernethy Center is the Disneyland of wedding venues.
 

Hair & Makeup

The Wild Hair

Miranda and Jyl are professional and knowledgeable. Hands down one of the best teams around. Prepare for compliments.
 

Event Planners

Marzano Events

Remember that old movie, The Wedding Planner from 2001, and how BOSS level J Lo was? Well, meet Jami and Lo the team at Marzano Events. They’re that level of amazing and If I were to get married again, they’d be right by my side.
 

Heavenly Hope Weddings

Autumn is like a ray of sunshine crossed with a slice of pizza. Happy and down to earth she’ll be your new BFF before the night is over.