Food For Thought – What To Serve At Your Wedding

Linnea Paulina Photography

Food is a touchy subject. Some believe it is a must to serve a full meal to your guests but others find the price of doing so more then they can stomach. We have a few helpful tips to keep your budget happy as well as your guests.

But before that we invite you to enjoy Anna and Tommy’s beautiful white wedding at Oregon’s Pearson Air Museum. To see more of these amazing images captured by Linnea Paulina Photography be sure to stop by the full gallery.

chalkboard and calligraphy themed invites

simple and beautiful wedding dress

all white wedding bouquet by Kae + Ales

bridesmaids in white with silver bangels

wedding first look

grey black and white groomsmen

words from the vendors

From Linnea Paulina Photography:
Tommy and Anna were married in Vancouver, Washington in September 2013. Their wedding ceremony took place under a historic oak tree in the middle of a beautiful green field. Their wedding reception was held in a gorgeous old airplane hangar which was transformed with garlands hanging from the rafters and a good sprinkling of string lights. Their wedding has a classic feel with natural roots.

floral drapped wedding arch under a giant tree

saying i do

wedding kiss

a bit about the venue

We can’t say how much we enjoy seeing weddings and/or receptions held in interestingly alternative spaces. Anna and Tommy chose the Pearson Air Museum as the location for their wedding reception. Natural light pours in through the massive windows of this old airplane hanger and bounces beautifully around it’s whitewashed walls and glossy white floors making it the perfect location for a light and airy all white wedding.

garlands and string lights to decorate a large industrial space

elegant white centerpieces at white tables

old fashioned chalkboard turned guestbook

sweetheart seats drapped with greenery garland and chalkboard place cards

steal worthy idea

Interested in feeding people but not blowing your budget on a meal for 100+ people? Don’t you worry we have three budget friendly reception menus ideas that will satisfy your guests and your wallet!

1. Wedding Brunch: Depending on time of you wedding you can easily serve a full brunch spread that can include everything from  french toast, pancakes, bacon and sausage, waffles and omelets. This sort of meal tends to be much cheaper then a full dinner and your guest are just as happy.

2. Appetizers and Cocktails: This option will allow you to serve a variety of drinks and keep your guests mingling while they munch on tasty snacks . Plus with your wedding cake being served a little later your guests will never notice that they missed a meal.

3. Dessert Only: Let’s face it, we all go to weddings for one thing. Cake! So why not just skip to the best part of the night and save yourself the dinner bill. putting together a creative dessert table can be just as fun and memorable.

buffet style reception dinner

delicious wedding spread

black berry and cream macarons and other assorted desserts

wedding cake table with simple white wedding cake

floral topped wedding cake

photography by Linnea Paulina

Photography: Linnea Paulina Photography
Event designer & Flowers: Kae + Ales
Venue: Pearson Air Museum
Stationery: Julia Manchik
Cake: Papa Haydn
Caterer: Nadya Fedorchenko

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: black, white
Styles: classic, modern, vintage

Honeymoon Must-Haves that No One told You About

15 Must Have Honeymoon Items

You’ve packed the basics and prepped for romance but we have a a few items that will create lasting memories, keep you prepared for every situation, and even save your bacon a time or two when you are in need. Go take a look- you’ll be glad you threw these few items in your suitcase! See more of this romantic engagement session captured by Wendy Laurel.

Categories: Featured Wedding & Honeymoon Venues

Romantic Red And Black Wedding

amanda marie studio photography

This glamorous shoot was inspired by none other than 007, James Bond himself. A bold color palette of ruby reds and mysterious blacks and a bombshell bride will definitely dare you to look twice.

You’ve probably swooned over Bond at one point or another and this wedding is sure to take your breath away as well. Spy more from this dangerously romantic red and black wedding in the full gallery here, captured with care by Amanda Marie Studio.

urban wedding ideas

red garden rose big bloom bouquet

wedding portraits in the woods

bold and beautiful bridal looks

words from the vendors

This styled shoot started with the idea of bright colors, bombshell, and James Bond (the triple B). We wanted to incorporate a getaway on a motorcycle to their portraits and then end the shoot with an evening dinner to make the use of the candelabras as well as the sparkle of her Badgley Mischka dress. The Vue was the perfect backdrop with the view of the city and the elegant sparkle lights to go with the theme!

wedding menu written on a mirror

cake table and martini bar

black gold and red wedding cake

steal worthy idea

Let’s be honest, two of the most loved aspects at weddings are the sweets and the drinks, so why not have them in the same place? Combine your cocktail or martini bar with your cake table to get the best of both in the same spot!

romantic rooftop reception

red floral centerpiece with black candles

cheers to a gorgeous wedding

Photography: Amanda Marie Studio
Event Designer: Ae Creative
Venue: The Vue
Flowers: Ali Briskey Designs
Cake: Country Cake Shop
Caterer: Forks and Corks Catering
Hair & Makeup: Epic Day Spa
Dress Designer: Badgley Mischka via Rent The Runway

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: black, red
Styles: classic, vintage