A Wedding At Frank Lloyd Wright’s – The Gordon House

Frank Loyd Wright Wedding Invite

We get asked a lot if you should take into consideration your weeding venue when planning your wedding aesthetic. The answer is not always black or white and depends on so many factors. However, our next wedding is a fantastic example how taking your wedding venue into account in the decor process can be quite successful.

From their wedding invites to the clean and simple decor Alyss and Evan’s Oregon wedding was inspired by their wedding venue at Frank Lloyd Wright’s The Gordon House . And as you will clearly see the day turned out to be quite lovely. You must read on to hear more about the day from the groom, and as always check out the entire gallery here. All captured by thee Erich Mcvey.

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From The Groom:
My wife and I began to plan our wedding with a few basic guidelines. First, we wanted a September wedding to take advantage of pleasant Oregon evenings in late summer while avoiding the extreme heat of July and August. We also knew that we wanted great music and excellent food. Scheduling conflicts forced us to move our wedding to the middle of August, but fortunately our big day came with a manageable temperature right between the two hottest weeks of the year. Just as the ceremony ended, the the sun disappeared behind the giant oaks while our bartender made hundreds of fruit-infused mojitos.

Finding a caterer was easy here in the Willamette Valley, and being spoiled for choices we went with a local company that blew us away with their inventiveness and attention to detail- Loustic Catering.

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They had three live musical acts at their wedding:
We also lined up three different musical acts to segue throughout the afternoon and evening; first a jazz duet for a cocktail hour before the ceremony, followed by a soul/R&B act who played through dinner and finally a high-energy Celtic rock band for a dance party to cap off the night. Our final band set the tone for raucous evening and the wine and beer kept everyone dancing all night.

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Frank Lloyd Wright House Wedding

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In keeping with the idea of a party with a wedding in middle we finished the ceremony with a piñata! The white and gold star-shaped piñata was filled with (plastic) airplane liquor bottles and was a fun surprise for our thirsty guests. Simple lights hung between tall poles created a canopy of light over the tables after sunset and our friends and family crowded around the dance floor when dinner was finished.

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On the venue and Erich Mcvey:
The most important thing for us personally was to have our day documented well. We wanted a photographer whose photos would stand the test of time; someone who could capture the spirit of the occasion – the beauty of the venue and the energy and love brought by our friends and family. Selecting Erich McVey as our photographer was certainly the easiest decision we had to make.

After a lengthy search, we chose to get married at The Gordon House – a Frank Lloyd Wright’s The Gordon House designed home situated in an oak grove in a small town a short drive from our home town. We share a passion for art and architecture and the home’s simple and elegant esthetics dictated the overall style of the day. Wright’s designs are all about blending the home into it’s natural surroundings. The interior spaces open to nature and the homes lines blend with the surrounding landscape, so incorporating greenery into our decor was key. My wife spent time selecting a variety of succulents to offset simple glass candle holders and a few gold accents on black and white linens.

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Frank Loyd Wright Wedding

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Photographer: Erich Mcvey

Venue: Frank Lloyd Wright's The Gordon House
Makeup & Hair: Salon Mecca
Caterer: Loustic Catering
Flowers: Swan Island Dahlias
Shoe Designer: Michael Kors

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Colors: black, green, white
Styles: classic

Timeless California Wedding

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Anne and Michael met first as kids on vacation, years later when they met again, Anne knew there was something special about him and they’ve been together ever since. Love at second sight does exist! Their wedding was a gorgeous affair coordinated by Joie de Vivre & Co, with a classic romantic atmosphere.

View more of the beautiful details from this timeless California wedding in the full gallery here, flawlessly captured by We Heart Photography. Read on to hear tidbits from the bride, including some great wedding-day advice.

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I really loved the personalized ceramic charms each bridesmaid carried in her bouquet; I loved having my new married monogram and our wedding date on mine, I use it as a Christmas ornament now.

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Steal worthy idea:
We searched, for what seemed like forever, for the perfect margarita jars with a cork and ended up finding them from a wholesale distributor. I ordered the black straws and Michael drilled each hole by hand (at an angle, I might add) and just like that, we had the perfect little margaritas.

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Michael and I really wanted to create a day that represented our personalities and was a balance between casual and elegant. Most of all, we wanted our guests to relax and have fun. I relied on blogs and Pinterest for most of my inspiration, which was great because I was able to pick and choose different elements from a wide variety of weddings.

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Wedding Advice From The Bride:
Try not to over think things and go with your gut. When it came to picking the venues and our vendors, we ended up hiring the first vendor we met almost every time, and in some cases we did not “shop around” afterwards. I learned that if something felt right, then it was probably right … and if it felt wrong and you ignored it, well then you were definitely going to end up reordering or redoing something. We were extremely blessed to have such amazing people on our team and our wedding would not have been the same without each and every one of them.

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Wedding Surprise:
Aside from the typical favorites like getting ready, getting dressed, walking down the aisle, getting down the aisle (this was probably the best feeling ever) and then walking back down the aisle… I would have to say my favorite moment was when Michael surprised me with the USC Marching Band at the reception (even though they interrupted our first dance).

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Photography: We Heart Photography
Coordinator: Jennifer from Joie de Vivre & Co
Venue: Annandale Golf Club & Holy Family Catholic Church
Cake: Beverly's Best Bakery
Hair: Blo-Out Lounge Pasadena
Dress Designer: Watters
Food Truck: Paradise Cookies and Ice Cream
Flowers: Domini Carrington

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: white
Styles: classic

White Rabbit Studios

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White Rabbit Studios is a one stop wedding shop offering captivating photography (using film cameras), creative cinematography, rockin’ DJ services (using two turntables and a microphone), and gorgeous design work all under one roof. The artists behind their talents looks to provide you with their professional service to make your wedding day spectacular! Whether booked individually or as a team, everyone has a love and desire to travel and would be thrilled to make an adventure out of covering one of the most important days in your life!

View all of their incredible collaborations here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page. Join us again tomorrow for another Wedding Chicks vendor happy hour. To get information on becoming part of The Wedding Chicks, and join all the fun, email us by clicking here.

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