Black Tie Oregon Wedding

Oregon Wedding Venue

As we patiently await sunnier days, Steven and Kate’s wedding gives us a glimmer of  hope that warmer weather, spring flowers, and buzzing bees are just around the corner.

You will truly swoon over all the romantic and lovely details at their Green Villa Barn Oregon wedding; Infused with links from the past that will warm your heart. Like how Kate and her bridesmaid got ready at her Grandmother’s house. Where in the same exact location, almost 41 years ago to the day Kate’s parents were married. Read on to hear more from Kate, and be sure to see all the images captured by one of our favorite wedding photographers Erich McVey.

getting wedding ready

plum pretty sugar robes

gold wedding shoes

Haley Paige wedding gown

Jo Malone Perfume

From the bride:
Having Erich photograph the ladies getting ready at my grandmother’s house will forever be one of my favorite memories of the day. I am a sucker for nostalgia, and her house has always been magical in my eyes. My parents got married in the front courtyard of her house almost 41years to the day we were there getting ready. Erich was also able to take pictures of my accessories on my grandmother’s paintings and my dress on the same settee where my parents sat for their wedding pictures.

gold chiavari chairs

Grandmother Mother and Daughter wedding moments

pastel wedding gown

soft pink Haley Paige wedding gown

Erich Mcvey Photography

film wedding photographer Erich Mcvey

Steven and I had been together for 6 years and known each other since we were 11 (when I was taller than him!) at the time we got engaged so we were happy to wait another year and a half to plan an amazing wedding that celebrated the joy and love we have shared for so many years.

We first agreed that we wanted this to be a family affair. Both my mother and grandmother are a big source of my inspiration and I knew that I wanted to plan and create this wedding with their creative design and spirit. My grandmother is an impressionist oil painter and I envisioned my wedding like one of her floral pieces: colorful, soft, textured, and glowing.

unique bridesmaid bouquet

bridesmaid florals

pink nails with glitter tips

If your wedding is in the summer, it is exponentially important to have beverages out for guests before the ceremony. Having a hydrated guests makes for a happy guest. Plain water or fancy water with fresh fruit, lemonade, limeade or ice tea. The options are endless on how to get creative with your beverage table. We love the simply stylish lemonade stand put together by Classic Traditions Catering.

wedding drink ideas

After choosing Green Villa Barn as our venue and knowing that the garden space would be lush with color for our ceremony, I wanted to do something incredible and unique with the inside of the barn as well. The idea of adorning the ceiling with a tent of tissue paper pom poms along side the strings of lights seemed like the perfect dramatic element for our reception space.

Friends, family, and strangers came together to make and string over 500 pom poms, although most of the credit goes to my mom! The result was better than I could have ever imagined. I also wanted a personal touch on as many things as possible, so several other elements were DIY. We made the decorative signs, place cards, programs, and guestbook by hand as well.

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Oregon wedding ideas

Green Villa Wedding Venue

Green Villa Oregon Wedding

elegant bride and groom looks

A dream come true was to have my mother and grandmother do our floral arrangements. All three of us share a similar design style and my grandmother was a professional florist so I trusted them completely with executing my vision. We were even able to use some vintage pieces from my grandmother’s floral shop from the 1950s. When I saw the barn and garden decorated with the flowers my breath was taken away.

Oregon Green Villa Barn

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table setting ideas

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wedding dancing

Photographer: Erich McVey
Bride and Bridesmaid Robes: Pretty Plum Sugar
Groom's Attire: Men's Warehouse

Venue, Caterer & Coordinator: Green Villa Barn
Makeup: Thai Carr
Hair: Corey Bridgens
Cake: Larry's Cupcake Cafe
Caterer: Classic Traditions Catering
DJ: Barry McGuire
Dress Designer: Blush by Hayley Paige
Bride’s Sash: Fiore Couture
Shoe Designer: Kate Spade
Prop or Furniture Rentals: West Coast Event Productions
Chair Rental: Willamette Wedding and Event Planning
Bird Seed Favors: Nature Favors
Meal Choice Stickers: Bluefin Works Paper Design

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  1. -100. @chattypress says:

    just stunning! “@weddingchicks: Chevron, flirty florals, and nostalgia on your wedding day can’t be beat”

  2. -100. @BluefinWorks says:

    An appearance of my meal choice stickers in a beautiful black tie wedding! Check it out here:

  3. -100. Sara says:

    What a gorgeous wedding!

  4. -100. @thesparklybride says:

    RT @weddingchicks: The reception was dazzling and we suggest you hop on over to steal the cutest detail and lighting ideas……

  5. -100. @onebloomphoto says:

    RT @weddingchicks: The reception was dazzling and we suggest you hop on over to steal the cutest detail and lighting ideas……

  6. -100. @LaBelleMariee says:

    Black Tie Oregon Wedding via @WeddingChicks

  7. -100. Occasions In Print says:

    Just a beautiful wedding and I love her dress!

  8. -100. Tara says:

    Your table numbers are just what I’ve been searching for!! Are they DIY?!

  9. -100. Emmee says:

    Your wedding looked amazing!! Could you possibly tell me if you made the wedding programs yourself or got them made? Really like the design you have done! Looks Fab


  10. -100. Kate says:

    I am wanting to know the style number of her dress? If possible. :) it’s amazing!!

  11. -100. Lindsay says:

    Where did you get those gold chevron runners? They are exactly what I am looking for!

    – Lindsay

  12. -100. Ashley says:

    Where did you find the gold chevron table runners?


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