As fate would have it, Doris and Marc, both competitive triathletes, met in Bend, Oregon while attending a training camp. Marc noticed Doris, Doris was aloof. Months later, he reached out and the two began texting back and forth — him in DC, she in Seattle. Marc and Doris dated cross-country for a while and made each other a priority even watching shows, riding on their trainers, cooking dinners, and drinking the same wine “together-apart.” Fast forward to the night of the proposal when Marc and his parents took Doris out to dinner in his hometown of Wooster, OH at the restaurant where his parents met 50 years ago. Marc said he wanted to make a toast and ended up getting down on one knee! After a solid yes, the wedding planning began!
Wedding weekend festivities being with a 4th of July rehearsal & BBQ dinner at a private home in Issaquah before the big day on the 5th of July! Of course the couple’s pups, Bailey the French bulldog and Willow the White Golden Retriever, joined in the celebrations!
Playing nod to the garden venue, Jardin del Sol, Doris and Marc incorporated a boho garden vibe for sixty close friends and family. Spending countless hours finding the perfect decor Doris and Marc wanted to ensure their loved ones felt welcome and loved. Specially selected lounge pieces from the couple’s home could be found through the venue.
Pale pink, green, white and pops of gold filled the day. Succulents, greenery and soft floral were incorporated throughout along with a touch of macrame.
Guests made their way from the ceremony to cocktail hour through the wooden trellis adorned with printed photos allowing guests to enjoy a “garden gallery” on their way to cocktail hour. Officially wed Doris and Marc joined their guests for cocktail hour
Jardin del Sol’s wood garden hutch provided the perfect spot for non-alcoholic beverages, such as Rosemary Lemonade and Infused Water
Selfies were made against the custom pallet wall built by Doris and Marc featuring pops of pink floral which served double duty as a photo guestbook station.
The bar was adorned with hand-crafted decor from the bride from the wooden menus to an ‘N’ succulent garden representing the couple’s last name, a touch of macrame, succulents, and photos of the newlyweds. Signature cocktails featured two of the couple’s favorite drinks: an Old Fashioned and a Moscow Mules. Refreshing in the summer heat!
Tray passed appetizers from Twelve Baskets Catering meandered through the crowd. Carrot & ginger soup shooters, Tuscan chicken meatballs and Roma tomato bruschetta.
Spread the Love! For their favors, Doris & Marc displayed hand-crafted jars of strawberry jam for loved ones to enjoy back home. Again Doris and Marc added their personal decor touches of wooden signs, a macrame table runner, photos, succulents and a mixture of candles.
Finding their table numbers off of the DIY escort display which incorporated hanging wood pieces for each table number all suspended from a copper pipe frame; friends and family made their way into the reception tent featuring hanging macrame planters with a variety of ferns and other foliage. The bridesmaid’s floral hoop bouquets were re-purposed and displayed behind the head table.
Guest tables featured soft pink and white floral centerpieces set on wood rounds all surrounded by wood table numbers and gold mercury votives. Place settings were enhanced by pink water goblets. The head table was adorned with macrame runners a greenery garland accented with wood and wicker containers bursting with succulents and a variety of hand-selected votives.
A buffet dinner of local PNW seared rockfish, peppercorn beef tenderloin, taro cakes with wild mushrooms, sweet potato mashers, seasonal oven-roasted vegetables, baby greens and strawberry salad and assorted fresh Macrina Bakery rolls was enjoyed!
A highlight of dessert was the donut tower from Aurora Family Donuts that was accompanied by bite-size treats from Twelve Baskets Catering.
As dancing continued (what dancers they were!) Doris and Marc provided a s’mores station for guests to gather around and enjoy a s’more or two! Not to miss a favorite ingredient; Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
After one last dance alone on the dance floor the newlyweds made their way through a sea of sparklers!
“Thank you for helping make our weekend a true fairytale. Still on a high…” ~Doris
Wedding Coordinator – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Chelsea Erwin Photography
Venue – Jardin del Sol Garden Wedding Venue
Florist – The Petal and the Stem
DJ – Bugsie Productions
Caterer – Twelve Baskets Catering
Wine – Dusty Nabor Wines
Bridal Gown – The Dress Theory
Beauty – Salon Maison
Rentals – Balancing Balloons