inspiration, testimonial, wedding

Cindy & Kevin // Portland Art Museum

It was love at first meeting with Cindy, the bride.  It was so much fun working with her and Kevin, her groom. Never have I met a couple that worked hard, played harder and traveled hardest all while planning a wedding.  What started as a simple wedding vision turned into an all out production. The couple’s primary decor focused around lighting and boy did we have lighting!  Three day load-in, set and strike process that resulted in a beautifully staged event to highlight the effortless decor of flowers and clean minimalist design the couple seeked. Everyone enjoyed free-flowing drinks, yummy nibbles and tasty dinner, entertained themselves with almost all-night dancing with photobooth activity; and gorged themselves on limitless sweet treats and post event noshes.

I never dreamed of my wedding, so when it came to plan this huge event, I was so overwhelmed by everything out there (read: Pinterest is crazy). I had some limitations such as traveling a lot for work, living in Seattle and planning a wedding in Portland, and wanted to incorporate a Korean wedding ceremony. At our first meeting, I explained all of this and my very vague inspirations to her and she asked great probing questions and followed up on items that I didn’t even think of. After that first meeting, I knew we needed Nadia in our lives. I did not meet with other wedding planners because I felt like we clicked. Nadia is very organized, detailed, calm, efficient, responsive and respectful. Up until 2 months before the wedding, we had monthly check-in calls. Then we moved to once weekly and random texts/calls. She provided clear checklists that were manageable and when we asked for her honest opinion, she gave it. Nadia helped us with the budget, timeline, vendor management, running the Korean ceremony and all of the other things in between. I appreciated her candid remarks and non-filtered comments that made us laugh and keep things in perspective. All my BMs and family members commented how chill and laid back I was the day of, that’s all because I fully trusted Nadia and her team to handle everything. I can’t recommend her enough, she is definitely worth the investment for a stress-free, once in a lifetime wedding.

Vendors in collaboration: Portland Art Museum, Hollywood Lighting, French Lilac Co., Kyle Carnes Photography, Vibrant Table Catering, PDX Ice (bar ice luge), Olivia Hawthorne (hair & make-up), Happy-Matic (Photo Booth), The Party PlaceDream CakesFarina Bakery (french macarons), Annie’s Pies; and post event food trucks – Beez Neez Sausages and Salt N’Straw (ice cream).

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