Cristian and Sonja’s wedding: The details

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Our wedding was filled with the sweetest details…it was exactly what I had envisioned/dreamed of.

My dress was perfect…I call it my “miracle dress.” Read the story here.

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Our flowers were done by Jennifer Ladd of Sweet Posy Floral in Bend, Oregon.

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My bouquet
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Bridesmaid bouquet

I sent her photos of my color palette and floral designs I’d seen on Pinterest. I told her I wanted lots of greenery and that I loved the “cascading bouquet” look. She’s a close friend of my aunt’s so she was able to give us a fabulous deal on the flowers and really went above and beyond for us.

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As Jennifer and my aunt were prepping the flowers the day before the wedding, I texted my aunt asking if they could somehow incorporate my uncle’s (who passed away a few years ago) ring into my bouquet. It’s just a simple ring that spins, and a couple of the stars are worn out, but it’s one he wore often. And ever since he died and I got the ring, I’d always planned on incorporating it into my future bridal bouquet.

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Believe it or not, the flower girl dresses were from Dillard’s!

And our reception…don’t get me started. It was so beautiful!

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I collected vintage amber bottles for the flowers from antique and thrift stores.

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Our florist’s husband used his chainsaw to cut the wood rounds out of a tree my aunt had recently cut down in her yard! (Again, above and beyond, people!)

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We also found various chalkboards to write fun things on, like our wedding hashtag and the menu. Oh, did I mention we had our very own Snapchat filter for the reception?!

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My mom catered, and it was amaaazing. (Well, what I had the time to eat at the reception was amazing πŸ˜‰ )

We wanted an Italian/comfort food theme to go with the Autumn season and colors. So we served things like Lemon Chicken Piccata and Mac n’ Cheese, complete with an antipasti crostini bar.

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And oh man, our desserts were to DIE for.

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We decided to do a few different types of cupcakes and HAD to do a French Toast one, in honor of the French Toast tradition we have, which stems back to when we were dating 6 years ago.

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I had to include this photo of my cute cousins πŸ˜‰

My aunt made the sign for the entry with this pin as inspiration and it turned out EXACTLY how I wanted it! (Thanks, Tana! xoxo!)

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For our exit, we put LED lights inside gold and white balloons, since our venue didn’t allow sparklers.

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Details:

Ceremony: Portland Oregon LDS temple
Reception venue: The Lodge at Mountain Park, Lake Oswego, Oregon
Flowers:Β Sweet Posy Floral, Bend, Oregon
Photography: Stephanie Jarstad Photography
Dress: The Bridal Suite & Special Occasion, Bend, Oregon
Seamstress: Sheryl W., Fruit Heights, UT (contact me for her info)
Veil: David’s Bridal
Flower crown: Miss Stevi Marie
Shoes: LuLu’s
Exit dress: Bohme

See more posts about our wedding:

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Sup. I'm Sonja! I'm a journalist who loves simple, comfortable, classy and modest fashion. I enjoy sharing outfit inspiration, recipes, beauty tips and bits of my daily life. Thanks for following along! xoxo

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