There is so much to say about Janet and Charles amazing wedding. For starters, it was held on Saturday June 5th 2010 at Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn on what was, in my opinion, an epically beautiful day in the Willamette Valley. Secondly, it was one of the most gorgeous weddings I’ve ever witnessed. No detail was left unattended and the creativity that went into making this day special was remarkable. However, my very favorite part of the day, one of the more poignant moments that summed up the reason for this memorable occasion, was during the ceremony when one of Janet’s close friends read an excerpt from the book The Velveteen Rabbit on what it means to be Real. I just love this line from the book by Margery Williams:
“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get all loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
Congratulations, Janet and Charles! We wish you many years of continued happiness, love, and adventure.
Hair and make-up styling by the incredibly talented Nicole Wagner.
Janet, you are lovely!
Charles, a Scotsman, looks so handsome in his kilt.
Amy Nuttman of Blush Bridal Consulting coordinated this outstanding wedding weekend. Amy and her team of assistants helped the day run perfectly.
Janet and Charles love to travel and have voyaged all over the world in their time together, so it was only natural that there wedding was travel-themed.
The flowers and floral arrangements at this wedding were outstanding, thanks to Adria of Lavish Flora
Old hat boxes and suitcases were used to hold handkerchiefs and pashminas for the guests. Love!
Postcards from around the world for guests to leave a thought or two for Janet and Charles about love and marriage.
This may be my favorite detail. So cute! The escort cards were luggage tags with compasses attached. All wonderful calligraphy by Alesia Zorn!
Their ceremony included a handfasting…
Per Scottish tradition, the bride and groom drink from the Quaich, or the Loving Cup, and a toast is made to include all of their guests.
Piles of books and globes served as the table makers…
Salted caramel chocolates. Yum!
I cannot get over how amazing the flowers are!
In lieu of a guest book, Janet and Charles had guests sign a bottle of wine…
After dinner, we took a walk through the vineyard…
…and played on the swing:)
Many thanks to Janet and Charles for giving us the opportunity to document their day!