I met Vanessa a couple years ago in Alabama for Jordan & Philip’s wedding. She was the florist there and along here sister did an incredible job. We chatted, we had a good time there and fast forward two years… she’s getting married!

Vanessa and her (now) husband live in one of my favourite cities, Portland, where they have a beautiful flower & plant store, Portland Bloem. Obviously, she and her team did all decoration & flowers for her wedding.

I’ve been to Portland 3 times now, have some good friends there, and I can say I’ve probably eaten in most of the good restaurants in the city – though since August there must be a dozen new ones! So visiting the PNW once again to be part of Vanessa & Andrew’s wedding was just a great plan.

Vanessa and Andrew are both beautiful people. They’re a bit shy but they’re open, warm and kind people. They’ve been together since college, though you could say they’re new lovers who just met, by the way they look at each other.

They had their wedding at Domaine de Broglie, a beautiful winery in the Oregon wine region now owned by the Coppola family (how fun would have been to run into mr Francis!) It was a beautiful late summer afternoon with a gorgeous sunset and plenty of laughter, fun and love!

Once again, first there is a short random selection for those with short attention spans, and then the full story for all the goodness!

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