Katie and Charlie’s romantic outdoor wedding was set in the perfect location for the vibe of the day. The Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa sits right next to the Columbia River with incredible views, a back patio for cocktail hour, and even a waterfall. The day started off with the girls getting ready at the Gorge Style Salon in Hood River, OR. The guys got ready in the bridal suite at the hotel and headed over to St. Mary’s Catholic Church for the early ceremony. Their priest, Father David, officiated the ceremony in his deep, booming voice which sounds amazing in the final video. The bride and groom left for the Columbia Gorge Hotel in a classic blue Fiat convertible, a wedding present from Charlie’s dad to his mother on their wedding day.
The reception kicked off with spectacular views at the back patio with cocktails and passed hors d’ oeuvres. Your Perfect Bridesmaid planned and coordinated the event perfectly and matched the decor and florals with the setting. Lucy’s Informal Flowers created wild bouquets with pinks, white, and greenery cascading down. Everyone moved to the lawn area for dinner and reception time. The space had string lighting draped back and forth to create a romantic feel for the evening. The bride and groom’s first dance took place as the sun was setting and we even stole them away right after to explore the grounds and grab some video of them. Heidi from Uncommon Muse was a joy to work with and collaborated with us all day.
Alan Curtiss from GeoARI got amazing aerial footage so we could focus on the video on the ground. Jesse from Event Team Entertainment is one the best in the business and mixed oldies with new dance music for the party that continued until 1:00 am! Seriously, the dance floor was on fire all night.
Watch their Preview Film above, which all of our clients receive two weeks after their wedding! Their longer Highlight Film is below.