Radiant summer celebration in Sunriver

Sunriver Resort | Sunriver, OR | August 8th, 2020

Venue: Besson Commons at Sunriver Resort | Photographer: Carsten Tice | Videographer: IVY PNW | Florist: Flowers by Alana | Hair & Makeup: Cassidy Elise | Bridal Gown: Made With Love Bridal purchased at a&be Bridal | Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | DJ: Flip Flop Sounds Dessert: Ida’s Cupcake Cafe | Linens: BBJ Linen | Lighting & Dance Floor: Illuminate Your Night | Ceremony Tenting: Incredible Events | Centerpiece Rentals: Curated Event Rentals 

Monica and Connor celebrated their love on a gorgeous, summer day in August of 2020. This couple did a lot of pivoting due to the pandemic and were ready to celebrate their marriage with family and friends. They made it official with a small ceremony in a Catholic Church in Los Angeles a few weeks before they held an all-outdoor affair at the delightful Besson Commons at Sunriver Resort.  

Their day kicked off with Monica and her maids getting ready with hair and makeup by the fabulous Cassidy Elise in the Fireside Room at the resort. Monica looked absolutely stunning in her Made With Love Bridal dress (with pockets!) and cathedral veil. She purchased this lovely gown at a&be Bridal. Connor and the groomsmen spent the morning at one of Sunriver’s rental homes, they sported attire from Men’s Wearhouse and rocked custom sunglasses. 

Next up, was the first look for the couple. This heart-warming moment was captured wonderfully by Carsten Tice Photography. Monica held her captivating bouquet of creamy roses, peach garden roses, pale blue nigella, and Italian ruscus greenery created by Flowers by Alana

As the guests arrived for the ceremony, they were invited into an enchanting, white draped canopy designed by Incredible Events. The space was set with decorative whiskey barrels, white garden chairs, and a wooden arbor handmade by one of Monica’s bridesmaids. The arbor was adored with fresh blooms to match Monica’s bouquet and white sheer draping. The couple held a blessing of their marriage ceremony, kissed and celebrated! 

From there, the guests enjoyed playing lawn games and dining on delicious appetizers and hand crafted cocktails by Sunriver Resort. The reception space was set up completely outdoors, with romantic lighting and a dance floor by Illuminate Your Night, crisp white linens by BBJ Linen, and vintage centerpiece vases by Curated Event Rentals. The linen napkins and displayed quilt were made by the bride’s parents and provided a fun backdrop for photos! Videography throughout the celebrations was provided by IVY PNW.

After a delectable buffet dinner and sentimental toasts, Monica and Connor cut their splendid two tier cake from Ida’s Cupcake Cafe. The guests continued the night with eating cupcakes, having drinks, and dancing the night away to the DJ services provided by Flip Flop Sounds

We loved providing our Day-of Coordination package for Monica and Connor to ensure the day was smooth sailing, especially after all the challenges they faced due to the pandemic. We adored being part of their special celebration! 

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“Alisha and her team were just terrific! Leading up to the event, Alisha helped us find great & reliable vendors, she put our minds at ease with taking care of all the little details, documented everything in a shared doc, put together an itinerary and made sure to remind of us of all the little things we forgot along the way. We felt completely at ease going into the wedding. The day of…everything went PERFECTLY! Alisha was completely in control, in touch with all our vendors, ran things smoothly, and didn’t miss a single detail. We seriously couldn’t have been any happier with it. There were little judgement calls we asked Alisha to make the day of when we were too busy, and she nailed it all top to bottom. We can’t say enough good things about Alisha and the value/expertise/service we received. 100000% recommend!”

– Monica + Connor