I know, you probably think I'm crazy for talking about summer weddings. I can't help it! This time of year when our fingers and toes are freezing just from walking to the mailbox and back, it's almost impossible to remember what the kiss of the sun is like. Thank goodness for photographs. This beauty sent to me by Evrim Icoz shows a wedding we coordinated last year for Heather and Joe.
And what a day it was! Evrim goes in to more detail on his blog (and you can see all the great pictures there), but in a nutshell:
11:am Wedding ceremony in the urban forest
12:00 Brunch in the park
1:00 Pedicab and trolley rides around Portland
2:45 Jet boat rides on the river
4:00 Change clothes for the reception
6:00 Super glam/boho reception at Castaway with Simpatica Catering; and dancing 'til socks were worn through.
A few tips for your own summer outdoor wedding in Portland and how you can be ready:
- Make sure cold beverages are plentiful upon arrival. For an informal wedding, tubs or deep trays filled with ice can surround bottled drinks or heavy glasses.
- Have a plan for shade. Too often, brides and grooms only plan for a rain back up. But a sun plan should also be in effect. Parasols, extra tents, mist fans, and table umbrellas can all help.
- If you have an indoor venue, check out the A/C options and rent fans or swamp coolers if the venue doesn't have any.
Thank you again, Heather and Joe, for sharing the sun with me!