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Jason and Delee’s Rustic Engagement Party by Powers Photography Studios

rustic engagement party and ring hanging from hops

At first glance, this appears to be a really cute, rustic, Northwest wedding. And that’s almost right.  It’s actually an engagement party (which has us really excited to see what they come up with for the big day). This down-home BBQ was a way for the two families to get to know each other, as well as give an opportunity to remember Delee’s mother, who passed away last year. Clearly, this was a meaningful and fun afternoon that both families enjoyed! Thank you to Powers Photography Studio for sharing this wonderful afternoon with us!

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I love rustic décor and a down home Southern Saturday night! We wanted to celebrate in a venue evocative of that feeling. I also wanted guests to be entertained while mingling. We had cornhole, ladder golf, giant Jenga, giant tic tac toe, advice cards for the bride and groom, a thumbprint guest book, and a giant map with “Where y’all from?” and push pins.

I also wanted to celebrate my mother who passed away a year ago. She loved Pepsi, popcorn and ice cream! I just had to send guests home with Delores’ favorites (Pepsi and Poplandia gourmet popcorn). We also had a special memory table set up for my mom with sentimental items in her honor. My father loves bluegrass, so it was important to me to have a live band pickin’ while we ate, played games, and socialized. Jason’s parents created the chalkboard door menu by the entrance to the barn, so planning and setting up really was a family affair!

Vendors:

Photographer: Powers Studios
Venue and Catering: McMenamins Cornelius Pass
Dress: Justin Alexander, Charlotte’s Weddings
Boots: Dan Post
Accessories: flower crown by Starflower
Groom’s Attire: Nordstrom
Sweet Table: Lauretta Jean’s Pie Bakery, Krispy Kreme, Scoop Ice Cream, Poplandia
Flowers: Starflower
Band: Switchgrass
DJ: DJ Lure from Paradox Productions

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