Names Courtney Hollin Brodeur and Eric Whedbee Live in Portland, Oregon; she lived in Eastlake at the time of their wedding How they got engaged He decorated his apartment with paper lanterns and presented a sushi dinner and a View-Master slide reel that he projected on the wall. The images told the story of their relationship, and at the end he popped the question Number of guests 70 Wedding theme Breakfast; the ceremony was in the morning, breakfast is her favorite meal, and they both love coffee and tea Wedding colors She used a dress by designer Peter Som as inspiration; gray/blue, beige/pink, gold, and lavender Reception menu French toast; fruit with mint and lime dressing; frittata; poached salmon; bagels with cream cheese and lox Dessert A coconut and passionfruit cake, as well as doughnuts that were displayed as centerpieces on each table, on cake stands that the bride made Something old A vintage jeweled sash from Portland designer Holly Stalder Something new A veil the bride made for herself Something borrowed A pair of flats from her bridesmaid so she could get a break from high heels Something blue The tights she wore under her dress, which were actually multicolored with a floral pattern Favors for guests Tea from Remedy Teas and coffee from Caffé Vita in screen-printed muslin bags that her sister made First dance “Apricot Tea” by Robot Ate Me, but it wasn’t planned Advice to other couples When friends and family lend their talents to the day’s events, the celebration becomes even more personal The day in three words Imaginative, charming, wonderful







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