NAMES Justine Gray and Eric Miller LIVE IN Salem OCCUPATIONS She’s support staff for the Department of Human Services and blogs at; he does IT for Salem Hospital HOW THEY MET Through a mutual friend at a small get-together HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED During a weekend getaway in Portland, Eric got down on one knee while on a walk through the International Rose Test Garden. His sister, owner of Ivy and Gold Photography, hid in the bushes to capture the moment. NUMBER OF GUESTS 175 COLORS Blush tones, lamb’s ear green, gold, and neutrals THEME A romantic, floral-focused evening, beautiful without feeling stuffy FLOWERS Soft and slightly whimsical, with garden roses, seeded eucalyptus, lamb’s ear, carnations, and more DIY HIGHLIGHTS The dessert table backdrop (pastel ribbons and paper streamers tied to a driftwood branch), flower-festooned menus, chalkboard signs, a gold-chevron butcher-paper table runner on the buffet, and a birdcage veil made by Justine’s aunt MENU Classic barbecue with pulled pork and smoked chicken, plus HUB’s Organic Lager and Pig War White IPA DESSERT Three kinds of mini cupcakes and two tiers of vanilla cake (lemon and currant fillings) frosted a subtle ombré, with cascading sugar flowers FAVORITE DETAIL After putting so much work into planning the wedding, especially the décor, they loved seeing how all the details came together FIRST DANCE SONG “You Send Me” by Otis Redding FAVORS Succulents in terra-cotta pots that were spray-painted gold ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES Ask for help/take it when offered, and don’t dwell on details that will hold little significance in the end THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Joyous, romantic, intimate HONEYMOON Paris, Marseille, Nice, and London

Everyone said the day would fly by, so we told each other we’d make a point to slow down, spend time together, and really enjoy the day—but it was still over in a blink!

—Justine Gray

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Vendor List


CATERING Adam’s Rib Smoke House

RENTALS Danner & Soli, For the Love of Pete, Green Villa Barn

PHOTOGRAPHY Linnea Paulina Photography


FLOWERS Distinctive Designs by Denice

DESSERT Country Cake Shop

GOWN Wtoo (with custom tulle sleeves) from Ania Collection

ACCESSORIES Anthropologie (earrings), Nordstrom (bracelet)

GROOM’S FORMAL WEAR Black by Vera Wang from Men’s Wearhouse (suit), Cole Haan (shoes)


GROOMSMEN’S ATTIRE Calvin Klein from Men’s Wearhouse

RINGS Platinum Trade Inc

MAKEUP Beth Level Artistry


REGISTRY Crate & Barrel, Honeyfund, Macy’s, Target