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DARICK & SOPHIA

A St. Johns Wedding

Story by Sophia & Darick Dang November 12th, 2014

Good morning

It still didn’t feel real the morning of our wedding on Saturday, August 9th, 2014. The ladies got ready in The Landing Pad at The Colony. We munched on sandwiches and fruit, and sipped on iced coffees as we bobbed our heads to Mariah Carey and 90’s radio.

Wedding invitations designed by the groom.
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After picking up the cake, the guys arrived at the Bones & Arrows suite at The Colony. Scout, our best man’s dachshund, kept an eye on the groom and groomsmen and kept everyone in line.

Bow ties made by Harding & Wilson.

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Floral and foliage arranged by the incredibly talented Kim Dodrill from Swoon Floral Design. Bridal hair and makeup by Madeline Roosevelt.
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meet me at 2pm

We loved the idea of exchanging gifts without seeing each other before the first look. It built the excitement and gave us the feels.
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first look

We had our amazing photographer Jamie Jones scout a spot for our first look at Cathedral Park.


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the ceremony

Our ceremony was held at our parish, Holy Trinity. We were graciously married by our pastor, Father Dave, and were surrounded by our nearest and dearest.

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hoyt arboretum

One thing that we learned was to trust our rockstar photographer. If she says to hike through the bushes and shrubs and sit down in the dirt in our wedding attire—do it. It truly paid off. As a result, she captured such gorgeous and serene gems. We would do it all over again. Thanks Jamie!

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the reception

After the ceremony and photos, we headed back to The Colony for cocktail hour and the reception. From setup to take down, our day was beautifully designed and executed by Angela Oliver of Simply Elegant Occasions. The vision of our wedding was vintage romance. Sparkling lights, pops of blush neutrals and lace, and lots of woodwork. Vintage rentals from Something Borrowed. Floral decor, including our beautiful chair garlands, are by Swoon Floral Design.
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Our delicious cocktails and drinks were crafted by our talented friend Adam Ho of Luc Lac Kitchen. Having the best bartender in town pouring drinks on our day was definitely one of the highlights of our wedding. Our wedding favors included wine made by the bride’s mother, and temporary tattoos of our attractive faces.
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Awesome photo booth and props by Happymatic. Our MC was our good friend Brian Do, while our DJ was Nick Lem of AVX Events.

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Another highlight: seeing our bridal party sway back and forth while danced our first dance.

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The first decision we made after our engagement was that we wanted our favorite restaurant to be a part of our wedding. Heavenly food by Luc Lac Kitchen. Big thanks to the Ho family and the great staff that kept us full all night.

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Speeches from those closest to us (another obvious highlight). The laughs, the tears, and again—the feels.

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We loved the idea of having something simple like ice cream at our wedding. It was a hot summer day in August, so it was a hit. However, just in case we’d look back one day and wished we had that classic cake cutting picture, we also had a simple cake made— banana with bavarian cream.
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At the start of the wedding planning, there were several DIY goals in mind. Yet the only project that made it to the finish line were our D&S marquee letters.

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We ended our night with dancing and celebratory cigars, as well as unforgettable memories of our rousing rendition of California Love.

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Wedding highlight film

A glimpse of our wedding day from the incredible team at Moetic:

Footnote: All photos by Jamie Jones Photography - http://jamiejonesphotography.com/
The Colony in St Johns, Oregon