Mary & Monty’s Wedding: A wedding and a storm

Hello Unforgettable Fans!

Every Thursday, Unforgettable Service & Events will be featuring a different event that we have had the pleasure of directing. Last week we began with the INSPIRE! Bridal Tour, Dawn’s favorite event that we produce bi­annually. This week, we have decided to feature the wedding of clients Dr. and Mrs. Montgomery Wettstein.

Chea Studio Photography (Chea Barnes)

Chea Studio Photography (Chea Barnes)

Mary and Monty’s wedding on September 28th, 2014 presented Unforgettable with one of their craziest challenges yet. The worst storm of the year happened to hit the valley the day of their vineyard wedding. The bride’s vision of an elegant evening under the stars, at the gorgeous King Estate Winery was planned with Dawn with meticulous attention to detail. We had worked with the couple to plan every last aspect of their dream wedding from their dream venue to the white velvet backdrops with Tiffany blue up lighting behind each lounge area surrounding the dance floor. It was going to be a beautiful fall evening! We just knew it!

Chea Studio Photography (Chea Barnes)

Chea Studio Photography (Chea Barnes)

However, Mother Nature had very different plans for us. As seasoned coordinators, we always have a backup plan for inclement weather especially in the Willamette Valley, no matter what time of year, because weather here is incredibly unpredictable. The closer the wedding got, the more concerned we became with the weather being less than perfect. Dawn made sure to get the reception space covered just in case the weather would not allow for an outdoor reception, when the warnings predicted not just rain, but monsoon type conditions with high winds.

Chea Studio Photography (Chea Barnes)

Chea Studio Photography (Chea Barnes)

Our lovely bride, Mary was still hopeful that the wedding could take place outside on the lawn and did not want to move it inside if at all possible; so she agreed to let Dawn, with her expertise, make a last minute decision to move the ceremony inside if it indeed became necessary. The morning of the wedding, there was no question the storm was on its way. As the bride was getting her hair and makeup done, Dawn made the call and moved the ceremony indoors. She had already made the arrangements two days before in case this situation happened, making the transition to the indoor location seamless. Not all of the outdoor wedding dreams the bride wanted was lost, however. The photographer was able to get some fantastic wedding shots of the couple out by the vineyard before the winds set in.

Chea Studio Photography (Chea Barnes)

Chea Studio Photography (Chea Barnes)

As the guests finished dinner and the party was just beginning, the storm hit hard. The King Estate tent that was being used for bussing and storage went flying down the driveway. On top of this, water collection buckets in the main tent were being emptied every five minutes due to the heavy rainfall. To add to this, the wind blew so strongly that at one point, the side of the tent that had been anchored down securely blew in and sent a floral arrangement crashing to the ground. The outdoor area had to be evacuated for safety reasons.

Chea Studio Photography (Chea Barnes)

Chea Studio Photography (Chea Barnes)

While Dawn and her crew ended up being soaked by the storm, none of the guests realized all that had gone on that night. US&E had kept the timeline going smoothly and the couple and the guests calm. Dawn was told later by the couple that no one had realized that things had gotten moved to avoid getting wet or damaged.

Chea Studio Photography (Chea Barnes)

Chea Studio Photography (Chea Barnes)

The bride even wrote us this glowing review:

“If you think you don’t need a wedding planner, you’re wrong, very wrong. You need Dawn and her staff if you want your wedding to be perfectly planned. No details will be overlooked. She came up with awesome ideas and has great connections. She’ll be there for you at any hour of the day and answer questions and address your concerns. My September vineyard wedding happened to coincide with the year’s craziest storm. Dawn had to redo everything last minute, the guests never knew. So all you Oregon brides, have a rain backup plan! Choose Dawn, she’s awesome!!!”

We are so happy that she loved her wedding and that we were able to make her big day such a special event, even with the unpredictable Oregon weather!

Chea Studio Photography (Chea Barnes)

Chea Studio Photography (Chea Barnes)

Details on the wedding:

Wedding Date: September 28th, 2013
Venue: King Estate Winery
Rentals and Lighting: Parties To Go
Photographer: Chea Studio Photography, Chea Barnes

Florist: Patton’s Country Gardens, Bonnie Helsel Bakery: Cakes by JoDee, JoDee Suter
Hair: NuVo Salon, Nancy Jones
Limousine: Superior Limo

Thanks, US&E Staff

What is the Best Part of Working for Unforgettable Service & Events?

Hello Unforgettable Fans!

From all of our wonderful reviewers, we have heard about the favorite moments of your events and how we have been able to make them special for you and your guests. Now it’s our turn! Some of our staff would like to tell you some of their favorite part of working for Unforgettable Service & Events.

Jona Henninger, a bartender for US&E, says that her favorite part of working for the company is the weddings. She enjoys serving at the weddings and being a part of the couple’s magical night.

Assistant Coordinator Kristina’s favorite part of working for US&E is that the company allows her to be herself and feel like part of a family…an unforgettable family!

Diane, one of our Associate Coordinators, says that the originality and creativity of events like the INSPIRE! Bridal Tour is what makes her work with US&E unforgettable. “Dawn Keeney thinks of it all so a bride and groom don’t have to,” she says.

“I love that Dawn and I are on the same page when it comes to quality of service and positive cooperation,” Damon, the newest member of the US&E team, says. “The Inspire! Tour is genius and I am so pleased to be a part of it!”

Finally, staff member Mara shares that her favorite part of working for US&E is “working along side my friend and seeing her in her element. She truly is professional and rises to any occasion. She does it with ease, grace, professionalism and a great sense of humor.”

There you have it! We are always having fun coming up with ways to make your event special and unforgettable, but now you know why that is so special and unforgettable to us.

Let us know your reviews and quote on events you have by giving us a review! Communication is the key to a happy relationship (even if it’s a corporate relationship with us)!

Thanks,

The US&E Staff

Hello from all of us to you!

Unforgettable Service and Events, LLC is proud to announce the launch of their new blog! To start things off, we thought we would tell you a little more about who we are and what we do.

We are a company that strives to ensure that at the end of their events our clients are left saying that it was the best event they have ever hosted and that they are looking forward to working with us again. Here at Unforgettable Service and Events, LLC, we do not just worry about making the event look incredible, we genuinely care that your voice is heard and that your event is just how you envisioned it or better.

To kick off our bi-weekly blog posts that will happen Tuesdays and Thursdays, we wanted to showcase our CEO’s creative vision: The INSPIRE! Bridal Tour.

The INSPIRE! Bridal Tour is the best way to plan your wedding in style while you and a guest enjoy yourself every step of the way! It is NOT a wedding show. It’s like a mini-vacation as you and your guest travel around the city in a limo and go to various venues and meet with the area’s top professionals in the wedding business without the pressure of feeling rushed or overwhelmed with choices. It does not matter how far along you are in your wedding planning process. Whether you’re looking for the perfect cake, venue, florist, or anything else, you will get to sample all of these things and more in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. If all of the options you have are causing you stress or you simply don’t know where to start in your planning, let the INSPIRE! Bridal Tour be your guide to making your wedding day perfect.

Check out a video from our latest INSPIRE! Bridal Tour put together by Happily Ever After Wedding Films:

 

For more information about the bridal tour and how to be a part of it, please visit our INSPIRE! Bridal Tour’s website:
http://www.oregonbridaltour.com