A flawless takeoff toward smooth sailing
Eric and Andy may have met online—as they explain, on “one of the many apps that the kids likely don’t think is ‘cool’ anymore.” However, we’re confident that anyone would be wildly impressed by the beyond-cool, show-stopping wedding these two pulled off just a couple years later, as they turned our hotel into a winter wonderland-meets-Italian-paradise. The couple only viewed one property (ours!) before making their decision; they loved seeing how the wedding could be coordinated throughout three different spaces—the Wine Cellar for the ceremony, the Game Lounge for the cocktail hour and the Pinot Blanc AB room for the reception. Thanks to their alluring wedding theme “Inverno in Italia (Winter in Italy),” our renowned, Italian-inspired restaurant was another major selling point, too. The wedding followed a vision of transporting guests from Portland to la patria (the motherland), since Eric’s family is Italian and he embraces the culture in all aspects of life. Since Eric and Andy also adore Christmastime, they elegantly incorporated the best aspects of the holiday; think blue, white and silver hues plus festive snowflakes and pine trees.
Photography by Shelby Brakken Photography