Our very own Wedding Division Retail Merchandiser Megan shares the details of her and Brennen’s wedding
Location & Details: Urban Studio in the Pearl District, Portland, Oregon. Brennen and I were set up by one of the managers I worked with at Nordstrom Downtown Portland. Given that Portland is where we met, it seemed only fitting we return there for our big day.
Our Wedding Theme: “A Great Party.” We knew we wanted to host a great party—not only celebrating our big day but also our friends and families who have supported us through the years. Most of our guests were flying in for the event, so we made it a “Wedding Week.” We hired an amazing wedding planner, Kelsey Timberlake (owner of Vanity Fair Events), to take care of all the details. I met Kelsey originally through Nordstrom when she was seasonal help. Since she already knew me it made remote planning that much easier.
Special Moments: Our first look. We were able to just have a moment to ourselves and really take in the day. Also, Brennen’s grandmother came, which was really special, as she had been sick and we weren’t sure she would be able to come.
The Dress: Honestly I had no idea what I wanted. I went shopping at a few places but could never find the dress. With the help of the Wedding Suite Manager at Michigan Avenue, Allison Newby, I was able to find my dress. She somehow knew exactly what I needed and wanted to wear even when I had no idea. From the moment she zipped me into the Marchesa dress, I knew that was it.
Advice for Brides-to-Be: The wedding day, and the week leading up to it, is a complete whirlwind. My biggest advice would be to relax and enjoy every moment. It is so rare as we get older that we have our family and our friends who are family all in the same place at the same time. Enjoy being together!
Other Notes: I moved to a new city toward the end of our engagement, a few months before I was to start alterations. Being that we have Wedding Suites all across the country, I knew it wouldn’t be a problem. I had my dress shipped to Seattle, where I had my alterations done. The team there took such good care of me, just as if I had been with them from the beginning.
Photos by Kimberly Kay Photography
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