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 …August 2014….
This wedding was especially delightful for me since it brought me together with two other former UO Athletes, Salena Softball and Randall Football. The entire process was, well, easy, simply because we had a game plan, executed assignments, huddled up, and set goals for our next meeting. Whenever we had a meeting Salena was prepared, pen out, ready with her list of progress and questions and eager to over achieve. Randall made me laugh several times with his approach to homework, always wanting to “win” at it…. “So we have to get around to each table and talk to guests in 2 minutes? Oh I got this!” then later…. while Salena was still talking to a table and Randall was moving on, “I’m totally winner aren’t I?” The fun and funny competitive love of this couple was so enjoyable to work with. Their families must also be the same way (since apples don’t fall, yaddah, yaddah) because this was my most efficient wedding all summer! Game day came and everyone was exactly in their places. Groomsmen were actually asking ME what we were waiting on! One even tapped his watch at me when we were one minute over “aisle time”… like I said before, EVERYONE on this day showed up ready to play!

Today’s setting was out at RiverRidge Golf Complex in Eugene, Oregon. Rustic teal and peach all around. Several Project Blocks included the welcome table, complete with this gorgeous signing book by Bruce Berg Photography.

Guests then walked under this arch to the wedding lawn where an aisle lined with mason jars, wine barrels from Country Chic Rentals and a program chalkboard greeted them. Flowers all provide by Patton’s Country Gardens and Bonnie Helsel. 

The couple performed a sand ceremony. Randall’s uncle presided the ceremony. 

Market of Choice provided a ribbon wrapped cake which I then had to decorate with the flowers Bonnie left…. always a little anxious about doing the cake Projects but I think this one turned out well!

Bonnie and her team set up beautiful wreath centerpieces
Candy filled jars marked each place setting and were a favor for guests to take home

Boss Hawg BBQ provided a delicious menu…

The wedding party sat together at one long head table with the bride & groom front and center

Post ceremony we moved the guest book and program to the reception up by the main building so guests could view the amazing pictures in it. 

See more from the Salena & Randall Dream Team:

Wedding Coordination Green-Eyed Girl Productions
Venue RiverRidge Golf Complex
Photography Bruce Berg Photography
Caterer Boss Hawg BBQ
DJ: Nate Robertson Entertainment
Cake: Market of Choice
Florist: Patton’s Country Gardens & Bonnie Helsel

Rentals: Country Chic Rentals– Wine Barrels

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A behind the scenes sneak peek: A GEG standards in practice is to provide iced water at the altar for the bride, groom and officiant in case they get choked up or just thirsty during the ceremony. They are nicer looking and quieter than bottled water, just in case they get caught in a picture 🙂 We also provide the for the photographer by request since they are working really hard all day too!

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