Timeless PNW Winter Wedding

In the heart of the Pacific Northwest, amidst the crisp embrace of winter, Megan and Adrian vowed to forge a future together, surrounded by the timeless elegance they so adore. Their chosen venue, the prestigious Waverley Country Club, nestled along the serene Willamette River, offered a timeless PNW winter wedding picturesque setting that was nothing short of magical. As guests stepped inside, they were greeted by an enchanting display of lush greenery and floral arrangements that cascaded throughout the clubhouse, a testament to the couple’s meticulous attention to detail. Every corner, every moment, was imbued with a classic charm and sophistication that Megan and Adrian dreamed of for their special day. This wasn’t just a wedding; it was a celebration of love, legacy, and the timeless beauty of the PNW, captured in every laughter, every dance, and every glance exchanged under the soft winter sky. And Megan’s piece of advice for curvy brides is “Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone when looking for your dress.” And we love that so much!

How did you meet?
We met online. Adrian messaged me and we immediately clicked. After a few weeks of uncovering
how eerily similar we were, down to obscure 90’s hip hop references and a dark sense of humor, we
went on our first date…and have been inseparable ever since.

What is your proposal story?
The day after Thanksgiving, we drove out to Hood River for a weekend away. On the way out, he
asked me all kind of weird questions, like, “if you could pick your favorite lookout point, where would it
be?” “What’s your favorite place to watch the sunset?” If you know Adrian at all, you know his
questions usually consist of “where do you wanna go for pizza tonight?” “Want me to grab you
anything from 7-11?” Still, I suspected nothing. After dinner and a romp around the local Walmart for
snacks and funny gifts, we found ourselves watching a movie in our room. While getting down on
some quest dip and chips, Adrian grabbed a box of chocolates to add to the mix. As I eyed my
options, it didn’t even occur to me that he had gotten down on one knee and there was a ring in one
of the spaces! The most “us” proposal of all time. Still one of my favorite memories ever.


Tell us a little a bit about your wedding
I wanted something soft and romantic that also reflected my Polynesian heritage. I grew up going to
the Waverley, so when my dad suggested it, it seemed like a no-brainer. Our colors were inspired by our favorite wines from the Willamette valley and lush greens of the PNW and Hawaii. We wanted the event to reflect us: classic but a little undone.

Tell us about your attire choices
I did not expect my dress choice. Being a curvy bride, I was terrified I wouldn’t find anything. This was
the second dress I tried on. It was sparkly and poofy and everything I was afraid of. But when I put it
on, I mean….it was magic. I had never felt so beautiful.

What was the most important to the two of you while planning? Was there anything that you chose to
splurge on or skip?

All we wanted was to create an ambiance that was full of love and happiness. Adrian and I have the
best time together, so we wanted to make sure that all of our guests had a great time too. The photo
booth and donut and chai truck were a huge hit. I have two kids from a previous marriage, they are
my whole world, so making sure the event reflected them as well was huge. So the kids zone,
manned by my students (I’m a professor), that had art and games and cookie decorating, was a
decision I am so glad we made. It let our parent friends feel like they could enjoy themselves sans
kids, and the young guests feel like it was as much their party as their grown ups’

What were your favorite parts of the day?
My first look with Adrian and then the kids was so special. And my dad’s speech. I can’t even begin to
describe. It made my heart so full to hear his account of my life, to feel his feelings and to hear his
love for Adrian.

Tell us about your wedding flowers
I wanted my flowers to be organic and elegant with a nod to the Pacific Islands.

Tell us about your wedding cake
Ah! It was a work of art! I didn’t want the cake to be an afterthought. It was a three tiered cake with
layers of carrot cake with candied ginger and chocolate cake with salted caramel. I was obsessed
with how it came out, the movement of the flowers, the soft pink haze of the frosting. It was everything!

What did you do for favors?

The kids could bring their cookie kits home. We didn’t go all out for favors, instead, opting to have
photo strips from the photo booth for them to take home (and to include in our photo guest book).

Please describe any DIY, handmade, or personal details
Adrian’s stepmother made us a card box, which was so sweet. They also shared two small wedding
bears to set by the box. These bears were at their wedding and at each wedding of their children.
One of my bridesmaids wrote a bible verse on the soles of my shoes which was a special touch. And
the each of my bridesmaids gave me a gift (something old, new, borrowed, blue).

Did you include any family heirlooms or special traditions?
We included a ti leaf lei and haku lei as a nod to my cultural heritage, and then of course the bears
from Adrian’s parents

Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Something unexpected is bound to happen. Just breathe. It’ll still be the
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Any advice for your fellow plus size brides?
Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone when looking for your dress. And pick a wedding dress you
feel beautiful in. For real. If you love it, that’s all that matters.

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