9.23.17 - Ashlee and Paul

They told me that to make her fall in love, I had to make her laugh. But every time she laughs, I’m the one who falls in love.
— Tommaso Gerraris

Ashlee and Paul will always have a very special place in my heart. They were the first couple to solely book with Griffin Event Management and I will forever be grateful to them. I have known Ashlee and Nish (Paul) since college when they first started dating. She was a cheerleader and he was a football player – it really doesn’t get any more quintessentially adorable than that. They were one of those few rare college couples that actually seemed to really love each other. That love carried them all the way to their wedding day.


As with most brides, Ashlee’s initial vision of the day evolved over the planning process and the result was stunning fall hues of blues and greens with just a touch of lavender. Combined with some hints of mercury glass and metallic, this fall wedding was everything and more. To make it even better, it was all set against the beautiful, rustic backdrop of the McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse.


Amazing Wedding Partners

Venue & Catering: McMenamins Roadhouse

Planning and Coordination: Melissa assisted by Jenn 

Photos: Jen Gardner Photography 

Videography: NW Film Co

Floral: Maria at Fowler's Flowers 

Cake: Sugarhouse Cakes 

Hair and Make-up: Sarah Kelly and Taylor Hockett 

DJ: Drew with Stumptown DJ's 

Rentals: The Party Pros and 4 Love of Pete 

After their good friend married them in a simple ceremony, the couple headed to the reception area for the real party. The Ruby and Hammerhead were flowing, the DJ was spinning, and this group of friends celebrated like there was no tomorrow. This couple knew that they wanted their family and friends to be able to let loose and have a good time and they were not disappointed.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Nishizaki, thank you for letting me be a part of your amazing celebration.