Embrace Details That are Truly Yours

Fusing the past and present creates a sentimental and beautiful wedding design.
Written by
Catherine Cortes


Oregon Bride Fall/Winter 2023

Sentimental touches are a cornerstone of any wedding celebration. If you’re seeking inspiration to make your special day unforgettable, take a look at how newlyweds Kelsey Wickman and Andre Wolf brought meaningful details into their wedding to honor their families and celebrate their love. The couple’s wedding took place at The Foundry at Oswego Pointe on a summer day, and the celebration was a bold reflection of the season. Darling Dahlia Florals designed stunning arrangements that combined vivid magenta, elegant emerald green and deep-sea blue tones. One striking element among the florals served as an elegant tribute to Kelsey’s recently departed grandfather and his 100-year-old wheat farm. Individual stalks of wheat were intricately woven into floral elements, from the bouquet to the centerpieces, creating an unconventional yet beautiful homage to his legacy.

For a special “something borrowed,” Kelsey incorporated buttons from her grandmother’s wedding gown onto her own dress, carefully placing the buttons along the length of her gown’s train. This unique and heartfelt detail ensured that Kelsey’s grandmother’s spirit was present with her throughoutthe entire celebration.

Andre also contributed special details to the day. One of the highlights was a bespoke whiskey bottle with a custom label showcasing the pair’s favorite engagement photo, taken at Rowena Crest overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. This thoughtful detail imbued the occasion with yet more meaning, and gave guests a glimpse into the couple’s love story.
To give the seating arrangements an intimate air, Kelsey and Andre wrote personalized notes to each and every guest, demonstrating their appreciation and thoughtfulness. This gesture went above and beyond the traditional seating cards, acknowledging each guest personally. Those special people were certain to cherish this memento, a reminder of this wedding day and how valued they are by the couple.
Kelsey and Andre’s wedding offers a wealth of inspiration for those seeking creative ways to show appreciation for their loved ones. From personalized details to sincere gestures, Kelsey and Andre showed that the little details can make a big impact.

City State:

Lake Oswego


Portland Metro





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