Rustic Wedding Day With Colorful Details at Red Barn Villa in Oregon City

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Wedding Pro Caitlin and husband Billy celebrated their nuptials with an elevated yet intimate design that highlighted pastels.
Written by
Lainey Dow


Oregon Bride Fall/Winter 2023

Caitlin Dieni and Billy McDonald met during their senior year at the University of Oregon and have been together ever since. As a wedding planner herself, the owner and lead designer of Caitlin McDonald Events, the bride envisioned an intimate celebration that “felt like home.” Both Caitlin and Billy love to throw dinner parties for family and friends, so they wanted their big day to be nothing short of a wonderful experience for their guests. Red Barn Villa in Oregon City served as the most beautiful backdrop for the affair. The bride and groom were very intentional about the food and wine they selected, and as self-proclaimed foodies, they cherished sharing some of their favorite dishes and drinks with their guests. Pearl Catering prepared an amazing array of cocktail hour appetizers, including crab cakes, caviar, honey Brie and blackberries, and duck confit crostini. Dinner included a two-course meal of beurre blanc grilled salmon and prosciutto-wrapped filet mignon. The dessert options were endless, from a two-tiered chocolate espresso cake, carrot cake, pastries and bites from Tres Belle Desserts to boozy ice pops courtesy of Sloshy Pops. The reception also featured two custom cocktails: a maple bourbon old fashioned and a guava margarita. Mimosa Floral Company provided all of the beautiful blooms for the day, following a gorgeous color palette of pinks, yellows and lavender for the bouquets, ceremony florals and reception décor. The combination of roses, ranunculus and carnations created voluminous arrangements that were set off exquisitely by the soft tablescape linens by BBJ La Tavola, textural place settings and sleek glassware used throughout the reception space. The wedding was full of personalized elements, from the custom Oregon-shaped acrylic escort cards created by Sands + Serifs to the “Mr. and Mrs. McDonald” marquee letters created by Alpha Lit Letters. Caitlin and Billy danced to an acoustic version of “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran for their first dance, and because Billy’s parents also celebrated their 34th anniversary the week of the wedding, Caitlin and Billy surprised them with a dance of their own. 

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