Dec 31, 2014

Favorite Moments of 2014

What a year!  We kicked off the year with a new baby which made for an interesting 2014 wedding and rental season for me but with amazing Hitched in the Hood planners like Sara and Samantha things went as smoothly as ever!

Of course you knew I’d have to share a picture of Miss Ivy Maeve – she’s pretty amazing!

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Only three weeks after she was born we were tasked with putting on a wedding (with three weeks notice – they literally called me when I was in the hospital) for the Travel Channel TV show Hotel Impossible who transformed an event space at the Vagabond Lodge.



I’d say things turned out great given the inclement weather and last minute timing. You can check out the final show details here!

We spent 2014 concentrating on full service wedding planning couples and taking on fewer clients – it’s made a big difference in our business model and provides us the time to really focus on each couple and getting to know them and how we can help create a wedding that truly reflects them.  The result has been great and we will continue to focus on just full and partial planning clients vs. day-of in 2015.

Check out some of our favorite moments from 2014!







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See you in 2015!

Apr 16, 2014

2013 Hitched in the Hood Weddings: Featured on Seattle Bride Magazine

One of our favorite weddings from 2013 was just featured on Seattle Bride!

This Trout Lake, Washington wedding took place at the Groom’s family home. One look at the mountain view, and you can see why!


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The natural space at this family ranch allowed us to work with the Chrissy and Justin (though he goes by Brock) to create the ultimate rustic and romantic wedding.  From the wine barrels to the soft florals, to the debut of Riverhood Rentals hand crafted barn wood tables- take a few minutes to soak in all of the pretty details…




The wine barrels topped with sprawling soft florals created the most perfect altar against the mountain backdrop.


THE BARN. WOOD. TABLES. Can you believe these gorgeous tables were hand made with reclaimed wood from the Gorge? They are stunning in person, and need only florals as decor to pull of this rustic look. It really doesn’t get any more natural and beautiful than these!!

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These tabletops upon more wine barrels created another rustic platform for Boda’s Kitchen to display a charming (and delicious!) burger bar.


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With the last name of Wood, the couple chose to incorporate a wood theme throughout their wedding:

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This shot of the couple with the sun shining through is pure summer love perfection from Tonhya Kae Photography.



Congratulations again to Chrissy and Justin! We loved making your rustic and romantic wedding day special and beautiful!


Vendor Credits

Photography: Tonhya Kae Photography

Rentals: Riverhood Rentals

Catering: Boda’s Kitchen

Flowers: Trellis Fresh Flowers & Gifts

Invitations: Swash Letterpress + Design

{full vendor list on Seattle Bride)




Mar 5, 2014

Introducing Audrey! Hitched in the Hood 2014 Intern

We are excited to have Audrey join us this year as our new intern. She comes to us with experience in the events industry having worked for Phelps Creek Vineyards in Hood River as well as coordinating events for a non-profit. She is very talented, sweet and totally adorable- we are very lucky to have her! Read on to learn a little more about her.


Tell us about yourself!

I grew up in Eugene, OR and studied Journalism at the University of Oregon. While in college I worked in wine retail and decided I wanted to get more involved in the Oregon wine culture by working for a local winery. Eventually I moved up to Hood River to live and work at Phelps Creek Vineyards as their Hospitality Coordinator. This was one of the best experiences I’ve had and I gained valuable event coordinating skills while planning their Wine Club parties and events. It was while working at Phelps Creek that I discovered Riverhood Rentals and Hitched in the Hood.

After working for Phelps Creek I moved back to Eugene where I worked in the non-profit industry coordinating fundraising events for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. I learned a great deal about coordinating auctions and other fundraisers which has definitely shaped my abilities to manage larger scale events.

I’m now living in Portland and I’m so excited to have the opportunity to assist Hitched in the Hood this summer and see where it will lead in the future!

What fires you up?

If you asked my friends and family what I like to do, they’d probably tell you that I spend a lot of free time galavanting around local antique and thrift stores. I love seeking out vintage treasures, and anything really that has some sort of story or history that I find intriguing. Weddings are similar in a way that you get to discover each couple’s history; how they met, where they’re from, and often what obstacles they’ve overcome together. I’m definitely sentimental about a good love story.

What are some of your favorite things?

Decorating, spending time with my family and friends, my kitty, discovering new hobbies (crocheting, candle making, etc.), having tea parties, wine tasting, argentine tango, travel, music, vintage shopping, anything from England, and nature.

What are you most looking forward to about Hitched in the Hood weddings this season?

I am excited to continue working in events and helping to create beautiful weddings this summer with Hitched in the Hood. I love being creative and helping to give people a one of a kind experience that they will never forget, and weddings are the perfect outlet for both. I am excited to learn all about the wedding planning process and be a part of such a great team this summer!

Thank you for joining our team Audrey! We are looking forward to working with you and having another season of incredible Gorge weddings. Love, Debbie & Sara


Feb 10, 2014

2013 Hitched in the Hood Weddings: Featured on Style Me Pretty and Oregon Bride Magazine

It’s so exciting to see two of our 2013 weddings featured this past week both online at Style Me Pretty and in print in Oregon Bride Magazine!


First up – Molly & Peter’s pear orchard wedding was featured today on Style Me Pretty!  Head on over and check it out and the full gallery of beautiful images by Zoe Longeran here:


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Next up was Erin & Kevin’s wedding in Oregon Bride Magazine.  If you haven’t picked up a copy yet grab it on newsstands today!  A full feature on E&K’s wedding coming up on the blog next week.
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Next up to be featured is Chrissy & Justin’s Trout Lake wedding from July. Look for it on another wedding blog this month!

Feb 6, 2014

We are hiring!



Hitched in the Hood is looking for a talented intern/assistant for the upcoming 2014 wedding and event season. With lots of weddings to plan you’ll be helping with various projects including:
• Assisting with logistics for upcoming weddings and photoshoots
• Assisting in set-up and tear down of décor on wedding/event day
• Participate in vendor and client pre-meetings (when available)
• Sourcing various items, vendors and decor for upcoming events (using existing Pinterest boards and setting up new ones for clients)
• Possibly assisting and writing for Hitched in the Hood social media outlets and blog
The ideal Hitched in the Hood intern:
• Must be available weekends and evenings of weddings and have own transportation (often late nights – done at 11PM)
• High level of organization/attention to detail
• Has a strong eye for design
• Loves to craft and make things!
• A positive attitude and creative spirit
• Desire to make wedding planning a full or part-time career
• Must have your own computer
This internship will receive a stipend for event days and lots of hands on experience working live weddings and events. Lots of opportunities for advancement for the right candidate!
Please email us at with a resume and a little bit about yourself if you are interested!