Scott Thompson and Shannon Poglajen tied the knot on June 29, 2007 at Edgefield, a McMenamins property, in Portland, Oregon! It was an honor to be a part of their special day and help plan their wedding, as I have known them for several years so it was fun to work with such great friends. Their venue was a perfect setting for intimacy and fun, as Edgefield is a historic property overflowing with character and charm! The property was purchased by McMenamins in 1990 and transformed into a unique European-style village, including lodging, a pub with a movie theater, a winery, a brewery, distillery, golf course, gardens, vineyards, and wedding and banquet space.
About the couple:
Scott owns a recruiting company called Lexicon Staffing in Portland, Oregon. He is originally from Seattle and went to University of Washington and graduated in ’99 and is a true Husky fan! Shannon works in Sales for Symantec, an internet security company. She is originally from Wisconsin and went to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, graduating in ‘00. Scott and Shannon met in Mexico on college spring break in ‘99. The two of them make a fabulous couple as they are super fun to be around and their energy and bright smiles light up a room!
What made the wedding unique and personal:
It was really important to Scott and Shannon that their wedding was personal and unique. As they selected vendors, colors, and planned out the details of their wedding, they ensured that every element would be personal to them. Here are a few examples:
- Scott and Shannon hired The Photographers to not only capture beautiful photos from their special day, but also to create a movie advertisement which casted Scott and Shannon as actors in the movie, “A Lot Like Love”. This is a special movie that is personal to them, and they thought it would be fun to incorporate this into their wedding. A movie sized poster of the below image was showcased at their wedding – guests were ooh’ing and aah’ing over their awesome poster!
- Another example of how they inserted their creativity into their wedding was showcasing different flavored cakes at each guest table. This encouraged guests to mingle with other tables so they could try the other flavors of cakes, which were absolutely delicious! The different cake flavors were chocolate with raspberry ganache, mocha rum custard, carrot, banana cream, german chocolate, and orange dreamcicle.
- To begin the ceremony, Scott and Shannon asked their Officiant and good friend, Justin Rothmier, to introduce each member of the wedding party. Justin explained how each bridesmaid or groomsman was special to Scott and Shannon. He also gave guests a brief background of who they were – what they do for work, fun, family, etc. so it really personalized the ceremony for guests so they knew who were standing in the ceremony supporting Scott and Shannon’s marriage.
Cake: Beaverton Bakery
Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Flowers: Kathy Sohler Designs
Photographer: The Photographers
DJ: Chad Dowling Productions
Venue: Edgefield McMenamins
Hair On-Site: I Do
Congratulations Scott and Shannon!