A Dream Wedding Day Comes to Life at the Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa

Recently, Emily Barghigiani and Charlie Findeisen said their “I do’s” in a stunning cliffside ceremony above the Columbia River, accompanied by the awe-inspiring roar of the 208-foot waterfall on the grounds of the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa. As noted by the couple, “We knew from the moment we walked the grounds it was the place we wanted to have our wedding.” Guests were treated to breathtaking views of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area during the ceremony and of the waterfall during cocktail hour, all while enjoying the beauty of the hotel’s lushly landscaped grounds. Emily’s long veil added to the enchantment of the day, as the wind caught it and sent it gliding into the air, making for some truly mesmerizing photographs. The reception was a celebration of the couple’s relationship, with photos of Emily and Charlie at each corresponding age displayed at each table. A side table featured framed photos of the couple’s parents and grandparents on their wedding days, adding a charming touch to the event. Mr.Elive Productions was proud to be a part of such a special day. We provided the music and mics for the ceremony, adding to the ambiance and creating an unforgettable experience for the couple and their guests. The event was a true collaboration of talented vendors, including The White Dress in Portland for the bridal gown, Michael Kors for the bridal shoes, Nordstrom for the bridal accessories, Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa for the cake and catering, Sarah Benson of The Perfect Petal for the florist, Men’s Wearhouse and Joseph Abboud for the groom’s attire, Nicole Delepine of 5th Element Salon for hair, Katya of the Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa for makeup, Blaine and Bethany Photography for the photographer, The FotoBus with Jen Jones for the photo booth, Teresa Ellifritz of Columbia Gorge Weddings as the planner/day-of coordinator, and Jesse Larvick of LarvickMedia for videography. This beautiful and memorable event was featured on Oregon Bride Magazine, and you can read more about it by visiting the link: https://orbridemag.com/love-first-site-dream-wedding-day-grounds-historic-columbia-gorge-hotel-and-spa. We are honored to have been a part of Emily and Charlie’s dream wedding day and looks forward to bringing the same level of excellence to future events.