A Beautiful Villa Catalana Wedding
Lorraine and Jace’s romantic Villa Catalana wedding felt like a dream. Nestled within the lush landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, Villa Catalana Cellars evokes the timeless charm of the Spanish countryside,, transporting guests to a destination wedding experience unlike any other in the PNW. To make the vibes extra special, Lorraine and Jace’s Practical Magic inspired decor adds a touch of whimsy to the venue already rich with gardens, a tropical plant filled solarium, and sunshine.
Read my interview with Lorraine and Jace below to learn why you might want to host your own wedding at Villa Catalana Cellars.
What made Villa Catalana Cellars the perfect wedding venue for you?
We were astounded when we found Villa Catalana. It is such a beautiful paradise only ten minutes down the road from us. We had no idea that it existed! The style of the buildings and gardens really reminded us of Spain (it’s inspired by Catalonia I believe). We have some really special memories of traveling through Spain together during the second year of our relationship. We fell in love with Spanish culture and architecture. Plus, we went there after being long-distance for six months, so it was definitely a really blissful time in our relationship.
What advice to you have for couples planning a Villa Catalana wedding?
It is a very laid-back atmosphere and the owners tend to go with the flow! They are winemakers first and foremost, and their home is also on the property. Keep in mind that it may be a different experience than a public venue that specializes in weddings.
What made their wedding day extra special?
It was amazing to celebrate the past 7 years of our relationship with all of the people that have played a part in it! Finally seeing everyone during our entrance after the ceremony was such an incredible feeling. We were overwhelmed with love and cried tears of joy in the car at the end of the night. I’ve seriously never felt more bliss in my life.
What advice do you have for couples wanting to plan a similar wedding to yours?
Don’t worry about making everything match! If it represents who you and your partner are and what YOU like, it will make sense on your wedding day! We had such a menagerie of things that were homemade, different brands, bought on Etsy, secondhand, etc., and it really made the whole vision feel more unique and unforgettable!
Who was one of your favorite vendors at your wedding?
I have to shout out our florist Milwaukie Floral (not only because I used to work there!) They created the most perfect little boutonnieres and my bridal bouquet made me SO unbelievably happy. I felt like a desert princess! Also, they’re the longest-running small business in Milwaukie (since 1935!)
Lorraine & Jace’s Photography Review
I could not be more thankful for the wonderful experience provided by Briana and Andrew. They made my husband and me so comfortable during our engagement photos and our wedding, adding a level of positivity and light-hearted energy that we’ll remember forever. Thank you 💛Lorraine & Jace