We've Been Published // Luxe Event Productions on Martha Stewart Weddings "10 Fun Jobs for the Father of the Bride"

Recently we had the opportunity to write and suggest some Father of the Bride tips for Martha Stewart Weddings. Topic: Duties for the Father of the Bride (FOB). Here's what we suggested. Check out our exact words from Martha's site!

The bar is no longer simply beer, wine, and classic mixed drinks. It's a destination. Help facilitate some groom and father-in-law bonding time by asking dad to help the groom come up with signature cocktails, says planner Erica Berman of Jane Layne, LLC in New York and Florida. If they're feeling in the mood, they can brainstorm fun names, too. But that's just a bonus! "If the father of the bride is one of those men who love a good scotch, whiskey, or bourbon, or even a good stogie, then he might be the perfect person to design a scotch and cigar bar or order some Cubans for guests to enjoy post-dinner," advises planner Misty Damico of Luxe Event Productions in Oregon. 

Your world can become hectic in the weeks leading up to the wedding with last-minute meetings and checklists taking up your time. "The father of the bride is the perfect person to help pick up the slack," says Damico. He can walk the dog, pick up the dry cleaning, or mow the lawn. She also recommends asking him to water the plants, watch the dog, or get the mail while you're on your honeymoon.

Even if he's not footing the bill, dad can still play the part of host, says Damico. She suggests asking him to welcome guests as they arrive, act as the emcee, introduce the speeches, or say goodbye and thank you as guests leave at the end of the evening.

Luxe Wedding | Castaway Portland Wedding by Luxe Event Productions

There are some clients who just stick with ya long after their wedding day. Each for different reasons, we believe like hires like (for the most part) and when souls connect they connect. There's really no explaining necessary.

Well, Laura was one of those clients. We still stay in touch long after their wedding day and it's a true honor to call her a friend now, not just a client. Everything about this woman's character is powerful and infectious. So it wasn't a surprise that her wedding ideas and design were something we fell in love with too. (um, look at her veil!! Polka Dots!!)

Take a little peek into their day below...and you'll see just how "cool" she is -she just can't take a bad photo! Ha! Beside's Laura's striking beauty her hubby Kyle and his men wore Navy -super stylish while their bridesmaids wore mismatched dresses.

Everything about their event was original, from gold painted animal escort cards to a collage of crystal chandeliers above the head table to sequin linens and sparkling mixed metal details abound.

See our sneak peek of their wedding HERE

Then check out LIVE VIDEOS from their event and their hashtag #willon2wed we captured via our @LuxeProductions Instagram (where we post live from most all our events)

Venue: Versailles GardenCastaway Portland // Coordination, Design, and Styling: Luxe Event Productions // Catering: Dalton's Northwest Catering // Floral: Geranium Lake // Photography: Makers and Hand // Rentals: Barclay Event Rentals + Classic Vintage Rentals