Hi Friends!

Weddings are my PASSION! I have consistently worked in the love business for the past 3 years helping couples make their wedding dreams into a reality! A recent bride myself, I know firsthand what it is like to plan your own wedding and diving into the wedding world is a dream I get to live each and every day. Following my own wedding, my new husband and I packed up our lives (including 2 fur babies, Panda & Marcus), hit the road, and drove across the country looking for a new adventure in Portland, Oregon. Here, I found a home with Abernethy Center, a place where I can continue to build on my passion and absorb the love and magic that weddings bring! Writing Smooch is another way for me to reach couples looking for some extra support when it comes to planning a beautiful wedding! Stay tuned for the latest tips and idea coming your way!

XO

Madison!

Wedding Wisdom – Food: A Wedding Day Must!

Wedding Wisdom – Food: A Wedding Day Must!

Photography: Madison Mackie Photography Make eating on your wedding day a priority! It’s an old stereotype but it’s true, too often couples go all day, on the Big Day, without eating! It’s totally understandable given the nerves and everything moving so quickly on...

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Planning your Social Distance Dream Oregon Wedding During COVID

Planning your Social Distance Dream Oregon Wedding During COVID

Hello Smooch Family! As our venue emerges from hibernation, and our staff returns to work, Abernethy Center is embracing a new normal.  The pandemic has made us all acutely aware of life’s inherent uncertainty and as a result, has brought into focus what truly matters...

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Wedding Wisdom- Weekday Weddings!

Wedding Wisdom- Weekday Weddings!

Photography: Kalahan and Sean Photography   When working with couples, we often help counsel them on choosing a wedding date and aren’t shy about recommending weekday weddings. To this many couples initially respond with surprise and sometimes even unease. We’re big...

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Wedding Wisdom – Don’t Stress about the Weather

Wedding Wisdom – Don’t Stress about the Weather

Photography: Here Today PhotographyI was a nervous wreck in the days leading up to my outdoor wedding.  Everything was planned to perfection, but one major detail alluded my control and it gnawed at my brain relentlessly as the day approached. What if it rains?!?! ...

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Wedding Wisdom – Let’s Talk Venue Tours

Wedding Wisdom – Let’s Talk Venue Tours

Photography: Julia Green PhotographyWhen it comes to venue tours, use your time and energy wisely!  I recommend visiting 3-5 venues max.  I know some of you really want to explore ALL the options, but once couples start nearing the double-digits in venue tours most...

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Wedding Wisdom – Bridal Party Roles

Wedding Wisdom – Bridal Party Roles

Photography: Steele Photography When it comes to picking your bridal party, you allowed be picky and your allowed to free yourself from any feelings of obligation! Your bridal team isn’t just there for the ride, when they accept your proposal, they are signing on to...

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Wedding Wisdom – Power of Patience

Wedding Wisdom – Power of Patience

Photography: Ivory and Gold PhotographyThe power of patience runs deep within everything we do! It’s not always easy to collect but it’s worth the work once it is gained. I know that in the face of wanting answers about how your 2020 wedding will go, it’s easy to let...

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