Creativity in Bloom at The Rosebriar Mansion

Celebrating the Talents of Oregon Coast Event Professionals  

After moving to the Oregon Coast two years ago and starting an event business, I often found myself clicking my ruby red slippers and longing for the comforts of my former hometown (you are not in Cleveland anymore). Understanding that successful events come together with the help of a trusted team of industry professionals, I had quite a bit of homework to do in this unique corner of the earth.

While navigating through these growing pains, I’ve been delighted to connect with a group of Oregon Coast event professionals who also share a love of creating fun and memorable occasions.

Garden party inspiration was pulled from the vibrant interior of The Rosebriar Mansion. Megan VanDoran Photography

Welcome to The Rosebriar
As an event planner in the Pacific Northwest, I enjoy working at historic venues as they lend a story to tell. Located in Astoria, Oregon, The Rosebriar Mansion is a charming and artfully designed event space and vacation rental.

The Rosebriar is a lovely venue for small weddings, elopements, private dinners, milestones, and business gatherings. The rental offers access to six guestrooms and a private Carriage House suite.

Throughout the home you will find lush textures, vibrant jewel tones, and a blend of modern and antique accents with décor direction by Vintage Hardware of Astoria…a hint of beauty at every turn.

Owners of The Rosebriar, Trudy and Djordje Citovic recently shared their home with J. Rickey Events and a team of Oregon Coast event professionals for a day of creative collaboration and a garden party open to the community.

Rose Colored Daydreams

To bring our garden party daydreams to life, the creative team enlisted Mia Norlander, owner of Bloomin Crazy Floral. Mia designed the dreamiest florals for the vibrant, garden rose-inspired party. Upon last-minute request, the Bloomin Crazy team also created a climbing garden wall that doubled as a privacy fence with greens sourced from The Flower Stand, Walluski Loop, Astoria.

Bloomin Crazy Floral offers fresh-cut local flowers, plants, gifts, and dazzling arrangements for weddings and milestones.

Artwork of The Rosebriar Mansion, photo Megan VanDoran Photography


A garden party tablescape designed by J. Rickey Events with florals by Bloomin Crazy Floral. Watercolor Menu & hand-lettered place cards by Pine & Seed, Linens  BBJ La Tavola (Prarie Black Natural & Faille Latte), Amber Smoke stemware, Estelle Colored Glass, Megan VanDoran Photography
Felt cute! Catering by Sage Bleu Catering, Megan VanDoran Photography


Food, But Make It Fashion!
When it comes to offering exceptional food with complimentary style rely on the culinary talents of Lavonne Cimbak of Sage Bleu Catering. Lavonne arranged a food wall set with savory bites that almost flirted with guests from the shelves.

Sage Bleu offers an elegant and custom event experience for Oregon Coast weddings, corporate events, and in-home chef dinners.

To round off the sweeter side of the menu, McKenzie Hammon of Miss Red’s Catering Co shared custom confectionary creations with guests. Based in Tillamook, Oregon Miss Red’s Catering Co adds fun and handcrafted detail to desserts.

Confectionary creations by Miss Red’s Catering Co. Megan VanDoran Photography

A Cup of Cheer

One part professional beverage service and one part charming duo, Sara Kate and Katie Heater of King Tide Mobile Beverage Co. shared an enticing lineup of cocktails and fresh non-alcoholic options for The Rosebriar garden party. King Tide Mobile Beverage offers a hospitality-focused team with a mobile bar and custom drink menus.

Ring bell for fresh squeezed cocktails by King Tide Mobile Beverage Co., Megan VanDoran Photography

A Rare Rose
Guests at the garden party were greeted by the art of Mari and Abigail Nab of Pine & Seed. They are a mother-and-daughter team of artists who offer handmade designs and greeting cards.

Pine & Seed designed a signature watercolor rose for The Rosebriar. The custom rose was featured on the garden party invitation suite, welcome signage, and the menus for a tablescape designed by J. Rickey Events.

Custom watercolor rose in progress by Pine & Seed, Megan VanDoran Photography

Inspired by the fine-lined art of The Rosebriar, the menus, and signage included one-of-a-kind hand lettering and watercolor art by Pine & Seed.

Beyond Essentials
The team at Cannon Beach Party Rentals arranged a champagne wall and hoop arch to add a layer of whimsy to the Rosebriar garden party.

CBPR offers an expanding collection of event rentals including beach setups and custom builds from an in-house craftsman. CBPR provided décor installation and lighting for The Rosebriar garden party. The positive energy of the Cannon Beach Party Rental team always radiates!

The Cannon Beach Party Rentals bubbly wall welcomed guests at The Rosebriar Garden Party, Megan VanDoran Photography

Celebrating Creativity
Blue Collar Astoria offers creative services and goods by small batch makers and artists, matched with the artistic eye of the shop owner, Emily Engdahl. The Rosebriar team sourced a collection of celebration pieces from Blue Collar Astoria including a custom wallpaper for the garden bar.

Consult with Emily at the Blue Collar Astoria shop to fuel your imagination.

In the Spirit of Collaboration
Oregon wedding, elopement, and couples photographer Megan VanDoran Photography joined The Rosebriar Creative team to capture the beautiful details of the day. With her timeless, and natural photography style Megan highlighted the romantic characteristics of the Rosebriar and our collective event offerings.

Inviting you to rely on this creative team of Oregon Coast event professionals to bring thoughtful details and hospitality to your next event.

Step inside the Gazebo Garden Lounge styled with the help of Blue Collar Astoria, Megan VanDoran Photography

Rosebriar Garden Party Event Team 
Bar & Beverage: King Tide Mobile Beverage Co.
Sage Bleu Catering
Cake & Dessert:  Miss Red’s Catering Co.
Celebration and Styling Pieces: Blue Collar Astoria
Event Styling & Planning:
J. Rickey Events
Floral Design:
Bloomin Crazy Floral
Local Greenery: The Flower Stand, Walluski Loop Astoria, Oregon
Photography: Megan VanDoran Photography
Rentals: Cannon Beach Party Rentals
Venue: The Rosebriar Mansion

Dinner with a view in Astoria, Oregon at The Rosebriar Mansion, tablescape styled by J. Rickey Events, Megan VanDoran Photography