Joseph Wedding, July 2011

A client of mine invited me to be a part of her daughter’s wedding in Joseph, Oregon, last month. While I love traveling to new and exciting places with my Fluid family, what I really love is how open, warm and welcoming their families are to me! It probably doesn’t hurt that I’m showing up with my massage table.



Here are some photos from my trip. As usual, I crammed the most I could into one long weekend. I saw real live cowboys, watched as deer caused a traffic jam on main street, ate some awesome food, and even got in a stand up paddle session with the group on my last day.

The bride’s style was in keeping with Joseph style: picnic tables at the reception, mason jars for glassware and flowers, casually elegant cowboy chic.

The family came from all over the country, so I decided some travel stress relief was in order. We kicked off our weekend with an outdoor afternoon yoga class with a view of the Wallowa mountains. Most of us had traveled that day, so we focused on stretching and gentle movement. We did a vinyasa-style flowing yoga series (with some Pilates moves thrown in, of course), standing balance and some twists. While the view was awesome, we did start to get munched on by mosquitoes. So for our next class, we headed indoors.



We started most mornings with a combo Pilates/ yoga class. This crew was super athletic and most had done some yoga in the past. A few of the family members were new to Pilates, and they loved it! One even asked if we could work specifically on “core strength and pelvic floor.” Awesome!

I provided table and chair massages for the wedding party throughout the weekend and on the morning of the ceremony (please note the curlers in the shot below). The bride and her crew of bridesmaids, friends, relatives and other supporters did a lot of behind-the-scenes work leading up to the big day, from arranging flowers and hauling supplies to putting together food and welcome gifts. The family stayed relaxed as they hummed around like busy bees.



I mentioned the yummy food. First of all, there was my beloved pork. They cooked a pig roast in a pit, but this is Joseph-style, so no banana leaves. I won’t tell you the secret recipe, but I will say that it was delicious and I had two helpings.

This guy — we’ll call him the Salmon King — threw giant sides of salmon on the outdoor grill he brought with him (behind him in the photo below) and cooked them to perfection. I don’t know his magic, but this fish was ridiculous! I had seconds on the salmon too.

Want Anne to help your crew stay relaxed and stretched before or during your next party?  Contact Anne today to discuss your next party or trip! (503) 705-4762

Fluid Wedding Packages

Are you planning a wedding this summer?  Would you like to feel and look your best on the big day?  Would you like to make your wedding day a relaxing day of bliss for your family and wedding party?  Fluid can help!  Anne loves to help brides get fit with Pilates, yoga, and strength work and she is an expert at relieving stress with massage therapy.

Choose from any of the options below or call Fluid to design a unique package that suits you.

Option 1: Wedding Day Relaxation Package – Set the tone for your day with a relaxing chair massage for each member of the wedding party. $250 – $500

Option 2: Wedding Weekend Package – Treat your family and close friends to some relaxation. Anne joins your group on location and provides daily yoga or Pilates classes.   During the weekend each family member receives a thirty minute massage on the massage table.  The morning of the wedding each member of the wedding party receives a 15 minute neck and shoulder massage. $500 – $1000

Option 3: Bridal boot camp – Want to look and feel your best for your big day?  The bride and her besties meet with Anne for bi-weekly training sessions during the six weeks leading up to the wedding.  These include strength and flexibility work, food journaling and weekly activity check ins.  The bride receives two massages prior to the big day.  The morning of the wedding all members of the bridal party receive 15 minute neck and shoulder massages.  $1200 – $2500 depending on travel.

These are just a few examples of Fluid’s wedding packages.  Call Anne today and she will customize a package to best suit your needs.  503-705-4762