A beautiful day, picture-perfect location, and a gorgeous couple in love. What more could you ask for?! We met Ciaara and Boyd up at The Vista House for this romantic engagement shoot just before sunset. Kate had a lovely time with them, running around the house and surrounding grounds to get these gorgeous shots. We are so happy for them and excited that they chose us to capture these moments of their love!
The Big Fake Wedding was an absolute hit and we are so thrilled to have been a part of this year! This unique bridal show was held at the gorgeous and urban space, Union/Pine. Local vendors came together to display their talents while brides and grooms browsed and chatted to potentially hire their own wedding team! What made this show different, is that an actual married couple renewed their vows in a wedding ceremony for everyone to witness. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, amazing desserts, and danced the night away to a real DJ! What a fun event to be a part of.
Check out the White Magazine blog post that our photos were featured on, as well as many other highlights from this magical evening below. The vendors shown are listed below! Enjoy!
Bar: WishingWell | Catering: White Pepper Catering | Ceremony Musicians: Duo con Brio | Cupcake Bar: Saint Cupcake | Day-Of Coordinator + Ceremony Backdrop: Madeline Moore Events | DJ: Love Your DJ | Espresso Bar: Intentional Espresso | Potted Plants: Red Leaf LLC | Bouquets and Boutonnieres: Small Yard Flowers | Floral and Table Design: Ivy and Sage Floral, The Indigo Bride, Madeline Moore Events | Hair: Victoria Lou Hair & Make Up | Makeup: Maskcara Beauty Portland | Nail Bar: Dipped, Mobile Nail Salon | Pie Bar: Pie Spot | Rentals: NW Event Rentals | Signage: The Scribblist | Venue: Union/Pine | Wedding Cake: Dream Cakes PDX | Wedding Dress: Merrime Bride & Soiree
Every year our team holds an annual workshop and styled shoot where we team up with wonderful local vendors to showcase everyone’s talents. This year was our best yet.
We decided to change it up a bit this year and incorporate some deep, dark tones into a style fit for a rockstar. We themed it “Let’s Rock the Night” and had our vendors run wild with their imaginations. Peachy Keen Coordination helped to curate a magnificent team that brought this idea to life, and we couldn’t have asked for a better turnout!
The setting for this day was held at the gorgeous Saint Irene’s. This venue boasts an urban/industrial feel mixed with elegant decor and crisp, clean lines. We adore this place! Our models were real Lovely Day Couple Audrey and Heath! Audrey wore a gown from The White Dress, and adorned her ensemble with a custom painted leather jacket by Letters & Dust. Her makeup and hair was done by the lovely Sarah from Contour Makeup, and wore jewelry from Mia Donna. Heath was decked out head-to-toe with a dapper outfit from The Black Tux. Both wore rings from Mia Donna and looked absolutely magical!
Forest & Field put together an astonishing floral installation unlike anything we’ve ever seen. They also did the bouquet, and an amazing ombre table runner using greenery and florals ranging from white, to green, to deep hues of purple and burgundy. It was breathtakingly beautiful! The stationary and name cards were done by none-other than Seeds of Clay. The hand-lettered calligraphy and watercolored tones looked incredible set against their use of copper detailing. And because no wedding is complete without a cake, we had the coolest square semi-naked cake from the wonderful Dream Cakes to seal the deal! The beautiful dinnerware, goblets, rug, and table adornments were from Something Borrowed, who rents out the most unique and stunning pieces for weddings and events. The final touch was a hand-lettered sign from Letters & Dust with our theme. Everything came together so perfectly for this and we couldn’t be happier with the turnout.
Check out the jaw-dropping photos below. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this incredible day. You are all rockstars!
Coordination: Peachy Keen Coordination | Venue: Saint Irene’s| Dress: The White Dress | Men’s Attire: The Black Tux | Rings & Jewelry: Mia Donna | Florals & Greenery: Forest and Field | Stationary: Seeds of Clay | Leather Jacket & Custom Signage: Letters & Dust | Cake: Dream Cakes | Rentals: Something Borrowed
Kerstin and Jason are two of the kindest and funniest people you’ll ever meet, and together they form a beautiful union of love and friendship. We were so honored to capture their big day held at Camp Namanu just outside of Sandy, Oregon. The wedding was filled with loving sentiments and details from their family. Kerstin’s gorgeous tea-length gown was hand made by her aunt. The camp itself is held dear to Kerstin, as she attended and was a counselor here. We even found her name in one of the A-frame cabins! The site was beautiful and surrounded by tall trees and classic cabins, which were so much fun to photograph.
After a tear-jerking first look, they had their ceremony in front of a display of quilt squares, all hand sewn by members of their family. Guests then enjoyed lawn games, dancing, and classic summer picnic food at tables adorned with memories from Kerstin and Jason’s long and loving relationship together.
It was such a fun and beautiful wedding to be a part of and we couldn’t be happier for these two. Thanks again for having us Kerstin and Jason!
Wow, this engagement shoot was amazing! We met Kelly and Brian at The Vista House on what was coincidentally the most beautiful day we’d had all year. They flew in from Wisconsin so we were all overjoyed and went on to have the best time during our shoot. These two had no issues being their true and silly selves in front of the camera. We laughed all the way through our hike down to Bridal Veil Falls, where we captured the most breathtaking images. They even agreed to climb onto a giant boulder above the river for the last few photos (and I think we can all agree it was worth it). Kelly and Brian, thank you again for having so much fun with us on your shoot! We couldn’t be more excited for your wedding this summer!
There’s just something about a spring engagement session that gets us all excited for the love we get to celebrate in the upcoming wedding season. Lindsey and Joseph set the bar pretty darn high at our shoot in underneath the cherry blossoms. We walked around the Portland waterfront to capture these sweet moments, and had a few laughs along the way. These two radiate love and we think it’s pretty obvious through these photos! We can’t wait for their wedding this September! Check out some highlights below, and congratulations Lindsey and Joseph!
Wow. We were so excited to open the most recent issue of Oregon Bride Magazine to not only one, but TWO features of our beautiful couples! The first was a Summer Garden Wedding inspiration article featuring Melanie and Brian! Their wedding at Horning’s Hideout was adorned with Mexican and vintage-inspired decor that made for a unique twist on traditional decor. The magazine highlighted their gorgeous florals from Brier and Ivy and their vegan cake from Petunia’s Pies and Pastries!
The second feature was a coveted full-page spread of Erica and Josh standing on their plane on their wedding day! We had the opportunity to go with them in the plane for photos that day (and their engagement shoot too!) and it was definitely an adventure that we’ll never forget. Erica and Josh are dear clients of ours and we couldn’t be more excited that this jaw-dropping photo was featured in print!
We are so proud to announce that for the 2nd year in a row we were nominated as a finalist for Oregon Bride Magazine’s Best of Awards! This coveted award is voted for every year first by the public and then second by wedding professionals only. We are in the second round of voting now and so incredibly excited to be held among these creative and talented vendors! Thank you to each and every person that voted for us and helps us to live our dream every day. We truly have the best job in the world!
LaKrisha and Sam had a January wedding at Downtown Portland’s Benson Hotel. LaKrisha wore a sleek and beautiful gown and held bright red roses, and Sam wore a classic black suit and tie. We adored their elegant and classy bridal style! Witnessed by only family and close friends, these two tied the knot in the gorgeous lobby in front of the fireplace. We were so lucky to have a beautiful day and took them out for a few couples photos as well! Thank you LaKrisha and Sam for having us as part of your day.