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This was by far the best year the Portland Bridal Show has ever seen! Not only did we eat cake and s’mores, meet some lovely new vendors, and see some gorgeous gowns…but we met SO MANY future brides and grooms with such fun and unique wedding ideas! We couldn’t be happier about how 2018 is looking for A Lovely Day Photography!

Check out some highlights that our very own photographer Crystal took of the show! Special thanks to Happymatic Photobooth, Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Horning’s Hideout, Wind Mountain Ranch, The Little Photo Bus, Ania Bridal, Blue Stag Mobile Bar, and The Original Photobooth!

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Wow. 2017 has absolutely been our best year yet. We’ve had the sweetest, most fun and creative couples and we feel so honored that you all chose us to capture one of the biggest days of your lives!

Here is a list of our favorite photos from the year in the following categories: dresses, decor, desserts, florals, venues, and favorite moments! We had so many fun and unique photos to choose from, and it was difficult to narrow down into a list, but we wanted to share some highlights from this magical year.

As always, we couldn’t do this without our beautiful and fun-loving couples. Thank you to everyone that contributes to these incredible moments!

Enjoy!

 

Dresses

Theia, Claire Pettibone, BHLDN, Morilee, and so many more. Absolutely stunning dresses in 2017!

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Decor

2017 brought some of the prettiest and fun decor we’ve seen! Many of these were put together by friends of the bride and groom. How wonderful!

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Desserts

In 2017 we saw a lot more unique desserts than ever before! Custom cookies, donuts, and even cannabis infused treats!

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Florals

Jaw-dropping florals in 2017! Creative arrangements, color tones, and lots of gorgeous greenery!

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Venues

Some classic, some brand new. We LOVE the venue choices you chose in 2017!

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Favorite Moments

This one was especially hard to narrow down. We flew in planes, met your wonderful pets, witnessed once-in-a-lifetime moments, laughed, cried, and danced our hearts out. Just looking through these photos makes us emotional! Thank you for allowing us to capture these moments forever! Looking forward to another year of magic!

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We hope to see you beautiful brides and grooms-to-be at the Portland Bridal Show next weekend at the Oregon Convention Center on January 13th and 14th!

We will be there along with over 150 talented wedding vendors from Portland and beyond, showcasing the best the northwest has to offer!

Come stop by the Lovely Day booth and say hi! Not only will we be giving away a FREE WEDDING, but we will have goodie bags with flower crowns and scratch off giveaway cards where everyone wins!

You can save $5 off your ticket by visiting the website and purchasing it in advance.

Can’t wait to see you there!

 

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Hayley and Billy are the definition of #couplegoals (perfect example: their matching bride and groom Converse!) They were married on their 6th year dating anniversary, surrounded by their closest friends and family at The Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland. Hayley had first looks with the two men that mean the most to her; First, Billy at Cathedral Park, and then her father at the rose garden. Both made for such perfect photographs! Their ceremony, held underneath the gazebo at Peninsula Park, was so heartfelt that it had even us crying happy tears! Everyone cheered at this amazing couple took their first steps as husband and wife. We are so happy that they chose us to photograph this momentous day! Congrats Hayley and Billy!

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Stephanie and Jay had an urban Portland wedding at two of our favorite wedding venues, The Old Church and The Sentinel Hotel! They had an intimate first look in the card room at The Sentinel Hotel. Afterward, they braved the wind and rain for some adorable portraits and we must say, it was worth it! Their ceremony at The Old Church was stunning, and so was their reception back at The Sentinel. The rich blue tones of the reception hall along with their chosen wedding colors made for a picturesque scene. Their family and friends enjoyed food from Jake’s Grill and a perfect three tiered cake from local bakery Papa Haydn. Everyone danced the night away to the beats of DJ Kyle Dobashi, a friend of the couple! Stephanie and Jay both shared that their favorite part of the day was seeing how all of their family and friends came together for their big day. We were so glad to be there, too! Congrats again Stephanie and Jay!

Dress: Stella York from The White Dress | Florals: Arranged For You | Catering: Jake’s at The Sentinel | Cake: Papa Haydn

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Wow. What a show. Oregon Bride Magazine is known for showcasing the best-of-the-best local wedding vendors and this evening was a perfect display of that! We saw so many immaculate and detailed displays, we couldn’t believe our eyes! From cakes, to florals, rentals, dresses, catering, and far, far beyond. It was so awesome to see all of the amazing options that are available to brides and grooms planning their big day.

Check out a few of the photos from the event below, featuring Dream Cakes, PDX Ice, White Pepper, Botanica, Something Borrowed, The White Dress, Anna’s BridalWide Eyes Paper Co, Pure Space, Bella Blooms, and more!

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Kiersten and Rich were our wedding giveaway winners from the Portland Bridal Show, and from the moment we met with them in our Portland studio we knew it was meant to be. These two are such a kind and deserving couple and their entire day was filled with emotion and beautiful details from their love story. We were so happy to be there to capture every moment! Their wedding took place at The Foundry at Oswego Pointe, on (what was supposed to be) a rainy October day. The rain cleared just in time for their first look and continued for their entire wedding! Their ceremony was held overlooking Lake Oswego, where their family and friends tearfully witnessed these two seal the deal with vows and rings. Guests also enjoyed a reception that included heartfelt toasts (the best man even sang a song and played the ukulele!), cake and donuts, and lots of dancing. Everyone gathered outside and made a tunnel of sparklers as these two ran out into the night. It was such an honor to be a part of this wedding and we are SO glad we got to meet Kiersten and Rich. Congrats again you two!

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We met Kerstin and Jason at Rachel’s Ginger Beer on Hawthorne Blvd. for some icy Moscow Mules before heading up and down the street for some fun urban photos. We popped in and out of shops and restaurants, and posed against hand painted murals during their session. Most of their time was spent acting silly and being in love, and we really enjoyed capturing it on camera. We can’t wait for their wedding in March!

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Holly and Jules engagement shoot took place on a really pretty day, so we took advantage of it and hiked around Lacamas Lake in Camas, WA. We climbed up and down rocks and into the riverbeds to get tons of gorgeous photos, and I think it was worth it! Their love for each other is so obvious and photographed beautifully. We can’t wait for their wedding next September! Congrats on your engagement Holly and Jules!

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