This time of year is cozy in Portland as the weather cools off, the leaves change and the boots and sweaters start to make their way into our wardrobes. Thankfully, even as I write this all bundled up on a drizzly day, I get to look through photos from our summer. They keep me warm as I remember the days and sunshine while I work.
Today I’m sharing my favorite moments from Kim and Kevin’s wedding on September 21st. They got ready downtown at the stunning Hotel Vintage Plaza. While the girls finished up with the final details, the groom and his friends headed to the bar to toast to the day. We started portraits downtown to capture the city then headed over to Laurelhurst Park in SE Portland. It is one of my favorite locations in the city. The ceremony was performed by one of Kim’s closest friends and the party began following the vows complete with local Oregon beers and VooDoo Donuts! One of my favorite people from the day was Kevin’s mom who broke into tears more than once due to her excitement and joy for the day. The first time she saw Kim and Kevin dressed up as bride and groom was hilarious and awesome as she broke into tears and hugged them both. I love people that show so much love and enthusiasm. It’s the best. Another favorite was a guest named TJ who broke out the best moves I’ve ever seen on a dance floor. He deserves a huge shout out. I need to figure out if I can hire him to spice up dance floors in my future.
The day was easy going, playful, fun and paid homage to my favorite local locations and treats. I also loved the board game decor. Thrilled for Kim and Kevin and grateful I was there to document the fun and the love! Congrats you too!
Venue: Hotel Vintage Plaza
Venue: Laurelhurst Club
Second Shooter: Scott Larsen
Photobooth: Stumptown Photobooth
Dessert: VooDoo Doughnuts and Tillamook Ice Cream
Cater: Catering by Laurie
Rentals: Something Borrowed
Flowers: Floral Sunshine
Hair and Makeup: K A Salon and Spa
Wine: Division Wines
Beer: Rogue Brewery and Bill’s Tavern
Wedding dress: Brides For A Cause