Oh you are just going to love this next gorgeous wedding by Sarah Layne Photography. LOVE I tell you. These two lovebirds and their travel-themed soiree just couldn’t be more fabulous. It’s theme wedding done oh so right and you can catch all the lovely in the full gallery of images!
From Sarah of Sarah Layne Photography… Jillian and Tim originally met in high school in a suburb of San Diego, but didn’t start their love affair until years later when Tim paid a visit to see Jillian in Portland, where she was happily living at the time. Jillian’s love for Portland was strong, but her love for Tim grew even stronger, and as he swept her off her feet, she moved her life back to San Diego to be with him. As everyone at their wedding can attest, falling for each other was the best decision either of them ever made, because these two really are the perfect pair.
Since Portland is Jillian’s second love, it was an obvious choice to hold the wedding there. She wanted to showcase the natural beauty of Portland, and used the vibrant green of the city in her decor. Also inspired by the trip that started their romance and the travel much of their family and friends would be doing to attend the wedding, she intertwined travel-themed details throughout the wedding. “With a little help from their friends” (as their sign-in postcards read), Jillian and Tim managed to pull off a mostly DIY, detail-packed wedding that took place over 1,000 miles away from home. Jillian collaborated with her cousin Kimberly, who does floral arrangements as a hobby, to design the accents, from the florals to to the hand-stamped favor bags to the airplane-topped cake calls created by The Cake Ballers. Her friend Laila, a talented graphic designer, designed the airplane ticket/boarding pass-styled invitations, as well as the other graphics, such as the table numbers and guest sign-in postcards.
From the Bride… My favorite moment of the day was walking down the aisle, not just me but everyone. We picked The Avett Brothers “January Wedding” for the wedding party to walk down to. It fit to a T, and it made me feel so happy within two notes. I walked down the aisle to “Moon River” by Audrey Hepburn; I just felt like that song was going to be our future. I was walking towards my one and only while the music stated how I felt in an ever so beautiful way: “Wherever you’re going, I’m going your way.” I felt at peace seeing Tim and floating down the aisle.
Wedding Photography: Sarah Layne Photography / Photography Assistant: Deann Barrera / Wedding Venue: The Treasury Ballroom in Portland, Oregon / Wedding Coordination: Your Perfect Bridesmaid / Floral Design: Kimberly Skogan, The Bride’s Cousin / Officiant: Roger Moore / Catering: Vibrant Table / Dessert Table: The Cake Ballers / DJ: Alice Avery of A & J Event DJ and Sound Services / Graphic Design: Laila Salvador / Paper + Printing: Sweet Paper / Wedding Dress: Vintage via Sparrow Bridal (No Label) / Bride’s Hair: Kerrie Kipp / Bride’s Makeup: Dana Gray of Girl on The Go