The color palette in this wedding just makes me smile. Mint and gold? It’s just a lovely combo. But the couple at the center of this stylish fête is even lovelier. Their big day sparkles from the first picture captured by Sweetlife Photography to the very last, and you can see every picture perfect moment here.
From the Bride…Brad and Jenna met at the University of Oregon when Brad had returned from a year of studying abroad in South America to his new job at Jenna’s sorority house as the “house boy.” They came to know each other better and better, day by day, and as a winter formal house dance grew near, Jenna decided to pull a quick prank on Brad and ask him to be her date to the dance by writing in ketchup, “Will you go to Ivy Ball with me?” on the white dinner plates that Brad later had to wash…
After a few years of college, post college life in Portland, Oregon, and an adventurous move to San Francisco, Brad got up the nerve to propose ocean side at Manresa Beach in Santa Cruz. They shared the news with their family and friends and soon after the elaborate wedding festivities and a year of planning began.
They decided to have an elegant winter wedding up in Jenna’s beloved home state of Oregon. The couple fell in love with the industrial, yet warm atmosphere of the Leftbank Annex in Portland. The décor was themed mint and gold with lots of shimmering candlelight that played beautifully with the contrast of the brick and steel atmosphere. The bride wore a crystal lace drop waist gown by designer Romona Kevez, while the bridesmaids wore floor length mint chiffon dresses by Joanna August, and the men looked timeless in their classic black and white Vera Wang tuxes.
The couple walked down the aisle to an acoustic rendition of Bruno Mars’ “Marry You” played by a close family friend, whose father served as the officiant. The ceremony was funny, sweet, and very genuine highlighted by the amount of happy tears flowing from the 230 guests that attended. After the ceremony, the guests filed downstairs for a cocktail hour and upon returning upstairs for dinner, speeches and cake, were all happily entertained with a surprise rendition of Usher’s “Confessions” reworked to simply say: “we love Jenna more than you”, performed by the two hilarious brothers of the groom. The Portland craft beer and California wine flowed freely as everyone celebrated the newlyweds. It was a full dance floor and lots of love and laughter that wrapped up the rest of what the bride and groom describe as: “The best night EVER!”
Photography: Sweetlife Photography | Videography: Jenn Byrne | Coordination: Catherine Buford | Florist: Love Blooms Event Design | Wedding Dress: Ramona Keveza | Ceremony Venue: Leftbank Annex | Reception Venue: Leftbank Annex | Bride's Shoes: Designer: Badgley Mischka, Store: Macy’s | Rings: Derco Fine Jewelers | Bridesmaids Dresses: Designer: Joanna August, Vendor: Weddingtonway | Catering: Catering At It’s Best | Hair & Makeup: Powder, Inc. | DJ: Mobile Music DJ’s | Mens Attire: Designer: Vera Wang, Vendor: Men’s Wearhouse | Printed Products: Wedding Paper Divas | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother | Wedding Dress Boutique: Bridal Galleria, San Francisco