This is the kind of the wedding that makes my heart do leaps. Because not only is it beyond lovely, but it’s also jam-packed with sweet, sentimental details that have me smiling ear to ear this morning. From the stunning Cathedral Park ceremony setting to the last piece of delicious pie consumed from the Baker And Spice pie bar, every moment captured by Brittany Lauren will warm your heart and then some, and you can see them all here.
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From Brittany Lauren Photography
… Ashley and Chris were married at Cathedral Park in Portland, Oregon on a very sunny and warm August day. Ashley wore a gorgeous vintage inspired gown with a full cathedral veil while Chris kept it classic in a black fitted tux. Chris’s family moved here from Scotland so of course there were kilts and bagpipes also in attendance. They said their vows under the arches of the St. John’s Bridge and then danced the night away surrounded by vines and lavender bushes at a family friends private residence. Their color scheme consisted of creams, whites, and green with touches of lavender at each table setting. They served their guests pies instead of cake because really, everyone loves pie!
Photography: Brittany Lauren Photography | Floral Design: Geranium Lake | Wedding Dress: Rebecca Schoneveld | Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Park | Reception Venue: Private Residence | Catering: Simpatica | Hair And Make Up: Red Magnolia Salon | Pies: Baker And Spice
This vow renewal had us swooning immediately. Every shot is brimming with pretty-as-can-be details like vintage candle sticks, flowers from Commonwealth and, oh yeah, the breathtaking natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Not to say any of this is shocking. The wife, Lindsay’s, blog Ladybird And Fellow is chock full of cuteness as well. Check out all Karen Obrist’s photos from the day here!
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From Karen Obrist Photography… I photographed this intimate vow renewal last September and it was beautifully styled and full of details! Tall candlesticks, old books and fresh flowers lined the tables.
Lindsay and Jeremiah have two adorable little ones and a DIY blog of their own in Portland. They were celebrating 10 years together by renewing their vows in the comfort of their home. Close friends and family joined to celebrate and support this incredible couple. It was truly magical to be part of!
Photography: Karen Obrist Photography | Necklace: Hot Mama | Chairs And Linens: Barclay Event Rentals | Flowers And Decorations: Commonwealth | Hair/Makeup: Janelle Mosser | Her Dress: Forever 21 | Lindsay's Blog: Ladybird And Fellow
The Waverley Country Club just might be my new favorite venue. It’s the perfect mix of classic and stunning, with dashes of downright elegance thrown it at every corner. In other words? It’s pure wedding heaven. And when you add in a duo as charming as these two sweeties, lush blooms from Rosemary Stafford Floral Design and a gallery full of pretty from Marina Koslow, well… awesome.
From the Bride… After meeting in middle school at the age of 12, we ran into each other shortly after graduating college and returning back to Portland. It was a warm summer night and after several asks, I gave Alex my number to call me for a date. One fantastic dinner date and nearly four years later we flash forward to our engagement. We had just bought a mid-century modern style home together that perfectly reflected our collective personalities and life was good. Things got even better when Alex popped the question in November of 2012! Shortly after our engagement, we were both given job opportunities in San Francisco and decided to pack up and head South. With this big change in mind, we chose a wedding date of May 31, 2014 to give us time to settle in to SF and plan from afar. We chose the Waverley Country Club after viewing quite a few other venues around Portland. Many of them were a similar type of venue, but none of them offered the charm and elegance of Waverley. After one walk through, we decided it was the place for us and started dreaming up our special day. Luckily for us, many of the colors that are existing in the decor and even the landscaping were aligned with our color palette for the wedding. To be honest, with our hectic schedules and not seeing the venue more than a couple of times while living in SF, we heavily relied on the wedding decor we brought in just enhancing the gorgeous style that Waverely already exuded. We brightened things up with white and ivory, but loved the existing moss, peachy coral and gold scheme that was already there for us to play with. One of the most important pieces that we did create and bring in for the wedding was the chuppah. My dad made it by hand from sourced birch and my mom chose the lace. We felt that this was a very special way for us to incorporate my parents in the Jewish aspect of our wedding that they wouldn’t have otherwise been involved. The day was absolutely perfect and reinforced all of the love ans support that we’ve been feeling from our family and friends over the last five years.
Photography: Marina Koslow Photography | Wedding Planner: Rachel Loveday With Blush Bridal | Flowers: Rosemary Stafford Floral Design | Cake: Palace Cakes | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Aritzia | Hair & Makeup: Powder Inc | Groom's Attire: Proper Suit | Bride's Gown: Anna's Bridal Boutique | Wedding Venue: Waverley Country Club