Guys. This wedding, these people.. from the very first moment I spoke with Emilie, to our crazy epic adventure at Wachella Falls to their thoughtfully stunning wedding at Union/Pine I have just felt so dang lucky to have been apart of it all. Emilie and Connor hand picked each person that played apart in their wedding and it felt like one huge family all day long.
"Early on in the wedding planning, my mom asked a simple question: “Why don’t you just invite whoever you’d have over for dinner?” That really clicked and stuck with me, and it became the entire heart and theme of our wedding! Connor and I are both very relational beings and were raised in homes with parents who modeled hospitality like no other – doors were always open, guests were coming in and out all the time, and family dinners were an every day staple. This value of keeping the theme “just having people over for dinner” made the entire wedding planning process simple, heartfelt, and, most importantly, US! In all the planning, the goal for our wedding day to have the feel, intimacy, and atmosphere of everyone being in our own home. The cocktail area was set up to look like a living room, the dinner was family style, and the reception room was decked with frames and decorations from our own home. This was truly the “heart” of our wedding and it was definitely the most important thing to us!" from Emilie
Emilie and Connor knew they wanted to have their first look in the forrest somewhere near where Connor used to play as a kid. Days leading up to the wedding they scoped out places nearby the venue and chose Laurelhurst Park for their incredibly sweet first look. I am 100% known to cry at weddings but it's usually during the vows or first dances. Nope. They got me at the first look.
The rest of the day was spent at Union/Pine where the most stunning floral arch created by Good Seed Floral was, surrounded by the happiest of friends and family. The whole room literally clapped when Connor walked down to the aisle. It was seriously the easiest going day and I enjoyed every minute of it. After these two babes got married there were non stop giggles and just pure joy. We ran around in the misty Portland rain and just soaked up every minute we had.
This wedding started out my season for 2017 and man oh, man it just kicked everything off so freaking good. I'll forever be grateful for this couple and for clients turning into real friends. Emilie and I share a love for plants so we'll be plant browsing in the near future... probably with coffee in hand ;) ENJOY!