Vicki and I have known each other for many years, so when she contacted me about photographing her wedding, I was very honored and excited. In addition, as many of you already know, the Lan Su Chinese Garden is among my favorite venues in downtown Portland. With Nadia, owner of Creations by Ly, as her maid of honor, Vicki was guaranteed a successful event.
The day started off at Vicki & Nick’s house in the Pearl District. It was the perfect location for Vicki to get ready with the guys getting ready just around the corner at the Inn at Northrup Station. We found a private location at the Lan Su Chinese Garden for Vicki and Nick to see each other for the first time. It was so fun to be there to witness that moment. Neither Vicki nor Nick could keep from smiling or laughing.
Following the ceremony, food stations were setup throughout the garden for guests to enjoy. Art of Catering provided the food and it was absolutely scrumptious. Background music was provided by Boy & Bean. I receive a lot of requests from couples looking for good live music and this trio is certainly a great option. And for wedding cakes, check out the incredible creation by Laura, one of Nick’s sisters. Rumor has it that it took 60 hours to make! And boy was it worth it!
Thank you to all the wonderful vendors for making Vicki and Nick’s wedding a huge success and thank you to Vicki and Nick for this wonderful opportunity. I wish the two of you all the best and can’t wait to share the rest of your wedding photos with you this Friday! Until then, here is a sneak peek: