Lindsay & Colin | July 28, 2012

Lindsay and Colin’s wedding was an absolute gem of a day.  It began at Fada Salon with Lindsay and her bridesmaids getting their hair and make up done by Event Cosmetics.  And one of the greatest things about the location, is that it is just walking distance to The Nines Hotel in downtown Portland.  Ah, yes.  The Nines Hotel.  One of the premiere locations for getting ready.  There is something absolutely magical about photographing at The Nines.  The color, decor, and the lighting all come together to make for absolutely stunning photographs.  Mix this with a stunningly beautiful couple and you have the recipe for perfection.

Lindsay and Colin had their first moment at the hotel and took the opportunity to capture a handful of images with their bridal party as well.  We then dashed off toward the top of Mt Tabor for the wedding ceremony.  (Fun little factoid: Did you know that Mt Tabor is a volcanic cinder cone?  Well, it is true!)  So, as we are working our way over to Mt Tabor from The Nines, we noticed some traffic beginning to pile up.  Can you guess why?  The Morrison Bridge was up to allow a boat to pass through.  Oh yes!  You can try to plan for everything on your wedding day — but who would ever think about that?  Thankfully, by working with the ever-so-talented team of coordinators at Ella Events, a mere hiccup like this didn’t affect the day at all.  In fact, I even hopped out of the car to capture a photo of the event.  How often do you get to see a bridge up in Portland?  It happens for sure…  But not too often.

So, needless to say, we made our way up to the top of Mt Tabor.  EcoShuttle provided the transportation services for the day bringing not only the wedding party but all the guests up as well.  For those of you who have never been to Mt Tabor or those who are looking for an outdoor ceremony space, we highly recommend that you check out this location.  Guests gathered around and observed Lindsay and Colin exchange their vows underneath an enormous tree.

We then headed over to The Desoto Rooftop Terrace for cocktail hour and the reception.  Kim with Geranium Lake Flowers provided all of the floral decor.  Art of Catering provided the scrumptious food and Random Order Bakery provided the home baked pies.  The custom chalkboards were done by Alesia with Alesia Zorn Calligraphy.  And to really kick off the party, live music was provided by Excellent Gentlemen – and they were absolutely fabulous.  Picture this…  A beautifully warm nice summer evening surrounded by your closest friends and family, dancing the night away to some high energy upbeat music.  Yes.  That happened!

From start to finish, Lindsay and Colin’s wedding was a huge success.  The day flowed together effortlessly.  Everyone was relaxed.  And everyone certainly had a great time.  The evening was capped off with a buffet of donuts from our beloved Voodoo Doughnut.  And lastly, the grand finale was the most spectacular departure of all time.  Guests gathered around and threw NOT rice, NOT bird seed, but chamomile as the newlywed couple headed toward their Portland Pedicab to ride off into the evening.  Chamomile has a unique and distinctive feature when photographed with the flash of a camera.  It transforms into a magical gold dust.  How neat is that?

Congratulations to Lindsay and Colin.  We are extremely excited to share these highlights from your wedding day.

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Theresa Valls - August 16, 2012 - 9:19 pm

well done, Paul Rich! Beautifully photographed. And who knew that Mt Tabor could be such a fantastic spot for a wedding. I’d be delighted if these were my wedding photos.

Susan Phelps Shuff - August 18, 2012 - 1:43 am

Beautiful! I watched you working at the wedding and reception. You did a fantastic job.

Randi Scott - August 19, 2012 - 9:44 pm

Paul, these photos are just amazing. You are very talented. These will be wonderful keepsakes for the rest of our lives.

Connie Sillars - August 20, 2012 - 2:46 am

Awesome photos from a fantastic wedding! So glad we could be there.

Lindsay Scott - August 20, 2012 - 4:09 pm

As the bride, I spent my many intimate moments with Paul observing and never once did I feel awkward by his presence. He has the ability to make his subjects feel at ease while he works so he can capture an authentic moment. This blog post is a perfect summary of the day’s events and I’m glad I get to relive my wedding day through these beautiful  photos.  I can’t give Paul enough praise!

Al Angulo - August 20, 2012 - 4:56 pm

Wow very nice Randi.

Becky - August 20, 2012 - 7:38 pm

Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple and a special day! Congratulations Lindsay!!!

aoe

Becky

Lindsay Scott - August 20, 2012 - 11:58 pm

As the bride, I spent many intimate moments with loved ones while Paul observed and never once did I feel awkward with his presence. He has the ability to make his subjects feel at ease while he works so an authentic moment can be captured. This blog post is a perfect summary of the day’s events and I’m do glad I get to re-live my wedding day through these beautiful photos. I simply can’t give Paul enough praise!

Mt Tabor » My Portland Photographer - August 21, 2012 - 12:05 am

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Andrea McCoy - August 21, 2012 - 4:21 am

What a beautiful wedding!!! Miss you.

Paul Rich - August 21, 2012 - 6:26 am

Thanks so much Lindsay! It was such an honor to be a part of your day and to document all of the love shared amongst your friends and family. From the moment we first met, observing the relationship between you and your mom, I knew that working together would be a great fit.

Patrick Debremme - August 24, 2012 - 9:34 pm

As a Photographer myself I can certainly attest of a real talent wedding photographer your are. Those will be great memories of a special moment, and I a feel privilege to have been part of it. Plein d’amour et de tendresse aux jeunes maries.