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.