Low Key Portland Elopement: Tyler & Revonna

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An intimate park ceremony, a trip to a cupcakery and a wedding that’s an¬†unpretentious¬†as they get. With just $4000,¬†Tyler & Revonna were wed at¬†Council Crest Park in Portland, OR with just their two best friends in attendance. Their low key ‘reception’ was at¬†Jake‚Äôs Grill, a local¬†restaurant¬†which they both love. The bride even made her own wedding dress, headpiece and the dress that her bridesmaid wore.

“I saw the inspiration for my dress two years before I made it, in a¬†store-front in Portland”, began the bride. “I found a bustier that fit me well and built the dress around it. My mother was concerned that the champagne color would ‘wash me out’, because of my fair complexion, but I reminded her that there was plenty of color on this body to counteract the beige.¬†I made several veils, in vain, before deciding on a fascinator instead. I made it, but Autumn (my BFF) designed it.”

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“I made Autumn‚Äôs dress and fascinator first, using a corset as its base. I’m glad it fit, because we live 750 miles away from each other! I made our belts from the same pattern, to keep something similar.¬†I found DIY tutorials for the boutonni√®re and bouquet online. I was pleased at how they all turned out although in retrospect I would have ommited my bouquet.¬†I wanted to hold his hands, not my flowers. Plus, making them that morning stressed me out.”

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“We are very private people; the thought of a public wedding did not appeal to either of us”, Revonna continued when I asked about their small event. “I like that we had a very intimate wedding, just the two of our respective best friends and the judge. We didn’t even recite our vows aloud – instead, we each wrote ours down, physically exchanged papers and read them to ourselves. There is a picture of Tyler reading my vows that I love, because you can tell he was very emotional at that point.”

“Our wedding was perfect for us”, she concluded. “My advice to other brides would be to elope!¬†It really is the best way to do it!”

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Fantastic! Thank you to Revonna & Tyler for sharing their day with us.