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Bright & Beautiful Floral Inspired Portland Wedding

When Jack proposed to Claire in January, he did so by filling their apartment with bouquets of bright and beautiful blooms. As the couple also love the outdoors, they decided to bring both elements into their June wedding day, by having their ceremony at the stunning Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden in Portland, Oregon. 

Their wedding date was chosen as it was Jack’s grandparents’ anniversary. “They were together for nearly 60 years and also college sweethearts,” Claire told us. “While they are no longer with us, we hoped that some love and luck from their marriage would be something strong to build our own on.”

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Rainbow Dreadlocks, A Rainbow Wedding Dress, Fire-Breathers, Hula Hooping & Bubbles!!

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Can we all just stop for one second and INTERNALLY SCREAM over how frickin’ awesome this bride looks? Rainbow dreadlocks and a rainbow wedding dress!? I’m dead.

Chalaina (nickname, Rainbow Brite, because of course) and Chris were married in October in Portland. “The inspiration for our wedding was rainbows!”, said the bride. “We chose not to do many traditional things. We walked down the aisle together, because we are equal partners. Our officiant was wearing rainbow faerie wings and as she pronounced us life partners, waved her faerie wand around us. We also had performers who spun fire poi, hoops, and fire batons.”

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“We were married in a beautiful gazebo at a Victorian mansion. We walked down a covered aisle into the gazebo together. Our officiant began the ceremony by thanking everyone who was there and those that were there in spirit. She then talked about the importance of the commitment and what marriage means today. She had us say our vows, and we then exchanged our rings.”

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Portland Wedding with Minimal Stress

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Ray and Tah-Lia wanted their wedding to be as casual and laid back as possible. So they took a long time to organise the day (two years!) and made decisions that kept things simple.

“We love vintage clothing and really vintage everything and we wanted to have a fun wedding with minimal stress”, said the bride. “We also share a love for music so having a live band was a must, and we wanted a lively band that would get people dancing!”

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“We organised everything ourselves! We bought the cake and wines from the grocery store (which saved us money) and bought a keg from Deschutes Brewery. We also had a friend do a fun photo booth during the reception for our guests to take pictures. We let our bridal party pick what they wanted to wear (as long as it was black) and tried to keep everything as simple as possible.”

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Science, Stars and Everything We Love

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Lulu and Alex’s June wedding was held at The Historic Overlook House in Portland. Their wedding theme was based on a sentence that they came up with on early in the planning process. “Science, Stars and everything we love”, Lula said, “and we only picked things we really loved. We obviously had our favourite colours but also dinosaurs riding pine cones, temporary star tattoos (our son loves temporary tattoos), food from our favourite restaurant, Erlenmeyer flasks, wood tables and chairs, paper crafts, mercury glass, and all the weird beautiful flowers and eucalyptus I could have asked for.”

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“Our wedding was so especially ‘us’ in every way possible and everyone commented on that throughout the day”, she continued. “We didn’t pick a random theme and we weren’t obsessed with Pinterest even though we incorporated a lot of DIY ideas and printables from the internet. The day was also geared towards families. We made a chalkboard table for an entire kid area with printable colouring books, lots of lemonade and (non-alcoholic!) cider.”

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Inspired by Portland: Lady Evelyn Wedding Dresses

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Having an extraordinarily unique wedding dress isn’t is difficult as you might think. If you just take some time and explore some different avenues (such as more alternative wedding boutiques or online) there are so many amazingly talented dress designers just waiting to be discovered! Like Lady Evelyn, originally from Portland, Oregon, but now based here in the UK.

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This incredible editorial was shot by the supremely talented Dylan and Sara. “Inspired by my Oregon roots, these gowns were designed to compliment favourite Oregon locations where everyone should definitely adventure,” Lady Evelyn explains. “The stunning gorge filled with silvery waterfalls and lush green walls created the perfect background for our Starlight gown (RRP £650) to pop. The liquid silver fabric was flowing about, looking just as fluid as it’s surroundings.”

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The Great Gatsby

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This pretty Great Gatsby inspired wedding shoot is the perfect way to ease you into the long weekend. I don’t really feature styled wedding shoots on the blog much any more (because, let’s face it, real weddings are usually way better!) but I loved the use of colour and the elegant, yet totally reproducible, details in this one so much.

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Shot in Portland, Oregon, by a team of local suppliers, wedding photographer Meredith Bacon told me all about it. “This intimate scene is set on a quaint and lush forest in Portland. Crystals drip from the branches of evergreen and deciduous trees at a romantic alter, lavish flowers and candelabra decorate the 20s lounge-style reception.”

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