Beautiful Garden Wedding in Portland Oregon
There are times that the highlight of a wedding day is not the ceremony itself. There are so many aspects of the big day that can stand out and have special significance. When Anastasia married her husband Benjamin, the first look photo session was so important because she got to see the man that she planned to spend the rest of her life with. She was overwhelmed and recommends that all couples consider doing it.
They tied the knot at the Abernathy Center in Portland, Oregon but took the first look pictures at Canemah Park in Oregon City. They did not take the trip alone and brought along the entire bridal party. They got some intimate photos alone but also got some of the bridal party. Now, it was time for the big event.
She looked gorgeous in her strapless gown. It had a jeweled waistband and she wore her hair in a bun. Her bouquet had all white flowers. Her bridesmaids wore a variety of pink and blue strapless gowns.
Benjamin wore a slate blue suit with a blue tie. His groomsmen wore blue slacks with a white shirt and suspenders and bow ties. But the first look pictures was not the only unique thing about these nuptials. Even the ceremony was different.
Unlike other couples, Benjamin and Anastasia did not have family and friends watch them exchange their vows. They had an intimate ceremony with just the photographer and videographer present and they saw their guests after they had tied the knot. The well wishers threw pink rose petals as they exited their intimate vow exchange. It was a very romantic touch.
They did not have a large budget so their family helped to decorate the venue. The centerpieces were handmade. They even had a unique cake topper which featured characters from Star Wars, which is one of Benjamin's favorite movies.
From beginning to end, Benjamin and Anastasia had the wedding of their dreams. It included many elements that were very unique and created a memory that will always be special to them. When planning your day, do not be afraid to step outside of the box. Do not be afraid to stray from tradition. This is one time in your time that you can and should insist on doing things just the way you want it.
Photographer: Benjamin Clifford Photography//Other Location: Abernethy Center//Reception Venue: Abernethy Center//Dress Store:Bridal Exclusives Tigard//Makeup Artist:Luba Gannotskiy//Hair Stylist:Luba Gannotskiy//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Nordstrom//