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Lindsay & Colin

July 28

Portland, Oregon

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Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

Colin and I met in Portland, Oregon, and even though we had moved away, we knew we wanted to get married in the city.  An outdoor wedding was also very important to both of us so we created a list of outdoor event spaces within Portland’s city limits and visited them all. As soon as we stepped out onto the DeSoto Rooftop, I knew it was the perfect place for our reception. It had a relaxed Pacific Northwest feel to it.  I loved the view of downtown buildings filling the skyline in one direction and the backdrop of trees from the neighboring park in the other direction. Our ceremony was held at Mt. Tabor, a city park where Colin and I spent many weekend afternoons.  The summit offers beautiful views of our favorite city and we knew we wanted to exchange vows at this special place with our family and friends.  I was also very fond of the juxtaposition of a wooded park for our ceremony and an urban outdoor scene for our reception. It was a perfect cross section of all that Portland has to offer.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. My Bouquet:  Flowers were the last thing on my mind as I was getting ready, but once the gorgeous bouquet’s were delivered I couldn’t take my eyes of them.

2.  Sparkling Wine Bottles: My step-dad makes wine and he served one of his sparkling varieties at our reception.  In lieu of labels, he hand wrote our names on each bottle.  It meant a lot to me that he spent time on this project and I loved the look of the bottles on the tables.

3. Chamomile toss:  I heard of a couple giving dried chamomile to their guests to toss as they left the reception because it looked like gold dust in photos taken with a flash. After I saw the pictures, I wanted to do the same at our wedding.  The chamomile in the air smelled fantastic and I adore the way our departure photos turned out.

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May 2011

Eugene, Oregon

“Rachael and Adam are one of those couples that make your job more than easy! They gave us 2 1/2 hours for bride and groom portraits, as she is also a photographer and knew how important bride and groom portraits are. They gave us complete freedom as far as location and we had so much fun using the great outdoors, UO football stadium, and even a burned down mill! They were married at Rachael’s Dad’s church and the reception had an elegant vintage feel at The Eugene Downtown Athletic Club. We loved the family feel of the wedding and how all of their close friends and family were a part of the wedding in some way.” -Anne Nunn Photographers

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Lisa & Chris

October 22

Underwood, WA

About the Wedding: This wedding was beautiful! It had a bit of a Buddhist flare to it with their circular ceremony site and incense burning everywhere. It was also a Fall day here in Oregon/Washington so they incorporated dried maple leaves and orange hues into their decor and floral bouquets. 

The couple’s names are Lisa and Chris and they are sweethearts. They lost both sets of parents when they both were very young, so this quaint wedding of theirs was very emotional and meaningful. They acknowledged the presence of their now-gone parents and tried to include them even if not in person. I hardly even cry at weddings, as a photographer, but I can tell you right now that I did at this one! – Alice (& Josh), MoscaPhoto

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Heather + Ananth

August 2010

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Private Property in Sisters, OR

From the Photography: “Heather and Ananth WANTED to be photographed. Not because weddings and photographers go hand in hand, but because they knew that they wanted someone to perfectly capture their attitudes, goofiness, love and fun personalities… its as if they already knew how they wanted to be immortalized in the camera, how they wanted to be captured on film, so that years down the road, they could look back at the images and see THEMSELVES in them…We are so lucky to meet people like Heather and Ananth and to witness sincere emotion and important milestones such as this day was.” -Alice & Josh, Mosco Photo

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Chelsea + Matt

July 2010

McMinnville, OR

From the Photographer: “Matt & Chelsea’s wedding was stunning…from the vintage limo they rented to their location’s breathtaking view, the fresh earth toned decor to oh, Chelsea’s radiance! She seriously rocked the stunning bride gig! It was all a sight to be scene!  Their wedding was held at Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn in McMinnville, OR. The view makes you realize just how much we have to be thankful for here in the Northwest. They rent out rooms which I would highly recommend for a peaceful oasis not too far from home.” -Ashley Sturm

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