Planning a wedding in Portland, OR for 70 of your closest friends and family from the small town of Biloxi, Mississippi, is no easy feat. But somehow Megan and Wesley’s great taste in everything wedding shined through and they made it a truly special destination wedding. We were lucky enough to meet with them on one of their quick planning trips to Portland and we didn’t even talk about the wedding until 45 minutes into the meeting- they are that magnetic.
The day started out with the glam squad of Dosha Salon getting Megan and her wonderful bridesmaids ready for the day. Upstairs at Hotel Monaco (where the cast of Twilight stayed during filming), her bridesman, Orlando, held down the fort in a complimentary hotel robe. The funky fixtures and wallpaper made for a great setting for the bride to out on her whimsical Hayley Page dress that had blue and grey undertones in the tulle. Krishna filmed Wesley and his guys getting ready at a tiny house AirBnB, the same spot that the bride and groom first stayed at on a trip to Portland.
We had the great pleasure of meeting and working with two incredibly talented and sweet photographers: Bryan of Bryan Rupp Photography and his second shooter for the day, Emily of Emily Gigoux Photography. Everyone headed on over to Cooper’s Hall for the ceremony and reception part of the day. Honor Flowers provided the fall themed bouquets with maroon tones and berries. She even provided the gigantic pentagonal arch that the couple got married under and adorned it with maroon flowers and greenery. The ceremony was so sweet which left both me and Krishna in tears when they shared their vows they wrote to each other.
After the ceremony, we left with the photographers and the couple for some photos by the waterfront. We got there right when as the sun was setting behind the buildings of downtown Portland and had Megan and Wes dance and kiss and do all the things that newlyweds should do. Maegan Haynes, the venue coordinator for Cooper’s Hall, did an outstanding job communicating with all the vendors and making sure the night went smoothly. Lynn Winkle of Media Jockeys DJ’d the dance floor until 11:00 pm, when the party moved to Rontom’s for the afterparty.
Seriously love this couple and you can feel their love!