This was a truly Portland style wedding! Bryan and Erin have a love of the 30’s, Bryan even found an antique ring to give to Erin on his 3rd proposal attempt. The reason for so many attempts wasn’t because he didn’t get the answer he wanted, he actually only asked Erin once but Bryan wanted this proposal to be perfect. The first two just didn’t go according to plan but the third time’s the charm! In the dead of winter at the steaming hot springs he finally got far enough to spit the words out he had been trying to say for some time. It’s pretty obvious this story has a happy ending, otherwise I wouldn’t have been photographing their wedding!
Since these two infused elements of the styles of the 1930’s into their wedding I wanted to repeat that same style in some of their pictures. Erin wore a one of a kind dress. She had Emily Sunnel (http://emilysunnell.com/) reconstruct a dress from the 80’s into a beautiful two piece gown of art.
I love these shots of Erin!
Erin and Bryan were married right on the Columbia River in Cascade Locks. It was hot that day, but that worked out perfectly. Bryan and Erin were willing to cool off in the river and we got some great shots!
They prepared for the sun ahead of time and had colorful umbrellas for the guests to use.
They planted a birch tree during their ceremony. I love how Bryan is looking up at Erin in this picture, priceless!
After the ceremony they didn’t recess back down the isle, instead they made a side escape and hopped into a boat and took off for a short trip up the river to really absorb the first moments of officially being husband and wife. Rest assured Bryan did not jump ship! He was just being Bryan, I think you can se his fun personality jumping off the pictures!
Check out that mic! There was live music provided by Djangovitis who are from St. John’s, Oregon. Erin tells me that they are a cover band for a man named Django Reinhardt, who was from France. He grew up as a gypsy; he got into gypsy music; then, he got into jazz. So, there we have Gypsy Jazz. He was popular between the 30s and 50s. They saw them perform here locally and was able to have them provide some great music during their reception.
They shared part of their first dance with their doggy.
As the sun set behind the hills we took a few moments to get some more shots, and I am so glad we did, they turned out great!
This is my favorite shot of Carrie’s, she caught Bryan in Sinatra style as we headed to the water.
It would be just too ordinary to have cake! Snow Cones for every one! Just watch out for the brain freeze if you eat it too fast.