Real Portland wedding: Kelsy + Demond

grey & white chevron invitations

wedding dress & green centerpiece

bride & groom reading each others notes

portland wedding

purple green and yellow bouquets

bride and bridesmaids in grey

heart sunglasses

groom and groomsmen in grey

bride and bridesmaids in grey

yellow shoes

grey and yellow program

green & yellow boutonnieres

mr & mrs banner

tented wedding ceremony

exchanging rings

displaying polaroids at wedding

button favors

yellow chevron table decor

succulent terrariums with billy balls

ice cream bar at wedding

green centerpiece

yellow wedding cake

cutting the yellow wedding cake

I knew our wedding was a success when the first thing Demond said the next morning was “can we do it all again?”.  I could not have agreed more.  The entire experience was more than we could have ever imagined, filled with so much love and happiness.  We truly could not have done it without the support of our amazing family and friends…fortunately we know some pretty talented people to boot!  We were on a major wedding budget so when it came time to start planning, we narrowed down to what we could actually afford then enlisted the help of several of our friends for everything else.  We really wanted to keep it modern and fun so we tossed the traditions and really focused on things we would appreciate (i.e. food and music).  One of my favorite memories from the evening is scarfing down a giant burrito in my wedding dress.

We didn’t spend a lot of time hunting for the perfect venue.  The Jupiter Hotel was the second place we visited, and after meeting with their event coordinator we both knew that was it.  They let us use the space however we saw fit and gave us the freedom to choose our own caterers.  We already had our heart set on using our favorite food truck, Koi Fusion, so this was a huge plus in our book.  We were fortunate enough to run across our florist and photographer through referrals, both of whom completely got the vibe we were going for.  Once we got the “big stuff” out of the way everything else slowly fell into place.  We tried to keep the planning process as stress free as possible with little celebrations when we crossed something off the list (this may or may not have been an excuse to crack a bottle of wine on a Tuesday).

I feel so fortunate to have had resources such as Pinterest and wedding blogs to search for inspiration (seriously, what did brides do before the internet?!) but there also came a time when I felt completely overwhelmed with all the ideas floating around.  My advice to brides who are planning is to pick a few things that are really important to you and your vision and stick with it.  You don’t need to do it all. When your day finally arrives, it’s so important to just let go and soak it all up, cause it goes by quick.  Some of the best memories are the ones that aren’t planned — a surprise serenade by grandma during speeches, the giggle of our ring bearer during our first kiss as bride and groom, the sound of dads voice during our father-daughter dance.  Embrace every moment because it’s really freaking awesome.

VENDORS

Photographer: Hazelwood Photo
Venue: The Jupiter Hotel
Catering: Koi Fusion
Cake: made by family member
Gelato: Bonta Natural Artison Gelato
Bridal dress: Maggie Sottero purchased at Bella Brides
Bouquet and boutonnieres: Solabee Flowers
Terrarium Centerpieces: DIY (all materials purchased at Solabee)
Chevron Table Runners rentals: Ultrapom
Groom Suit: Men’s Wherehouse
Ties/Bowties: Speak Louder (Etsy)
Guys shoes/pants: Nike Shoes & JCrew
Groomsmen ties from Etsy seller: Speak Louder
Gals shoes: Urban Outfitters
Invitations and programs: designed by Jessica Steiert (friend of bride) / printed through Zazzle
DJ: Street Dream Mobile DJ’s
Wedding Day Coordinator: Amy Davidson (friend of the bride and groom)
Officiant: Andrew Swalko (friend of groom)

[images from Hazelwood Photo]

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8 Comments to “Real Portland wedding: Kelsy + Demond”

  1. Blog Love {BROOKLYN BRIDE} » Hazelwood Photo Says:

    [...] The ultra modern and hip Brooklyn Bride wedding blog has honored us by featured one of our weddings on their blog! Kelsy and Demond were married last fall at the Jupiter Hotel in Portland, Oregon. See the feature here! [...]

  2. Kelsy Says:

    Thank you for the feature! Brooklyn Bride was a major inspiration while we planning (and still remains to be one of my fave blogs even after getting hitched), so it’s a huge honor to be recognized!

  3. Luca&Luca Promotions, Inc. Says:

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  4. Elegant Wedding Invitations Says:

    I love patterns. This wedding makes me so happy!!!! :D Loving the blue, yellow and grey theme! :D

  5. Darling Details: Nicole Miller “Dylan” – Everthine Bridal Boutique – a bridal shop serving Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Boston, and Beyond Says:

    [...] 9. Cocktails via Annie’s Eats   10. Bridesmaid’s Shoes by Hazelwood Photo via Brooklyn Bride   11. Bridesmaids by Stephanie Williams Photography via The Perfect Palette   12. Groom by [...]

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  7. Ken Chapple Says:

    These indoor/outdoor wedding images are great! Definitely need a tent in Portland. I love the yellow pop color!

    Ken
    http://waywardvessel.com/weddings

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    [...] Credits: Row 1: Hazelwood Photo via Bklyn Bride | Anthropologie Row 2: I Heart Baking Row 3: Marta Locklear via Style Me Pretty | Threads | Best [...]

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