A gorgeous wedding held at the Castaway in Portland Oregon for Courtney and Marcell. I have known both of these incredible humans for over two years now. They are both some of the most nice and genuine people you will find. Ironically they are both amazing photographers as well!
When they initially reached out to me about filming their wedding at the Castaway in Portland, I could not believe it! I was alongside Naba Zabih who turns photos into true art.
We started off the day hanging out with Marcell in his air bnb while he was getting ready. Naba and I both were freaking out over his details and how his whole ensemble came together. We proceeded to take him outside so he could open up a gift from Courtney. It was a brand new pair of black and gold Ray Bans! Which complimented his attire so well. We grabbed a few more portraits of him outside before he had to leave for Castaway.
We then both greeted Courtney at her air bnb down the street. She was already getting her hair and makeup done by the amazing Whitney Williams, seriously she killed it! We grabbed a few portraits of her upstairs as the light was just coming through. We had a live reveal in front of her entire bridal party. Honestly their reaction was priceless and I was so glad I could incorporate it into the film.
Finally arriving at Castaway for their first look at the Pomarius Nursery across the street. The backdrop complimented their look so well. They had a moment alone where they could share a few words with each other before we moved on to the ceremony.
The level of detail and thought that went into the ceremony and reception area was something else. Both Good Seed Floral and Mae & Co Creative did a fantastic job! They both exchanged personal vows among their closest family and friends at Castaway.
As they were exiting the sun was just dipping down below the city and it set the mood for their candle lit reception that followed. They had a number of toasts from siblings, childhood friends and the father of the bride. It was truly something special to be apart of.
From the beginning I knew this film was going to push me creatively. It was my first urban wedding film I had ever done. It was important for me to create something that would wow them artistically. Yet keep things simple to feel the raw emotion of the day. I am really happy with how everything came together and humbled to have worked with such a rock star line up of vendors!
The gorgeous details, the amazing toasts and the incredible day it was just hanging out with your friends. I love you guys, cheers to you both!
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Song – The Part Where You Leave (Benjamin Love)
Bright Side (Johnny Stimson)
Venue: Castaway Portland
Photography: Naba Zabih Photography
HMU: Make up by Whit
Florals: Good Seed Floral
DJ: Pure Pulse Entertainment
Photobooth: Smirk Photo Booth Co
Dress: Claire la faye
Catering: Crave Catering
Dessert: Salt and Straw
Rentals: Archive Rentals
Planning: Mae and Co Creative
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