A Cathedral Park Wedding in Portland, Oregon // Heather & James

    What a genuine, easy-going wedding this was! Heather was in the visual communications program at Ohio University with Emily, so they spent years in the same multimedia classes. Emily actually photographed Heather a few times for some of her various photography classes over a decade ago, so this wasn’t the first time she was in front of Emily’s camera.

    Heather is from Ohio and is quite the world traveler. James is from the UK. Their decor featured maps and music sheets and a ton of handmade items by Heather. She designed the invitations, program, menu, and all paper items. She also did the calligraphy herself. Probably the most impressive DIY item was the timeline that Heather designed & printed for the reception. The timeline was a great visual showcase of both James and Heather’s lives until this point.

    We began our coverage at Portland’s stylish Hotel Monaco. Shooting getting ready coverage with the lush, eclectic decor as a backdrop was a great way to start the day. Her gorgeous dress was vintage, as was her lovely maid of honor’s dress.

     Throughout the day, we got to meet Heather and James’s incredible team of vendors who all turned out to be talented friends. The hair/makeup artist, floral artist, ceremony musicians, DJ… they were all dear friends who came together to make this wedding beautiful and genuine.

    One of our favorite moments of the day was when James opened a ginormous bottle of champagne immediately after the ceremony while the guests were still patiently seated. We are now firm believers in popping bottles of bubbly directly after exchanging vows! It was the perfect way to kick off an evening of mingling and celebrating two wonderful people and the love surrounding them.

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    Thank you (thank you, thank you) for having us document your perfect, gorgeous wedding, Heather and James!
    Ceremony: Cathedral Park under the St. John’s Bridge, Portland, Oregon
    Reception: Paragon Portland
    Wedding gown: Vintage
    Groom’s attire: J Crew English tweed suit, Russell & Bromley chelsea boots
    DJTheo Craig, Smoke Signals Booking
    Hair & Makeup: Viridiana Cerventes
    Floral Design: Katy Kanfer
    Stationery Design & Calligraphy: Bride
    Photography by Charleston, West Virginia wedding photographers The Oberports
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    January 7, 2015



    Beautiful. I LOVE that reflection shot of the bridal prep, and the sweet portrait of the two of them sitting on the railing. Wonderful collection as usual.

    some absolutely beautiful photos, looks so special! I’m so devastated I didn’t make it 🙁

    Wow. Everything was perfect!

    This couple is adorable and these images are perfection.

    Beautiful location, beautiful wedding, beautiful people

    jesus. the bride’s portraits. i have no words.

    Wow such an awesome ceremony space. You had to be freaking out when you saw it. Great wedding coverage you two rocked it.


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