Hello, beautiful Portland wedding, complete with Voodoo doughnuts , a Sarah Seven dress, and a gorgeous photography by Tyler Branch! Could you get any better? We think not. Megan and Brandon made great choices on every aspect of their beautiful wedding, starting from the venue…the backyard of a family friend’s home. From Megan: The thing I loved so much about the venue we chose was the simple beauty. I wanted to work off of that and do small details that would make all the difference, from the lace linens to the lights strung by family members. I love light shades so I chose to do ivory and grey as our colors with coral in the flowers. It went so perfectly with the natural beauty of our venue.
I wore a bracelet that was my grandmother’s (something old) and earrings that belong to my mother (something borrowed). Other meaningful details include when my husband’s brother got up and played and sang a song for us on his guitar, it was so sweet.
After doing our first look we wandered into downtown Portland with Tyler and Katie Branch to do some portrait shots. There was this moment as we stood hand in hand looking at our photographers and the dozens of people watching when it all of a sudden became real for both of us. We loved sharing a moment together where we both just realized we were about to become husband and wife.
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Advice for future brides: Choose a photographer you love! Picking Tyler Branch as ours was the best decision we made for our wedding! Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone when it comes to picking a venue. You don’t have to get married somewhere that doesn’t provide linens or tables and chairs. You can work around all of that stuff. Get creative! If you absolutely love a location for your wedding but don’t know how to make it work, think outside the box! It will be so worth it.
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Photography: Tyler Branch Photo
Food: 808 Grinds (food truck)
Flowers: done by a friend.
Venue: the backyard of a family friend’s home.
 Getting ready: Hotel Monaco in Portland
Donut cake: Voodoo Doughnuts
Wedding dress: Sarah Seven 
Vintage Rentals: The Attic
Hair and Makeup: Melissa Millikan of Richard Hererra salon in Portland, OR.
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  1. Lena — Thursday, January 17th, 2013
    How gorgeous–and that tower of donuts is divine!
  2. Anna (Lover.ly) — Thursday, January 17th, 2013
    That dessert looks yummy, and i love the little mad libs chalkboard! What a fun way to engage guests.
  3. Deborah {Wedding Thingz} — Friday, January 18th, 2013
    What a lovely wedding.....love the bride and bridesmaid dresses!
  4. Shopindress — Saturday, January 19th, 2013
    In my opinion, Megan and Brandon made great choices on every aspect of their beautiful wedding. and what's more, I love this wedding gown which is so stunning and elegant!
  5. Paige — Monday, June 10th, 2013
    This actually made me cry, feeling a little pathetic but this arrangement is so beautiful. I hope that my wedding day is as perfect as this.