A beautiful Portland wedding complete with a donut wedding cake, a Sarah Seven dress, and 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 with the venue – the backyard of a family friend’s home.

Woodsy Portland Wedding ~ Bride’s Comments

“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.”
welcome sign post with duck next to lake water
bride getting ready with orange slip on shoes
“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.”
Woodsy Portland wedding bridesmaids dressed in white with orange bouquets
groomsmen wearing suspenders in a row among trees
black and white photo of bride and groom sitting on a receiving dock in Portland
“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.”
outdoor wedding ceremony with woodsy backdrop and chandelier
wedding madlibs and chalkboard decor
808 grinds food truck at Portland wedding
tub full of ice and bottles

Donut Wedding Cake

towering donut wedding cake on 3 tiers with wood center pole
donuts on vintage table outdoors
wine cork and pinecone DIY table number
bride and groom embrace alone in the woods

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.”
  closeup black and white photo of bride and groom  black and white photo of bride and groom sparkler exit

Vendors

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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Comments

  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.
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