The very first thing to catch our eye in today’s wedding, which was all captured by Amanda K Photography, was the bridesmaids dresses. A neutral color palette with some patterned gowns thrown in, AND they were made by the bride’s sister? What’s not to love! After a modern, feminine yet modern wedding reception, Pamela and Shane skipped town for a honeymoon in Paris, Aix en Provence, Barcelona, and Mallorca.
From the bride, Pamela: I had envisioned an outdoor Parisian wedding. I love pink, hearts, Chanel and everything feminine and girly but wanted a modern look to it all.
I was very inspired by Chanel. I ran across a photo of a backdrop made of paper flowers from a Chanel runway show, and instantly I knew I had to have something like this in our wedding. We purchased a flower making kit from Paper-Source and made hundreds of paper flowers for the arch where the ceremony took place. We kept the color scheme was very neutral – white, blush and cream with a hint of black to give it that modern touch. The sequined linens, mirrored vases and mercury glass votives tied everything together perfectly. It was perfect combination of everything I loved.
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Hire a wedding planner! Planning a wedding is a HUGE task. Leave the planning to the professionals and enjoy being engaged. It goes by so fast.
Bridal Party Processional: “Air on the G String,” Johann Sebastian Bach
Bridal Processional: “Canon in D,” Johann Pachelbel
Recessional: “Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles
First Dance: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” Frankie Valli
Wedding Location: Portland, OR / Photographer: Amanda K Photography / Wedding Venue: Private Residence / Wedding Consultant: Bridal Bliss / Wedding Flowers: Zest Floral and Event Design / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier “Lyric” / Wedding Shoes: Miu Miu / Wedding Veil and Alterations: Lucy’s Alteration and Dressmaking, San Bruno CA / Bride’s Jewelry: Rent the Runway / Hair and Makeup: Destiny Taylor / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bride’s sister, Sisongfa Noukhay / Groom’s Tuxedo: Givenchy / Groom’s Shoes: Gucci / Groomsmen’s Tuxedos: Vera Wang via Men’s Wearhouse / Wedding Caterer: Vibrant Table / Wedding Cake: AK Cake Design / Ceremony Guitarist: Hideki Yamaya / Wedding Music: The Slacks / Linens: La Tavola / Chairs: The Party Place / Rentals and Lighting: Westcoast Event Productions / Officiant: Groom’s father / Transportation: NW Navigator / Wedding Invitations: Paper Bloom Studio / Videographer: Black Label Films