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Celeste + Scott’s Offbeat Wedding

I had the pleasure of discovering the talented Heather Espana who was new to me via another talented photographer Ryan, from You Look Nice Today Photography. He second shot this non traditional wedding for Heather and I love how their work complements each other. Celeste’s wedding dress was a beautiful, daring floral patterned dress that set the tone for their fun wedding!

Carlton Oregon wedding by Heather Espana Photography and Ryan You Look Nice Today
Carlton Oregon wedding by Heather Espana Photography and Ryan You Look Nice Today
From the bride, Celeste:

The wedding was at the house where I grew up, in Carlton, Oregon, which made for a beautiful backdrop on a summer night. The flowers were done by a longtime family friend and flower genius who had also done the flowers at my parents’ wedding 35 years ago. I loved how he combined exotic and traditional flowers. The gardenia in my hair was a nod to my grandma, who wore one on her suit when she married my grandfather in the 40′s. Sweet, fun and a little offbeat could probably sum up the wedding in general.
Carlton Oregon wedding by Heather Espana Photography and Ryan You Look Nice Today
Carlton Oregon wedding by Heather Espana Photography and Ryan You Look Nice Today
Carlton Oregon wedding by Heather Espana Photography and Ryan You Look Nice Today
Carlton Oregon wedding by Heather Espana Photography and Ryan You Look Nice Today
Carlton Oregon wedding by Heather Espana Photography and Ryan You Look Nice Today
Carlton Oregon wedding by Heather Espana Photography and Ryan You Look Nice Today

From the beginning, Scott and I wanted a wedding that was first and foremost a good party, so we decided to keep things simple. The ceremony short and sweet with readings from The Velveteen Rabbit, Miss Manners, Mr. Rogers (no joke!), and Rilke. We had a friend get ordained online to marry us, so it was also incredibly personal and heartfelt.

We had a ton of help with decorations and set-up from my parents, my brother, sister-in-law and her parents, my uncle and his partner, and my cousins. Definitely DIY a family affair!

As a nod to Scott’s Texan roots, we served barbeque (from Russell Street BBQ in Portland) and had pie instead of cake. The pies were from Pies for Peace, which is a non-profit that donates all proceeds from its sales to MercyCorps.

Other vendor notes: my dress is from Lena Medoyeff
Bridal: Scott and his groomsmen wore guayaberas inspired by our trip to Nicaragua a few years ago.

(spreads 2, 3, 7 and 8 by Heather Espana and 1, 4, 5 and 6 by You Look Nice Today Photography)

Brit + Daniel’s Handcrafted Wedding

You may have seen some photos from this wedding around the web, but I just had to share what the bride, Brit, sent me, along with exclusive images! Shot by Carl Zoch, a super talented photographer who is not new here at Ruffled (you might remember this colorful wedding I featured a few weeks ago).

From the bride, Brit:

Daniel and I are both designers so we both find pleasure in the details. It was always my dream to be married on the farm on which I grew up. Being a lover of contrast, it made a wonderful juxtaposition to our current life together in San Francisco. Nothing is as meaningful as something created by hand so I spent five months crafting a charming, meaningful, and perfectly lovely day.

These are some of our favorite details….

Brit + Daniel's Handcrafted Vintage Wedding Portland Oregon by Carl Zoch

Our invitations included an RSVP/RECIPE card for the guest to send their favorite recipe to us. We are avid cooks so it so meaningful going through each recipe which often included a personal anecdote or note, something that lasts longer than the wedding festivities.

Brit + Daniel's Handcrafted Vintage Wedding Portland Oregon by Carl Zoch

Daniel refused to see me before I walked down the aisle so we created and “interlude” for our guest complete with lemonade and lawn games so we didn’t have to think about anxious family and friends while we traipsed through the fields taking photos.

Brit + Daniel's Handcrafted Vintage Wedding Portland Oregon by Carl Zoch

I handmade over 30 fabric flowers that showed up on various wearers during the wedding: from wrist corsages to the bride’s shoes to boutonnieres to the mother-of-the-bride’s hair.

Brit + Daniel's Handcrafted Vintage Wedding Portland Oregon by Carl Zoch
Brit + Daniel's Handcrafted Vintage Wedding Portland Oregon by Carl Zoch

Our wedding was very “potluck”, everyone brought what they were best at to our proverbial ‘table’, and by doing so became an integral part of our special day. I handmade dressing robes for my bridesmaids and vintage fabric aprons for all my helpers and hand packaged each handmade gift with handmade details.

Our feast was served family style and encouraged the sense of community we hoped for. It was locally sourced, cooked by friends and delicious!

Oh Heavenly Pie! We had 31 homemade pies in 9 flavors brought by 10 different people which were accompanied by hand-wrapped vanilla ice cream slices.

Brit + Daniel's Handcrafted Vintage Wedding Portland Oregon by Carl Zoch

Brit + Daniel's Handcrafted Vintage Wedding Portland Oregon by Carl Zoch
Brit + Daniel's Handcrafted Vintage Wedding Portland Oregon by Carl Zoch

I never anticipated collected hundreds 250 place settings of vintage china pieces but it was so special to dine with both Daniel and my grandmothers’ and great grandmothers’ china.

Brit + Daniel's Handcrafted Vintage Wedding Portland Oregon by Carl Zoch
Brit + Daniel's Handcrafted Vintage Wedding Portland Oregon by Carl Zoch
Brit + Daniel's Handcrafted Vintage Wedding Portland Oregon by Carl Zoch

Brit + Daniel's Handcrafted Vintage Wedding Portland Oregon by Carl Zoch

Brit + Daniel's Handcrafted Vintage Wedding Portland Oregon by Carl Zoch

Bride’s Dress + Veil: from JJ Kelly Bridal
Groom’s Suit: Banana Republic
Bridesmaids Dresses & Groomsmen’s ties: handmade by the bride’s 3rd grade teacher
Accessories: Bride handmade the pearl earrings, flower belts, and garter
Flowers: arrangements and bouquets by the bride
Invitations, Programs, etc: by the bride
Quilts + Dishes: Collected by family
Photography: Carl Zoch






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Rumira + Cian's Backyard Chic Wedding

How gorgeous is this couple? Karen Lisa sent me this wedding the other day hoping I would like and I certainly did. I just love how happy Rumira and Cian look!

Karen Lisa :The location was at a private home, and the catering was done by the owners of the home. A special accent was the vintage locket attached to her bouquet – a token from her mother’s wedding day jewelry.

Rumira + Cian's Backyard Chic Wedding Vintage Fire Truck by Karen Lisa Boston Photographer
Rumira + Cian's Backyard Chic Wedding Vintage Fire Truck by Karen Lisa Boston Photographer
Rumira + Cian's Backyard Chic Wedding Vintage Fire Truck by Karen Lisa Boston Photographer
Rumira + Cian's Backyard Chic Wedding Vintage Fire Truck by Karen Lisa Boston Photographer
Rumira + Cian's Backyard Chic Wedding Vintage Fire Truck by Karen Lisa Boston Photographer
Remember when I talked about renting vintage fire trucks for your wedding? Here is the perfect example that I was looking for.
Rumira + Cian's Backyard Chic Wedding Vintage Fire Truck by Karen Lisa Boston Photographer
Rumira + Cian's Backyard Chic Wedding Vintage Fire Truck by Karen Lisa Boston Photographer
Rumira + Cian's Backyard Chic Wedding Vintage Fire Truck by Karen Lisa Boston Photographer
Rumira + Cian's Backyard Chic Wedding Vintage Fire Truck by Karen Lisa Boston Photographer
Rumira + Cian's Backyard Chic Wedding Vintage Fire Truck by Karen Lisa Boston Photographer

Check back later for another great wedding (the bride wore a floral dress!).

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