Portland School-Themed Wedding

DIY Weddings

From sunny Idaho to the ever-so-moody skies of Oregon, this darling wedding shot by You Look Nice Today Photography is cute overload. With pops of aqua, red and yellow, this wedding was handmade every step of the way. Still hesitant about the weather on your wedding day? Just you watch how much you’ll love wellies paired with a wedding dress.

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From the bride, Stephanie: We wanted a fun, circus-y feel with bright colors and as many handmade decorations as possible.

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Our decorations were all handmade with the help of family and friends! We set up a photo booth with fun props, we made our own mustaches for guests to wear, colorful handmade bunting everywhere, my craft group knit over 100 unique flowers and made them into pins for everyone to wear, we refurbished an antique door to use as the alter for the ceremony backdrop and my Mom and sister made all the invitations by hand, they turned out to be amazing. Our color scheme was turquoise, red and yellow which seemed to fit nicely in the old elementary school venue.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Utilize your wedding party and print out tasks for the day of to keep everyone organized. Focus on one thing at a time, so that you don’t get overwhelmed.

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Wedding Songs:

Processional: Traditional wedding march
Recessional: “When I’m 64,” The Beatles
First Dance: “Faithfully,” Journey

Wedding Vendors (Portland, OR):

Wedding Venue: The Mcminamins Kennedy School / Wedding Photographers: You Look Nice Today Photography / Wedding Flowers: Erica of Moda Floral and Event Design / Wedding Dress: Vintage from Xtabay Vintage / Wedding Shoes: Report / Gold Cuff: H&M / Bride’s Hair: Kristen Engleman of Akemi Salon / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Target and Vintage / Groom’s Suit: Banana Republic / Groom’s Shoes: H&M / DJ: DJ Bootz / Wedding Caterer: The Mcminamins Kennedy School / Cupcakes: St. Cupcake / Wedding Invitations: Designed and made by bride and bride’s family / Transportation: Prestige Limousine Service

11 comments
  1. Brit

    This couple is a great representation of Portland! And I am so jealous that they got the Kennedy School as their venue, that place is amazing!!

  2. Josie

    I’ve never seen the primary colours done so well before!

  3. amy - thank you cards shop

    Was born in Portland – love seeing some familiar glimpses of one of my fave cities. What gorgeous colors and a truly beautiful wedding!

  4. Yuliya M.

    Love school themed weddings!

  5. Verdure Floral Design

    The flowers are really stunning and the bright colours make them really stand out – they’re lovely x

  6. Shona

    It was literally an “old school” wedding. Ha! Sorry, couldn’t help myself. This is lovely, I especially love the color choices!

  7. Lalita

    I love seeing our gorgeous, tucked away Cathedral Park used so beautifully!

  8. Patti Eayre

    The coordinating unbrellas were truly inspired! Love, Love your style!

  9. Newcastle Wedding Photographers

    Gorgeous colours! Great idea for a wedding theme, too!

  10. Calie Rose

    Love the color scheme and Cathedral Park…so pretty! The milk glass, billy balls, pencils, cupcakes…love all the details! Congrats!

  11. Yaggi Photography

    Really awesome photos here, thanks for the inspiration & ideas for my own wedding!

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