It’s a given that industrial weddings have a wow factor, but pair them with jewel tones, greenery and agate details and you have yourself a style to covet. Laura and Brian’s Portland wedding has one such effect, and we are falling head over heels for their cozy and fun nuptials at a local winery and taproom. Paint-splotched menus, canopied string lights and charred oak barrels added to the fun while guests happily mingled and noshed. They’ve modernized the rustic chic code, and we cannot withhold these gorgeous images by Hazelwood Photo from you any longer!
From the bride, Laura: At first, having a wedding was not something I wanted (which may have been a surprise for almost everyone who knows me… since I tend to be a bit of a shopper and girly-girl). But I have never been someone who liked having a birthday party or hosting a dinner – too much pressure and too much attention! Also, not to mention… think of all the other things that money could be used for. However, my husband talked me into it, and I couldn’t be happier that he did! It was one of those moments you only have once in a lifetime! I get it, that’s what everyone says… but really it’s true!
I would say the most important part is picking the right venue. That sets the tone for everything! I couldn’t be happier with our experience and the mood that was set at Cooper’s Hall. The food was phenomenal. Our top priorities for our guests were: 1) good food, 2) good beer/wine 3) good party music for dancing. In addition, I wanted the venue to feel moody and romantic to go with the colors of my bridesmaid dresses and florals. Even with all these details and trying to pull everything together, honestly the most memorable moment was standing up in the mezzanine with just my Dad right before we walked down the aisle. As the music started, and all our closest friends walked down the aisle, it hit me… THIS was the moment, it’s actually happening! And I was fortunate enough to have all the people I cared most about there and with me and by my side.
So ladies, remember… pick a venue that sets the tone, remember your guests and what’s most important to them, and lastly, take in every last minute because it will be the fastest day and most memorable date of your life!”
Photography: Hazelwood Photo
Event Planning & Floral Design: The Blooming Bride
Venue: Coopers Hall
Ceremony Gown: Needle & Thread (Wesley Gown) at BHLDN
Reception Gown: Anna Campbell at Brides For A Cause
Hair and Makeup Artist: Kylie Sallee
Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals
Cake: Simply Sweets
Bundtinis: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Invitations and Save the Dates: Bride and her father designed and printed