Anyone who knows Sally and Nigel will know that they love doing things in their own unique way. Sally and Nigel met and fell in love at Guttenberg college, so naturally it was the perfect place to begin their wedding day. Both of them got ready there in the morning, and even had breakfast together before parting ways to get ready for the day. As Sally got into her dress, Nigel taught us the art of making coffee, something that he had spent years perfecting in order to make the perfect cup. Nigel and Sally shared a sweet moment in the garden of Guttenberg college, where Nigel, coffee cup in hand, got to see Sally in her wedding dress for the first time. After some sweet words together and a celebratory high-five, we headed to Dorris Ranch where Nigel's best friend would officiate their wedding. Their ceremony was held in the middle of a beautiful open field with a lush forest as their backdrop. Nigel and Sally both wrote their own wedding vows which were so sincere and heartfelt, even I started to tear up behind my camera. Their reception took place just a little walk away, in and around the open barn at Dorris Ranch. Friends and family from all over traveled to see these two finally tie the knot, and as an added touch to their already untraditional wedding, guests brought their own food and desserts for a potluck style meal which resulted in the most wonderful array of pies, meats, and cheeses imaginable. Sally did an incredible job personalizing each detail of their wedding decorations. The barn was decorated with beautiful bulb lights and hanging lanterns with an adorable outdoor lemonade stand. Vintage books and typewriter memorabilia were scattered everywhere to emphasize their love for learning, and there was even a coffee barista on standby to make coffee for anyone who wanted some (aka: "Nigel's Nectar"). I got to steal away the couple for a few minutes after the ceremony and we discovered a few of the beautiful little nooks and crannies Dorris Ranch had to offer, resulting in some gorgeous portraits of the bride and groom together. In all, it couldn't have been a sweeter wedding for a sweeter couple.
Congratulations Sally & Nigel! I am so grateful we got to witness and celebrate your wedding with you! Best of luck on your new adventures together in Idaho! :)
Congratulations to this super sweet duo!! I was overwhelmed with how heartfelt and sincere this wedding was. Their laid-back ceremony took place in the backyard of an old firehouse, and each guest stood and watched to see their union take place. As the bride read out her vows, the emotion and sweetness of her words nearly brought the entire crowd to tears. For a moment I wished I had been a videographer instead, only so that I could capture their beautiful words. Even having known the couple for only a short amount of time, I too had tears flooding down my face by the end of the ceremony. It is the kind of love you can feel just by being in the presence of it. Just like the newlywed couple, the whole wedding was joyous, fun, simple and sweet. Nowadays, so many weddings turn into over-the-top productions, but this minimalist couple brought weddings back to their roots and reminded us of what is truly important on a wedding day--the love of two individuals, and nothing else.
Congratulations Vince and Mallory! I feel so honored and blessed that I was there to witness your beautiful wedding! It is one I will always cherish and never forget.
And no Portland wedding is complete without some adorably unique cake toppers and an assortment of pies to eat!!! (For dinner and dessert!)