NOLAN + ELLEN | PORTLAND BACKYARD WEDDING

 

Nolan and Ellen are very, very, very loved. The size of their bridal parties can attest to that (scroll down and you'll see what I mean!) They are also very, very, very loving. Again, #bridalparty. They are loved by many and they reciprocate that love back...tenfold. They are kind, funny, fiercely intentional... This day was incredible. From the start to the end, it was all joy. Every bit of it. 

Nolan + Ellen were married at Ellen's parents house. It was a beautiful celebration of Jesus' faithfulness and the blessing of community. It was one big party. Friends from near and far came along side these two to support and lift them up as they committed their lives to each other. God was so present. His holy spirit was moving in the trees during the ceremony...it was that little bit of cloud cover so they could easily look into each others eyes...He just always shows up. And I love experiencing that. It was such an incredible honor for me to be a part of. I still find myself pinching myself that I got to be there!

Things I love about weddings these days are the personal touches that brides + grooms put on their day. Before they were engaged, Nolan built Ellen a table that he planned to use in their home once they were married. He proposed to Ellen in a meadow near her parents home, the table set nearby, and they used that same table for their communion during their ceremony. So special. Nolan also surprised Ellen by making the leather jackets that Kim + Kanye wore after they got married. Yeah. For reference: click here. But keep scrolling til the end to see all that epicness.

N + E, thank you for choosing me to be the one to capture your best day. Wish we could relive it over and over!

coordination + styling: ginger + you | florals: brier + ivy | rentals: WCEP + something borrowed pdx | catering: cheryl's on 12th | videography: ben saterly | makeup: makeup by whit 

 

 
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