Cathedral Park Engagement Photos: Susan + Aidan

I intentionally spaced these two blog posts out (the double engagement) as it’s so important to see them as two separate love stories. Yes, they will share the same wedding day and a lot of the same wedding day memories, but their lives are still individual stories along similar, but separate paths.

The story begins at another wedding, where Mary Willis is chatting with Susan hoping for a promising young girl to be introduced to her son Aidan. Little did Mary know, that the very girl she was enlisting help from would someday be his bride. Susan, trying to be helpful, did her share of introductions and found Aidan charming, hilarious, and a breathe of fresh air. They became inseparable. “I didn’t know dating could be this fun” said Susan as we headed down to the pier during their Cathedral Park Engagement. Aidan chimed in, “It was like, ‘let’s hang out tomorrow’ and…every day for months straight afterwards!” Words from the wise folks, “marry your best friend”.  ;)

It’s always exciting to see friendship blossom into an “I can’t live without you” kind of love. Aidan beams with pride, smile from ear to ear as he holds his darling. In fact, they both can’t stop smiling, their love is a constant source of happiness between them.

Susan and Aidan, when I think of you two- I immediately picture the word JOY. For that is what you bring to one another and those around you. Bianca and I can’t wait for the wedding !

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Bianca and I were tag-teaming this shoot so all 6 of us could really get to know one another and enjoy the process of “getting comfortable”. It worked like a charm and so these photos are pretty much 50/50 split between the two of us.

 

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Cathedral Park Engagement Photos: Elizabeth + Dave

Cathedral Park Engagements are among my favorites because the St Johns Bridge is such a romantic backdrop for telling a love story. But telling 2 love stories simultaneously? That’s nothing short of epic.

As you may have noticed, this Cathedral Park Engagement is extra special. Two sisters, a few years apart, are getting married. Yes, ladies and gents, it’s a double wedding. Both sisters are nurses. Both are marrying Structural engineers… who both work for the same company. :D

The world of online dating can be daunting to say the least. But it only took one look at Elizabeth and Dave was sold. I can only imagine how nervous Elizabeth must have felt as they decided to meet up at Village Coffee Shop for their “first date”. But whatever nervousness she had, soon dissipated and something magical clicked. It was meant to be, and as Elizabeth laughed as we walked together during their shoot “the right one was certainly worth the wait!”

The rest was just working out the “details”. ;)

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“Sleet or shine she’ll still be mine”

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Waverley Club Wedding photos: Portland Wedding Photography

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Portland Waverley Club Wedding by Portland Wedding photographer Christa-Taylor. Fashion inspired wedding photography based out of Portland Or. This venue has that perfect synergy of glamor and timeless elegance. There are two things that I love about this shoot. One would be the killer gowns. Yes, ladies and gents, these two dresses are one of a kind designs from two Portland designers. The first designer, of the shorter gown is Lydia Wagner. I met Lydia some time ago and love her style. She is now working on her Spring collection and continues to shine! I love rich silk velvet and the deep cowl neck back.

The second designer is Maggie Bogart. Another Portland design favorite she launched her line about 2 years ago. This particular dress was designed for me and my own wedding. Thankfully it has conveniently fit more than one model! If ever you want to see my own wedding pictures of this gown- just let me know. ;) Again a huge fan of the deep cowl neck back.

 The second element of this shoot that I love is the headpieces (and the florals!). Serephine is one of my favorite veil designers. Her work is absolutely stunning. Based out of Seattle, Wa I highly recommend you check out her selection. My favorite pieces are the Mallory (which you may have seen in another shoot) and the Marguerite. The Marguerite was also featured in another styled shoot.

Headpieces by Serephine  

Gown by Lydia Wagner

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