Some of our favorite weddings ever have been in the most simplest of locations. Park weddings are particularly fun because you can truly make them your own. Most of the time, you just need a permit for the day and the rest is up to you. Have a favorite cluster of trees you like? Exchange vows under it! Love that big tree by your house? Consider a stand up ceremony and gather the guests around! It’s such a low key and relaxed way to get married outdoors, amongst nature and with your nearest and dearest. And with Portland having so many beautiful parks, you really can’t go wrong. From Pittock Mansion to Hoyt Arboretum to Peninsula Park, we’re pretty sure you’ll be satisfied with you location. Top it off with a park reception or mosey over to your favorite restaurant to host the evening bash. What a perfect day.
Council Crest, Elder Hall Wedding
Emily and Kyle chose Council Crest park for their wedding ceremony. This beautiful, hill top location overlooks Portland and offers views of our area’s mountains that are unparalleled. Kyle is an arborist and Emily is a true PNW gal so it was really important for them to exchange vows amongst the trees and natural beauty of Oregon.
With the recent passing of same sex marriage equality in Oregon, Kelly and Chrissy decided to make their 15 year relationship official in a small, intimate ceremony surrounded by only their closest family.
Peninsula Park Wedding
Chris and Laura welcomed a small gathering of friends and family to a little quadrant of trees in Peninsula Park as they exchanged vows and made their commitment to each other. It was a completely gorgeous sunny Portland day and as Daniel and I looked occasionally turned the cameras towards the crowd, we recognized the faces of contentment and joy as loved ones watched these two people tie the knot.
Mount Tabor Wedding
Paige and Gregg are a quintessential Portland couple and they created the most unique wedding to reflect their style in the city they love. They began their day at Mount Tabor, an amazing southeast park nestled in the trees.
Brooke & Michael
Brooke and Michael first met over a glass of pinot at a cute little wine bar in Manzanita, Oregon on the coast. They connected instantly with their mutual love of food, wine and travel. They are both high school English teachers so it only makes sense that they courted each other with Shakespeare sonnets over…