Meghan and Emily used our tandem bike guestbook fingerprint balloon to record all of their loved ones in attendance that day.
Meghan and Emily’s wedding is proof that nothing says timeless like amazing photography. Shot by You Look Nice Today Photography, this adorable couple who is as witty as they come, chose an equally charming venue for their nuptials – The Octagonal Barn at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse. See many more images from this wedding right here!
The week before the wedding Emily was in a car accident. Luckily it was nothing serious, but hence the “just married” sign.
Meghan’s advice to other brides: Keep it simple. The more elaborate ideas that I had originally all fell by the wayside and yet after all everything was said and done, it was the best night of our lives.
Another note, we found that since most of our family had not yet met, an informal lunch the day before the wedding was a brilliant move. Emily’s aunts hosted a picnic the Saturday before so as to thank all those guests who flew in from around the country. This gave our loved ones time to meet and make some connections before the wedding itself. Emily and I both feel that this helped people feel more like a family before the wedding itself. It made for a much more intimate setting the next night.
I will add though, that the show-stopper for the night wasn’t our first dance, it was one that followed. A friend of mine requested Michael Bolton’s version of When a Man Loves a Woman. One need not have been there to be entertained by the idea of two women slow dancing to this at their wedding. There’s a photo that Ryan took of us holding hand on the dance floor and singing to each other. “When a maaaa-aaaan loves a woman!” It was kind of epic.
Leading up to the wedding: The Vitamin String Quartet’s Indie Wedding String Collection
Meghan and her wedding party processional: “The Winner Is”- Devotchka
Emily and her wedding party processional: Instrumental version of “All of the Lights”- the Portland Cello Project
Recessional: “Home”- Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
First Dance: “Crazy Love”- Van Morrison
Wedding Vendors and Venue (Hillsboro, OR):
Venue: The Octagonal Barn at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse / Photographer: Ryan Wilcox of You Look Nice Today Photography / Florist: Jessica Beck with flowers from New Season’s Market and Broadway Floral Home & Garden / Emily’s Dress: Bridal Exclusives / Bridal Party Shoes: Toms / Meghan’s Suit: Express suit and J. Crew shirt / DJ: Jared Jenson of the band Bombs Into You / Desserts: Cupcakes from Cupcake Jones / Wedding invitations: Two Yellow Shoes / Guest Book: Blue de Tois / Favors: Emily’s step-brother Dan Wellisch who owns Flash Ink Custom Screen Printing in Bend, Oregon