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Portland DIY wedding: Mackenzie + Nicholas

October 22, 2012
Howell Territorial Park, Sauvie Island

We’re in love with this wedding. To start, Mackenzie + Nicholas are the owners of a small letterpress shop in Portland, Cotton Flower Press. So they obviously made every pretty paper element, invitations included, but what’s currently wow’ing us are Mackenzie’s darling wedding shoes. They were handmade by her husband! Her 1930s vintage dress is also tugging at our heartstrings, and the silhouette handcutting station they had at their reception… dying.

Cotton Flower Press printed invitation suite Ranunculus, Peonies, Daffodils, Garden Roses, Dogwood & Cotton bouquet

Mackenzie’s bouquet recipe: ranunculus, peonies, daffodils, garden roses, dogwood, and cotton.

handmade wedding shoes Custom design vest, bow tie and pants by Adam Arnold Vintage (1930s) wedding dress from Etsy at The Ace Hotel, Portland OR The Ace Hotel, Portland vintage (1930s) wedding dress from Etsy prairie wedding portraits Custom design headband by Tessa Kim orchard wedding portraits Howell Territorial Park, Sauvie Island wedding ceremony school bus wedding transportation school bus wedding transportation welcome sign and guest gifts fill in the blank tag notes orange florals in painted stripe bottle vases custom printed menus and fill-in-the-blank tag notes brown paper table runner letterpress stamp decor silhouette paper cut outs

This is the coolest thing to have at a wedding, right? The silhouettes were cut by hand (without drawing first) by a close friend of theirs who was trained at Disneyland and cut there for many years.

silhouette garlands and scrapbook pie and cookies dessert table Vintage (1930s) wedding dress from Etsy silhouette garland dance floor tape sign and twinkle lights fire escape wedding portrait

It’s your wedding, keep reminding yourself of that. Couples are constantly changing the rules these days, which makes weddings much more fun and meaningful. So don’t get caught up in convention because you’re afraid of upsetting more traditional guests. They’ll come around and appreciate that you did what felt right to you.

Such a cozy, intimate and beautiful wedding. Congratulations you two!

Photographer: Bryan Aulick / Event Planner: Ella Events / Ceremony venue: Howell Territorial Park, Sauvie Island / Reception venue: The Cleaners at The Ace Hotel, Portland / Officiant: Groom’s uncle / Flowers: Fieldwork / Catering: Clyde Common / Dessert: Random Order Pies, and Two Tarts Bakery / Transportation: Eco Shuttle / Bride’s dress: 1930s vintage / Shoes: handmade by groom / Hairpiece: custom design by Tessa Kim / Groom’s suit: Adam Arnold / Shoes: Julian Boots / Watch: Vintage Bulova