Portland DIY wedding: Mackenzie + Nicholas
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.
Mackenzie’s bouquet recipe: ranunculus, peonies, daffodils, garden roses, dogwood, and cotton.
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.
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