On a day which scarcely could have been better…
there was a royal wedding happening…
But even better than that,
AUSTIN AND NADIA’S WEDDING WAS HAPPENING!
And what an epic day it was. On a sunny day in May, Nadia began getting ready with all her besties for the greatest day of her life. Austin and his groomsmen showed up a bit later, to have some guy time before the big day enfolded. I loved getting to chat with each of them individually before they saw each other that day, and I love how I could feel the passion they have for each other just talking about one another. The giddiness was in full effect up until the moment of their first look when you could physically see the deep love between these two shine! They truly light up around each other.
Their wedding was filled with all sorts of shiny things: balloons, Nadia’s gifts to her ladies, shimmery dresses, and nadia’s RING (that baby is to die for), but my favorite shining thing was both of their faces the entire day. They were surrounded by so much love (their friends and family are all so amazing!), and I loved seeing Austin and Nadia soak up each tiny moment as if to try to hold onto it forever.
Their party was a blast! Cocktails flowing, dance floor raging, donut truck pulling up to fulfill all of the sweet tooth needs, amazing food, and emotional, sentimental speeches were shared. I’ll never forget this wedding because it truly was everything I hope my wedding is one day. I don’t think there was a single moment of the day where my face didn’t hurt from smiling so much. I love these two and I love their love. I am inspired by the way they truly treasure each other, respect each other, and laugh together. Their personalities shined through every detail of their wedding day and I had so much fun capturing it all.
Austin and Nadia, thank you for setting the bar high for what true love IS. Thank you for throwing such a fun wedding that the attendees of the actual Royal Wedding were jealous of! Thank you for inspiring us all with your love, and thank you SO much for choosing me to capture your wedding. It was a true honor!
Venue: Abernathy Center - Abigail's Garden (Oregon City, OR)
Florals: Vancouver Farmer's market
Hair/Makeup: Arianna Blanks
Catering: Abernathy Center
Bartending: Abernathy Center
Cake/Desserts: Gluten Free Gem - Portland, OR & Voodoo Donut Truck
DJ: Sound Choice - Anthony
Wedding Gown: Olvi’s dresses
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulus