Wedding

Lucy and Tim
The Sentinal Hotel Wedding Portland

Ohh, you make me happy when my skies are grey and you’ll never never never know dear how much I love you.” You are my Sunshine by Ray Charles

Getting Ready and Reception: The Sentinel Hotel 
Wedding Ceremony: St. Ignatious Church
Bride’s shoes: Kate Spade
Groom’s Tux: Hugo Boss
   

 

Jessica Hill PhotographyLucy and Tim | The Sentinal Hotel Wedding Portland
Baby

Leonidas Baby Shower!

Yeah for baby Leonidas! John and Julieth are a beautiful and kind couple who are expecting soon and with that comes a shower celebration for both the ladies and the gents!  With incredible styling and coordination for both showers from Nora with Bridal Bliss,  both nights were nothing short of perfection! The ladies gourmet dinner party was breathtaking in a gorgeous white tabletop with exquisite blooms from Zest Floral and a delicious menu from Art of Catering. The ladies had a baby shower to remember! Congrats Julieth and thank you Mary!

The fun guys night celebrated John’s new to-be fatherhood by taking a the Double Decker PDX bus around Portland for a night. With a bar stop at Circa 33, the gentlemen enjoyed cocktails, beer, parlor games and of course, a bottle chugging contest. they followed the night up with an excellent dinner at chef Jason French’s restaurant, Ned Ludd. (One of my personal faves!) SO much fun. Thanks Mark for documenting and congrats John!

Jessica Hill PhotographyLeonidas Baby Shower!
Wedding

Perla and Josh
A Fields Park Portland Wedding

“Still I call it magic Such a precious jewel.” Magic by Coldplay

Getting Ready Locations: Private Residence
Wedding Ceremony and Reception: The Fields Park, Pearl Portland
Wedding Dress Designer and boutique: Monique Lhuillier from Divine Designs 
Bridesmaid dresses: Eliza J- Nordstrom
Groomsmen’s suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Brides Shoes: Tory Burch 
Flowers and Styling: Christopher David
First Look Location: Steven Smith Tea House 
Groom and Groomsmen Hair: Marty Caballero, Modern Man
Vintage Rentals: Something Borrowed 
Coordinator: Vanessa Benedetti
Bands: Gem Set Love
Rentals: The party place
Invitations and Programs: Borrego Creative
Jessica Hill PhotographyPerla and Josh | A Fields Park Portland Wedding
Planning

From a bride’s lens
Now a Mrs!

So it’s officially our one month anniversary as a married couple! We made it through the pre-planning, the rehearsal, the picnic, the wedding and the honeymoon and it feels good. It feels good to be a wife, to have a husband, to now officially be married and to be done with all the beautiful chaos that is wedding planning!

Our wedding was truly a dream, with picture perfect weather, incredible vendors, a stunning view of Mt. Hood, delicious food and drinks, awesome music and all of our closest family and friends in one place. Amazing. I think back and smile and want to do it all over again. (Can I be a guest too?!) Do you know how they say your wedding goes by so fast, it’s so true!

Did things go wrong… Oh yes! Like a table number mix-up that resulted in table nine having over 16 guests, a bus schedule misprint on the website, and upon waking up, noticing that my right eye had a bothered blood vessel due to stress and crying happy tears all weekend (thank god for Paula, my hairdresser who covered my eye with a classic vintage-inspired updo!) I was more nervous than I expected on the wedding day, but not in a bad way, more like a ton of energy, anticipation, anxiety and complete joy was bubbling all over and I definitely was happy to do some morning yoga. Having my ladies there, especially my sister, Lauren (who flew in from Thailand for the wedding) was reassuring and calming. However, seeing Evan was the best moment of the day for me, he grounded me, brought me back to the moment and reminded me that this entire day was for us and perfect in all of it’s imperfections.

Now it’s time to sit back, wait for the photos and video and drink our coffee out of our Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Adler mugs. (One of many very cool wedding gifts- thanks all!) Alas, the thank you’s still need to be done (yikes!) and our kitchen needs to be about three times its size to fit all of our new gadgets, pots and pans; we’re slowly starting the next big life step- buying a home. (but that’s a whole new blog!)

Thanks Jeff Newsom for the stunning art you created and Lindsay Hile for the fun party and detail pics to share.

Jessica Hill PhotographyFrom a bride’s lens | Now a Mrs!
Engagement

Nicole and Matt
A Keep Portland Weird Engagement


Nicole and Matt are a fun and exhuberant couple who live in NYC but decided that Portland was the perfect destination for their 2015 wedding. We had a lot of fun during our Portland themed engagement shoot. The bridges, the buildings and the vibe. We shared a lot of laughs and I’m really looking forward to their September wedding!

Jessica Hill PhotographyNicole and Matt | A Keep Portland Weird Engagement
Wedding

Jacquelyn and Justin
A Leftbank Annex Wedding

“Nobody comes close to me and you together, Step under my umbrella, we’ll make it through any weather.” Tonight by John Legend

Getting Ready Location: Hotel Deluxe
Ceremony and Reception: The Left Bank Annex
Wedding Dress Designer and boutique: Monique Lhuillier from Divine Designs  
Brides Shoes: Via Spiga
Flowers: Alisa Altman
Catering: Vibrant Table
Cake: Suzanne Peasley
Jessica Hill PhotographyJacquelyn and Justin | A Leftbank Annex Wedding
Wedding

Leslie and Mark
A Castaway Portland Wedding

“Come away with me and we’ll kiss on a mountaintop, come away with me and I’ll never stop loving you.” Come Away With Me by Nora Jones

Getting Ready Location: Hotel Deluxe

Ceremony and Reception: Castaway Portland 

Wedding Dress Designer and boutique: Casablanca Bridal, Brides Against Breast Cancer

Brides Shoes: Audrey Brookes

Men’s Suit: Kenneth Cole

Flowers: form+line

Catering: Catering At It’s Best

Rings: Shane Co

Hair/Makeup: Portland Makeup and Hair

Cake: Lamb’s Thriftway

Jessica Hill PhotographyLeslie and Mark | A Castaway Portland Wedding
Engagement

Gloria and Maggie
A Circa 33 SE Portland Engagement Shoot

Maggie and Gloria are not only cute, cuddly and kind, but they are also super intelligent and kick-ass women! I was honored to document their engagement session starting at their first date location, Circa 33 on Belmont in SE Portland. We had some yummy cocktails, told some fun stories and all in all had an absolute blast together. I love their cowgirl boots and the cool truck we found for that image. Thanks M&G! <3

Jessica Hill PhotographyGloria and Maggie | A Circa 33 SE Portland Engagement Shoot
Wedding

Sneak Peek
Jacquelyn and Justin at the Left Bank Annex

Jacquelyn and Justin’s elegant evening wedding was a night to remember at the Leftbank Annex. Jacquelyn and Justin are so fun, kind and caring that they just light up the night and make everyone smile. Can’t wait to share more from their beautiful day!

Jessica Hill PhotographySneak Peek | Jacquelyn and Justin at the Left Bank Annex