Tora & David – Abernathy Center Wedding

Sci_Fi_Wedding_7.jpg Tora and David are a magical and inspiring couple that brought tons of creativity and DIY to their May 1st wedding.

Sci_Fi_Wedding_12.jpg Pretty much my favorite ring shot ever. T&D had a “heaven and earth” theme and was inspired by that for their colors and details.

Sci_Fi_Wedding_4.jpg These fun folks put the “party” in wedding party! Armed with umbrellas and favorite Marvel comic weaponry.

Sci_Fi_Wedding_8.jpg In lieu of the traditional boutineers the guys (and one groomswoman:) wore Star Trek communicators and the ladies held vintage umbrellas rather than bouquets. Totally rad.

Sci_Fi_Wedding_10.jpg Incredibly beautiful and fun ceremony under the trees at the Abernathy Center’s Veiled Garden.


Sci_Fi_Wedding_15.jpg Tora made all the flags for guests to wave using iron-on transfers. These made me smile.

Sci_Fi_Wedding_13.jpg Complete with a rocking cake incorporating the theme, an Italian soda bar, custom made invites and programs and collections of vintage vases gathered on each table, the reception was hella cool all around!

Sci_Fi_Wedding_19.jpg and oh yes, they busted out the Time Warp and some air guitar… yeow!


Tora and David are rad. They had their morning wedding in Oregon City at The Abernathy Center in the Veiled Garden with a lunch reception in the ball room. T&D had a lot of DIY, little bit of indie, a dash of Sci-Fi, and pinch of comic book inspiration to create a stylish and smart wedding with a ton of flavor. Special thanks to Maalaea of I and M Photography for second shooting with me! Tora is the creative force behind Tora Illustration, her amazing illustration company. Her style is fresh and fun and you should check out her site and blog! I’m super honored and blushing that I was cool enough to be a part of the badassery of Tora and David’s wedding. Thanks so much guys for choosing me to document your awesome day. Hope you love the sneak peek!

Jessica Hill PhotographyTora & David – Abernathy Center Wedding


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  • Jennifer Walker - May, 2010

    love that you captured their style and personality so perfectly 🙂

  • Tora - May, 2010

    *sits staring at computer screen for 5 straight minutes*
    Jessica, there are no words. Honestly. These are so amazing and so beautiful…I can’t even tell you…everything is so beautiful and I am SO GLAD you and Maalaea were there…This is the best ever!!

  • Maalaea - May, 2010

    This was such an awesome wedding! Thanks for having me!

  • Renae Heineck - Custom Cakes - June, 2010

    You took a terrific pic. of my cake! I had been working at the Abernety Center when I created this cake. I’d very much like to post this picture on my site with your watermark/credits appearing on it of course. Would you be willing to email me the picture?
    Thanks, Renae Heineck
    Custom Cakes
    PS – Hope your meeting with Becky went well today….she’s always thinking and pulling ideas for good resources.

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