This sparkling wedding reception in Portland is beautiful inspiration for your big day. With glamorous details balanced with whimsical touches, it’s a gorgeous celebration!
How do you combine glitz and glam with whimsy and fun? This Portland couple shows you how! Lots of great ideas for your wedding day from this guest feature, photographed by Powers Photography Studio. See all the details and vendors below.
Following a month long trip and a very large traditional wedding in India, Jess (writer) and Chintan (engineer) returned home to Portland, Oregon for a low key, small and simple wedding with friends that took place on April Fool’s day. The day began with a civil ceremony at Multnomah County Courthouse and ended with a festive reception in the couple’s home, to celebrate with friends.
After taking a romantic pedicab tour around the city where their hearts first met, the couple and their guests returned to their newly built house for a selection of treats from Voodoo donuts and Poplandia popcorn, following a dinner of sweet and savory grilled sandwiches from local food trucks.
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A Sparkling Wedding Reception in Portland
Adorning a gorgeous custom made gown by local Portland designer, Embellish Designs, Jessica’s shimmering gold Christian Loubotin’s (and gold sequin Converse for the reception) were a beautiful contrast against their relaxed civil ceremony. The bride wore a custom 24k necklace & earring set from Mumbai. The gold bracelet was her “something borrowed,” and “something old” and was on loan from her best friend; it was her mother’s, and her mother wore it at her own wedding 40 years ago!
Jessica also payed homage to her husband’s ancestry and her own contemporary taste, with a nontraditional bouquet completely filled with glimmering peacock jeweled broaches (the national bird of India). The groom wore a custom suit made in Mumbai.
Dress: Custom couture from Embellish Designs | Hair & Makeup: Melanie Lindsey of Picasso Artistic Salon | Photographer: Powers Photography Studio | Stationery: Adorn Invitations | Cake: Dream Cakes | Food: Voodoo Doughnuts / PBJs Grilled / Koi Fusion | Flowers: Brooch Bouquet custom made from Secret Garden Bouquets