same sex wedding

Scott + Daniel | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Honeysuckle Photography | DIY Social

Have you ever seen confetti at a wedding? I mean really see confetti at a wedding? I'm not talking about a sprinkle here or there, I'm talking about so much confetti that the next day you are still finding pieces in your hair, kind of confetti.  Well, Scott and Daniel's wedding was just that...filled with confetti, but even more so, filled of a group of people who wanted to celebrate the love and marriage between these two people.  Even Oregon Bride Magazine took notice and featured this fab affair in their 2016 Fall/Winter issue. When we met, Scott and Daniel knew what they wanted, not your typical wedding and definitely their own.  These two are both talented writers who currently reside in Los Angeles and decided to get married in Portland, Scott's hometown, at the newly opened Pacific Northwest College of Art. It was actually the venue's first wedding!  Scott and Daniel opted to make their own invitations, which were scripts customized to each recipient.  Each guest invited was incorporated into the script ---I was so excited when they even sent a hysterical one to us that involved Nora and myself!  

Scott & Daniel had their nephews walk down the aisle throwing confetti prior to them processing in, They walked in, escorted by their darling niece, to the theme of Superman. The wedding was officiated by one of their close friends who is also a playwright. He made it personal and full of all emotions- I have never cried and laughed so much in my life.  The ceremony even included "guest appearances" from their dog (via video), Scott's childhood puppets reliving their first few emails to one another and an epic confetti explosion perfectly timed to the song "September" by Earth, Wind and Fire as they were announced husband & husband. 

After the ceremony guests made their way upstairs to enjoy a family style dinner by Chef's Table Catering.  Guests found their seats with place cards made from pantone color samples.  At each setting, there was yet another script, this time with the title being the table name and the dialogue inside including everyone at each specific table talking about the food/wedding/etc. The tables had grey linens and wheatgrass centerpieces that each had alternating colors at the end of each wooden box.  After dinner guests were able to enjoy Salt and Straw Ice Cream as well as custom Chocolate Chip Cookie Cakes (1 for each table) which was Scott's gift to Daniel as he used to receive them yearly as a child. 

Scott & Daniel had everyone return downstairs to the dance floor which had cafe lighting strung above, for their first dance.  Again, in typical Scott & Daniel fashion, they had carefully choreographed the dance which took up the entire dance floor as well as utilizing the second story of the venue, and did I mention confetti....more confetti cannons! Everyone had such a great time either dancing all night or playing around with the slow-motion Photo Booth with fun props and more...confetti!! 

A year after the Supreme Court’s decision, the New York Times checked in on couples around the country who were married shortly after the ruling and Scott & Daniel were included. | Portland Seattle Bend Wedding Planning

Coordination by Katy Haley | Photography: Honeysuckle Photography | Catering: Chef's Table | Floral: DIY Social | Rentals: The Party Place | Music: Modern Event Solutions | Dessert: Salt + Straw | Lighting: Greenlight Creative


Desiree + Kate | Portland Engagement Session | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Jessica Hill Photography

Desiree and Kate had just moved to Portland from the Oregon Coast when it was time to take their engagement pictures with Jessica Hill Photography. They were super nervous about picking the right location and we quickly realized that a nice glass of wine at a hip urban winery, followed by fun at an arcade and a walk in the woods would be fitting for this adorable same sex couple! Judging from these darling pictures we found the perfect locations! We are just so excited for their upcoming wedding this Saturday. These two have been an absolutely blast to work with and we wish them nothing but the best.