Sometimes couples just immediately hit it off, and that’s exactly what happened for Jill and Andrew when they met in graduate school at Oregon State University! For their third anniversary of dating, the pair decided to spend a weekend at Cannon Beach, and it was while both were watching the beauty of a storm over the ocean that Andrew suddenly got down on one knee and popped the question. An intimate ceremony for family only was planned at Old Scotch Church, a little white church in the countryside where Jill’s own parents were wed years earlier. Black, white and pink made up the elegantly striking color palette for the day, and the sunlight streaming through the church’s stained glass windows brought its own soft touches of color to the ceremony. The wedded couple left the church through a sea of bubbles and traveled to Portland Golf Club, where friends joined Jill, Andrew and their families to enjoy a delicious meal and a fun time on the dance floor! Stroll on over to this sweet springtime celebration brought to you by Camera Art Photography!
Tell us about your wedding gown and what your wedding party wore.
My wedding gown was designed by Pronovias. It was a ball gown that had a fitted bodice and a flowing lace train. I felt like a princess in the gown. My bridesmaids wore black evening dresses that were well-fitted and flowing, making all three of them look stunning. The men wore classic tuxedos with black bow ties. The groom wore the same tuxedo, but with a white bow tie.
Did you DIY any of the details?
Yes, for decorations at the church, my husband and I cut tree-trunk slices, and used a wood burner to write things like, “Love is Patient”, “Love is Kind”, “5.4.13”, and “Jill & Andrew.”
Was there a specific theme or style? What inspired it?
There was no specific theme for the wedding. The colors were black, white, and pale pink.
What kind of energy did your entertainment give the event?
During dinner we listened to classics from Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, and others. While, later in the evening we went a little more modern to spice up the dance floor! It was a fun mix of lots of music. I’m sure that there was something for everyone that was at the wedding.
Reception Venue: Portland Golf Club | Ceremony Venue: Old Scotch Church | Photography: Camera Art Photography | Entertainment: DJ Paradox | Cake: Beaverton Bakery | Floral: Andrew’s Florist | Wedding Gown: Bridal Exclusives