Like most of our fellow Americans must feel, we love to see someone in one of our country's uniforms, and we really love to have them worn during a wedding. Ben made a really handsome groom in his US Coast Guard uniform, and his bride Rebecca was glowing in her satiny, flowery, lacy, gown with this amazing floral belt full of bling, she was simply beautiful.
The stage for this lovely couple to exchange their vows before an intimate group of family and friends, was the top of Rocky Butte Park with incredible views of the Columbia River Gorge, Mount Hood, and downtown Portland. The old brick structure at the top is like a castle tower with a grand sweeping staircase that was the perfect backdrop for photos. The ceremony site was a beautifully decorated white wooden arch with huge bundles of gardenias and begonia flowers tied to it, and it was a really beautiful Saturday evening at the end of July and the views were wonderful.
After the ceremony we all traveled to a restaurant in the Pearl District where they had reserved a private party room with an opening to an outside patio with tables and chairs. The guests were served a lovely gourmet meal around one big table for everyone to enjoy conversations and reminiscing together. Before dinner was served we were able to sneak the bride and groom away into the streets of downtown Portland for some fun night time street shots.