click here to open post Nov 05, 2010 | posted in Weddings | 27 comments

Erin and Conor’s DIY Portland wedding was nothing short of perfect in every way.  The attention to detail was like nothing I’ve ever seen before.  Erin lived, ate and breathed her wedding planning for the months leading up to her big day.  She did it all without a planner and nothing fell short of perfection.  Erin  Jane, you amaze me! Enjoy.

Above 2 images (L temple, R reflection): shot by my wonderful assistant  Elli who drove up from Seattle to spend the day with me.  Thanks Elli!

I have never seen anything as amazing as the “fairy-wand-thing-a-ma-jig” Erin had made for her beautiful niece in lieu of a bouquet! WONDERFUL idea!

I am speechless over the feather details that Erin incorporated into her design throughout her wedding . . . and the boutonnieres? OH.MY.GOSH.

In a Mormon temple marriage, everyone (including the photographer) waits outside for the couple to make their debut as Mr and Mrs. There’s NOTHING like the look on everyone’s faces when they see the happily married couple for the first time since “I do”.  Love the look on Conor’s mom’s face. PURE JOY.

LOVE the bridesmaid’s Anthro dresses.  Love the color, love the cut, LOVE THEM.

I could literally write entire sonnets dedicated to Erin Jane’s bouquet.  It was unbelievable.

After the temple, we headed off to the reception location.  It was held at Erin’s parents house.  Check out this spectacular view of Mt Hood shot right from their backyard!

Um yes, it’s homemade jam.  And um yes, Erin made the moss covered frames.  And um yes, Erin should consider a career as a wedding planner. I wish I could get married again (to Uncle Richie of course) simply to have her plan my big day.

Oh don’t you worry, Erin has her under grad in art and her master’s in design and she totally designed her AMAZING invites.  I.AM.IN.LOVE.

I told you the boutonnieres are like nothing you’ve ever seen before.  They may just be the very definition of awesome.

Of course she also hand stamped every candy favor bag.

I thought the way she displayed her seating tags was AWESOME.

Connor’s grandmother hand embroidered each napkin (they were all unique) and all the table cloths.  I am seriously obsessed with that woman.  She is MAGICAL.

BEST.FOOD.EVER.  After allll the planning and allll the work, I think Erin was most excited about the delicious food.  YUM x 7 billion.

In case you missed it above, they totally had an ice cream cart.

Congratulations Erin and Conor! I love you and couldn’t be happier for you in a million years!  xx! N

PS. More coming soon from their fun bridal/groomal session.