Thursday, August 20, 2009

Real Wedding: Katie Anderson Photography

here is another so very Portland wedding from Katie Anderson Photography. this couple has combined their passion for life, sustainability, community, family and friends to create a memorable event that was made possible by using only locally made or grown products as well as reused items. the bride, Heather was especially interested in non-traditional wedding elements (and LOVES etsy!) to make sure her and her husband's vision came to life--that red dress is so fun and was made by a local designer Lena Medoyeff Studio. i especially like the cupcake stands that were made from vintage plates and glasses from Goodwill. such a wonderful touch!
make sure you check out the vendor/decor details at the end of the post, Heather and Martin put so much thought and time into the details of their day--they are wonderful examples of finding ways to make their day beautiful without having break the bank!

here is a list of vendor/decor information:

Commitment Ceremony Date: July 16, 2009
Ceremony and Reception Site: McMenamin’s Edgefield- Ceremony in the Meadow, Reception in Blackberry Hall
Photographer: Katie Anderson Photography
Flowers: Portland Farmer's Market (on Wednesday, South Park Blocks)
Cupcakes: The Edgefield; We made the cupcake stands out of vintage plates and glasses we purchased at Goodwill
Caterer: The Edgefield
Rings: My friend, Beth Wagner (Studio Acorn; <> ), made custom ring for us. We came up with the elements we wanted to include, and she developed the design, carved the waxes, and caste the beautiful rings.

Gown and Designer: Lena Medoyeff Studio; the underskirt/ruffle slip was vintage, purchased through <>
Veil and Accessories: Fascinator by Kill 2 Be Beautiful (through <> ); my sister made the veil/blusher; the earrings were vintage, purchased at a yard sale years ago; the locket (around the bouquet) is from Gold Door ( <> ) and contains some of my mom's ashes

Formal Wear: vintage 1970's tux from The Tuxx Man (Ebay); Oscar de la Renta shirt from a thrift store in Las Cruces, NM; bow tie and suspenders from Avalon Antiques and Vintage Clothes (downtown Portland, OR)

Shoes: Heather's- Sofft; Martin's- custom Converse
Makeup: By my sister-in-law, Cristi Miles-Lindhorst, and my sister, Amy Chiszar

Hair: me
Officiant: Heather's father, Donald R. Leffler
Invitations: Us- designed by us and sent via email to save a tree
Honeymoon: Barcelona, Spain and Venice, Italy in the fall
Rental: none
Planner: Our sisters helped answer questions we had around planning. They also helped navigate and organize on the actual day.