Between the DIY floral hoop ceremony backdrop, the vintage records and books, and the autumnal color palette, we’re swooning over Kaiya and Aaron’s Evergreen PDX wedding. The couple, who love all things vintage and timeless, opted for a more muted take autumnal colors and added pops of gold and deep red for a simple yet dramatic touch of elegance. With the help of their planner, Ella Events, and the florists at Brier + Ivy, they created the coziest vibe inside the modern, downtown space. Their decor included a large floral hoop that doubled as the ceremony backdrop and the sweetheart table backdrop, lounge seating areas featuring antique accents, up-cycled windows used as signs, and a special photo board to honor the couple’s late grandparents. Photographer Nicole Mason did a phenomenal job photographing this lovely Portland wedding.
Kaiya and Aaron
The Evergreen PDX, Portland, Oregon
I wanted to incorporate the vintage and timeless style with my dress choice, so I did lace and long sleeves. I knew I wanted lace sleeves! The necklace of the dress was the right amount of revealing, while the sleeves helped keep me warm while we took photos outside. I loved how feminine and beautiful I felt. My mom gave me a part of her wedding veil to use, and I tucked it into the most lovely flower crown made by our florist.
Our big project was the circle we got married in front of! Aaron and I spent many hours making that vision come to life. We bought four pipes and had to bend them into semi-circles, connect them, stabilize them onto a platform, and spray paint the whole thing matte black!
We both enjoy film photography, old movies, books, and listening to vinyl records so having a vintage feel made sense. Our key words were vintage, floral, and fall, since it was a November wedding. I didn’t want the colors to be too moody and dark, but the touches of gold, forest green, and mustard yellow helped with the autumn vibe.
Processional – “We Bought a Zoo” by Jonsi
Recessional – “Countdown” by Beyonce
First Dance – “Meet Me Where You’re Going” by Cloud Cult
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Nicole Mason
Event Planning – Ella Events
Venue – The Evergreen PDX
Floral Design – Brier + Ivy
Catering – White Pepper
Cake – Dream Cakes
Stationery – Minted
Wedding Dress – The English Dept.
Rentals – Something Borrowed Portland
Favors – Quin Candy
Congratulations to Kaiya and Aaron, and a special thanks to Brier + Ivy for sharing this lovely Portland wedding with Junebug! Looking for more vintage wedding decor inspiration? You’ve got to see Josh and Ryan’s eclectic DIY Knoxville wedding at The Standard with a vintage twist!