The Couple: John and Gary
The Wedding: 3.2.13 – Holocene, Portland, Oregon
The Photographer: Daniel and Lindsay of Daniel Stark Photography
Junebug: What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
John and Gary: Intimate, DIY, Modern.
Junebug: What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day?
John and Gary: We wanted something that felt simple yet modern. Holocene served as a wonderful venue because the space itself was unique and required very little decoration. With the guidance from our friend, Lisa Acheson, we added homemade touches that really brought out the features of the venue and highlighted our Portland homemade spirit. We loved how things turned out!
Junebug: Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding?
John and Gary: We wanted the day to be centered around people. Were glad that we welcomed guests into the ceremony before it began, and we enjoyed taking our plates around so that we could eat at every table. So many of our guests came from across the country (and from overseas!), and we wanted to spend as much as possible with them!
Junebug: What specifically drew you to Daniel & Lindsay Stark and their imagery?
John and Gary: Daniel and Lindsay Stark are incredible photographers. Friends had used them for their weddings, and when we went to check out their website, we were impressed by the artistry that came into each of the photos. We knew that we would remember the best of our Portland wedding by looking at their photographs.
John and Gary, we wish you all the best in your new life together! Thanks to Daniel and Lindsay Stark of Daniel Stark Photography for creatively capturing all the beautiful emotion of the day.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Daniel and Lindsay of Daniel Stark Photography
Event Planner: Lisa Acheson, friend of the couple
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Holocene
Officiant: Dr. Lisa Goldthwaite, friend of couple
Invitation Designer: Lisa Acheson, friend of couple
Florist: Dr. Katie Au, friend of couple
Cake: Cakes By Design
Grooms’ Apparel & Accessories: John – custom suit and shirt from Black Lapel, shoes by To Boot New York, tie from Uniqlo; Gary – suit from Bar III, shirt from Hugh & Crye, shoes by Ferragamo, tie from The Tie Bar
Favors: Homemade Limoncello
Rentals: The Party Place
Rings: Judith Arnell Jewelers