The Couple: Puja and Firdaus
The Wedding: 3.30.13 – Oregon Golf Club, West Linn, Oregon
The Photographer: Aaron Courter Photography
Junebug: What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Puja and Firdaus: Elegant. Full of love. Celebratory.
Junebug: What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day?
Puja and Firdaus: We wanted our wedding to showcase the beauty and flavor of Portland while also being centered on Parsi traditions. (Firdaus is from the Parsi community – an Indian community that practices the Zoroastrian faith.) We took a risk and had an outdoor wedding in March (and got lucky with gorgeous weather!), and entertained our out-of-town friends and family with a welcome reception at a local brewery. We also scattered touches of Portland throughout the weekend – from trolley cars as transport to serving local foods and wine. But Parsi traditions were the main focus of the experience – from the clothes to the customs to the decorations.
Junebug: Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding?
Puja and Firdaus: Instead of flower arrangements, each table had a cake surrounded by scattered rose petals. We loved that when it came time to cut the cake at our table that our friends and family could also be part of the fun and have cakes of their own!
Junebug: What specifically drew you to Aaron Courter Photography and their imagery?
Puja and Firdaus: When choosing a photographer we wanted formal, beautiful pictures that conveyed our own personalities and traditions, but that also had a sense of fun and intimacy. That felt like a tall order, but Aaron brought it all together! And now when we look at our pictures we feel that he captured all the right moments – from the elegance of Parsi customs to the raucousness of an Indian dance party to the beauty of Oregon and of course, the intimacy of what it felt like to begin our lives together with each other and our families.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Aaron Courter Photography
Event Planner: Jessica Church of Bash Wedding Events
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Oregon Golf Club
Videographer/Film Maker: Focal Point Digital Media
Officiant: Soli Dastur and Jamshed Khobad
Catering: East India Company
Florist: Floral Designs by Alicia
Cake: Ja Civa
Make-up: Nadia Kingston
Hair: Chrystal from Powder Inc
DJ: Prashant Kakad – DJ Prashant
Transportation: Twilite Limo