There’s something about sparkly things that make my heart leap with joy. So imagine my excitement when today’s wedding landed in my inbox. Sparkly wedding? Oh yes!
After holding a very large traditional wedding in India, couple Chintan and Jessica made sure to hold an intimate, low key wedding upon returning home to Portland, Oregon. The day started with a civil ceremony at the County Courthouse, followed by a romantic pedicab tour around the city (recreating the same pose and photo they had when they first met 7 years ago!), and finally returned home to their newly built house where they celebrated with family and friends. Guests enjoyed a selection of popcorn and donut treats, followed by dinner of savory grilled sandwiches from local food trucks.
Some of my favorite details in the wedding include the bride Jessica’s gorgeous custom made lace gown (adorned with gold embellishments), her shimmering gold Louboutins and gold sequined Chucks for the reception. Love!
Paying homage to Chintan’s ancestry + considering her contemporary taste, Jessica also chose a nontraditional jeweled brooch bouquet, decorated with India’s national bird — the peacock. Her husband Chintan even wore a similarly designed jeweled boutonniere!
The bride Jessica shares, “For our American wedding, just a few weeks following the large Indian wedding, we wanted something small and simple with just friends. Since neither of us are Christian, the idea of a church wedding was already out. There’s always been something sweet and romantic about the notion of getting married at the courthouse. The day was informal, fun, and simple, which is just what we needed after spending a month in India.”
“I am not a DIYer, but many of the details were from Etsy designers and shops. I also surprised my husband by having a brick placed in downtown Portland’s Pioneer Square. You can purchase a permanent brick in what’s dubbed Portland’s living room. It read “J+C 4.1.16.””
And her advice to future brides? “Prioritize making time to spend with just your husband on your wedding day! After all, that’s what it’s really about.”
I love how this wedding was simple yet was able to highlight significant details in Jessica and Chintan’s lives. Plus, all the glitter and sparkly details really, really wowed me. So great that Powers Photography Studios was there to document the love and capture all the personalized deets of this wedding. Enjoy the rest of the lovely photos!
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The Dream Team:
Photography: Powers Photography Studios | Ceremony Venue: Multnomah County Courthouse (Portland, Oregon USA) | Reception Venue: The couple’s custom built home (they moved in four days prior to the wedding) | Dress: Custom couture from Embellish Designs | Make-up: Melanie Lindsey of Picasso Artistic Salon | Hair: Melanie Lindsey of Picasso Artistic Salon | Shoes: Christian Louboutin for the ceremony, gold sequin Converse for the reception | Accessories: Custom 24k necklace/earring set from Mumbai, the gold bracelet was the “something borrowed and something old” and was lent by the bride’s best friend Erin Smith (it was her mother’s, and her mother wore it at her own wedding 40 years ago) | Groom’s Suit: Custom made in Mumbai | Stationery: Adorn Invitations | Cake: Dream Cakes | Food: Display from Voodoo Doughnuts and two food trucks for catering on site (PBJs Grilled and Koi Fusion) | Flowers: Brooch Bouquet custom made from Secret Garden Bouquets