This couple married at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in northwest Portland. Afterwards they had a reception at Irving Street Kitchen. This was the sweetest couple, and it was such a beautiful day for a March wedding. The bride wore a beautiful dress purchased at The English Dept downtown. And of course I loved her cathedral veil!
Married at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
The stone cathedral has beautiful architecture and makes a great backdrop for a wedding. I especially loved the giant red doors. We started the day with a first look in front of the red doors. They were so happy to see each other! A first look is always a great option, especially if you want to spend as much time as possible enjoying the party afterwards. This was a relatively short day, in fact, it was less than 4 hours. Therefore, a first look was key to maximizing the portrait time without sacrificing time with guests afterwards.
After the first look, we took a few portraits of the wedding party and family before heading inside for the ceremony. They were married in the smaller sanctuary. The stained glass and wood paneling made a beautiful backdrop. Afterwards we took a few more portraits of the couple and then headed to Irving Street Kitchen for a reception.
Reception at Irving Street Kitchen
I had never been to this venue prior to this event, but let me just say it was a pretty perfect space! From the venue’s website, “With exposed brick, warm hickory paneling and an eclectic collection of fine art gracing the walls, the private dining room is the perfect venue for a variety of occasions…”. The exposed brick walls were lovely, with nice natural light coming from large windows at the entrance. They had a mariachi band, and a very artistically decorated cake.