This was the second weekend in a row that I photographed a wedding at the International Test Rose Garden! What are the chances?! It so happened that this ceremony took place in the Shakespeare Garden as well. Which I think is the best spot in the garden for a wedding!
Wedding at the International Test Rose Garden
If you’ve never checked out the famous rose garden in Washington Park, July is the time to do it. The roses were in peak bloom. They looked and smelled fantastic! Tucked away in a corner of the garden, you’ll find the Shakespeare Garden. It is surrounded by hedges, and a large tree provides a nice canopy. Which makes the whole space feel like its own private room. It definitely makes for a sweet and intimate space to tie the knot. That’s where these two held their ceremony, with a handful of their closest family members.
I first met the groom at the entrance to the garden, and I photographed him seeing the bride for the first time. Next, we spent some time taking couples portraits around the garden. Then it was time for the ceremony! The bride’s dad was the officiant… so sweet. They had bubble machines that made bubbles at the end of the ceremony!
Bride & Groom Portraits around Downtown Portland
After the ceremony, the couple mingled with their family for a bit in the garden. Next, we headed downtown for some more bride and groom portraits around Downtown Portland and the waterfront. The couple had the idea to get some portraits taken next to Mills End Park (the world’s smallest park), so that’s what we did! Then we found some random streets with interesting colors and textures. Finally, we headed to the final event destination of the day for their reception.
Wedding Reception at Lobby by Lechon
The couple had their wedding reception at Lobby by Lechon. Lobby is a cute and intimate event space owned and operated by the delicious South American inspired restaurant, Lechon. Delicious foods and cocktails were served. There were toasts, and there was even a photo booth!
Ceremony Venue – The Shakespeare Garden at International Test Rose Garden
Reception Venue – Lobby by Lechon
Catering – Lechon
Photography – Crystal Genes Photography
Florist – Sammy’s Flowers
Dress – Blue Sky Bridal
Paper Goods – Letterpress Pdx
Photobooth – Happymatic
Suit – Indochino
Crystal, these photos are absolutely stunning! We love how they captured our day – both the big and small moments. We will cherish these for years to come.
The colors are so vibrant and you truly captured the joy of the day. The attention to detail is so fun!
These absolutely stunning photos captured such a memorable day and shows the blending of two families coming together in celebration beautifully!
What an absolutely beautiful wedding! Your photos are stunning!! Wishing you both all of the joy and happiness in the world as you embark on married life.
Congratulations, Kevin and Eva! What beautiful photos to capture the joy and love celebrated!!
Stunning photography and wedding! I know every moment captured will be treasured. Congratulations, Kevin and Eva!
Thank you for the absolutely fantastic capture of the spirit and love that adorned this exquisite day. I know we will all treasure the record of where we were and how we felt on this memorable occasion. Appreciating your talent!
The day was absolutely perfect, the venue was stunning, and of course the bride and groom were glowing. These photos captured it all splendidly!
What a beautiful day captured in such natural photographs! You found the joy in each and every person there, it’s beautiful to see.
These are all so intimate and genuine! I love the variety of perspectives and moments you captured.
Gorgeous wedding, great couple, these photos capture so much love and excitement! Congrats Kevin and Eva!