Perfectly Portland Wedding: Katie + Brad Pt. I

The story of Katie and Brad is the story about how opposites attract, and are completed when together. 

An equation for illustration:

Katie (outgoing, optimistic, emotional) + Brad (private, pragmatic, logical) = Love

Katie and Brad’s individual lives have brought them to Portland, away from Portland, and back to Portland, where they finally found each other. Katie and Brad have now been together for eight years, and in Katie’s words, assembled their very own Brady Bunch four years ago when they combined households (including Katie’s daughter and Brad’s two sons and daughter).

Katie has worked at a handful of advertising and branding agencies for the past 20+ years, and Brad works in creative/design graphics. Amidst their very busy professional lives, they make a point to find time together to enjoy live music here in Portland as well as traveling to catch their favorite bands. They enjoy collecting limited-released concert posters, which is why they commissioned artist and designer, Dan Stiles, to create a custom silk-screened concert poster for their wedding. Another favorite pastime they share is attending Bingo & Bourbon with Brian Perez at Mississippi Pizza. After some convincing, Brian agreed to emcee, DJ, and host a few rounds of Bingo at their wedding reception at one of their favorite restaurants in Portland – The American Local.

Katie and Brad took special care to include all the wonderful details of their relationship in their wedding day, and it was an absolute joy to spend the day with them, their friends and their family!

The day was a dream to be a part of, and thank you to the amazing team of creatives who brought it all to life...

Dress: Lena Medoyeff | Accessories: J.Crew | Hair: Ivan Dollar, Ivan Dollar Hair Studio | Makeup: Michelle Hightower, Hightower Artistry | Prep Venue: Ivan Dollar Salon | Florals: Christopher David | Ceremony Venue: Oaks Pioneer Church | Reception Venue, Catering: The American Local | Concert Poster: Dan Stiles | Bingo Host, DJ: Brian Perez, Bingo & Bourbon with Brian Perez | Photography: Britta Marie Photography

Please enjoy Part One of Katie and Brad’s perfectly Portland wedding…