The Old Church wedding of Heather and Sophie was Christmas themed. There is nothing better than walking into a beautiful historic church filled with seasonal decorations. Everything from the table decorations to the music on their holiday playlist came together perfectly for their Christmas themed wedding. The Old Church is a historic landmark in the city of Portland, Oregon. The church which was built in 1882 is in fact the oldest church in the city.
Sophie and Heather chose this particular place to hold their Christmas themed wedding because of its beauty and also because of The Old Church’s commitment to creating a positive space for the community. The Old Church is home to a variety of different musical and theatrical events. They are committed to creating a space that is welcoming to people from all different walks of life. The diverse mix of events and thought provoking lectures on their calendar reflects this. We are always thrilled to capture love in all of its diverse forms and were very happy to have to opportunity to work in this sacred space.
The most memorable part of the reception for me was the toasts. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. So many beautiful sentiments were shared during the toasts that were made by family members.
Their heartfelt ceremony was filled with readings by different friends and many well wishes. The beautiful antique organ in The Old Church made a gorgeous backdrop. During the reception guests and family mingled and enjoyed a delicious buffet of Indian food. The most memorable part of the reception for me was the toasts. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. So many beautiful sentiments were shared during the toasts that were made by family members.
After the ceremony and reception the couple and their friends and family headed over to The Sudra, an Indian restaurant in St. Paul for an afterparty. The outdoor fire pit was surrounded by smiling faces telling stories about how they first met Heather and Sophie. I was so happy to have been able to steal the couple away for a final misty Portland Oregon portrait at the end of the night.