In the heart of northwest Portland, Oregon, Anitha and Brandin’s Blockhouse PDX wedding was a beautiful blend of cultures and emotions that transcended boundaries for everyone who was there.

Anitha, rooted in Indian heritage, and Brandin, coming from a white American background, bonded through their shared love and passion for artistry. Their wedding, a harmonious mix of traditions, was indescribably intimate, with an imam officiating their Nikah Islamic ceremony surrounded by their closest family and friends.

A few days before their Blockhouse PDX wedding, Anitha had custom henna artistically sketched over her hands, arms, and feet by the most talented henna artist (among many talents) we know: Melanie Ooi’s with Blue Lotus Henna. The alchemical magic of her henna artistry is just mesmerizing. And even more, her presence, humor, charm and emotional connection is so rare and beautiful. She is so infused in the entire experience; she even attended the wedding as a special guest. She is just priceless!

The setting of their Blockhouse PDX wedding is a jewel in the heart of NW Portland. From the exposed brick walls to the exposed market lights, lush greenery, and urban landscapes, every corner of the venue offered warmth and character. The Blockhouse gave them all the right elements: rustic charm, private intimacy, and creative flexibility, and culinary excellence. And another special surprise is the lovely Blockhouse team. They put every single touch together perfectly and gifted everyone with such grace. And check this out, Anitha and Brandin’s family were able to design their dream ceremony site with flexible spaces and versatile decor options. They infused traditional Indian elements with modern touches, reflecting their unique style and personality.  And oh… the gourmet food was extremely delicious, from mouthwatering dishes to delectable desserts. See detail photos below.

Witnessing these two engulfed in such profound joy rekindles within us the timeless truth about love: the most radiant individuals are those who exude happiness. Happiness surpasses all boundaries. Their smiles undoubtedly outshone even the most vibrant hues of India. How beautiful is that?

 

Beautiful indian bride getting ready with henna tattooed on her hands for her Blockhouse PDX Wedding in Portland, Oregon

 

Bride laughing while getting henna on her hands at the Hotel Vintage Portland before her Blockhouse PDX Wedding in Portland, Oregon

Indian bride reading an intimate letter from her groom for her Blockhouse PDX Wedding in Portland, Oregon

Groom laughing while reading a letter from his bride while getting ready for their Blockhouse PDX Wedding in Portland, Oregon

Beautiful Indian bride getting ready on a red couch at Hotel Vintage Portland before for her Blockhouse PDX Wedding in Portland, Oregon

Creative reflection photo of a Beautiful Indian bride getting ready on a red couch at Hotel Vintage Portland before for her Blockhouse PDX Wedding in Portland, Oregon

Beautiful Indian bride looking out the window at Hotel Vintage Portland before for her Blockhouse PDX Wedding in Portland, Oregon

A groom putting on an Indian crown while getting ready at Hotel Vintage Portland before for a Blockhouse PDX Wedding in Portland, Oregon

Beautiful Indian bride joyously laughing while getting ready with her mother at Hotel Vintage Portland before for her Blockhouse PDX Wedding in Portland, Oregon

Beautiful Indian bride getting ready with her mother at Hotel Vintage Portland before for her Blockhouse PDX Wedding in Portland, Oregon

Emotional indian bride seeing her groom for the first time at Hotel Vintage Portland before heading to their Blockhouse PDX wedding in Portland, Oregon

An emotional Indian bride and groom holding each other while crying moments after they saw each other outside Hotel Vintage Portland before heading to their Blockhouse PDX wedding in Portland, Oregon

A happy Indian bride and groom holding hands and walking together moments after they saw each other outside Hotel Vintage Portland before heading to their Blockhouse PDX wedding in Portland, Oregon

A beautiful Indian bride's henna hands, diamonds, and colorful dress riding in a car heading to their Blockhouse PDX wedding in Portland, Oregon

Two sisters holding up flowers over the head of an emotional Indian bride walking into an Islamic Indian wedding ceremony at the Blockhouse PDX in Portland, Oregon.

An emotional Indian bride walking into an Islamic Indian wedding ceremony at the Blockhouse PDX in Portland, Oregon.

An emotional embrace between an Indian mother and bride during an Islamic wedding ceremony at the Blockhouse PDX in Portland, Oregon.

A groom putting a ring on the finger of an Indian bride during an Islamic wedding ceremony at the Blockhouse PDX in Portland, Oregon

An emotional embrace with laughter of an Indian bride and a groom during their Islamic wedding ceremony at the Blockhouse PDX in Portland, Oregon.

Happy parents sharing words of wisdom during an Islamic wedding ceremony at the Blockhouse PDX in Portland, Oregon.

An emotional embrace of an Indian bride and her sister during their Islamic wedding ceremony at the Blockhouse PDX in Portland, Oregon.

Gorgeous photo of henna on 9 sets of hands at an Islamic wedding ceremony at the Blockhouse PDX in Portland, Oregon.

A beautiful Indian bride and groom walking through the Blockhouse PDX garden on their wedding day in Portland, Oregon

Details:

Getting Ready Venue: Kimpton Vintage Portland
Wedding Venue: Blockhouse PDX Portland
Henna: Blue Lotus Henna
Bride and Groom Outfits and Groom shoes – Sari Palace
Bride Shoes – Aerosoles (gotta be comfy)
Cake: JaCiva’s Bakery

Read the KIND WORDS Anitha and Brandin shared with us about their Blockhouse PDX wedding experience.

Checkout other awesome Indian weddings we’ve photographed:

Portland Art Museum Wedding – Radhika & Shilpin

Sunriver Resort Wedding – Niki & Amit

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