Carrie and Joe’s Portland Overlook House wedding was a love story that unfolded against the backdrop of Portland’s vibrant and close-knit community. Their wedding wasn’t just a union of two souls; it was a celebration of the unique and powerful bond shared by a special group of friends and family who, more than just witnesses, were active participants in making their day unforgettable.

In a city where communities often come together to play music, tell stories, share meals, and set out on adventures, Carrie and Joe’s Portland Overlook House wedding was a testament to the strength and depth of their community. It wasn’t just about hired staff coordinating the event; it was a collective effort where friends contributed their time and talents to make the celebration truly special. Instead of being “spectators” everyone helped in unique ways to bond with the experience.

The Historic Overlook House served as the picturesque setting for their ceremony, taking place on the garden lawn. As they exited for their reception at Alberta Abbey, a beautiful interlude awaited them at the Peninsula Park Rose Garden. Amidst the blooming roses, Carrie and Joe paused to savor the moment with champagne, surrounded by the beauty of nature.

What set this wedding apart was the continuous presence of musicians throughout the celebration. Trash Can Joe serenaded guests during both cocktail hours, creating a lively and festive atmosphere. The Saloon Ensemble and Jen Forti (Bellagram Telegrams) added a touch of musical magic to the reception, making it an immersive experience for everyone present. As the night unfolded, Kurt Ruckus took over, launching a late-night dance party that resonated with the energy and joy of the Portland community. Our trusted Geekoto lights and Magnetmod light modifiers was critical to helping us light up all the action with the right angles and focus. And Aftershoot helped us edit with speed and precision.

The heartwarming aspect of this Portland Overlook House wedding was the genuine involvement of friends who stepped up to help with every detail. From preparing food to arranging flowers Marly Flowers, decorating the venue to organizing entertainment, the community played an integral role in bringing Carrie and Joe’s vision to life.

Capturing the essence of this day was us, JOS & TREE, the lucky photographers from within the community, ensuring that every precious moment was documented with care and love. Through our lenses, we documented not just a wedding but a celebration of community, love, and the unique spirit that defines Portland.

In a world where weddings often follow a traditional path, Carrie and Joe’s celebration showcased the strength of relationships forged in the heart of Portland. Their wedding was more than an event; it was a testament to the power of community, music, and joy in creating unforgettable memories that would be cherished for a lifetime.

We were lucky to present an “in-person wedding premiere” together with family and friends on a BIG 9 foot screen as a shared experience. Checkout a glimpse on @josandtree Instagram here. Follow us and like it if you wish.

 

Gorgeous portrait with exquisite light and reflections of a bride and groom in Portand's Peninsula Park Rose garden moments after their Portland Overlook House wedding ceremony.

Gorgeous photo with exquisite light of a bride getting her makeup on moments before her Portland Overlook House wedding ceremony.

Gorgeous photo with exquisite light of a bride getting her dress on moments before her Portland Overlook House wedding ceremony.

Fun photo of a bride getting her dress on with girlfriends moments before her Portland Overlook House wedding ceremony.

Gorgeous photo with exquisite light of a bride getting her shoes on moments before her Portland Overlook House wedding ceremony.

Gorgeous photo with exquisite light of a bride getting her dress on moments before her Portland Overlook House wedding ceremony.

Silhouette photo of a bride and groom playing together moments before their Portland Overlook House wedding ceremony.

Creative reflection photo of a bride and groom looking into each other moments before their Portland Overlook House wedding ceremony.

Exquisite photo of a bride with light coming through a doorway moments before walking into her Portland Overlook House wedding ceremony in Oregon.

Exquisite photo of a bride and her best friend walking down a staircase into her Portland Overlook House wedding ceremony in Oregon.

Exquisite photo of a bride walking with her parents into a Portland Overlook House wedding ceremony in Oregon.

Drone photo of a bride and groom with guests during a Portland Overlook House wedding ceremony in Oregon.

Dramatic lighting photo of a bride and groom kissing during a Portland Overlook House wedding ceremony in Oregon.

Super fun photo of a bride and groom walking through bubbles with guests cheering them on during a Portland Overlook House wedding ceremony in Oregon.

Super fun photo of a bride and groom walking through guests cheering them on during a Portland Overlook House wedding ceremony in Oregon.

Super fun photo of a bride and groom walking through guests cheering them on during a Portland Overlook House wedding ceremony in Oregon.

Super fun photo of a bride and groom running hand and hand through Portland's Peninsula Park rose garden moments after their Portland Overlook House wedding ceremony in Oregon.

Bride and groom enjoying the water fountain at Penninsula Park rose garden during their Portland Historic Overlook House wedding

Bride and groom walking through rows of roses at Penninsula Park rose garden during their Portland Historic Overlook House wedding

Bride and groom enjoying being serenaded to by musician, Jen Forti, during their Portland Historic Overlook House wedding reception

Bride and groom enjoying their first dance at the Alberta Abbey venue during their Portland Historic Overlook House wedding reception

Photo of an expressive musicians singing and playing music during the bride and grooms first dance at the Alberta Abbey venue during their Portland Historic Overlook House wedding reception

Photo of an expressive musicians singing and playing music at the Alberta Abbey venue during their Portland Historic Overlook House wedding reception

Close up action photo of an expressive musician singing at the Alberta Abbey venue during their Portland Historic Overlook House wedding reception

Guests laughing and hugging the groom during a Portland Historic Overlook House wedding reception at the Alberta Abbey.

Silhouette photo of musicians and a photographer at the Alberta Abbey venue during their Portland Historic Overlook House wedding reception

Photo of an expressive musicians playing mandolin and saxophone at the Alberta Abbey venue during their Portland Historic Overlook House wedding reception

Photo of an expressive bride and groom laughing and dancing with bubbles swirling around them at the Alberta Abbey venue during their Portland Historic Overlook House wedding reception

Here’s a glimpse into their “in-person” wedding premiere experience.

 

Photographers: JOS & TREE
Venue: The Historic Overlook House (ceremony) & Alberta Abbey (reception)
Rose Garden Interlude: Peninsula Park
Planner: Holly Long – 503-327-5679 hollyhlong@gmail.com
Musicians: Trash Can Joe, Saloon EnsembleJen Forti (Bellagram Telegrams)
DJ: Kurt Ruckus
Catering: Hodas Lebanese Restaurant & Catering
Taco Truck: Pigs Patas
Flowers: Marly Flowers

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