Where to even start with these two!?
I originally met Heather in our local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group and we discovered we had several mutual friends. It turns out that we also had two kiddos roughly of the same ages, so once Heather and Josh were engaged, our wedding planning meetings doubled as play dates. Our kids hit it off, and so did we...I'm so glad that the wedding planning process brought me and Heather together, and that she is now a dear friend of mine.
Heather and Josh are seriously two of the sweetest people I know, and their love for each other is so evident. They have both been through a lot, and it's clear that they were brought together for a reason. Witnessing their special day as not only their coordinator but as someone who truly admires them, was amazing!
Remember the Eagle Creek fire that spread through the Gorge last September? Heather and Josh had originally planned their intimate ceremony to take place at Wachlella Falls, but it was shut down just weeks before their wedding due to the fire. Thankfully, they found the perfect backup location, the Leach Botanical Garden. It fit them perfectly, and they still got the woodsy vibe they were going for. Plus, how incredible is the stone fireplace they got married in front of!?
After the ceremony, the newlyweds explored downtown Portland and had some amazing photos taken, and then headed to Hotel Vintage in downtown Portland for an intimate wine cellar reception, complete with a delicious 4-course dinner.
Enjoy all of the wonderful photos of this magical day captured by none other than Joshua Rainey Photography!
Thanks to these amazing folks who contributed to Heather and Josh's day:
Ceremony venue: Leach Botanical Garden
Reception venue: Hotel Vintage
Photography: Joshua Rainey
Floral design: Good Seed Floral
HMUA: Kelsey Garrison
Cake: Market of Choice
Wedding dress: Blush Bridal
Stationery: Off the Vine Calligraphy + Design
Coordination: Event Crush