Portland Temple Wedding

We are thrilled to showcase one of our Hand-Picked wedding vendors Erich Mcvey Photography. Specializing in capturing timeless classic images in the Pacific Northwest. We were lucky to have meet Erich and his sweet wife at our Portland Happy Hour. They were as kind as could be. It is easy to see from our next feature, why Erich was chosen as one of our Hand-Picked.

Ben and Chelsea were married at the Portland Temple and had an elegant reception at, Zenith Vineyards. We are loving the classic details and of course how pretty is Chelsea’s hair?  Loving the vintage inspired hair accessory. So pretty. See this entire Portland Temple Wedding by clicking here.

From the bride:

Growing up as a little girl, I always knew I wanted a bit of a classic vibe. I chose black and dark brown as my colors and dressed it up with tuxedos to give me that classic look that I wanted. But most of all, I wanted to be fun, where the guests were happy to be there and didn’t want to leave. The photobooth was a great touch of fun to the wedding. I used the pictures of the guests as an addition to my thank you notes and we also compiled a picture book to remember our guests by. I love flowers and I love food! I wanted the desert table to be pretty, but most importantly, delicious! I opted out of fondant and went straight for amazing tasting cakes with buttercream frosting. As for the flowers, it was most important to me to not fight the seasons. Flowers out of season never look their best and always seem out of place. I was going for an earthy, garden feel because I love the look and I thought it went great with a fall wedding. We added some white pumpkins into the floral arrangements with monogram Ps on them for Park. We made those ourselves. We bought all the pumpkins that Michael’s had, painted them white, and stuck the vinyl lettering on them. My father, Calvin Stinger, is a professional artist and supplied all of the amazing bronze sculptures as table pieces. It added a great touch to the feel of the room and colors of the wedding. It really was the perfect wedding. We had an amazingly fun time. I think the most important thing is that we didn’t fight the season, we found great and artistic professionals that understood what we wanted and we rolled with the punches knowing that there would be a hiccup here or there.

It was the most amazing day of my life. I knew that as the bride, I was to expect a certain level of chaos. But I made it a point to take moments in between the hugging and greeting and chatting just to take a look around. I wanted to remember what the day looked like and felt like…and also look at the handsome man I just married!
The sparklers as we left the reception was a highlight for both of us. It was just so much fun!

Erich McVey
is one of our exclusive The Hand-Picked Vendors. Hand-Picked Vendors are at the top of their game and provide excellent services! These vendors are chosen because of their commitment to excellence, stylish and fresh ideas, and their overall fresh approach to weddings. To learn more about how our Hand-Picked Vendors are chosen please click here. To see more work from Erich McVey be sure to click here.

Photographer: Erich McVey

Venue: Zenith Vineyard
Makeup: Face Body Beauty
Hair: Face Body Beauty
Cake: Stacked Cake Design
Dress Designer: Avenia Bridal, custom design
Flowers: Madison Avenue Flowers
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Jewelry: Wilsons Diamonds
Shoe Designer: Vera Wang / Hunter Boots
Stationery: Red Pearl Designs
Veil or Hair Accessories: Avenia Bridal

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  1. -100. Erich McVey says:

    Thanks for sharing this wedding, Amy & Jocey! Ben and Chelsea are an incredible couple – we had a lot of fun capturing their special day.

  2. -100. Ryan Ray says:

    Great photos Erich!

  3. just a completely amazing Portland Temple Wedding by @ErichMcveyPhoto @facebodybeauty http://t.co/P78kq5SR

  4. Beautiful – I love her hair, her dress (more sleeves please!), her bouquet…. and what a dapper groom!

  5. -100. Kristin says:

    Such a wonderful wedding! The classic feel with the bursts of peach was delightful! Stunning bride and groom, great shoot Mr. McVey, you never disappoint!

  6. What a gorgeous Portland Wedding! @weddingchicks: Portland Temple Wedding http://t.co/9OWoeYa0

  7. -100. Kym {Love Wed Bliss} says:

    I LOVE her hair and the gorgeous vintage style diamente clip. Stunning!

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  9. So many perfect elements in this wedding by our very own Hand-Picked @ErichMcveyPhoto Love. Horse. Light. Rainboots. http://t.co/P78kq5SR

  10. Love the green gum boots with the wedding dress! Portland Temple Wedding http://t.co/XVqHxsqy

  11. love love love the long sleeves. so elegant.

  12. I LOVE and ADORE that first shot at the temple over the water. It’s just amazing. I would ADORE to shoot there! It would be amazing, AMAZING! I just love it! How incredibly beautiful!

  13. -100. Susie Moreno says:

    I thought I loved the black & white photos when I first started scrolling. Then I realized I loved the color images just as much. Lovely set of images.


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