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Rachel and Po Po’s Wedding at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po were married at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Portland.  The day started out great and ended great.  Rachel was super organized during the planning, so there was plenty of time to get ready, take photos, and have an easy lunch before the ceremony.  The ceremony was sweet, with nice words from the pastor, singing from all the guests (it impressed me that everyone knew the songs), lighting of the candles, and readings done in both English and Karin.

After the ceremony, they had a dessert reception!  That’s right, dessert.  They had tarts, pastries, fruit plates, and, best of all, an ice cream bar!  Guests signed the large paper sheets covering the reception tables with crayon drawings and messages for the couple, and tulip bulbs were handed out as wedding favors.  Lastly, the couple rode off on a tandem bike, a great surprise for everyone!

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church
There were a whole bunch of personal touches added to this wedding. The headpiece that Rachel wore under her veil was a family heirloom.

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church
Rachel and Po Po opted to do a First Look (yay!).  We brought Po Po into the church, and then Rachel came up from behind him.  Some silence passed, until she called in the softest voice, “Po Po.” Cuteness.

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church
The fabric for the bridal party’s clothes were picked out by the couple, and sewn by very talented family members.

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church
Purple and green was the color theme, carried on by the wedding party and family members.

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church
They had some wicked awesome florals at this wedding.

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church
As random as a keyboard of a wooden organ may seem, those who know me know my love of organs.  I had to include it.

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church
Po Po gave a little wave at the very end.

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church
Dessert reception, my dream come true.

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church
Ice cream bar, how awesome is that?

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church
The “toasts” were made with ice cream sundaes 🙂

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church
“Where love is planted, flowers bloom.” I love weddings favors that last, such as tree starts or flower seeds/bulbs.

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church
Nothing like a dessert reception to bring you back to the days of crayons.

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church
Rachel and Po Po’s surprise.

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church
They made their exit via tandem bike!  The guests were pleasantly surprised.

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church
After the wedding, we met up with Rachel and Po Po for shoot in a park.

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church
They changed into comfy sneakers and Rachel had a cute white summer dress.

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Rachel and Po Po's Wedding Photos at the Resurrection Lutheran Church
Bye guys!

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