Christy and James.. a perfect pear! 8-8-08

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting Two of my personal faves. Christy and James look so vintage Hollywood. (Well.. Vintage Portland is more like it!)

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Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting The super awesome Jessica Halimi did the makeup, and the extremely talented Adam Arnold designed Christy's wedding gown.

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Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting I LOVE birdcage veils! Christy found her's on Etsy.

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Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image HostingFlowers by the amazing ladies at Quince, who I highly recommend!

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Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image HostingI love this duo of looks between the flower girl and James. So different, yet interestingly similar.

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Photobucket - Video and Image HostingDoesn't this look like it could have been in the 40's!?

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting What a way to exit! The PDX Pedicab, Fun, classic and eco-friendly!


Christy and James are quite simply, amazing together. I was honored when they chose me to document their wedding, especially because Christy is an awesome children and portrait photographer based out of SE Portland. Check out her site here. James is an ultra creative musician and local music producer. Right after we first met I knew their wedding would rock because we were neighbors in the same hood (And all the cool local stuff of course! Shout out to the NE!) Their wedding was held on Aug. 8th, 2008 at the beautiful Adrianna Grand Hill Ballroom. We started at The Paramount Hotel for getting ready photos and Christy and James's first glance at each other on their wedding day before some romantic couple photos in downtown Portland. The wedding group met up and we had fun walking around the Park Blocks for group photos. The wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses and men's ties were all designed by local fashion designer Adam Arnold, a good friend of the Bride and Groom's who was also in the wedding party. His work is amazing and I love his clean and chic style. The floral styling was done by Quince, who's work I adore and love photographing. Their flowers are classic yet balanced with modern intricate details, like the green raspberries in Christy's bouquet.
The wedding colors were grey and light green with ivory accents. The green was carried pearfectly (ha!) throughout with tall cylindrical vases filled with European pears topped with floating candles. The pears came from Christy's parents orchard! Way to keep it local! The overall feel was vintage Hollywood with a modern NW edge and it was pulled off awesomely. From the photo booth, to the bird cage veil to the jewelery (all from Gilt) this was a creative and decisively local wedding which showed Christy and James's love of all things Portland... especially each other! Thank you SO much Christy and James for choosing me to photograph your stylish and fun wedding!



Please leave a comment to let us know your thoughts!

9 comments:

abbyrose said...

hey babe! just poppin' in to see what you've been up to. love LOVE this wedding! fantastic work. don't you think every bride should wear a birdcage veil?! xoxoxo

Marilee Kimball said...

Ms. Jessica-
BEAUTIFUL photos! You captured the essence of their wedding perfectly. I knew you were working magic back there behind your lens. True beauty.

It was a pleasure to meet you. Your style and skill are supreme, and your ability to get a rowdy wedding party in synch was awe inspiring.

In all... you rock. And you made us all look so GOOD.

Cant wait to see the rest!

~Most Honorable Matron. (Marilee).

Rosemary said...

Jessica your photography is enchanting!!

I was able to relive the wedding experience in a way that highlighted all the exquisite details James and Christy put into their wedding.

As mother of the bride I am so very proud of my daughter and my son-in-law James. Their wedding reflected both of their personalities and you captured all of that....it makes me wish we could do it all over again!

Thank you so much for preserving this beautiful wedding on film.

Looking forward to seeing more!

-MOB Rosemary Klep

J Sandifer said...

Beautiful images!

Sitka said...

dragnabbit, stop being so frickin brilliant!!!
the "birdcage veil" shot is perfection.
i would totally wear her dress.... first wedding dress in a long time i really like.

Christy Vance said...

jessica,
i knew from the moment i saw your work, that if i could afford you & you were available you were IT! Then we realized we were living only a few blocks from each other, it was meant to be!
I visit these photos almost every day and each time I'm blown away. You have such an amazing talent/gift/skill/eye etc., etc. James and I will LOVE these photos for the rest of our lives!!!!
Thank you again, and again, and again!
~christy

Anne said...

Yeah, you basically rocked this one out of the park. ;-)

heather hawksford said...

Ooh! So beautiful! Adam did my dress too:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2396/2797717848_5fe7b55a11_b.jpg

nikki said...

I am an old friend of Christy's and was unable to fly out for her big day. When she sent me this link I was truly impressed. You have a great eye. Christy's personality shines through in every image.
I truly could feel what it would've been like to be there. I only wish you lived in Chicago.