Sarah and Matt | A Portland Wedding


There’s little else that can be said about Matt and Sarah that isn’t already said through their wedding (and engagement) pictures. Matt was one of my college roommates during my 5th (extra credit) year at UT. Come to think of it, we were both pursuing “extra credits”. He was a Boston native that fit into the Texas crowd very naturally. We related on several levels – we were both ignorant of our dorkiness entering freshmen year, we both played basketball (think kobe/shaq, kidd/dirk, pierce/garnett*), and we were both involved in similar social communities. It’s strange to think we’ve known each other for 10+ years, but when he met Sarah, he became a new person. Basketball shorts and UT tshirts were replaced by j. crew’s fall collection; glasses were replaced by contacts; and the “just got out of bed hair” look was replaced with hair dryers and wax.

Sarah and Matt’s wedding at the Abernethy Center outside of Portland, OR could not have been any more perfect. The weather was a gorgeous 75 degrees, the sun was golden, and the personality of their day spoke softly to their classically modern and DIY wedding. His dad presided over the ceremony and her mom escorted her down, while 200 of their closest family and friends (me included) witnessed their union. I’m honored to be part of their wedding in this way and I’m so excited to see where Matt and Sarah’s relationship takes them.

I should mention that their first dance was a combination of their first dance and their first game of HORSE as a married couple. Talk about true love – Sarah is a die hard Lakers fan, Matt is a die hard Celtics fan. Somehow, they make it work.

Thanks to Kim Le for shooting, eating, and exploring our way through Portland with me.
*May be a slight exaggeration used for illustration purposes

Dress, Bride (J. Crew) Bridesmaids (Banana Republic)
Shoes, hers (TOMS) his (Jack Purcell Boat Shoes)
Cake & Dessert, Staccato Gelato (from Portland, OR)
Venue, Abigail’s Garden at Abernethy Center (606 15th Street, Oregon City, OR 97045)
Prep, Hotel Moderna (515 SW Clay St, Portland, Oregon 97201 | 877.484.1084 |