Happy Monday, you guys! We couldn’t think of a better way to start the week than with Katie + Ben’s Portland warehouse wedding, at Jacobsen Salt Co., shot by the ever-amazing Phil Chester. The design for their day came to life when they filled the industrial space with handmade details dreamt up by the two of them and their fellow film production friends. Katie says, Being in the industry, a raw warehouse space has always been our happy place. It felt like a familiar scene to us – a beautiful blank canvas we could fill up with cool projects and rad friends collaborating…
A modern day called for a modern dress, and Katie’s Elizabeth Dye dress was totally on point!
It’s easy to make your ceremony space extra special by layering a couple of stylish rugs underfoot!
Ben: Seeing Katie for the first time that day. When she entered it was from the back and off to the side, everyone stood up immediately so the first few peeks I had were through the gaps and over people's heads before she actually got to the aisle. I had major butterflies, but as soon as we were standing together everything just became calm and comfortable. And the people! It was unreal, they were just all there. Right there in real life, all at once. All night, everywhere I turned there was someone to hug. The next day my right wrist was all sore, because apparently that's how I hug people.
Katie: I absolutely adored our vows and the speeches at our reception, but I also often daydream about our dance floor so I'd say that was my favorite moment. In lieu of a bouquet toss we had a ladies-only time on the dance floor to the tune of Beyoncé's "7/11". Seeing all my favorite boss ladies together on one dance floor getting so into it will be one of my favorite life moments ever, without a doubt. All the guys in the room were like "oh damn, this is happening. We should back up and not get in their way."
Processional: The Jensens – Phil Cook
Recessional: This Will Be Our Year – The Zombies
First Dance: The World's Greatest (R. Kelly Cover) – Bonnie Prince Billy
Just love these gorgeous portraits Phil captured of Katie + Ben!
With the help of their friends, Katie + Ben filled the reception tablescapes with interesting objects + stylish details. We created a shopping guide filled with similar finds so you can achieve this look for your day:
At the end of the day the only thing that really matters is that you feel like the best version of your yourselves when you are standing up there saying your vows. Make the day what you want it to be, and remember that your energy is better spent on loving each other than stressing over the little details. Oh, and make sure you have someone designated to run and get some extra cans of cheap beer when your kegs run out. That's super important.
photography: Phil Chester // planning + design: Bride + Groom // venue: Jacobsen Salt Co. Portland, Oregon // wedding dress: ‘The Dunaway Gown’ by Elizabeth Dye from The English Department // catering: The Lamb’s Table // florals: Fieldwork Flowers // hair: Robin Carlisle of Holiday Hair // makeup: Ashley Hardy // rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals // day of coordination Robin Krill of Ella Events // custom felt hats: Stockbridge Sewing // bk type illustration: Alexander Barrett