Real Wedding: Heidi + Jesse’s Portland Wedding

I have a sweet Portland wedding to share with you guys today sent over from photographer Brandon Witzel. I love Brandon’s work and the intimate feel of this wedding. I think my most favorite thing is that the couple got ready for the day together! Just love that – so sweet + perfect. Congrats to Heidi + Jesse!

couple before wedding

man with umbrella

wedding ring blue

bride and groom

sarah seven wedding dress

walking to the wedding in rain

outdoor wedding with balloons

puppy at wedding

bike wedding favors

sarah seven wedding dress blue

Photography: Brandon Witzel
Bride’s Dress: Sarah Seven
Bride’s Bolero: Angelika Liv on Etsy
Bride’s Veil/hairpiece: Velvet Owl on Etsy
Groom’s Suit: Thick As Thieves
Groom’s Boutonniere: Pomp & Plumage on Etsy
Reception and Catering: Elephants Delicatessen

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  1. Oh my goodness… one of the best Ive ever seen… and as a photographer, Ive seen alot… this is the cutest ever! (and I am in love with the balloon canopy and the blue dress!)

  2. i love that they got ready together!! they’re both gorgeous:)

  3. I am loving the grooms style. The skinny tie gets me every

  4. What a hip couple, that is the skinniest tie I’ve ever seen!

  5. this is awesome. so stylish and brandon’s work is amazing as usual.

  6. Sweet and fun! Where did the bride get those awesome PJs??

  7. LOVE those shots of him zipping her up. It’s nice to see a couple getting ready together on the big day!!

  8. oh my holy wedding goodness. this is absolutely adorable!! love those first few frames especially!

  9. the fact (and the photos) that they got ready together might be the cutest thing ever. i love it! what a sweet couple. i also love those yellow balloons floating in the center.

  10. I love the ring! Where is it from?

  11. Hi, this is *the* Heidi of the photos. In answer to a couple questions, the pj’s I got at Forever21 eons before the wedding and just decided to wear them last minute. The ring was custom made by Kassab Jewelers. I picked the setting, stone, etc. Thank you for all the kind comments!

  12. Also, that’s our Boston Terrier Ella. Had to give a shout-out to my baby!

  13. brandon witzel is the man. and this couple is the best couple. ever.

  14. This wedding is adorable. I love LOVE love the photos on the street with the cyclists around them.

  15. What a really cool wedding!! It looks so intimate and laid back, I love her blue dress!

  16. I love it! So Portland! The style, the decorations, the
    bikes. Its perfect.

  17. What a refreshing wedding! It just seems so light and happy
    and not over done… Beautiful photos too!

  18. what an awesome wedding! and attractive couple! love the getting ready bit. just stunning.

  19. i love the pictures of the two of them getting ready together! so cute!

  20. Freaking LOVE this! I hope one day I will shoot a wedding like this!

  21. Wow! These pictures do such a great job of capturing both the character of the couple and the day. I love that the wedding focused on a celebration of the community rather than trying to outdo Hollywood! Great job to all involved.

  22. Very interesting album you’ve got here. Aside from the high adrenaline and happy atmosphere, I am also very much drawn to the lighting of the indoor photos; so vivid and charming! Wonderful job ^^


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