Portland DIY Wedding: Karyn + Noel

Karyn + Noel met in a photo booth – how cute is that? Karyn + Noel crafted most of the wedding details themselves. Karyn knitted all of the flowers for her bouquet and the boutonnieres – super unique + so special to them! Karyn + Noel wanted their wedding to be, “Cozy, homey, lovely and warm. There will be blankets and hot chocolate, rice bowls and tons of handmade decor. And dancing! There will definitely be dancing!” I think you will see they achieved their perfect wedding. Congrats to Karyn + Noel and thanks so much to Bryan Rupp for sharing his photos with us today!

bride getting ready

yarn boutonniere

wedding first look

wedding photos at hardware museum

From Bryan (the photographer), “Karyn had the great idea to do their couple’s pictures in Hippo Hardware, which was amazing. I called Hippo Hardware to make sure that they were alright with us taking photos in their store and because I think it’s hilarious here’s the dialogue I had with the owner. Hi I’m a local wedding photographer and was wondering if it would be alright if I took some photos of a bride and groom in your store this weekend? Well I don’t see any reason why not, we believe in supporting local endeavors and marriage is definitely a local endeavor. (I think at this point I started laughing, I can’t remember what the owner did though). Haha, I love Hippo Hardware, it’s a quirky place to find random parts for your home as well as a great place to take photos of a bride and groom on a rainy Portland day!

wedding photos at hardware museum

wedding bouquet made of yarn

groomsmen in sweaters

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yarn flower bouquet

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wedding details

wedding menu

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dessert display

wedding at home

wedding first dance

wedding exit yarn balls


photography: Bryan Rupp Photography // venue name: Private Residence // caterer: Papa Gees Deli // dress store: AniA Collection // hotel for getting ready: The Jupiter Hotel // cake designer: Alissa Rozzos // equipment rentals: The Party Place // Hair: Heather Simon of Tribe Studio