Have you ever seen a wedding held in a photo studio? Corinne + Preston wanted a clean and modern day, so what better place than an all-white room? Using a backdrop the bride purchased the day before the wedding (yes, really!), along with fiddle leaf-fig trees brought in by the florist, we’ve got to stay, the studio truly made the perfect setting for a minimalistic and clean day!
Corinne tells us: Choosing our venue was one of the first decisions we made and that was one of the biggest driving forces behind the design for our wedding. We both come from creative backgrounds so we drew on our own personal styles as well as the style we had developed as a couple throughout our relationship. Everything from the food to furniture and wedding party attire somehow reflected us and our taste together. We tried to make sure everything came back to an intentional reason behind a color choice or drink option and this sometimes made things more complicated but in the end we loved how cohesive and fluid everything felt as it all came together.
Corinne + Preston designed their own invitations (so fun!). Corinne shares: It was a really awesome because it made us realize how important each of the details were to us. Since we got married in a photography studio we wanted to keep the design very clean and modern.
The First Look
Hello, stylin’ groom!
How cute are these two?!
We also designed and ordered custom enamel pins that were gifts for each of our guests. They came the exact day of our wedding right before Preston was leaving to meet me for the first look.
Isn’t Corinne’s gown from The English Dept gorgeous?
Our dating relationship was marked by heartache and loss through several life circumstances that we faced, but one of the most beautiful gifts that we received throughout the difficulties was being able to go through it together. We saw from the beginning that our relationship was marked by freedom and friendship—and in that freedom, we found that being all in and giving love not only to one another but also those that surrounded us would always be worth it.
Photo Studio Portraits
What better place than a photo studio for wedding portraits?!
Foraged Blooms brought in sweet bouquets to add a touch of color to the overall look.
We used a photography backdrop that I bought the day before the wedding and prayed it would work with the large fiddle leaf figs we had our florist provide. (It did!)
Sharing our vows will always be the most powerful moment for the both of us but we also loved the little things like seeing our guests wear our custom enamel pins or having our favorite margaritas and of course dancing with all of our best friends. Everything truly felt like a gift and it was overwhelming what we received that day not only in each other but also with everyone surrounding us and celebrating our marriage. It reminded us that our relationship is so much bigger than just ourselves and it was so worth the months of planning to be able to share it in such an intentional way.
Modern, cool, and oh-so chic!
For those that know Preston and I, they know our relationship was a whirlwind from the start. Within a few weeks of knowing each other we were all in. One of our best friends called us ‘goners’ from the very beginning because of how ‘in deep’ we were for each other right after we met. Within a few months I moved to Seattle from Portland to be in the same city as Preston and the risk that we took as a couple made us grow in ways we wouldn’t have been able to experience in such a short amount of time if we had continued dating long distance.
The Rockin’ Reception
Tables lined with greenery and a taco truck, for the win!!
Know that the planning isn't forever. We would get stuck in a rut sometimes feeling like our life had been taken over but once the planning is done it is done so make the most of it while you can! That is very typical advice but I think it is super important. Also, prioritize what is most important to you and let others help make decisions that don't hold as much weight. You'll appreciate the help and be able to give more energy to what you will remember most about your day.
photography: Luke and Mallory // venue name: Photon Studio, Portland, Oregon, USA // event design: Corinne + Preston // planning: Jessica Cueva Caves // florals: Foraged Blooms // wedding dress boutique: The English Dept // makeup artist: Kianna Arujo // groom's shoes: Dr. Martens // paper goods: Preston Kupish (groom) // catering: Taco King // desserts: Whole Foods Market // furniture rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals // music: Weber Salz // officiant: Nate Kupish