Holy crap this was the coolest wedding. I was surprised, intrigued and a bit nervous when Michelle asked if I could wear white as her wedding photographer, but once she described the white garden picnic ceremony she had envisioned I was hooked (the bride herself wore pale yellow). Michelle and Brian's wedding ended up being one of the most memorable ones I've photographed, from their creative, unique vision to the best food I have ever eaten at ANY large gathering.
The all-white ceremony was at the Shakespeare Garden in Washington Park, where guests arrived via pink trolleys and were welcomed with picnic baskets full of cheese, champagne, and of course MEAT...Michelle is a co-owner of Olympia Provisions (formerly known as Olympic Provisions up until this week!) so naturally the food choices were incredible.
The OP restaurant in Northwest Portland also hosted the family-style reception dinner which you should be jealous you did not eat. It's always hard to multitask eating while shooting, but I was lucky enough to try a bite of most of the dishes. Let's just say that between romping through gardens and scarfing delicious meats, my white-on-white outfit was less than pristine when the night was through.
Huge thanks to Brian & Michelle and all their friends and family for creating such an extraordinary wedding!