The happy couple at Abernethy Center
It was such a privilege to be the wedding photographers at Emily and John’s wedding this summer at Abernethy Center’s Abigail’s Garden. The couple was full of joy and it was so infectious! We asked the happy couple a few questions and this is what they said:
What was your favorite moment of your wedding?
It’s hard to pick a favorite moment of what I consider the best day of my life, because all of it was amazing. If I had to pick a moment, it would be the moment John and I turned around and faced our family and friends after being pronounced Husband and Wife. I’m not one to seek the spotlight, and neither is John. But, seeing everyone look at us with such joy and love made me feel something I’ve never felt before. It was like a moment of complete and total bliss.
The bride and groom are die-hard Beaver fans, being pranked with rubber Ducks
What was the funniest thing that happened at your wedding?
There were a lot of funny moments at the wedding, we’ve got some hilarious friends and family. But the funniest thing by far was the Wilson cousin prank. The cousin prank started back with Johns dad and his brothers pranking each other at their weddings. Well, John and his cousins have adopted this tradition and now at every Wilson wedding, the cousins get together to prank the newlyweds in a way that really represents the cousin getting married or the cousin themselves. John and I met at Oregon State University while playing trumpet in the marching band, so naturally we’re die-hard Beaver Fans. We caught wind of the Duck décor that had ended up on our table, so we planned to destroy it all when we got out there. But as soon as we sat down, a couple of Johns cousins dumped a hundred or more little rubber duckies all over us. We were not expecting that!
What was your favorite detail from your wedding?
When it comes to the details there were a lot of things John and I put together with some help from our vendors. My favorite detail was the center pieces for all our tables. John and I spent a year collecting lanterns to have on all the tables and with a little help from our florist, had beautiful flowers surrounding our lanterns with electric candles in them. The reception space overall came out fantastic, but the center pieces were the things I favored the most.
Where did you find your wedding attire?
My dress is by Justin Alexander and I got it from Charlotte’s Bridal in Beaverton (shout out to Nikki for being the best bridal consultant!). I also got my veil from there as well. My floral hair piece is from an Etsy shop called OhDinaFlowerCrowns. My husband got his suit custom made at the Men’s Wearhouse in Vancouver, WA (shout out to Trevor for helping him create an amazing suit!).
Is there anything else that you’d like to share?
First, I would like to thank all the vendors who made our wedding possible. Everyone did an amazing job and we’re extremely easy to work with. I’m thankful that they all crossed our paths and helped make our wedding even more magical than we thought it would be! Now I’d like to give once piece of advice to future brides/grooms out there: Don’t sweat the small stuff! Seriously, it’s literally the best wedding/marriage advice that was given to me. During the wedding planning and even the wedding itself, things will happen, and stuff might not go the way you want. But, if you just remember that at the end of the day, you will be getting married to the love of your life, it will be the best day ever. So, remember what the wedding is actually about and don’t sweat the small stuff as you’ll have a better time planning your wedding and enjoy your big day even more.
Dancing late into the night under the big tent at Abernethy Center
Other wedding vendors include:
Venue & Catering – Abernethy Center, Oregon City
Flowers – Artistic Floral & Home Décor, Lake Oswego
Bride / Bridesmaids Hair and Makeup – Galmourise PDX, Portland
Cake – Serious Cakes LLC, Portland & Kyra’s Bake Shop (gluten free), Lake Oswego
Videographer – Robby Rivers, Portland
Photography – Fritz Photography, Portland