Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens Portland Wedding Photographer Sara May Photography

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens Portland Wedding Photographer

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens | Portland Photographer

This wedding was a particularly meaningful one for me because my very dear friend Kelley was the bride. A drop dead gorgeous bride at that.

We started out at Kelley’s childhood home just down the road from the gardens. She and her daughter were getting ready together upstairs, Bernardo putting on his finishing touches downstairs.


As I drove away from the house, I yelled out the window to Kelley to grab her attention. I’m glad I did because this is one of my favorites of the bride-to-be. Just a real and behind-the-scenes moment that captured her beauty perfectly. candid-bride-flower-crown

Everyone soon arrived at the gardens entrance, hugging and sharing excitement for the couple. All together we headed to the ceremony spot, stopping along the way for photos of course.flower-girls-crowns-garden-wedding

Nothing like having a mob of your friends and family standing there making you laugh during your pictures. We had such a fun time along that walk. 😉 crystal-springs-rhododendron-gardens-bridge-wedding

Did I mention this was an oddly warm and rain-free October evening? Beautiful autumn weather!bride-and-groom-pond-gardens


Their vows were sweet and personal and…just perfect. vows-garden-portland

Tuval was a big part of those vows as well. Bernardo was not only gaining a wife, but a daughter too. daughter-in-vows-garden-wedding-portland


The gardens were completely their own. Just the birds, the sunshine and the rustling of the leaves. They couldn’t have had a better evening. sunset-garden-wedding-portland-sunshine

The champagne toasts were the perfect finale to their ceremony. toasts-champagne-bride-groom-ceremony-gardens



After the ceremony, we enjoyed drinks, dessert and good conversation at Papa Haydn. So much laughter and joy, it’ll be a day to always remember.dinner-wedding-wine-happy-smile-kiss-papa-haydn

And of course to top things off on an already unbeatable day, the evening ended with a rainbow that lit up the sky for K & B. rainbow-bride-groom-red-sky-beautiful

Love you guys! xo


Makeup by Melissa Pope

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