modern, chic portland wedding | sharni+ryan | the nines hotel, urban studio, portland, or

Sharni and Ryan's wedding day couldn't have been more dreamy.  Sharni's sophisticated, smart and impeccable style, was perfectly reflected in her Pronovias San Patrick wedding gown, heels, her mix of vintage jewelry from her late grandmother and contemporary bracelets.  The professional makeup artistry of Aimee J' Adore and hair stylizing of Melissa Gradin highlighted Sharni's curls and blue eyes. The owners and wedding coordinators of your perfect bridesmaid, Kimberly Morrill and Melanie Pedersen continued the modern, chic theme and transformed every last detail of the loft-like space in the Urban Studio. From the soft floral color palette to the shimmering candle vases, the decor couldn't have been more whimsical.  What best summed up Sharni and Ryan's relationship are was the song that Sharni's cousin and mom wrote to tell their beautiful story. Sung to the tune of "Hallelujah," this was a surprise to both Sharni and Ryan and everyone was in tears.  Sharni & Ryan, Your day was, as you said Sharni, beyond expectation--with emotional high points peppered throughout the day, Love you guys! Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey

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It takes a team of professionals as well as the love of family and friends to make a wedding day special and unique:  Wedding Owners, Wedding Coordinators & Florists, Kimberly Morrill and Melanie Pedersen of your perfect bridesmaid | Makeup Artist, Aimee J' Adore | Hair Stylist, Melissa Gradin | Venue & Caterer, Urban Studio, Portland, OR | Bakery, Mary Brenneman of Cakes 911  | DJ | Officiant & Singer, Kelita Haverland | Decorations, friends & family.  And thank you to Erin at The Nines hotel whose customer service was above and beyond. 

Anna & Jake, Thanks for all of your support and photography talent on this wedding. And thanks for being so much fun to photograph with. I hope we get to work together again.

And an extra, extra special thank you to my Canadian mom, who not only picked me up from the airport the day before the wedding but made me feel so at "home." Thank you for making me feel like part of the family. Your hugs and words of appreciation are priceless. xo