Tendue Wedding | Ford Building | Portland Oregon | Kari and Nick

A wedding held at Tendue in Portland Oregon.

Couple does first look near ford building for their Tendue wedding

Couple sharing laugh outside of ford building for their tendue wedding

Bride and groom walking outside of the ford building during tendue wedding
The bride and groom enjoying portrais outside after their tendue wedding

bride and groom sharing quit moment outside after tendue wedding

bride and groom laughing after tendue wedding

This wedding held at Tendue in Portland Oregon was a long time coming! It is located inside the Ford Building in south east Portland, build in 1914. Kari and Nick are a perfect example of why I believe its so important to vibe with your couples prior to the wedding day. When we first met in downtown Portland over some drinks and she told me she wanted her wedding at Tendue in Portland I was so pumped! We probably were there for close to two hours talking about anything and everything. We definitely hit it off with my inner gaming nerdy side.

A few months later we were out on their engagement session right down the street from their house in the Hollywood district. We roamed the streets, got ice cream, went into an old record store, threw up some fall leaves and chilled in an arcade. Engagement sessions are the best because it gives us a chance to hang out more and see how I shoot. But you also will get some cool photos!

Fast forward to their wedding day at Tendue in Portland Oregon and everything went so smoothly. I arrived at their Air Bnb downtown and was greeted by all of their closest friends and family. I always like showing up about a half hour early just to give me a chance to meet everyone and hang with them for a bit prior to shooting. I just don’t want to come in camera’s blazing. Kari was getting ready in the back of the house inside a beautiful room with a ton of windows and natural light. Nick was getting ready just in the other room with the rest of the guys.

I met them both for their first look at the Ford building and ironically it was right next to where Nick got his suit! so we popped in and said hey! I remember going up stairs and seeing everything setup for the ceremony and reception in Tendue by Dorotheea with Kamea Events. She did such a good job! They both had a very close and intimate ceremony with only their closest friends and family. After the ceremony we moved into the next room and gave them a chance to mingle with their guests during cocktail hour and food. I sneaked them out in the evening just as the sun was setting to grab a few more portraits in the golden light.

As Kari and Nick said some of their goodbyes at Tendue. We all then headed over to voice box to finish things off. Kari and Nick thank you so much for letting me be apart of your day! I know I have gained two new friends. Cheers to you both, love you guys!


Venue: Tendue and Lightroom PDX | Planning: Kamea Events | Florals: Sea of Roses | Hair: Bessiday Salon | Makeup: Amoura PDX | Dress: BHLDN | Signage: Letters & Dust | Dessert: Back to eden bakery | Caterer: Field and Vine | Photo Booth: The Snap Bar | Rentals: Vintage Meets Modern