Retro DIY Wedding

From the polka dot bridesmaid dresses to the classic convertible car, the retro décor from Colleen and Drew’s wedding perfectly balanced the urban interior of Portland’s Yale Union. What first struck me was the vibrant turquoise wall, which made for the perfect backdrop. Enlisting the help from friends and family, most of the details were DIY projects, including the floral arrangements and decadent desserts. The bride even wore her mother’s vintage wedding gown. Keep scrolling to see more and head to the bottom for a note from the bride!

Retro Wedding

Retro Wedding

Retro Wedding

Retro Wedding

Retro Wedding

Retro Wedding

Retro Wedding

Retro Wedding

Retro Wedding

Retro Wedding

Retro Wedding

Retro Wedding

Retro Wedding

Retro Wedding

From the Bride:

“Drew and I have been together 10 years; we’ve lived in several places and have friends all over. The inspiration for our wedding was to get everyone we love under one roof to party with one another and celebrate the fact that we’ve spent a decade together and would like to keep it going forever. 

There was very little that wasn’t DIY. All of our friends and family really came together to make this wedding spectacular. Drew’s Aunt Sharon, was our brilliant florist and put so much time into the wedding decor. Our dear friend Brian, an attorney, made all of our immaculate desserts. My mom spent many hours preparing the decorations. I grew a lot closer with my brother’s girlfriend staying up late working on wedding tasks with her and my mom.

Instead of table numbers each table was a romantic film that Drew and I love. Drew is a graduate student at UCLA studying film archiving so movies have been a central part of our relationship. The movies spanned from Harold Lloyd’s silent comedy, The Freshman to Silver Linings Playbook.”

Credits: 
Photography
Venue
Catering & Bartending
Coordinator
Makeup & Hair
Bridesmaid Dresses