Kate and Reed's summer celebration took place on the street where they grew up together.
Colorful Summer Wedding Day at Nordia House in Portland
Underneath the canopy of a lush willow tree at Portland’s Nordia House, Andrew Ash and Brady Lange exchanged vows in front of family and friends—and an unexpected officiant: Brady’s 10-year-old niece. Though Brady’s ordained sister had performed the official ceremony with just close family and the grooms’ party before guests arrived, the ceremony with his niece at the helm was joyous and fun. The newlyweds exited the ceremony to a string quartet rendition of “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” by Starship, a band the couple discovered that they both loved on their first date. The reception was a perfect reflection of the couple’s simple yet elegant taste, with thoughtful details shining throughout. Wild bouquets of colorful flowers and overflowing greenery were perfect accents to simple, chic tables, and no two were the same. Personal touches reflected the couple’s individual passions, including the handmade suit Brady designed and Andrew’s curated reception playlist, which he spent weeks creating to ensure seamless flow and minimal fuss once they hit play. After dinner, guests were treated to dessert bars from Andrew and Brady’s favorite bakery, The Hungry Hero, and not a single piece was left over.