Sada & Steven

April 20, 2018

INTIMATE RESTAURANT WEDDING

These two win the award for most touching wedding ceremony that included the phrase “you do not complete me” in the bride’s vows. Getting to see different spins on actual events is a fun part of working in the wedding industry. But I especially love bearing witness to all the different flavors of love that are out there. Sada and Steven have such a special brand of devotion and I felt honored to be able to peek a bit behind the curtain.

Their incredibly intimate wedding took place at Sada’s brother’s restaurant, Holdfast. A close friend was ordained by the Universal Life Church so he could officiate. Jokes were cracked, a few tears shed, and Steven got scientific on us for second.

Everyone reconvened at Sada and Steven’s new home in SE Portland after a light dinner and some celebratory cupcakes. That’s where the second reception took place in the form of their famous karaoke parties. Folks brought their A game with the song choices, but Steven’s family pulled out all the stops.

It was a nice reminder that you don’t need all the bells and whistles of a traditional wedding to feel the same emotional impact. And often times people can be more likely to let loose in an intimate, familiar setting. What’s the saying? Oh, right, “You do you.” And they did.

Portraits of Bride and Groom at Mt. Tabor Park
Portraits of Bride and Groom at Mt. Tabor Park
Portraits of Bride and Groom at Mt. Tabor Park

Black and white portraits of Bride and Groom at Mt. Tabor Park


Custom rings by Better Late Than Never - Intimate Restaurant Wedding in Portland, OR




Groom writing vows in front of Fausse Piste - Intimate Restaurant Wedding in Portland, OR


Opening ceremony at an Intimate Restaurant Wedding in Portland, OR









Groom crying during vows at an Intimate Restaurant Wedding in Portland, OR



Portrait of bride and groom with their officiant at an Intimate Restaurant Wedding in Portland, OR


Silly portrait of the Groom and his siblings at an Intimate Restaurant Wedding in Portland, OR
Group shot of all the guests at an Intimate Restaurant Wedding in Portland, OR




Mother of the groom laughing with guests at an Intimate Restaurant Wedding in Portland, OR




Bride sniffing a cupcake at her Intimate Restaurant Wedding in Portland, OR



Bride and Groom in front of their homemade 2 Legit 2 Quit banner
Bride and Groom doing wedding day karaoke










Bride and Groom doing wedding day karaoke together

Vendors & Resources

Venue: Holdfast Dining | Portraits Location: Mt. Tabor Park | Officiant: Friend of the couple | Wedding Rings: Sara Dudzinsky for Better Late Than Never | Florist: Friend of the couple, flowers from Frank Adams Wholesale Florist | Caterer: Por Que No | Dessert: Saint Cupcake and Salt & Straw ice cream | Bride’s Dress: Xtabay Vintage | Bride’s Shoes: Miz Mooz | Bride’s Vintage Accessories: Xtabay & Etsy | Bride’s Rhinestone Haircomb: Lost In Time Inc (Etsy) | Hair: Sarah Jonas

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