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Portland Wedding at Redwood Observation Deck and Revolution Hall - Kalong and Andrew

July | K&A showed off the best of Portland for their out of town and out of the country guests, with an iconic forest ceremony and local Portland eats at a bar-turned-wedding-venue.
chinese dragon performance at Revolution Hall wedding reception

| Photo By Mackenzie Ford |

We love when a wedding has a good story to it! We love sharing beautiful galleries, but sometimes there are little tidbits you don't see in photos that make the wedding so special. So buckle up, we're sharing some of our favorite parts to Kalong and Andrew's wedding!

Kalong and Andrew got married officially during the pandemic with just a few people to witness. After fun changes like buying a house and having a baby, they chose to host a "redo" ceremony and reception in summer 2023 so all their friends and family could celebrate with them. This time, with a big emphasis on the party portion.

K&A held their ceremony at Hoyt Arboretum's iconic Redwood Observation Deck, so she could finally have her dad walk her down the aisle (he wasn't able to be there for their first ceremony). Since they had already shared vows with each other the first time around, they chose to share their "WOWs". AKA, the WOW's of their marriage thus far, like the things that they admire or were surprised by or just plain love about the other person - how CUTE!

They hosted their reception at Revolution Hall with retro details and fun and funky pink details. Her dear friend just so happened to be one of our trusted floral vendors, Taylor Made Floral, who dressed up the bar and transformed it into their reception.

Since most of the guests who attended were from out of town, K&A wanted to make sure their guests would get to experience some of their favorite Portland eats. They used Sporkbytes  to cater and serve local Portland eats, like Khao San, Luc Lac, and Top Burmese. To top off the night, dessert was fiery s'mores by 1927's S'mores!

What. A. Night. If you're looking to do a night as fun as Kalong and Andrew's, we'd be over the moon to help you coordinate it and even design your details!

Working with Joie from YPB was one of our best decisions for our big day! From day one she was professional, kind, detail oriented and kept us focused and grounded. We chose the Signature package and couldn’t have been happier! We really didn’t know how to do the layout at our venue and after the walkthrough Joie produced an amazing draft for us, so we could see how our vision could be a reality. She also produced the most thorough timeline for our ceremony and reception, including so many details we wouldn’t have ever thought of like how the bride was getting to the venue or who was taking cards and gifts home.
All our vendors were delighted to hear that we were working with YPB, which put us at ease to know we were in good hands. Joie was super responsive and great at creative problem solving, as well as assertive with our vendors and patiently addressing our concerns. Our wedding went smoothly, at least everything did that was under our control! We had a phenomenal time and would whole heartedly recommend working with Joie at YPB! Thank you for everything!

See The Vendor Team who made this day a reality at the end of the gallery.

The Vendor Team

Coordination: Your Perfect Bridesmaid ( Lead: Joie )

Reception Venue: Revolution Hall

Photographer: Mackenzie Ford

Catering: Sporkbytes

Cocktail Food: Brie Meats Board

Bar Service: Show Bar

Hair & Makeup: Be Forever Glamorous

Save the Dates & Invitations: The Knot

Love what you see? We would love to help you achieve your unique wedding vision. Let us provide tailored vendor recommendations and create a unique design that fits your style and your budget. Don't have a venue yet? No problem. Having a planner as the first step in the process can save you time, energy and money.


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