Beth and Nate planned an incredible wedding here in Portland while working and living in the state of Hawaii. They infused their wedding with Hawaiian elements and traditions with some Greek traditions stemming from Nate's family heritage.
The day began at Beth's parents house as a location for the women to get ready as the guys got ready at Hotel 50. A couple of limousines were used to escort the wedding party from both locations to the Pittock Mansion for formals. Thank goodness for tinted windows because as the guys and I arrived at Pittock Mansion so did the women. It was a close call but worry not -- the bride and groom did not see each other.
The couple exchanged their vows at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The ceremony was very unique and embraced many Greek traditions. Following the ceremony, everyone headed downtown for an equally unique reception at the Crystal Ballroom. For those of you who don't know, the Crystal Ballroom is a historical building (originally built in 1914) that has an enormous bouncing dance floor. Many refer to the experience as dancing on air. It made the perfect setting for -- you guessed it -- authentic Greek dancing!
A big thank you goes out to Jacquelyn and her staff at A Swank Affair for their assistance in making the day flow together seamlessly.
To view Beth & Nate's wedding slideshow, please click HERE.