Christy Cassano-Meyer is here with another super fun Portland wedding! The bride on their venue: “Holocene was a no-brainer for us. It was in our budget, already beautiful decorated, equipped with all the tables and chairs we needed. It also had great natural lighting, a full bar, photo booth, sound system and DJ equipment, wonderful staff, everything!”
Bridesmaids wore mismatched yellow dresses.
The groom’s ring was vintage from his home state of New Mexico.
Goodie bags included local coffee beans, pencils that read “I survived the Griffin wedding,” and tickets for the taco truck.
Guests (and the bride and groom!) enjoyed tacos from the Taco Pedaler, and two fun signature cocktails: “The Meg” (St Germain, yellow Chartreuse and Prosessco) and “The Dan” (blended whiskey, Galiano, Punt e Mes).
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What inspired you when you were planning your wedding? Dan: All the things that made me fall in love with Meg and still inspire me. I wanted every instance of our wedding to represent how perfect I think Meg is. // Meg: Dan and I were inspired by our love of all things vintage in-combination with our new home in Portland. We found a perfect balance between retro and modern, classy and casual.
What was your favorite moment or part of the day? Dan: If I had to pick one moment, I’d say the second I heard our processional come on. I had been dreaming of it for months! // Meg: When Dan and I were outside getting our tacos. It started to drizzle. But just a drop or two, not a full on rain. It was so Portland perfect – and a sign of good luck!
Did you include any traditions in your wedding? Although our ceremony was mostly secular, we chose to include the Jewish tradition of the breaking of the glass. It serves as a reminder of the fragile nature of life and symbolizes the shattering of the old and beginning of the new. And it’s also a crowd pleaser. Mazel Tov!
What was the best advice you received as a bride? To be prepared and accept that even after months of tedious preparations not everything will go, or look, exactly as planned, but that doesn’t mean it won’t still be perfect in the end.
What advice do you have for other brides? Invest in a photographer! The day goes by so fast and you can’t be twenty places at once. I’m still looking at our photos daily and finding new bits that I hadn’t noticed before. I love looking at the photos that captured moments only Dan saw. I knew where I was at during that time, and now I can see where he was too. Those are my favorites.
Is there anything else that helps tell the story of the day? Since I’m from Connecticut and Dan’s from New Mexico this was most of our guests’ first time in Portland and first time meeting each other. Everyone was just so happy to be on vacation and celebrating. It was incredible to have everyone together in an unbiased location, and it may never happen like that again.