The World Forestry Center

Any long time Portlander has hiked the trails of Hoyt Arboretum. And most any Portland resident has wandered the paths of the Japanese Garden. Zoo train? Heck, yeah! When you find the perfect person to marry, why not consider these most cherished landmarks as a potential wedding venue? The World Forestry Center is right in the middle of Washington Park, and if you do your research you’ll learn that there you’ll find everything to plan a sweet and maybe eco-friendly wedding.

Jenny and Matt’s summer wedding seemed to take the environment in mind. The wedding took place at their new home, and handcrafted invites announced the celebration. Teeny tiny succulents planted in teeny tiny terra cotta pots served as table decor and as favors. The menu was local and sustainable, the dessert was sweet and handmade.

I think planning a wedding that fits your values, your lifestyle and your (let’s face it), your budget, is the most loving first step an about-to-be-married couple can take together. See more very personal weddings, from grand to simple at the Altura Studio blog.