A Tender Portland Church Ceremony Surrounded By Blossoms

Simple and stunning and radiating joy

 Kayleigh, Co-founder of KOSMAS CO. & PONNY, SCHOOL COUNSELOR

SUM-UP OF THE WEDDING VIBE: Intimate Floral-Filled Spring Wedding in a Quaint Portland Church

SOUNDTRACK FOR READING: “Tomorrow’s Song” by Olafur Arnalds

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The best moment of our wedding was walking back down the aisle together after saying our vows, once all of the jitters were gone, and being overwhelmed by a rush of happy emotions. I unexpectedly burst into tears, and as we walked through the open doors I realized Pantelis had tears streaming down his face too. We stood there together and took a minute to laugh and hug and cry some more, and take in everything about the moment, just the two of us, before heading back inside to our families.


We had the incredible opportunity to make each other’s rings with Stephanie of With These Rings. Before we discovered we could make our own rings, we’d been disappointed that we couldn’t find bands that felt meaningful to us. As soon as making them for each other became an option, we knew we had to do it. We decided on simple gold bands: a classic width for Pantelis, and a very slender one for me, to complement my engagement ring. Stephanie guided us through each step of the process, and amazingly we were able to do the vast majority of the hands-on work ourselves. It was a great experience for both of us seeing the other putting so much care into making the perfect ring. We had a ring warming during our ceremony, where the rings were passed to each of our guests who added their good wishes, love and energy to the rings (to paraphrase our wonderful officiant, Cathy Hume) before they were brought to the altar for our vows. Exchanging rings we’d made just for each other was an incredibly meaningful gesture we’ll always remember.


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