twilight wedding at hoyt arboretum

Bethy and Dan first inquired only a few short weeks ago! It worked out well as it’s the first Christmas holiday we’ve spent in Portland since moving here a few years ago. So their Christmas Even intimate wedding was immediately something to which I looked forward to as the holidays approached. This nature-loving couple chose Hoyt Arboretum’s Redwood Deck as their wedding venue and hoped for the best on weather. Surrounded by a handful of close family friends and relatives they spoke their personal vows after the ringing of a Buddhist bell to open the intimate wedding ceremony.

hoyt arboretum intimate wedding on christmas eve

We got a bit of a late start and their ceremony took place just as the sun would have been setting had it not been a cloudy day, spitting with occasional drops of rain throughout the afternoon. Their entire set of wedding portraits then took place at twilight and gave me plenty of opportunity to create some wedding photos for them full of vibrant color and emotion.

We’ll be showing more of Bethy and Dan’s intimate wedding ceremony at Hoyt Arboretum next month!