With ten years of experience photographing weddings, we’ve seen our share of wonderful venues, not so wonderful venues and everything in between. Most Portland wedding photographers have photographed quite a few tent weddings, as we have.
Mike and Katherine’s wedding reception at Seawanhaka Yacht Club was held in a Sperry tent. Sperry tents are top notch for tent weddings. While also beautiful during the daytime hours, their tent really looked gorgeous in the evening! They also had uplighting in the tent for a beautiful ambience.
Everything looked great under that tent!
At Phil and Mona’s destination Indian wedding in Cancun, they had multiple days of events. Each part of the wedding was in a different part of the property around the Moon Palace resort. The sangeet was on a rooftop deck at the Moon Palace Grand, the reception poolside at the same venue. Their Hindu wedding ceremony and Catholic wedding ceremony were both at the regular Moon Palace resort. This tented wedding ceremony was their Hindu wedding ceremony.
As you might imagine, their May destination wedding in Cancun was pretty warm! The tent provided the perfect shade for them and their wedding guests. More importantly for their destination wedding photography, their midday ceremony still had flattering light due to the soft white draping. They would have had harsh shadows under their eyes had the tent not been provided.
Rory and Kayla’s tent wedding included more than just a tent – it also had a story that probably tops any other from tent weddings. First though, their tent was fully draped. Look at the incredible soft lighting it provides!
After the wedding ceremony, the staff reset the tent for their wedding reception.
Their wedding on Long Beach Island started out sunny, but after the afternoon wedding ceremony quickly turned windy. The Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club is a dockside wedding venue overlooking the bay. When a storm front moved in, centerpieces started flying and their wedding cake almost blew over. In about twenty seconds it went from a breezy twilight evening to a full blown storm. Everyone had to leave the tent until the venue deemed it safe again. Luckily, there was no real damage. After toasts upstairs in the yacht club, everyone came back down into the tent to celebrate the rest of their wedding. Kayla and Rory took it in stride.
Most stories of tent weddings are not so dramatic! But then, most wedding days aren’t so dramatic either. Regardless, it still makes a place as one of our favorite tented weddings, local or otherwise.