NAMES Erica Kinney and Rohan Rambukpotha LIVE IN Los Angeles OCCUPATIONS She’s a middle school administrator; he’s a private chef HOW THEY MET After “meeting” online, they had their first date at an LA gastropub—Rohan gave Erica his jacket as they walked to the car afterward and she was smitten HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED Rohan popped the question on a romantic little street in Paris—on their wedding day he wore fleur-de-lis cuff links as an homage to the moment WHY PORTLAND A Rose City native, Erica liked the idea of having everyone close together (versus spread out in LA) and showing off her favorite town NUMBER OF GUESTS 135 COLORS Light gray, yellow, and navy THEME Light, clean, summery colors with touches of Sri Lankan culture FLOWERS Garden roses, dahlias, calla lilies, and ranunculus DIY HIGHLIGHTS The crafty couple made Oregon “MarryinBerry” jam hotel favors, candle table numbers, and the elephant place card holders EVENT EXTRA After changing into traditional Sri Lankan wedding attire, the pair entered the reception to dramatic drumming for a surprise cultural ceremony MENU A family-style feast featuring Northwest fare like grilled salmon, summer wax beans, corn soufflé, and a cocktail hour seafood bar, with a signature Pimm’s Cup DESSERT Three tiers of vanilla sponge cake with passion fruit and chai fillings, and Sri Lankan kiribath (coconut milk rice cakes) for good luck FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE SONG Nancy Sinatra’s “It’s for My Dad” IF THEY HAD IT TO DO OVER They’d set aside some of their cake—still so mad/sad they missed it! FAVORS Navy bags of Sri Lankan wedding cake THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Unique, cultural, heartfelt HONEYMOON Las Ventanas al Paraíso, Los Cabos

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Vendor List


CEREMONY First Presbyterian Church of Portland

RECEPTION Castaway Portland

CATERING Food in Bloom Catering

RENTALS Barclay Event Rentals, Classic Vintage Rentals

WEDDING PLANNER EJP Events

OFFICIANT Pastor John Johnson

PHOTOGRAPHY Stark Photography

VIDEOGRAPHY Moving Picture Weddings

PHOTO BOOTH Liz Wade Photography

FLOWERS Punch Floral + Styling

CAKE AK Cake Design

MUSIC Eric John Kaiser Duo (French), Stumptown DJs

GOWN Amsale from Brides for a Cause

BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES Alfred Sung from Bridal Exclusives

RINGS Jean Dousset in West Hollywood, California

HAIR J. Marie Hall with French Cut Hair

MAKEUP Katherine Sealy with Event Cosmetics

TRANSPORTATION Double Decker PDX

REHEARSAL DINNER Portland City Grill

HOTELS FOR GUESTS Hotel Monaco Portland, Hotel Vintage Plaza

INVITATIONS Bella Figura in Syracuse, New York

REGISTRY Crate & Barrel, SimpleRegistry