NAMES Rachel Ritchie (above left) and Carrie Hinton NEIGHBORHOOD Arbor Lodge OCCUPATIONS Rachel’s an executive editor of Portland Monthly; Carrie’s the publisher of Portland Monthly and Portland Bride & Groom HOW THEY MET At work! HOW RACHEL PROPOSED With the rings tied to two little bottles of their favorite bourbon, next to a beach bonfire in the San Juans NIGHT BEFORE Cocktails and apps while cruising the Willamette River on the Crystal Dolphin, followed by an intimate dinner at Luce GUEST COUNT 60 at their backyard ceremony, 150 at the reception COLORS Green, gold, black, and white THEME Subtly Spanish: they used their invites’ design theme on all the other paper goods for the day, which really helped unify things FLOWERS Bright, rich, and textural local blooms to balance their minimalist palette and décor FRIEND FACTOR A pal created a slide show of the pair as children and together, and a group of Rachel’s college friends did a choreographed routine to kick off the dance party MENU Huge pans of Crown Paella’s “Crown Royale” (chicken, mussels, clams, prawns, chorizo) and “Verdura” (artichoke hearts, sweet peppers, foraged mushrooms, romano beans), cooked on-site over a wood fire SPECIALTY DRINKS Manhattans and negronis the couple aged in barrels in their basement for six weeks, and a late-night Oregon vermouth bar DESSERT A vanilla-pear-carrot cutting cake with salted honey caramel frosting, rosemary honey walnuts, golden honeycombs, and fresh rosemary, plus peach olive oil cake for guests FAVORITE DETAIL Post-ceremony, guests rang the “wedding bell” to bless the nuptials as they walked beneath the wedding arbor on their way to a Champagne toast THE DAY IN 3 WORDS Intimate, romantic, honest HONEYMOON Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge in Gold Beach, Oregon

“We’d always assumed we’d wear white wedding dresses, but when the time came, we just weren’t feeling it. We went an unexpected route instead, and loved the results.” —Rachel Ritchie



RECEPTION Jacobsen Salt Co

WEDDING PLANNER Connie Wohn with Party Animal

PHOTOGRAPHY June Lion Photography

PHOTO BOOTH Phototainment

CATERING Crown Paella

FLOWERS Fieldwork Flowers

CAKE Sweetheart



RENTALS The Party Place

DRESS Custom Michelle Lesniak 

JUMPSUIT Custom Myriam Marcela


EARRINGS Betsy & Iya

HAIR Frenchi LeTourneau with Proper Salon, Mychal Pinkard at Wild at Heart Salon

MAKEUP Viridiana Cervantes and Andrea Husebye with Tiger Tiger Salon

REHEARSAL DINNER Crystal Dolphin, Luce


PAPER GOODS Jen Wick Studio