I vividly remember sitting down at Starbucks with Danielle, very close to a year ago now, and listening to her describe what was hands down the most romantic proposal I’ve ever heard. Walking into her home on a winters night, Danielle was greeted by rose petals, candles, and a question that would change the course of her life, as Christian got down on one knee and asked her to be his forever. Fast forward a handful of months, an epic engagement sessions near Mt. St. Helens, and the story is now set in Portland, Oregon as the two prepare for their special day at Union Pine.

The air is crisp and clean that November day, with an overcast that fits perfectly for this urban chic autumn wedding. As Danielle makes her way down the elevator to see her groom for the very first time, one could feel the anticipation of what was to come begin. A handful of minutes later, the nervous tension is released as the two embrace for their first look in front of a beautiful botanical wall, complete with tears being shed, smiles, and a complete happiness written on both their faces.

While the details of this affair was truly eye-catching, as you’ll see below, what touched my heart so fondly was the amount of selfless love that filled Union Pine that evening. From speeches from bothers, sisters, and fathers, to removing the spotlight and placing it on a deserving brother during their special dances, to all the hugs and well wishes shared, it’s moments like these that restore my faith in humanity and truly showcase how real love, spreads love and makes everything around it better.

Danielle + Christian – Thank you for allowing me to document your beautiful real love. Everything about your day was a true dream + I cannot wait to watch you both take on life as you continue to bless all those around you!

For a complete list of the vendors who made this day possible, please scroll to the end.


Venue: Union Pine
Getting Ready + First Look Location: Hotel Modera
Dress: Amy’s Bridal Boutique
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Floral: Olive & June Floral Company
Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals
Table Decor: Tin Sparrow Events
Hair: Hair by Dalaina
Bridesmaid Dresses: Miss Holly Australia
Groomsmen Suits: Jims Formal Wear
Grooms suit: Tom James Company
Cake: Ruth Dingfield
DJ: Ron Rouse


Beautiful work! We’d love to share Danielle and Christian’s wedding on Love, Maggie.

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