Saturday, August 13, 2011
When Dan and I got engaged, we knew for sure that we wanted a simple but sweet ceremony, followed by a lively little party – and we didn’t want to stress out planning any of it!
We searched high & low for a venue in Chicago, but nothing felt quite right. Then Dan remembered a boutique hotel in Portland – he’d stayed there during a work trip and he thought it might be just what we were looking for. So we flew to Portland in January, loved it (in spite of the terrible weather), booked it, and everything else fell into place.
We married on the rooftop of The Nines hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon. The Nines was the perfect venue because it gave us city ambiance, open air, our own private little corner rooftop, amazing Asian cuisine, and gorgeous rooms. And, thank goodness for August, Portland gave us & our guests great weather, a beautiful (and pleasantly weird) city to explore, and awesome buzzed-about bars & restaurants (for food nerds like us, this was a huge bonus).