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Blake & Emily // A Hip Holocene Wedding

A hip bride and groom get married at Holocene in Portland, Oregon. Photography by Portland wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

Blake and Emily’s beautiful Portland wedding was definitely one to remember! They chose an iconic music venue to tie the knot and host their friends and family for one of the raddest weddings I’ve had the pleasure of attending.

When fellow photographer Kelly, of June Lion, asked me to team up with her for this wedding I was giddy as all hell. No joke!

Blake and Emily held their wedding at one of Portland’s coolest venus, Holocene. This was my first time photographing a wedding at Holocene and I can’t wait to shoot there again. This venue is perfect for any hip music lover.

Located in the old Best Auto Parts warehouse on the corner of SE 10th and Morrison, Holocene is a 5000 sq ft, 325 person venue with soaring white walls, 25 foot ceilings, spindly buttresses, and a metric ton of hand- built modern detail.

In short, it’s perfect!

Blake and Emily got ready on site in the two smaller themed rooms at Holocene. Emily spent most of her time with her bridesmaids in the Moonrise Kingdom- esque tent room while Blake prepared some last minute details with his groomsmen in the record room featuring tall white walls, a high window, and loads of old records decorating the space. The ceremony was held on a stage surrounded by beautiful geometric wall sculpture, lending a distinct modern vibe to the nuptials. The ceiling came equipped with a disco ball that lit the room with sparkling light whenever my flash hit its surface. Pretty damn magical if you ask me.

Their all- vegetarian dinner was catered by Tamale Boy (the best!!!) and the dance party was hosted by two of their good friends.

And, of course, one of my favorite details at Holocene is the retro photo booth set up next to the bar. Emily and Blake had their friends and family take portraits in the booth all night, then collected the wacky portraits to use in their gust book. Best. Idea. Ever.

Needless to say, this wedding was a blast! Huge thanks to Emily, Blake, and Kelly for inviting me to join in on the fun. 🙂

Bar details at Holocene in Portland, OR. By Portland Holocene wedding photographer Briana Morrsion+

Details of a hip wedding in Portland, Oregon. By Portland Holocene wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

Two groomsmen drinking cocktails before a wedding ceremony at Holocene in Portland, Oregon. By Portland Holocene wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

A chalkboard dinner menu and retro Photo Booth. By Portland Holocene wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

Beautifully set dining tables at Holocene in Portland, Oregon. By Portland Holocene Wedding Photographer Briana Morrison+

The dining area at Holocene in Portland, Oregon. By Portland Holocene Wedding Photographer Briana Morrison+

A beautiful Portland bride in black and white. By Portland Holocene Wedding Photographer Briana Morrison+

The bride and groom get ready at Holocene in Portland, Oregon. By Portland Holocene Wedding Photographer Briana Morrison+

Bride and groom take their first kiss as husband and wife. By Portland Holocene Wedding Photographer Briana Morrison+

Husband and wife sneak kisses right after the ceremony. By Portland Holocene Wedding Photographer Briana Morrison+

A very happy bride holding a beautiful bouquet in front of a black wall. By Portland Holocene Wedding Photographer Briana Morrison+

Lots of laughter during family photographs at a Portland, Oregon wedding. By Portland Holocene Wedding Photographer Briana Morrison+

A bridal party poses in industrial Portland, Oregon. By Portland Holocene Wedding Photographer Briana Morrison+

Wedding party shenanigans in Portland, Oregon.+

 

A beautiful wedding party poses on a street in industrial Portland, Oregon. +

A hip bride and groom pose for intimate photographs in Portland, Oregon. By Portland Holocene Photographer Briana Morrison+

A groom kisses his bride on the cheek in Portland, Oregon. By Portland Holocene Photographer Briana Morrison+

A hip bride and groom pose after their wedding at Holocene in Portland, Oregon.+

Feet of the bride and groom as they walk away from the camera.+

A groom kisses his bride on the forehead in industrial Portland, Oregon. By Portland Holocene Photographer Briana Morrison+

A hip Portland bride and groom pose in a loading dock. By Portland Holocene Photographer Briana Morrison+

Black and white details of the bride+

A hip bride and groom snuggle up after their wedding in Portland, Oregon. By Portland Holocene Photographer Briana Morrison+

A hip bride and groom on a fire escape in Portland, Oregon. By Portland Holocene Photographer Briana Morrison+

Portland, Oregon bride and groom pose in front of local cars and a bird mural in SE Portland. By Portland Holocene Photographer Briana Morrison+

Portland, Oregon bride and groom pose in front of local cars and a bird mural in SE Portland. By Portland Holocene Photographer Briana Morrison+

Black and white profile of a bride and groom in front of a bird mural in Portland, Oregon. By Portland Wedding Photographer Briana Morrison+

An intimate portrait of a bride and groom in Portland, Oregon by Portland wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

A bride and groom pose in one of Portland+

Private moments between a bride and groom in Portland, Oregon. Photographed by local Portland wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

A bride and groom pose in one of Portland Holocene+

A sweet detail of a bride and groom at Holocene in Portland, Oregon. Photography by wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

A bride and groom pose in one of Portland Holocene+

Beautiful wedding cake and deserts on display at Portland Holocene. Photography by Portland wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

Beautiful wedding cake and deserts on display at Portland Holocene. Photography by Portland wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

A Portland bride and groom dig into their wedding cake. Photography by Briana Morrison+

Wedding guests enjoy themselves at a Portland Holocene event. Photography by Briana Morrison+

Wedding guests enjoy themselves at a Portland Holocene event. Photography by Briana Morrison+

A collection of photo booth strips at a Portland, Oregon wedding. By Portland Holocene Wedding Photographer Briana Morrison+

Wedding guests use the vintage photo booth at Holocene. Portland Holocene Wedding Photography by Briana Morrison+

Photo booth strips and empty beer cans at a wedding in Portland, Oregon. By Portland Holocene Wedding Photographer Briana Morrison+

Wedding guests chill during the reception. By Portland Holocene Wedding Photographer Briana Morrison+

The groom gets his dance on during his super hip wedding in Portland, Oregon. By Portland Holocene Wedding Photographer Briana Morrison+

Dancing gusts at a Holocene wedding in Portland, Oregon. By Portland Holocene Wedding Photographer Briana Morrison+

The bride drinks a cocktail on the dance floor in Portland, Oregon. By Portland Holocene Wedding Photographer Briana Morrison+

Venue: Holocene
Vintage Rentals: Something Borrowed
Chalkboard Signs: Christina Song and Devin Nowlin
Bouquets and Boutonnieres: Emerald Petals
Hair and Makeup: Kassandra Sommerville
Caterer: Tamale Boy
DJ’s: Devan Cook & Evan Torres
Cake: Sweet Pea Bakery
Dress: Put together by bride – sequence dress is Shopbop and the tulle skirt is from BHLDN
Suit: Duchess

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  • March 16, 2016 - 8:10 am

    Albert Palmer - Beautiful photography but I also love all of the tones and colours. Amazing consistency – I bet this will make a beautiful album!ReplyCancel

  • March 17, 2016 - 9:20 am

    Heather Kanillopoolos - Gorgeous work here, Briana. LOVE this set!ReplyCancel

  • March 17, 2016 - 6:14 pm

    Mercedes - I love all the things about this wedding! I love the palette, the location (so awesome!), your tones, the emotion…so much love for this!ReplyCancel

  • March 18, 2016 - 7:17 pm

    Sachin Khona - Briana. I love the way you see things. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • March 20, 2016 - 12:02 pm

    Stine - What lovely work! It is truly inspiring to see how you compose and edit your photos. I’m continuously looking forward to see more of it.

    And so fun to discover a Norwegian flag in the midst of all the details!

    Best wishes,
    Stine, the Norwegian 😉ReplyCancel

  • March 23, 2016 - 12:49 am

    Aaron - Those portraits..! Exceptional work, gorgeous editing too. LIke Sachin said: “love the way you see things”ReplyCancel

  • March 23, 2016 - 8:54 am

    Luke Hayden - These photos are awesome and captured beautifully.ReplyCancel

  • March 26, 2016 - 5:13 pm

    lisa lacroix - Gorgeous!!! The bride and groom has killer style, and you nailed their photographs!!! Love your reception style <3ReplyCancel

  • March 31, 2016 - 12:02 pm

    Dom // York Place Studios - Such a good wedding and beautifully shot.ReplyCancel

  • April 1, 2016 - 12:37 pm

    Marcela - What a gorgeous couple! You did such a killer shot with the portraits, I love the diversity of the scenery and you posed them beautifully. Seriously, great job!ReplyCancel

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