We’ve seen a lot of beautiful vintage-inspired weddings over the years, but Susana and Jarrott’s Ace Hotel Portland wedding just might take the cake for the most authentic! Between the bride’s Amy Kuschel dress and vintage headpiece from Joanna Reed Bridal, the groom’s brown tweed suit, and the girls’ fur stoles, this wedding party looked like it stepped out of a ’20s soiree.
The details were minimal — candlelight, greenery, and a school bus for transporting guests — but with backdrops like the iconic Ace Hotel and the cozy FireHouse, as well as the stylistic eye of Anna Caitlin Photography, a curated set of details was really all they needed. Best of all was that the couple’s vendor team was more than just a group of insanely talented professionals; they were dear friends who poured their hearts into bringing Susana and Jarrott’s vision to life. The couple was on a hard budget, so they did all the planning themselves.
Jarrott is the head chef of FireHouse restaurant, where the couple had the reception so, he had full creative liberty which was so fun. The couple decided on a Scandinavian feast! It was important that they kept it pretty casual, and they wanted people to snack all night so it was set up buffet style. There were various Smorbored (little bite-sized appetizers), fondue, fresh oysters, Norwegian meatballs with mashed potatoes, roast chicken with lentils, roasted pork with braised beans, beets with herbed yogurt, apple and cabbage salad, and braised beef with root veggies. Take a look at the pics and get inspired!