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Gray Gables Estate Wedding | Claire + Carson | Portland Wedding Photographer

Who: Claire + Carson

Where:  Portland Oregon Temple + Gray Gables Estate | Portland, Oregon

These two…holy smokes! They are SO sweet and such a beautiful couple. I was completely blown away with their stolen glances of love and the way Carson continuously admired his bride through out the evening.

Claire and Carson had a LDS ceremony at the Temple in Portland, Oregon. They traveled from Utah to celebrate with their family local to the area. LDS wedding coverage beings just after the marriage ceremony takes place inside the temple. It is tradition for their friends and families to gather outside to welcome the newlywed couple. After taking a few portraits around the stunning grounds, we headed to their reception venue at Gray Gables Estate. To say I was obsessed with that venue is putting it mildly. It reminded me so much of my favorite venue in Florida and had a lot of amazing locations for portraits. Too many for one wedding couple so I simply can’t wait to get back there and photograph another wedding!

Claire + Carson, thank you for having me travel down to Portland for your wedding. It was a perfect day and I was so honored to capture your love.

Portland Oregon Temple Wedding | Megan Montalvo PhotographyLDS Wedding | Portland Oregon | Megan Montalvo Photography

Bride and groom exit Portland Oregon LDS Temple | Megan Montalvo Photography



Outside the Portland Oregon LDS Temple | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and Groom in front of the LDS Temple in Portland | Megan Montalvo Photography
Black and white portrait of bride and groom | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and Groom Portraits with veil | Megan Montalvo Photography



Gray Gables Estate Reception Venue | Megan Montalvo Photography
Reception details at Gray Gables Estate | Megan Montalvo Photography






Gray Gables Estate in Portland Oregon | Megan Montalvo Photography

Holy beautiful cakes! Back to Eden Bakery is AMAZING.


Gray Gables Estate Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography


First Dance at Gray Gables Estate | Megan Montalvo Photography




Sparkler Exit at Gray Gables Estate | Megan Montalvo Photography




Bride and Groom First Dance | | Megan Montalvo Photography

It couldn’t have been done without an amazing team of vendors. Thank you all for making their day flawless.

Ceremony | Portland Oregon Temple

Reception Venue |  Gray Gables Estate

Bride’s Dress Designer | Anna’s Bridal – Modern Trousseau 

Bridesmaid Dress Designer | Alfred Sung, The Dessy Group

Caterer | Gray Gables Estate

Desserts | Lickety Pops, Papa Haydn, See’s, Kyras Bake Shop

Cake | Back to Eden Bakery

DJ | The Dr. T Band 

Florist | Christine Nguyen, R Bloom’s of Lake Oswego

Tux Designer | The Black Tux

Photographer | Megan Montalvo Photographer 

Interested in having me as your Gray Gables Estate Wedding Photographer? Email me today for information and to reserve your date!

Megan Montalvo is a Wedding and Elopement Photographer based out of the Olympia and Tacoma Washington. She offers Wedding photography to surrounding PNW destinations such as Mt. Rainier, Lake Quinault, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, Cle Elum, Suncadia, Leavenworth, Ruby Beach, Cape Kiwanda, Canon Beach and the San Juan Islands.

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