Kelsey and Spencer’s Castaway Wedding

January 25, 2023

Kelsey and Spencer were married on a rarely mostly sunny spring day in Portland, Oregon, at the beautiful Castaway in North Portland. With sun being somewhat a rarity this time of year in Portland, I found myself constantly seeking out shade while everyone else in the city was happy to soak up the sun as long as they could while waiting for their family to be called for family photo time.

From the moment we walked into the bridal suite, Kelsey was as cool as a cucumber! I could tell the day would be fun and relaxed, which is our very favorite kind of day to photograph. The details of this wedding were simple, clean and elegant which went perfectly with the space. The Castaway was absolutely stunning, and we definitely hope to work there again soon!

For the first look, we got to to go the Pomarius Nursery which is situated right next door to the venue. It was super fun to play around in the greenery and greenhouse spaces, definitely a great way to start the day.

Spencer and Kelsey are a great match, that was clear from the start for us. Kelsey has a brightness and vibrancy that is balanced by Spencer’s kind and gentle nature. Their day was full of so much love and friendship- it was clear to both Tim and I that they had no trouble finding and surrounding themselves with wonderful people.

We wish you both such a wonderful life together, Kelsey and Spencer, congrats babes.


Venue: Castaway Portland // Floral & Day of Coordinator: Patricia Danilson // Catering: Pearl Catering Dessert: Pie Spot & Nothing Bundt Cakes // Videography: Aeonian Visuals // DJ: John Ross Music & Production // Hair & Makeup: Tiffany Randolph // Dress: A&Be Portland

detailed shot of bridal accessories including open-toed wedding heels, floral bouquet, wedding dress, and wedding rings.
wedding dress hanging up with a bunch of plants around it.
mom helping her daughter zip the back of her wedding dress
bride fixing her earring while looking out the window.
bride laughing while looking at the window, with her hand on her hip.
bride looking out the window while mom is helping her with
floral bouquet with lots of greenery, laying on a desk
women putting on her wedding shoes
bride doing a first look with her dad and bother
outside photo of the Castaway Portland
The groom fixing his tie
the bride outside holding her bouquet with a rustic barn behind her
the bride standing in a garden looking over her shoulder
groom and his7 groomers lined up for a photo
Kelsey and Spencer's wedding invite telling their guests to meet them at Castaway Portland for their celebration
The bride and groom enjoying their first look in a garden.
Creative and adorable, this is the most popular wedding first look picture. The bride and groom's initial meeting moment in a garden was captured perfectly.
A bride and groom standing together with their hands held tight.
 bride and groom, who are looking at each other lovingly.
a happy couple looking straight into each other's eyes
bride holding her bouquet while she stands in garden
groom fixing his sleeve
the couple looking at each other with a smile
bride and groom standing in the middle of a large greenhouse
Couple holding hands on their wedding day laughing at each other
bride and groom walking down the street in Portland Oregon
bride and her bridesmaids all looking at each other while holding their bouquets
bride and her bridesmaids standing in front of a brick wall
A wedding bride and her bridesmaids walking down the street, holding hands.
a seating chart sign that says "our favorite people"
a welcome sign that says "Kelsey and Spencer, We're so glad you're here"
a square wooden arbor with a floral install- the ceremony is set up inside
the groomsmen and groom watching the bride walk towards the arbor
the bride walking down the aisle with her dad as she holds her bridal bouquet
all the guests sitting down in black folding chairs watching the young couple get married
bride and groom standing at the arbor holding hands, the sunlight i just on them
bride blushing while holding her grooms' hands.
bride saying her vows
the bride and groom kissing under their arbor
the newly married couple walking down the aisle holding hands
bride and grooms holding drinks up
round tables with white linen and black chairs, napkins are green and folded as a knot
a wedding reception table with greenery as a centerpiece, a modern table number sign and pillar candles
bride and groom signing the marriage license
stunning head table, long with candles and greenery going all the way to the end of the table
the best man standing behind the couple with a drink in his hand giving a toasts
a young couple holding beer and saying "cheers"
bride giving a toasts
bride and groom holding each other on the dance floor
bride dancing around the groom as they hold hands
young couple having their first dance as husband and wife
bride and groom talking with their guests
couple dancing together
guests dancing
bride and groom holding hands in the middle of a street
bride and groom walking in the middle of the street
bride and groom kissing on the side of the street
taking photos at Pomarius Nursery in front of a greenhouse
bride and groom hugging each other in a garden
bride looking at her lovely bridal bouquet