Disco Garden Party Wedding at Blockhouse in Pomarius Nursery

Real Wedding
Emily and Sean wed in Portland surrounded by lush florals and vibrant colors.
Written by
Megan Simpson Teeter

Fate is funny. When Emily Gordon’s visiting aunt wanted to head into Portland to shop, Emily’s “range” on the dating app Bumble shifted, allowing her to see potential matches in the city. As luck would have it, Sean Britto had returned to Portland from India the same week. “Thanks to my Aunt Tamar, our dating apps crossed paths, and we could match,” says the bride, laughing. Their wedding vision was as simple as it was groovy: “disco garden party,” featuring bright pastel florals, themed signage and hints of 1970s flair. Emily and Sean exchanged vows beneath a black wrought iron garden arbor adorned with lush spring flowers in shades of pink, yellow, purple and blue. In lieu of the traditional roles given to the littles, the young wedding party members held bubble wands throughout the ceremony. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour with aesthetic signage and wearable flowers, followed by a vibrant reception. Visiting alpacas were a must for the bride, and in the same vein, the couple chose to symbolically adopt animals through the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) instead of giving out traditional wedding favors. Dining tables lined with contrasting blooms and punches of color sat underneath billowing fabrics and string lights. The dance floor was abuzz with energy for the entirety of the event, thanks to a fantastic DJ and guests’ playful spirits. Speaking of playful, guests raved about the bountiful cake bar, which displayed several cakes topped with fresh blooms and plenty of sprinkles. 

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Portland Metro