10 LGBTQ+ couples in Portland, Oregon tied the knot in a special Marriage-athon event
In November, vendors in Portland, Oregon helped 10 lucky LGBTQ couples tie the knot.
Each couple was thrown a free 45-minute wedding celebration in a special Marriage-athon hosted by planning company, Keen Events.
“We want to create something wonderful for as many couples as possible,” Keen wrote on its website advertising the event.
Beaming couples said “I do” in a candlelit room beside a gorgeous geometric arch draped in white floral and lush greenery.
Each participant got to decide between a bouquet, boutonniere, corsage, or floral hair comb. In addition, couples received a goodie bag filled with cake, wine, champagne, and more. Couples also got to partake in photo sessions after their ceremonies.
Keen also invited couples to make donations to the Trevor Project–which focuses on suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth–and was able to raise $300.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, family and friends waited outside the venue to celebrate when the ceremonies were complete. A second photographer was stationed outside to capture the special moments couples’ loved ones saw them as a married for the first time.
Search our directory of LGBTQ+ inclusive vendors.
Venue: The Evergreen
Planning and Coordination: Keen Events
Signage: Letters and Dust
Cakes: Dream Cakes
Sweet Treats: The Pip’s Mobile
Makeup: Jovana Combs Beauty
Rentals: Power of Love Rentals
Lighting: Greenlight Creative
Hand Drawn Portraits: Karlee Patton
Wine: Angela Vineyards
Spirits: Freeland Spirits
HOT OFF THE PRESS
- From OkCupid to a sunrise mountain wedding
- A destination wedding in Mexico with cold fireworks and an LED neon drum show
- Lawryn and Deja’s Richmond, Virginia, wedding at The Renaissance
- Wondery and Danvas founder Hernan Lopez marries music supervisor Scott Velasquez in West Hollywood wedding
- Classic black and white wedding ideas
- Say Yes to the Dress celebrity Randy Fenoli is engaged
- Tara and Emma’s purple and ivory wedding at Berkeley City Club in Berkeley, California
- The 19th Explains: Why the Respect for Marriage Act doesn’t codify same-sex marriage rights