Sue & Robert's Intimate Ceremony at Peninsula Park Rose Garden

I was honored to capture Sue and Robert's intimate wedding ceremony at Peninsula Park's Rose Garden, both because Sue and Robert are the sweetest couple and Robert's parents are the coolest parentals I've gotten to hang out with in a long time.


I met with Sue, Robert, and the parents at Radio Room in the Alberta district to grab some photos and drinks (I took the photos and S+R grabbed the drinks). Radio Room has a ton of amazing décor and a fun space, and I would absolutely recommend grabbing some cool photos there while en route to other festivities.


Couple sits at a booth, having fun and drinking at Radio Room in SE Portland, OR

Couple holds up their drinks preparing to toast their upcoming celebration and each other

The couple takes a shot in a booth at Radio Room at Portland, OR

Couple stands in front of the vintage decor at Radio Room, Portland, Oregon

Couple stands in front of the vintage decor at Radio Room, Portland, Oregon

Couple stands in front of the vintage decorations at Radio Room, Portland, Oregon

Couple stands in front of the vintage decor at Radio Room, Portland, Oregon

Robert pretends to by cigarettes from an old machine at the Radio Room entrance

Sue and Robert lean in to kiss one another while I take a photo through the Radio Room glass

Couple stands in front of the vintage decor at Radio Room, Portland, Oregon

After Radio Room, we headed over to Peninsula Park's Rose Garden. While S + R drove over, I grabbed some photos of their wedding bands and Sue's engagement ring.



Engagement ring held up by a rose at Peninsula Park Rose Garden in a dark red rose

Wedding bands inside of a yellow rose flower in Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Wedding bands on a rose stem, showing leaves and thorns at Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Sue and Robert arrived, so we headed over to one of the corners for a little shade and privacy. There were kinds playing in the fountain, and plenty of families picnicking all over the place, so we headed to the least busy spot we could find.


In the shade, the officiant positioned the couple with their parents (witnesses) right next to them, and began the ceremony.

Boutonniere made of summer flowers on the groom's lapel catches the sun

Couple looks at each other while holding hands at their wedding ceremony at Peninsula Park Rose Garden

They read their vows, making their ceremony superbly intimate and romantic. They clearly are each other's partner through the good and bad times.


There were a few groups walking by and around the ceremony site, and they would stop and clap or give us a thumbs up, wave, and keep walking.

Groom stating his vows at Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Wife reads her vows to her husband, a photo of the vows from over the wife's shoulder

Couple looks at each other while holding hands at their wedding ceremony at Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Couple looks at each other while holding hands at their wedding ceremony at Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Couple looks at each other while holding hands at their wedding ceremony at Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Couple looks at each other while holding hands at their wedding ceremony at Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Groom places a ring on his bride's finger during the ceremony

Couple kisses after saying "I Do" at Peninsula Park Rose Garden

After the ceremony, the couple and witnesses signed their official marriage paperwork. I recommend making sure you bring a pen and a hard-backed folder or something to put the paperwork on, just to make sure everyone is comfortable signing.

Couple signs their marriage certificate and paperwork

Witnesses sign the paperwork while the couple stands next to them

Witness signs the wedding certificate and paperwork

The groom's parents hug each other for a photo after the wedding ceremony

Groom stands in a row of roses for formal portraits at Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Bride stands in a row of roses for formal portraits at Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Couple walks together down a path between shrubs and roses

Couple leans into on other, placing their foreheads together


Couple leans in to kiss each other between rows of roses

The parents and bride and groom pose in front of the Peninsula Park Rose Garden fountain

Robert and his father playfully hug in front of the fountain

Sue and Robert sit at the fountain, holding hands, while looking at the camera

Robert and his father pose together in front of the fountain

Sue's bouquet was rich in red, orange, and yellow flowers

Sue and Robert, the newlyweds, kiss in the rose garden

Sue and Robert caress each other in the Peninsula Park Rose Garden