September 14, 2018

Waverley Country Club, Portland, Oregon

Distance may make the heart grow fonder and in this case it absolutely did, but music was the real common denominator for Sarah and Geoff’s beginning. 

It was an Avicii concert in Los Angeles, both entered as strangers and left not knowing one day they would marry, but they knew they left with something more than a great show. 

Sarah and Geoff decided to marry in Portland, Oregon where Geoff was born and raised. They love the city, the concept of a destination wedding for Sarah’s family and friends having grown up in Texas and wanted to give guest’s a taste of why the Pacific Northwest is now home for them. With Oregon known for their great outdoors, they wanted to showcase as much of that as possible as their backdrop, landing on Waverley Country Club, Portland’s 100 year old private club that sits on the Willamette River. 

Their July wedding was nothing short of stunning, but every aspect of it was intentional, making this day more special than they could have imagined. From the custom embroidered napkins, to butler passed frose’ in cocktail hour to the floral draped escort wall and cold cloths on arrival for a warm summer day, it was an experience that provided class, comfort and formality, which was the couple’s goal throughout the entire planning process. 

Sarah and Geoff danced the night away, their first dance song by Avicii paying tribute to the night they met, filled with glow sticks, custom denim jackets, late night snacks and a colored smoke bomb grand exit. It was a day filled with love, laughter and the start to their next chapter as The Nichols!



Photography by Valorie Darling