Real Weddings: Kelly and Oscar

We just love this colorful, joy-filled wedding from Katheryn Moran Photography. And could this bride look any happier? Kelly lights up every photo she's in, and Oscar's no slouch either! We love a groom that takes such an active role in the wedding!

Read on past the photos to see what Kelly has to say about her wedding day.
Katheryn says: Kelly Runerstrand and Oscar Alvidrez had been engaged for about a year prior to their wedding date. I did an engagement shoot with them in Portland with the same theme that turned out great. See it here.

I had known these two for quite some time as friends before I shot their wedding, so it was a real  treat to be there and meet all their extended family and friends. This venue isn't used often in Bellingham, but it provided so many great backdrops for photos and had lots of awesome natural light. I loved this theme, although it was a funny choice because Oscar, the groom, is color blind. Nonetheless, he hand-stitched each of the groomsmen's shirts with collar and cuff lining to match the color they were in the wedding party. Most of the giant wedding party knew each other because they all went to school together. 

Kelly says: When Oscar and I started planning our wedding, we wanted our ceremony and reception to be a complete reflection of ourselves. Oscar and my relationship has always been intense and full of love, but also playful.  What better way to capture that than with a myriad of colors. We planned a day filled with color, streamers, balloons, bow ties (hand sewn by the oh-so-talented groom and my mother), dresses, and tons and tons of the most beautiful wedding bouquets ever (and that is just the start). 

Laughter and smiles of our guests filled my heart as the party carried on into the night, complete with the Marcha and a taco bar to incorporate Oscar's New Mexico roots. Our reception was by no means a quaint party, as Oscar and I love dancing and a good beer or a tall glass of wine, and we encouraged our guests to celebrate us and make their evening filled with dancing and enjoying each other’s company. 

Oscar has always told me that we won’t make it without the support of our families. This was completely true to us during our wedding planning. We were able to lean heavily on the skills of our loved ones. This wedding was a labor of love of the ones around us, and I believe it is a complete reflection of the love that will carry us throughout whatever may cross our paths in the future.

Wedding Vendors:

Photographer: Katheryn Moran Photography
Cupcakes: Katie's Cupcakes
Venue: Building Industry Association of Whatcom County
Catering: Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant
Dress: Alicia's Bridal 
Flowers: Liz Adelstein of Boxx Berry Farm
Hair: Sarah Rydman of Something Different Salon
Makeup: Bonnie Schilabba (friend in wedding)
Wedding Planner: Jess Lyn Moir of Belle'Ham Wedding & Events
DJ: Audio Innovations