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Real Wedding: Erica Kinney & Rohan Rambukpotha

Uptown Fun | July 13, 2014 | Stark Photography

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NAMES Erica Kinney and Rohan Rambukpotha LIVE IN Los Angeles OCCUPATIONS She’s a middle school administrator; he’s a private chef HOW THEY MET After “meeting” online, they had their first date at an LA gastropub—Rohan gave Erica his jacket as they walked to the car afterward and she was smitten HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED Rohan popped the question on a romantic little street in Paris—on their wedding day he wore fleur-de-lis cuff links as an homage to the moment WHY PORTLAND A Rose City native, Erica liked the idea of having everyone close together (versus spread out in LA) and showing off her favorite town NUMBER OF GUESTS 135 COLORS Light gray, yellow, and navy THEME Light, clean, summery colors with touches of Sri Lankan culture FLOWERS Garden roses, dahlias, calla lilies, and ranunculus DIY HIGHLIGHTS The crafty couple made Oregon “MarryinBerry” jam hotel favors, candle table numbers, and the elephant place card holders EVENT EXTRA After changing into traditional Sri Lankan wedding attire, the pair entered the reception to dramatic drumming for a surprise cultural ceremony MENU A family-style feast featuring Northwest fare like grilled salmon, summer wax beans, corn soufflé, and a cocktail hour seafood bar, with a signature Pimm’s Cup DESSERT Three tiers of vanilla sponge cake with passion fruit and chai fillings, and Sri Lankan kiribath (coconut milk rice cakes) for good luck FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE SONG Nancy Sinatra’s “It’s for My Dad” IF THEY HAD IT TO DO OVER They’d set aside some of their cake—still so mad/sad they missed it! FAVORS Navy bags of Sri Lankan wedding cake THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Unique, cultural, heartfelt HONEYMOON Las Ventanas al Paraíso, Los Cabos

Vendor List


CEREMONY First Presbyterian Church of Portland
RECEPTION Castaway Portland
CATERING Food in Bloom Catering
RENTALS Barclay Event Rentals, Classic Vintage Rentals
WEDDING PLANNER EJP Events
OFFICIANT Pastor John Johnson
PHOTOGRAPHY Stark Photography
VIDEOGRAPHY Moving Picture Weddings
PHOTO BOOTH Liz Wade Photography
FLOWERS Punch Floral + Styling
CAKE AK Cake Design
MUSIC Eric John Kaiser Duo (French), Stumptown DJs
GOWN Amsale from Brides for a Cause
BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES Alfred Sung from Bridal Exclusives
RINGS Jean Dousset in West Hollywood, California
HAIR J. Marie Hall with French Cut Hair
MAKEUP Katherine Sealy with Event Cosmetics
TRANSPORTATION Double Decker PDX
REHEARSAL DINNER Portland City Grill
HOTELS FOR GUESTS Hotel Monaco Portland, Hotel Vintage Plaza
INVITATIONS Bella Figura in Syracuse, New York
REGISTRY Crate & Barrel, SimpleRegistry

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