I love unique style and Lacey and Octavian have just that. Their chess inspired wedding on the outskirts of Portland was laid back, unique, filled with personal touches, and full of love, laughter and dancing. L + O are one of the funnest couples I know, and I knew right away that their wedding was going to be amazing. I've known them for a couple years, and they always are laid back, all about the people they have in their lives, and love good food and beer. And boy did their wedding deliver on being spot on to who they are as a couple.
They had a clever and still subtle theme inspired by chess. Chess pieces in her bouquet, in the boutonnieres, on the invitation and in the flowers on their center pieces. L + O met way back in high school down in Portland, became friends, then something more. When Lacey moved up to Seattle to become a nurse, Octavian knew that his heart was in Seattle as well. They moved up to Seattle, but followed their roots back home to share their day with family and become husband and wife.
Their vows were filled with funny anecdotes of Lacey's medical knowledge and Octavian's lack there of. And, to acknowledge the beginning of their lives as husband and wife, they planted a tree together during their ceremony which would be replanted in the backyard of the home they own in Seattle.
Their toasts went down memory lane with Octavian's twin brother talking about losing his best friend to a girl, and being okay with it because Lacey was just so good for him. And Lacey's sister took the mic to essentially say the same.
This is a couple who betters themselves, and the people they are around, and you could see by the love of everyone around them. And who doesn't love the unique aspect of a chess inspired wedding?