The last hint

I have one more photo hint for our wedding. I kinda feel this is giving away to much, but I'm super excited about it.


The Band

Jackstraw is awesome.

This could be us...

Unfortunately, I don't own a tuxedo jersey. Plus, Allie would refuse to wear a helmet in the photos because her hair would look "silly".


Dress Code

We will be getting married on a farm ... need we say more? Please feel free to dress casually and comfortably. It may be very hot on the day of the wedding, or it may not, so come prepared - this is Portland and you never know what's going to happen! We will mainly be on grass or gravel, so ladies, you probably won't want to wear heels. If you want to get into the farm spirit, go for it! Just know that we will be thrilled to have you there in whatever you decide to wear!

The Kissing Booth

As a way to document everyone at the wedding, we will have a photo booth in place for you all to enjoy! It is free, and unlimited, so we want to encourage everyone to enter the kissing booth (and do whatever you like) but to please post one of your copies (it prints out two!) in our guest book! Go in as many times as you like - we will have it for four hours. Enjoy!


Invitation Preview

Invitations are in the works as we speak. Here's a sneak preview of things to come.

Another Fun Animation

Love, Life and Marriage.

A Portland Shout-Out!

I recently found this great article from the New York Times on Portland that I thought you all should see. It has some wonderful information on more things to do, and great cheap places to eat in Portland. For those travelling here in August, it is a must read. Enjoy.


Directions to the Wedding

From I-5 South (coming from Seattle area)

1. Head South on I-5 to Portland
2. Take exit 302 B
3. Take exit 3 to merge onto US-30 W toward NW. Industrial Area - St. Helens
4. Turn right at NW Sauvie Island Bridge
5. Continue on NW Sauvie Island Rd.
6. End at 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231

(the farm will be on the right hand side of the road - look for signs that say "Carlos and Allie")

A Lovely Animation

This is not quite the way that Carlos and I met, however, it is still a beautiful animation that we wanted to share with you!

Parallelostory from impactist on Vimeo.


Wedding hints

This is a collage that we made that should give you a few hints about the wedding. Enjoy!



To RSVP please send us an email, and just let us know how many people will be coming with you. Also, let us know if you'll be needing a place to stay and we'll send you some hotel info. mayamakiwedding@gmail.com


Snow Day

It's hard to think about a summer wedding when you wake up to this ...

... for the second time this week!


An uncle of mine (Allie) recently inquired about some of my favorite artists.  With this being one of the more difficult questions to answer, I have spent a while thinking about it, and have come up with a couple that I am currently enjoying a lot.  This answer changes quite a bit, however, these two artist have been fairly consistent in my top favorites for the past several years.  And so, without further ado, here you go!


Let's see those smiles ...

Our dear friend, and Allie's co-worker, Kelly Goode, will be doing all of our wedding photography on the big day. She is a wonderful photographer, and we are sure she will do an excellent job capturing all of you cuttin' a rug on the dance floor during the wedding. A couple of months back, Kelly also shot some great engagement photos of us, and to see a little collection of them, click here.


Save the dates are printed, and with any luck should be out to your home by next week!


A few of our favorite things


For all of you who will be traveling to Portland, we have put together a list of some of our favorite things to do (and eat) while you are here.  Please enjoy this city as much as we have these past couple of years, and enjoy all that Portland has to offer!

Carlos and Allie's Best Of Portland List:

Where to stay

We've contacted two hotels and have set aside multiple rooms in each for the weekend of the wedding. Please send us an email and we can send you all the information you need to book a room. Below we've compiled a list of suggested places you can stay during your time here in Portland. We have reserved rooms in the first two hotels on the list.

Holiday Inn Express
2333 NW Vaughn St, Portland, OR‎
The Holiday Inn is one of the closest hotels to the wedding site (Just a few miles from the island). It is very close to downtown Portland. You can walk to many shops and restaurants from here. It also has a pool and a very hearty continental breakfast.

Kennedy School
5736 NW 33rd Ave, Portland, OR
Kennedy School is literally blocks from our home. There are restaurants, bars, a soaking pool, and a movie theater all on the premise. All rooms are void of televisions and some have shared bathrooms. The decor is eclectic to say the least, a very fun place to stay.

Silver Cloud
2426 NW Vaughn St, Portland, OR
This hotel is across the street from the Holiday Inn Express. Slightly less expensive than Holiday Inn and still close to everything.

Hotel Monaco
506 SW Washington St, Portland, OR
One of the more modern places on the list. We stayed here when we were living on the beach, very swank. In the heart of downtown.

Jupiter Hotel
800 E. Burnside, Portland, OR

Treat yourself like a rock star at this place. Super modern, with a chic bar downstairs, the Doug Fir, which hosts many of the indies hippest bands.

America's Best Value Inn & Suites
4911 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR
We've had many visitors stay at this very inexpensive hotel. A little bit farther out than the others, but the best bang for the buck.

The Palms
3801 N. Interstate Ave, Portland, OR

If you're up for an adventure check out The Palms. Located on the historic Interstate Neon Strip, you can walk to the Alibi for a tiki type drink and karaoke. Or just stop off at the liquor store, grab a bottle of jack, and chill in your in-room hot tub (ask for the honeymoon suite). This place is not for the faint of heart.


Some details

We will be getting married under this beautiful 100 year old oak tree on Suavie Island in Portland, Oregon. The wedding will take place on Saturday, August 15th, 2009. Stay tuned for more details to come ...

And so it is ...

We have finally decided to tie the knot, and so we are creating this blog as a way for our friends and family (that's you) to be updated on the planning of the big day. We hope you enjoy and feel free to check back often ... hopefully we will be adding more information as we go along.