Phil Chester + Sara Byrne got married!

If you haven’t heard of Phil Chester and Sara Byrne, what have you been doing with your life? These two are incredible portrait, couple, wedding photographers. And most of all, lovers—like total couple goals.

And we designed their wedding rings!

Okay, whew. Sorry, just got excited. Let’s back up a bit…

We were lucky enough to meet Phil in Death Valley back in 2016 for a couple shoot of us to celebrate my 30th birthday. We had a blast and I couldn’t imagine a better way to kick off my year of being 30.

Fast forward to October 2018 when Sara photographed us to teach 10 other photographers at their PS Workshop that took place at their home in Portland. Apart from the workshop, Sara and Phil opened their home to us and our two pups for over a week (they’re lucky they ever got rid of us). They’re two of the most kind, easy-going, funny, and genuine people we’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. I will always hold onto our late night talks by the fire.

Man, I could gush over them for forever, but let’s get to why we’re here: PHIL AND SARA GOT MARRIED!

These two did everything their way. They eloped in Paris with their closest friends and then got married on a rooftop in Portland. But first, Paris.

Ryan Muirhead married the two lovebirds and also shot these gorgeous images. What a dream.

Okay, back to the rings… Phil reached out to us to create an epic his and hers wedding band set. Um, yes a million times. These two truly have a love story for the ages and we were stoked to be part it.

It’s so fucking perfect. Like over the top good. I can’t believe you just made that. I love how heavy mine is! I’m forever grateful for you two, there’s nothing better I’d rather put on my finger forever. Love you guys.
— Phil

Back to Paris… the stunning images below are by their best friends and talented photographers Katie and Joe. I am in tears over here, you guys.

After their Paris elopement, Phil and Sara got married on a rooftop under blue skies in Portland. The wedding was shot entirely on point and shoot cameras made in the 90’s by A Fist Full of Bolts.


And this super 8 video by Bang! Bang! Academy… IT. IS. EVERYTHING.

Photographers | A First Full of Bolts | Ryan Muirhead | Katie and Joe

Video | Bang! Bang! Academy

Planner | Kayla Hoppins

Venue | Union/Pine

Design | Bright Night

Rings | Rhodes Wedding Co. (duh)

Floral Designer | Selva

Style | YSL | Sezane | Christy Dawn