Oregon Sprite Styled Shoot

 

So I’m from Oregon, born and raised in Bend. And near Bend, there is a beautiful, breathtaking, unfathomably awesome waterfall called Proxy Falls. The name DOES NOT do it justice. So some wedding friends and I styled a fantastical shoot there, where we imagined a fairy sprite, dark and lovely, fell in love with a modern dude, and got married.

Yes, her bouquet has mushrooms in it. I even grew some of them myself, just because.

And it came together in such a mind blowing way, dark and moody and light all at the same time, just like the lava rock forest that central Oregon is. And the coolest local magazine, Wedventure Mag,  published it on their blog:

Magic & Modern Romance at Proxy Falls

Our team was FABTABULOUS!

PHOTOGRAPHY

Hailley Howard

FLORALS + ART DIRECTION

Marisa Kozak Ringe

CAKE

Foxtail Bakeshop

HAIR & MAKEUP

Makeup Mafia

DRESS

Ziggy by Grace Loves Lace

MENSWEAR

Ron Tomson Brand

JEWELRY

Andronyk Jewelry

INVITATIONS

MBM Calligraphy

CUSTOM COCKTAIL

Alexis Kozak: Zush By Design

STYLING ASSISTANT

Alison Clough: Zush By Design

MODELS

Maggie Smith & John Kish

 

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Haunted Love — American Gothic Wedding

Okay, so nothing says spooky romance like the most famous painting by Grant Wood, entitled American Gothic. Or does it? Well, Halloween begged for a moody styled shoot, and Lauren of Laurel & Fey and Jenni of Blushing Bird and I bashed our brains together until this creepy little beauty came together. And then Tyler Branch came in and captured it with the utmost perfection. Gothic love anyone?

Our team was pretty stellar, and I am so grateful for each irreplaceably lovely contribution:

photography: Tyler Branch // venue name: Oak Canyon Ranch, Los Angeles, California, USA // event design: The Blushing Bird // planning: Laurel and Fey // florals: Revel Petals // wedding dress: Tatyana Merenyuk // hairpiece: Melinda Rose Design // bride’s shoes: Harriet Wilde Peony Gold // bride’s ring: Single Stone // hair stylist: Amber Rose // makeup artist: Amber Rose // groom attire: Heart and Dagger for ASOS // groom’s ring: Single Stone // paper goods: Heirloom Paper Co. // cake: Frost it Cakery // tabletop rentals: Borrowed Blu // furniture rentals: Premiere Party Rents // models: Merissa Underwood and Wesley Kemp

Green Wedding Shoes featured it here:

Vintage Haunted Harvest Wedding Inspiration


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The Romance of Cracked Earth

So from July 4th last year on, I was so busy I really failed to post here as much as I should have. So hang with me as I play catch up a little.

 

On Sept 19th, one of my favorite and most challenging projects was published on 100 layer cake. It was a hot hot hot day. Half the flowers fried on the 2 hour drive to our location. I remade the bouquet on site, the wind whipped it and thrashed it as we searched for the perfect light.

Working with the amazing Kandice of Rose & Stone PDX, as well as the ever talented photographer Katie Dessin, we adorned the painted hills with an earthy romance that still makes my heart pitter patter. Here are some of my favorite photos, and check out the feature HERE:

 

http://www.100layercake.com/wedding-inspiration/earthy-desert-wedding-inspiration/

 

And an AWESOME BIG ‘OLE THANK YOU to these fantastic creatives who made it all possible!

Photographer: Katie Dessin / John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Painted Hills, OR / Coordination & Design: Kandice of Rose & Stone / Flowers & Design: Marisa of Revel Petals / Hair & Makeup: Christine of Makeup Mafia Weddings / Invitation Suite: Brittany of Letters & Dust / Baker: Melanie of Delectable Baked Goods / Cocktail: Alexis of Zush by Design / Furniture & Detail Rentals: Something Borrowed / Ribbons & Table Linen: Pistils + Stamen / Dress: Dreamers & Lovers / Rings: Andronyk Jewlery / Hair Piece: Of Earth Fine Jewelry / Model: Jessica Barnard

 

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