A romantic field tucked in the heart of the Applegate Valley, made for the perfect backdrop for this sparkle-filled styled shoot. I styled this gorgeous, gold-hued shoot with Rebecca Masters Photography recently (scroll down for full list of vendors). The bridal model wore a stunning, sequined Badgley Mischka gown, and layered a delicate tulle skirt over it from BHLDN, that gave her the versatility of two gorgeous looks with just two pieces. The vineyard shoot featured touches of the woodland outdoors (like the moss tucked in around the cake), with rustic pieces like the table and chairs. Then, I added subtle hints of gold to accentuate her shimmering gown, and to elevate the wood pieces. The overall look was elegant but grounded.
From the Bride… Our wedding took place at a historical Farm in Southern Oregon. I was going for a beautiful rustic romantic blush wedding. We incorporated blush and ivory as our primary colors. We used vintage and romantic decor to create the perfectly beautiful palette for our romantic wedding.
The morning of the wedding it was pouring down rain. My wedding stylist, Terrie Day, called and notified me to my horror that we had to put up tents. I had dreamt of my beautiful reception area under the large oak trees with cafe lights strung about in a huge canopy. I was devastated by the weather. By the time I got in the model T to be driven down to my groom for our first look at the farm the weather had changed. The day was so romantic because of the rain in the morning and the sun came out right before the ceremony. It was as if God was shining down on us!
Photography: Tonya Poitevint | Videographer: Dustin Kuykendall | Floral Design: Terrie Day | Wedding Dress: Shirley's Fashion Boutique | Cake: Heather Nicholson | Invitations: Kimber Sweeney | Catering:Stephan Redmond | Hair + Makeup: Jordana Hixon | Wedding Venue: Hanley Farm | Calligraphy Envelopes: Letter Perfect Design | Model T: Geiger & Sons Model T Chauffeur Services | Vintage Furniture: Rosewood Vintage | Wedding Day Of Coordinator: Shannon Conklin | Wedding Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero | Wedding Signs & Vinyl: B&D Vinyl Designs | Wedding Stylist: Terrie Day |Allure With Decor
Every bride is beautiful, but sometimes there is just that something extra that makes a bride especially stunning. Kendall, the bride you will see below, overcame extraordinarily hard circumstances when cancer changed her world two years ago. So, her day was more than just a wedding day..it was a true celebration of her life, and the triumph she found. There was so much joy, so much emotion, and so much fun. This whimsical and elegant celebration was inspired by the bold contrasts of designer Kate Spade. Anchored by black and white neutrals, we added in lots of pink pops of color to meet the bride’s vision of what she wanted for the day. With some sparkle, some incredible flowers, and the effervescence of the bridal party, it was truly perfect. For the ceremony we hung striking panels of black and white stripes, and draped them with fresh flowers in deep and bright berry hues. With the chandelier added, it was both bold and lovely for a backdrop. Little black and gold tags marked off place settings, and the cake was a true work of art; dotted with shimmery fondant and wide, cream colored stripes. The overall look was stunning! It was a beautiful, perfect day, and a reminder to truly treasure the gift of life.
A wedding in the winter seems so romantic to me! Think of deep red velvets in a rustic pine lodge with a cozy by-the-fireplace feel. That is what this bridal shoot reminds me of. When Nikita of Nikita Lee Photography asked for me to join her in her vision of a rustic elegant wedding, I thought it would be so much fun to work with someone new and bring to life a stunning Winter Merlot Wedding! Thanks to ALL of the talented artists that made this shoot so beautiful!
You can also see this shoot featured on The Ruffled Blog. Vendors Include: Photographer: Nikita Lee / Creative Direction: Nikita Lee / Ribbon: Froufrou Chic /Vintage Gown: Gossamer Vintage / Set Styling & Props: Allure With Decor / Hair Accessories, Cake Topper, Barefoot Sandals, Rustic Cake Sta: With Love, Ries / Hair Stylist: Mattie Lee /Floral Design: Clara Putlitz From Beyond The Garden Gate / Calligraphy: Graceline / Artisan Cheese Provided By: Rogue Creamery / Cake: Sugar Rush / Vintage Furniture: Rosewood Vintage Rentals / Necklace: Laced Arrow / Model: Karlie Sherbourne
When you fall in love, you begin picturing the day of your dreams. The day you say "I do", the moment you step into The Dress, the feel of that bouquet in your hands. All that imagining becomes reality on the day, your day...the wedding. This wedding truly was something from a dream...
With it's peachy, blush tones and the location nestled in the lush green background of Southern Oregon, it was picture-perfect. Andrew and Nicole said their vows to a forever love at a park in gorgeous Southern Oregon, and the result was an enchanting evening by the river. Nicole, the stunning bride, requested a mix of ivory, peach, and blush, paired with a vision with glamorous gold. The gold stood out against the chic decor, and it all worked seamlessly. Gold chargers and plush, tufted chairs lent the elegant air, while the more rustic pergola kept the whole look grounded and natural. With flowers by Orchard Home B&B, it couldn't have been better.
"May your love be firm,
and may your dream of life together be a river between two shores -- by day bathed in sunlight, and by night illuminated from within. May the heron
carry news of you to the heavens, and the salmon bring the sea's blue grace. May your twin thoughts spiral upward
like leafy vines, like fiddle strings in the wind, and be as noble as the Douglas fir. May you never find yourselves back to back
without love pulling you around
into each other's arms."- James Bertolino
There’s a reason that Paris is the epitome of beauty, fine art, and style; the effortless charm seeps through everything, and we wanted to capture that feel with our shoot. We styled this modern parisian shoot with a few hints of bohemian flair, and kept it light and airy with colors like cream, blush, and gold. We anchored those breezy colors with touches of black. Our gorgeous model looked Paris-ready with her polished curls and ethereal headpiece. We wanted to capture the feel of an anticipatory bride awaiting her groom on the streets of one of the most romantic cities in the world…it almost feels like you have been swept right off to parisian streets, doesn’t it?
We also added lots of tulle to keep the airy feel, and to create the feeling of being weightless and fanciful. The tulle epaulets on the dress added a bit of fairy-tale romance, and balanced out the darker elements like the black and gold centerpieces. The gently curved and horizontal bouquet was dramatic but not too polished, and we kept the makeup on our model full of pouty pinks and delicate definition.
Venue: Ashland Springs Hotel | Styling: Allure with Decor | Photography: Olivia Leigh Photography Props and rentals: Studio Decor | Wine glasses: Dr Lucille Ball | Gowns: Elizabeth Dye | Florist: Penny and Lulu | Bridal Accessories: Lacielle Roselle | Videography: Rebecca Masters Photography | Makeup: Janice Moon | Pre' de Provence products: Chris Wilkey
As we see it here at Allure with Decor, the perfect outfit is nothing more than a pair of faded blue jeans, brown suede boots, and a crisp white shirt. What’s not to LOVE about this easy combination? I teamed up with up with photographer Olivia Leigh to create a casually styled denim wedding, inspired by her favorite fabrics. A rustic pine farm table was set with darker wood chargers, and then layered with two different patterned indigo napkins for interest. Topping off this look we added bright white dinnerware, some mint, and a sweet potted flower. The table was then set with a ruffled daisy garland, wood candlesticks and over-sized lanterns. We hand-picked a trio of desserts in keeping with our casual theme; serving up mason jar blueberry shortcake, mint pistachio parfaits, and molasses cookies tied up with twine. We had fun with coming up our version of a denim dress outfitted perfectly for this occasion. The bride looks stunning in the tulle wedding gown fitted with a denim blouse and a brown woven belt. I think adding your own personal style into your wedding day is what gives it flair! What could be more fun than choosing your personal favorite outfit to match?