Set amongst the lush, natural landscape of Bridal Veil Lakes near the Oregon Columbia River, today’s styled shoot was inspired by the romanticism of Arthurian legend. This is truly one of the most magical shoots I’ve seen lately + I know you’re going to love all the ethereal details by Something Borrowed, the dreamy photography by Hazelwood Photo + the stunning gowns by Holly Stalder + Kate Towers!
From the team, We blended muted medieval elements with a romantic zeal for the natural world to create an enchanting playground for the modern bohemian bride. Lavender sprigs garnished the signature cocktails, gemstones served as guests favors atop our escort cards, while blackberries and artichokes figured into the floral arrangements. Table settings not only included amethysts, but also crystallized violets resting in delicate Pacific oyster shells. Continuing our theme, the dessert table featured purple rock candy wands, a gorgeous three-tiered ombre cake, and candy crystal covered cupcakes. Our “maids of the forest” embodied our motif via hair, wardrobe and jewelry choices (just look at that abalone crown!).
The Misty Diviner Signature Cocktail sounds so yummy! This creation, by Joni of Mint + Mirth, is inspired by the Mists of Avalon and features Eastside Distilling’s Portland Potato Vodka, St. Germain, fresh Sauvie Island lavender sprigs + star anise.
You’ll definitely want to check out this gorgeous video from ANIKO Productions!
So beautiful, right?! And I’m excited to let you guys know that all of the vendors from this shoot are offering special deals just for GWS readers!
Hazelwood Photo is offering a 10% discount on wedding photography collections // Offer expires Dec, 31, 2013 // Use the code “Avalon” when making inquiries to receive your discount.
Receive 15% off the Royal Steamline Avalon invitation set // Promo code: GWS-AVALON // Offer ends 07.31.13
Swoon Floral Design in Portland is offering a 10% discount on floral arrangements // Use the code “Avalon” when making inquiries to receive your discount.
Gown Designer Holly Stalder of Haunt Boutique in Portland is offering a free shrug or capelet with a wedding gown purchase // Use the code “Avalon” when making inquiries to receive your discount.
Something Borrowed Portland is offering a 10% discount on rentals good through December 31, 2013 // Use the code “Avalon” when making inquiries to receive your discount.
Acanthus Jewelry is offering a 15% discount good through July 31, 2013 // To receive your jewelry discount use the code “Avalon” when visiting her site.
Event Cosmetics is offering a $50 discount for initial bridal consultations. (Usually priced at $75) // Receive your $25 consultation by using the code “Avalon”
Ellen Marie Design is offering a 10% discount on veils and headpieces // Discount will automatically apply when using this link
Mint and Mirth are offering GWS readers 10% off wedding custom cocktail and bartending services // Use the code “Avalon” when making inquiries to receive your discount.
Thank you so much to the talented team below for sharing their work with us today!
decor + design: Something Borrowed // photography: Hazelwood Photo // videography: ANIKO Productions // florals: Swoon Floral Design // venue: Bridal Veil Lakes // paper goods: Royal Steamline // gowns: Holly Stalder, Kate Towers // hair: Hairpin // makeup: Event Cosmetics // cake + sweets: Artisan Cake Company // signature drink: Mint + Mirth // models: Meredith Adelaide, Cassie Meder // jewelry: Acanthus Jewelry // veil: Ellen Marie Design // abalone crown: Holly Stalder // silver chain head piece: Aetherium // gemstones: Best Crystals