This styled shoot was inspired by old world luxury and glamour, with subtle hints of Art Deco flair. The cake, cake, escort cards, signs – and even a plum! – were adorned with gold leaf accents.
Deep Woods Events | Elmira, Oregon | Glitz and Glam Styled Shoot
This styled shoot was inspired by old world luxury and glamour, with subtle hints of Art Deco flair. Using gold and black as the primary colors, we went for extravagance in everything. The bride wore a crystal-adorned champagne ball gown by Allure Bridals, along with rose gold rings and accessories, shimmery copper-toned eyes, and fancy feathers in her hair. The groom wore his own gold-tipped bow tie and white wing-tip shoes. The cake, cake, escort cards, signs – and even a plum! – were adorned with gold leaf accents. The floral arrangements were full of garden roses, stock, and eucalyptus, which filled the air with a lovely aroma. Deep Woods Events, in Elmira, OR, was the perfect setting for this vision, as the property is full of old-growth trees and expansive gardens. Even though everything wasn’t in full bloom, the setting was still lush and dreamy. To tie everything all together, we were blessed with a beautifully sunny, 60-something degree day in March. We even found a beautiful bird’s nest in one of the shrubs, which of course we had to sneak in to the shoot!
So much talent and hard work went into this styled shoot. I was so honored that all these vendors joined in with me on creating this vision. I couldn’t have asked for more a more perfect team to collaborate with. And, the fact that we pulled it all together in just a week and a half, it literally made me want to cry tears of joy the day of the shoot. A million thanks to all of you!
dress & accessories by @blushbridaleugene
cake by @gretchenatthesassycupcake
hair by @hair.witch
florals by @flowersandthyme
makeup by @thelashloftpnw
bride @squishmunkable of @black.elephant.photography
additional desserts by @marketofchoice
rentals by @glassslipperrentals
photography by @annhughesphoto
signs by #chalkedupbykate
additional décor by #inthebeginningsbyshelby
Early in the year in 2011, Nicole wrote me about photographing her wedding in Pennsylvania in September of 2012. At that time, Josh was deployed and we had about zero clue that we would be moving to Oregon. So of course I said yes.
As soon as Josh and I knew we were going to be moving to Oregon, I changed the plane ticket that was supposed to be for my return trip (to Maryland after our own wedding in Portland) to a ticket to Philly. Aside from the obvious reason of getting to Nicole and Tom’s wedding, it was one last chance to see some of my Pennsylvania family for a while. Aside from photographing the wedding, I got to see my brother and his family, and my best friend and her new little girl (stay tuned for pics of her).
The wedding was held at the gorgeous Meredith Manor in Pottstown. I had never been to the site, and to be honest there weren’t a lot of images showing the grounds around the Manor online, so I was just in awe when I arrived. There is a winding road that leads up to the Manor. One side is lined with trees and the other side is one big open field. All around are these wonderful, old growth trees, and the manor itself is a stunning old stone structure. Really a beautiful place for a wedding. See for yourself!
What better setting could there be for an evening ceremony, with golden September light coming over the hills and through the trees just as the couple say their vows and kiss for the first time as husband and wife… Magical!
Ah, yes. The traditional men-with-no-pants shot. Wait… what? The story is that someone mooned someone while the group shots were taking place. (Who mooned whom and where this took place I could not say.) One of the groomsmen approached me with the idea of all the guys mooning the camera. I insisted that the only way this would happen is if all of them had boxers on, but the concept was modified to this version. Which I think is just hilarious.
Check out this cake! The detail work was amazing. And come on… who wouldn’t appreciate the zombie bride going after her as-yet human groom?
I loved the décor: it was a mix of Old Hollywood Glam and Fairytale Whimsy.
A couple of parting shots for the night.
Nicole and Tom, I wish you all the best!!