This pretty Great Gatsby inspired wedding shoot is the perfect way to ease you into the long weekend. I don’t really feature styled wedding shoots on the blog much any more (because, let’s face it, real weddings are usually way better!) but I loved the use of colour and the elegant, yet totally reproducible, details in this one so much.
Shot in Portland, Oregon, by a team of local suppliers, wedding photographer
Meredith Bacon told me all about it. “This intimate scene is set on a quaint and lush forest in Portland. Crystals drip from the branches of evergreen and deciduous trees at a romantic alter, lavish flowers and candelabra decorate the 20s lounge-style reception.”
“A gold drink cart filled to the brim with amazing cocktails and dirty martinis, accompanying a dessert table with exquisite treats including dark chocolate sea salt lavender truffles, creme brûlée with a golden sugar crust, and chocolate cake with earl grey mascarpone frosting.”
“The dinner table is overflowing with lush florals, gold and black details, and a delicious meal of scallops on the half shell with a pea puree. This shoots intention is to highlight the unique beauty of the Portland scene, exquisite talent of local vendors, and the beauty of the art of tattoos as it exists in the Portland community.”
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