This little beauty is a 6 inch round vanilla cake with butter beer buttercream. It was wrapped in a thin layer of our rolled chocolate (NO fondant!) and colored to represent the Gryffindor House! It was topped with a gold decorated milk chocolate Quidditch ball. All this for an adult cake smash photo shoot session! Check out the photos by laurenreberphoto.com
Now sit back and enjoy the slideshow!
Normally when I get back photos from a styled shoot I take my time to go through them and find the ones that I love the most, in this case I did, but I happened to love a lot of them. We have worked with Emily Vandehey Photography a few times on styled shoots and it is always a pleasure, plus her family and herself are from Banks (our new hometown since 2017)! Under The Veil (Jessica Gardner) is also very local to us as she resides out of Vernonia. All the vendors in this shoot provided some amazing talent and I loved it because it was simple yet beautiful! Oh -- and I can't forget, Sierra! (she's also a photographer), makes for one beautiful model bride! Here are a handful of photos that are my fave from this shoot. Can't believe it's been 9 months, but I wanted to be sure I posted a blog that really showed my true appreciation for this collaboration. As I do with all of them! Enjoy.....
Credits of all vendors at the bottom of this post!
Take a moment and appreciate the beauty of these photos and all the creative contributions.
Cake + Pastries
Groom and Bride
Venue: Vernonia Springs
Coordinator & Designer: Under the Veil
Photographer: Emily Vandehey Photography
Rentals & Decor: Vintage Meets Modern
Chiffon Drape and Chalkboard: Peter Corvallis Productions
Floral: Country Florals
Cake: Next Dimension Bakery
Models: Sierra and Logan Fennimoore
Makeup: Kaci Lynn Beauty
Hair: Jessica Gardner
(or otherwise known as, Under The Veil - the coordinator!)
Dress: Blue Sky Bridal
Stationary: Blue Bonsai Printing
We were thrilled to be asked to be a part of this themed styled shoot. Think candlelight romance with a slight Titanic theme. All of this taking place at the beautiful 'The Ruins at the Astor'.
This is what I found out about the building:
The Astor Hotel was built in 1921 and envisioned as a modern marvel. A forward-looking, reinforced concrete skyscraper, destined to be the tallest building on the Oregon coast. A tourist destination in its own right, in a town booming with the opening successes of the Modern Era.
Over the next 87 years, pummeled by natural and economic disasters, the building struggled to live up to that vision.
Today, under the leadership of Paul Caruana--a successful designer, builder, and hotelier--the Astor is given a new chance to fulfil that original vision of glory.
Come in! Accept our invitation. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the space where history meets innovation and passion.
Read more here: www.astorbuilding.com/index.html
This photographer is based in Astoria, believes in capturing real moments, human dynamics and the beauty all around us.
This photographer is well acquainted with this beautiful coastal area, as she grew up here. I am really a fan of her work! Check the photos out below.
Ruins at the Astor
Under the Veil
Louisa Rose Photography
Hair & Makeup:
The Union Knot
Rentals & Decor:
The Party Pros
LED Pillar Candles:
NW Event Rentals
Bloomin Crazy Floral
Charlotte's Weddings & More
Next Dimension Bakery
This was a multi photographer styled shoot! Enjoy the variety of images!
More may be added as I receive them.
Havana Nights Inspired Wedding at Tendue
Designer, Planner, & Décor/Floral: YOUnique Events & Design
Invitation Suite: Gemini Design House
Calligraphy/Chalkboard Artist: Artful Virgo
Garland for Guest Table: Pacific Garland
Mixologist: Katerina Burlay
Cake: Next Dimension Bakery
Desserts: Tres Belle Cookies
Makeup: Tiffany Randolph, Savvy Hair Studio
Hair: Kyla Whiting, Pin it Pretty
Models: Evin & Jasmin Thomas
Photo by Kerry Schell Photography
Photos by Corina Silva Studios
Photos by Emily Vandehey Photography
UPDATE! Sept 9, 2018 - We are excited to have found out that our collaborative work has been featured on an Aisle Society blog! The photographer shared the Columbia River Gorge Elopement Inspired shoot and we were all published. How exciting. So, I am adding the direct link here: aisleperfect.com/2018/08/colorful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-on-the-columbia-river.html
This took place at Cascade Locks/Government Cove, a last minute shoot we helped out with a cutting cake. Multiple pinks, orange, and yellow, with hints of deep red!
"Anyone thinking "table goals"? Just me? I am over here swooning over this shoot from last week. I am so thankful for all the vendors that came together to make this amazing shoot happen! Keep an eye out for more images to be shared from this fantastic shoot out in Cascade Locks!"
-Erin Sellard, owner and photographer at Willow Creek Studios!
I am truly amazed at Erin's work, please support her and check out her portfolio on her website: willowcreekstudios.net/
We took a trip up to this venue on the Sunday of the event!
So glad we did! We were going to have the cake picked up, but decided to make a trip out of it. I had never been up to this venue before (although I have been to The Gorge), and it was an absolute D R E A M !
We did some exploring around Historic Columbia River Highway afterwards. If you plan on visiting from out of town -- this area should definitely be on your bucket list!
Planning: YOUnique Events & Design
Invitation suite: Gemini Design House
Floral: Lucy’s Informal Flowers
Cake: Next Dimension Bakery
Makeup: Megan Blake
Hair: Victoria Lou Hair
Jewelry: Chloe and Isabel by Rebecca Gehrke
Gown & Bride clothing: LaBelle Salon
Gown- Gazania #206 by Adi Shlomo of Israel
U.S. Rep.: Revel Design Studio
Venue: Bridal Veil Lakes
Model-bride: Jaime Lauren
There was a handful of photographers for this shoot, so I picked a few out of the stack, and I'll let you know why I picked them (read more below)!
Photos by Meagan Gibson Photography
Overall, I really enjoyed this photographer's light hearted editing.
I really couldn't find anything that was anything but perfection in these shots!
Don't you agree!?!?
Meagan recently made the move from Arizona to Oregon!
Photos by Stephanie Ford Photography
I really felt that this photographer had an excellent grasp on BTS
(which by the way, means, 'Behind The Scenes').
Great job, Stephanie!
Photos by Erin Fortin Photography
I'm really enjoying the depth and richness in color in these photos.
Crisp, clean, clear!
Erin is originally from Colorado!
Photos by Nadia Joyce Photography
I saved one of my very favorites for last! Nadia seems to bring every aspect into perfect union. Not just the shots, but the poses, and staging.... colors, depth... you name it! I found her blog on her website, she is currently traveling in Rome,
check out her fun blog here: nadiajoycephotography.com/blog/
I really hope you enjoyed this blog post!