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Elegant Botanical Inspired Oregon Wedding

Sometimes it’s a major piece of the wedding puzzle that captures my attention but sometimes it’s the tiniest of details. And in this case, it’s one simple sweater. But not just any ol’ sweater, but the Bride’s grandmother’s that she slipped over her gown when temps dipped a little low; the sweetest “something old” I ever did see. See this and more, with all of Twah Dougherty’s pics in our VAULT right this way!

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From Twah Dougherty… It was a dream to work with Kasey and Alex on their wedding day. I love that both Kasey and Alex were so involved with the details yet were completely relaxed. They completely trusted their vendors knowing they hired the best. I love that Kasey incorporated something old using her grandmother’s sweater as an accessory to wear when the temperature dipped down. The clean palette mixed with gold details for a touch of luxury, in an organic environment overlooking the lake, was the perfect combination to pull off this botanical style wedding. Luxe Events did wonders with executing the couple’s vision as they always do!

From the Bride… Alex and I met eleven years ago as undergraduates at UCLA, and every day I feel so lucky to be in love with my best friend. We just have fun together, no matter what we are doing, and planning our wedding was no different. Most of our friends and family think we’re crazy perfectionists, but we just love rolling up our sleeves for a good creative challenge. I’ll admit, sometimes we may get a little obsessed with the details.

My mom offered up her house in Lake Oswego, which was the main inspiration for our wedding decor. We wanted a clean botanical theme to embrace the beautiful lake view. It was important to us that our wedding feel relaxed and personalized. We spent a lot of time thinking through the design details and finding professionals who understood our point-of-view.

We are so fortunate to have worked with such a talented bunch of professionals, led by our wedding planner Brooke Kranzler from Luxe Wedding Events.

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Photography: Twah Dougherty | Coordination: Luxe Event Productions | Floral Design: Blum Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Amsale Novelle | Invitations: Ames Letterpress | Jewelry: Valalan Jewelers | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Catering: Simpatica Portland | Hair + Makeup: Austie Eckley | DJ: DJ Only Child | Groom's Attire: Theory | Officiant: Steve Sharp | Venue: At Home | Guitarist: Jesse Macleod | Photography - Assistance: Mhari Scott | Rentals: Something Borrowed Event Rentals | Rentals: Barclay Event Rentals | Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals | Tie: Burberry

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Tropical Northwest Styled Shoot

Palm trees in the Pacific Northwest?!? Yep, you heard right, and now it’s time to escape the ordinary because Outlive Creative is here to prove that paradise is achievable just about anywhere. From a seriously romantic waterfall waterfront elopement, to a printed cake that looks as good as we imagine it tastes, this gallery is one you won’t want to miss. So dive in an see it all for yourself in THE VAULT!

From Outlive CreativeJessi, the co-founder at Outlive Creative is inspired by the tropics of Hawaii. When she was visiting the islands this summer her favorite moments were spent hiking through thick jungles to find waterfalls at the end. She trekked over large entangled roots, walked under hanging vines, leaped rocks to cross rivers, and climbed boulders. She and the Outlive Team are blessed to have similar features in their own back yard in Portland, Oregon. Jessi wanted to introduce the Hawaiian tropical rainforest to Oregon’s Northwest rainforest. Inspired by this concept, Outlive Creative produced a “TROPICAL NORTHWEST STYLED SHOOT”.The style of the shoot was based around the concept of having a retro Hawaiian rainforest meet a modern Northwest rainforest. The first vendor who Outlive Creative reached out to was Pilar from Vintage Mingle. The owner, Pilar is very sweet, kind, down to earth, and authentic. Pilar was able to contribute the dinnerware for the shoot.

Susanna from Pistils and Stamen, contributed to the shoot in a tremendous way. By designing gorgeous floral arrangements, Susanna was able to turn the concept into a reality. “It was important to have a good balance of tropical rainforest elements intertwined with our Northwest rainforest environment. Her floral designs fit the theme perfectly” says Jessi.One of the team’s favorite elements of the shoot were provided by Lynn from Vitreluxe. Lynn is another Portland based artist. He is an award winning artist, designer, and craftsman. The Vitreluxe studio is nestled in the lower southeast district of the city where he focuses on glass working. He provided all of the glass vases and holders. Vitreluxe Glass Works was founded by Lynn in 1999 and has earned a highly regarded reputation for distinctly creative work that employs a wealth of techniques. The studio functions off of 100% renewable energy.

The dress was important to fit the occasion. Though lace is gorgeous, we wanted to stray away from the vintage appeal and replace it with a retro flare. To achieve this vision, we sought after local Portland dress designer, Lena Medoyeff. Lena’s dresses are handmade in the beautiful Northwest. They embody a spirit of independence and do not compromise on quality. The company has been providing dress designs since 1998. The dresses are handmade from all natural silk or one hundred percent cotton, colored by natural vegetable and mineral dyes, and stitched by talented seamstresses.

Sarahi from Pure Elegance worked her magic to create the perfect bridal look for this shoot. She used tropical inspired colors that coordinated perfectly with the color scheme. Lastly, Rosy from Rosy Cakes provided a custom wedding cake handmade and sculpted to perfection. The patterned cake was created by Outlive Creative’s lead designer, Nick. This past summer, co-founders of Outlive Creative, Jessi and Race spent most of their time exploring the Columbia River Gorge. They knew that the Gorge would be a perfect location for their editorial wedding shoot. Using their resources, they found a cozy home on Airbnb that was located in White Salmon, Washington where they shot preps. They held the wedding ceremony at Horsetail Falls, a pretty 40 minute drive from downtown Portland.

The team at Outlive Creative love fine art film photography, it is their favorite medium to shoot in. “Film helps us to see, feel, value, and appreciate every shot that we take. Film photography helps us connect and engage with the practice in a way that digital photography cannot” says Jessi. In addition to photography, Outlive Creative wanted to film the concept so they could produce a cinematic wedding film. This styled shoot gave the team an opportunity to showcase their own wedding cinematography style. These images were taken with a Contax 645 with Kodak Portra film. Outlive Creative sends all of their film rolls into Northwest’s premiere film lab for processing, PhotoVision.

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Photography: Outlive Creative | Cinematography: Outlive Creative | Event Design: Vitrelux | Floral Design: Pistils & Stamen | Wedding Dress: Lena Medoyeff | Cake: Rosy Cakes | Invitations: Outlive Creative | Makeup: Sarahi Welton | Hair: Sarahi Welton | Officiant: Jimmy Hickey | Venue: Columbia River Gorge | Cake Print Design: Nick Hammond Design | Film Processing: PhotoVision Prints | Green Silk Bridesmaid Dress: Lena Medoyeff | Photography - Assistance: PicSure Photography | Rentals: Vintage Mingle | Stylist Assistant: Jodi Erion

Romantic High School Sweethearts Riverside Engagement

Reason #999,999,991 why we love high school sweethearts? They’re honest-to-goodness adorbs, and Taylor & Jayko? Their engagement captured by Alexandra Grace Photography is one we’re majorly coveting. Because any e-sesh that includes three outfit changes is a winner in our wedding book. So join us in THE VAULT, where we’ll be crushing hard on these two, but truthfully can you blame us?

From Alexandra Grace PhotographyTaylor & Jayko are high school sweethearts, and when they contacted me for their engagement photos, I wanted to help them create something really special. We started planning a romantic riverside styled shoot complete with florals & THREE dresses! Taylor did her own makeup and came up with a different hairstyle for each dress, styling it without a mirror and looking stunning! The location was chosen because of the lush greenery and the rocky beach, and we scheduled our session at sunset to capture the photos as the sun set just beyond the river.

See rings, engagements + proposals galore!

Photography: Alexandra Grace Photography | Floral Design: Ponderosa And Thyme | Dress: Rent The Runway | Venue: Corvallis, Oregon | Film Processing: PhotoVision Prints