A wedding in Italy would no-doubt be awesome, but sometimes your budget dictates you play out that dream closer to home. Enter this Tuscan-inspired shoot by Champagne Wedding Coordination with all the accoutrements — lemons everywhere, light-as-air cakes from Lux Sucre — within the comfort of Opal 28.  Thanks to Hoddick Photography, there’s a whole gallery of inspiration.

From Champagne Wedding CoordinationWe wanted to inspire couples who have visions of a destination wedding under the Tuscan sun but don’t have the budget. You can bring all of the romantic details of Italy to the Northwest in this lovely boutique venue, Opal 28 in Portland, Oregon.

The inspiration for our stylized shoot came from lemons which remind us of the Tuscan sun. We took cues from Tuscany and citrus orchards to create an elegant and rich look. We played off of the warm feel of Opal 28 and used lots of ivories, lemon, olive, and deep toned wood.

Lux Sucre carried the theme through to the decadent flavors of the desserts while playing up beautiful details on a simple color palette. Tie That Binds created a gorgeous invitation suite, menus, and personalized signs as well darling lemon leaf place-cards. Zest Floral used ivory, greens and light yellow to create a lush and delicate look for the entire shoot.

For the more traditional ceremony look, we put the bride in a cathedral length veil and beautifully detailed dress from Ania Couture and the groom in a distinctive tuxedo by Tuxedo Warehouse through Este’s. The romantic updo by Jennifer at Face Body Beauty easily transitioned to cascading curls, accented by a delicate floral crown from Zest for a more relaxed reception look. Sahlia Jewelry provided the uniquely gorgeous hairpiece for the ceremony look and all the jewelry for both bridal looks.

Photography: Hoddick Photography | Florist: Zest Floral | Jewelry: Sahlia Michelle Jewelry Design | Favors: The Oregon Olive Mill at Red Ridge | Groom's Attire: Estes Men's Clothing | Cake & Dessert: Lux Sucre | Ceremony And Reception Venue: Opal 28 | Hair Stylist & Make Up Artist: Face Body Beauty | Rentals: The Party Place & Opal 28 | Signature Drinks: Opal 28 | Stationery & Detail Styling: Tie That Binds | Styling & Coordination: Champagne Wedding & Event Coordination | Wedding Gown & Veil: Ania Collection

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