Portland Fairytale Wedding Inspiration by Bridal Bliss
May 16, 2012
WhimsicalBallroom Weddings
Let's throw a little inspiration into today's lineup of lovely, shall we? Because this pretty little Portland shoot is just filled with too much fabulous not to share. A lovely modern fairytale with details galore, Bridal Bliss covered every corner with steal-worthy ideas - and that, we love.  Every image of this pretty party is completely pin-worthy thanks to Emily G Photography, making for a gallery of images that is just be-yond.

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From Bridal Bliss... This photo shoot took place at the natural light filled Imago Ballroom, a new event venue in Portland. The goal of this project was to create a look that would appeal to a modern couple seeking a fairytale wedding. Using metallic elements, crystal accents, textures and rich colors, we created a setting that Cinderella and her prince would feel right at home in. The table was draped in a soft golden-champagne satin cloth with a custom, textured, blush overlay. The florals were designed to introduce bold, opulent colors to our otherwise neutral palette. Silver succulents, rhinestone-studded chargers, classic silver filigree china, mercury glass and crystal accents brought the sparkle and shine to the shoot. A whimsical dessert table, signature cocktail and custom ring bearer pillow and flower girl purse added to the layers of detail. Our modern day Cinderella bride wore a Martina Liana gown with a bead-encrusted bodice and a feathery, layered tulle skirt. She was also dolled up with custom, hand-crafted jewelry and rhinestone-covered pumps — our modern version of the traditional glass slipper. The invitations, menus and signage featured the words, “happily ever after…” to convey our fairytale theme.

When planning your own Cinderella wedding, first, choose a neutral background. Neutrals have come a long way from the typical black, white, brown of the past. Modern neutrals like our blush, champagne, and metallics really allowed our rich purple palette to stand out. Second, add some sparkle. We love the way that the crystals and mercury glass pieces reflected light and caught the eye. And lastly, showcase your theme throughout. From the invitations that give your guests a first impression of your wedding before it’s even happened, to the dress, the desserts, drinks and décor. Each piece to the puzzle should speak to each other, having a common thread that helps convey your fairytale theme.

Photography: Emily G Photography / Venue: Imago Theatre Ballroom in Portland, Oregon / Event Coordination: Bridal Bliss / Floral Design: Bella Bloom Florals / Cinematography: Black Label Event Films / Stationery: Paper Bloom / Officiant: A Beautiful Ceremony NW / Catering: Vibrant Table / Dessert Styling: One Divine Party / Rentals: West Coast Event Productions / Wedding Dress + Accessories: Martina Liana (Style 377 in Silk Ivory with Dove Sash) via Charlotte’s Weddings and More / Shoes: Benjamin Adams (Charlize) / Jewelry: Mandalena / Hair + Makeup: Face Body Beauty / Menswear: Duchess Clothier