This Portland Bridal Editorial Captures the Effortless Style of Paris

There’s something especially Parisian about this Portland bridal inspiration session, dreamed up and photographed by Silvius James.  Perhaps its Tendue’s walls which boast picture frame molding, the large windows that let in the most gorgeous natural lighting, the bride;s effortlessly chic bridal jumpsuit by Lena Medoyeff, or the purple hued palette (hello, Pantone color of the year!). Whatever it is, it strikes that balance between modern and romantic the French have absolutely mastered.

From Silvius JamesEditorial, modern, fresh – all words that describe this inspiration shoot. A new venue opened up in Portland, Oregon, and when I saw the simplicity of the white walls detailed with trim, I knew it was an opportunity to do something different and new. I pulled together an A-list of wedding vendors in the area and styled what I can only describe as a modern day victorian style.

Selva Floral created some unique, new-age florals in muted pastel tones and accented with lavender spray paint. She foraged the flowers and botanicals and created something truly unique and beautiful. My model, Kim, wore a stunning bridal jumpsuit from Lena Medoyeff Bridal, which was the perfect modern look for our bride. We also photographed a velvet gown from her new collection as well for the more traditional bride. Kelsey Malie Calligraphy created a custom suite with a mix of lavender and cream cotton papers and lavender ink. My favorite part was introducing some charcuterie boards by Lena Gladstone of Lena’s Kitchen. Her styling is amazing, and I had to have her be part of the shoot. I think it added another dimension to the shoot.

Photography: Silvius James | Cake: Olive and Artisan | Stationery: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy | Hair + Makeup: Renee Bruhn | Art Direction: Silvius James | Bridal Attire: Lena Medoyeff | Catering + Food Styling: Lena's Kitchen | Ceramics: Carter and Rose PDX | Floral Design + Styling: Selva Floral Design | Location: Tendue | Model: Kimberly Brooks | Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals