Happy Valentine’s Day! Elopements are so wonderful.  They’re intimate and beautiful and full of possibility.  Here is some romantic and lovely inspiration for your viewing pleasure!  Thank you to Style Me Pretty for publishing it!Cassandra Kennedy Beauty + Brittany Lauren Photographyelopement hair and makeupPortland OR elopementromantic wedding updo hairstylevalentineCassandra Kennedy Beauty wedding hair and makeupElizabeth Rusnac Floral + Brittany Lauren PhotographycheersValentine Elopement portraitStyle Me Pretty Valentines Day ElopementValentine Elopement - Brittany Lauren PhotographyPhotography: Brittany Lauren Photography

Hair and Makeup: Cassandra Kennedy Beauty

Floral: Liz Rusnac Floral Design

Design Production: Jenn Pacurar of Champagne Wedding Coordination

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Kasey’s “Garden Glam” wedding at Castaway was a dazzling affair!  I thoroughly enjoyed the ride!Cassandra Kennedy Beauty + You Look Nice Today PhotographyHer shorter hair was a challenging puzzle that, when finally “solved” and formed into a romantic updo, we both rejoiced in its beauty.  She is not a big makeup wearer so we went for lovely, natural makeup that would give off a radiant glow.getting readyThere was a lot of cracking up and trying to stop ourselves but not being able to.  This might be my favorite picture of all time!Behind the ScenesTheir photographer is not only a joy to be around but he is just phenomenal at capturing the light for portraits.  Look at this luminous beauty!bridal portrait by You Look Nice Today PhotographyBride and Bridesmaids getting ready at hotelBride at Sentinel HotelPortraits at Sentinel HotelWedding PortraitsLuxe Event Productions coordinated every detail to perfection.  The black, white, and gold palette mixed with garden greens was so original.  Sleek yet fresh.Castaway wedding, Portland ORLuxe Event ProductionsVoodoo Donuts for weddingswedding centerpiece with succulents and vintage bookswedding formal photos at CastawayMajor reception shenanigans ensued, including singing with the band.  Love it!!!wedding reception singingKasey and Steve, may you continue to enjoy life’s journey together.  I look forward to seeing your future adventures.  You are both absolutely wonderful and I couldn’t be happier for you!  xxxooo ~Cassandra

Photography: You Look Nice Today Photography

Venue: Castaway

Bride and Attendants’ Hair and Makeup: Cassandra Kennedy Beauty

Wedding Coordinator: Luxe Event Productions

Floral: Swoon Floral Design

Catering: Simpatica

Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals

Dress: Lena Medoyeff

Shoes: Chloe’

Music: Design Band

Succulent Book Planters: Bride

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This was one of the most beautiful and fun weddings I’ve ever been to.  I’m so happy to see it featured on Style Me Pretty.  The bride and her family and friends were delightful as was their incredible wedding venue.  The Colony: St. Johns is definitely one of my new favorite places in Portland to get married.  That morning we had the whole upstairs apartment to relax and get ready in.Cassandra Kennedy Beauty + Style Me PrettyEmily wanted dramatic eyes with copper tones and a relaxed textured updo.  We were all completely swooning when Sarah from The Green Dandelion came with the flowers.  There was a round of applause when the unique rosemary floral crown she made was placed on the bride’s head.Nature inspired wedding NE Portlandfloral crown with rosemaryMargaret Austin Photographyherbal boutonnieresThe groom was incredibly dapper and brought the bride the most beautiful present as a surprise.  Awww….lucky Emily!  She had such a beautiful, unique look that really reflected her own style. So lovely!Portland Wedding at The Colony St. JohnsNature Inspired Wedding, Portland ORThese beauties traveled all the way from England, DC, and San Francisco to be with the bride.  A party was definitely in order!  Such a fun group!Emerald City Gowns dress + teal bridesmaid dressesteal wedding colorsthe colony st. johns weddingThe bride is an amazing artist and hand painted all of the glasses that guests were able to keep. Their artist friend carved the cake topper which was so perfect for the chocolate naked cake.chocolate naked cake + hand painted wedding favorsblack and white photos of colony st. johns weddingwedding reception photo black and whiteThank you Margie for sharing these gorgeous images.  I don’t know how you managed to pull of Maid of Honor duties and capture the day in photos but you did!  All the best to you Emily and Scott!  You are such a wonderful couple and I am incredibly happy for you.  Thank you for including me in your wedding day.  It was truly a pleasure! Photography: Margaret Austin Photography Venue: The Colony: St. Johns Bride’s hair and makeup: Cassandra Kennedy Beauty Bridal Party makeup: Cassandra Kennedy Beauty Floral: The Green Dandelion Rentals: Something Borrowed Wedding Dress: Emerald City Gowns Cake: Mandy McLeod Cake Topper: Stan Peterson

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As a girl who grew up in the country, this country chic wedding made me feel right at home.  It was bursting with fantastic hand-crafted projects by the bride and her friends and family.  The mint color theme was everywhere, from the bridesmaid dresses to the mason jars.  Corn was grown in the back yard to add to the country ambience.  There were even cows from a nearby field and an old Chevy pickup to complete the picture.  When I arrived at the house that morning, the bride was baking pies!

bride with Swoon Floral Design bouquet

Country Chic Wedding with mint color theme, free standing vintage doors

bride with cowboy boots

This is one of my favorite pictures of a groom.  The Brad Paisley song “Waitin’ on a Woman” comes to mind.  After all the hustle and bustle of the morning set up, the bride and groom got a quiet moment to see each other for the first time.  Yep, there were tears.  And happy laughter.

groom waiting before first look

bride and groom first look

wedding first look

Cassandra Kennedy Beauty + Krissy Allori Photography

DIY mint and burlap theme wedding

Can you believe these cakes??? Wow!

birch tree wood theme cake by Artisan Cake Company

hunting themed cake and mason jar wedding favor

mint chalk paint mason jar burlap wedding details

country theme wedding with burlap and wood elements

mint colored bridal party wedding attire

bridal party portrait with old truck, country wedding style

country bride and groom with old truck

Jennifer and Josh: It’s wonderful to see what a beautiful family and group of friends you have surrounding you.  I wish all of you the very best as you continue to journey through life together.  xxxooo

Venue: Private Residence, Hillsboro, OR

Photographer: Krissy Allori Photography

Bride and Bridal Party Makeup: Cassandra Kennedy Beauty

Bridal Party Hair:  Katie Jones, Westwood Salon

Bride’s Hair: Cassandra Kennedy and Katie Jones

Flowers: Swoon Floral Design

Cakes: Artisan Cake Company

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I was so happy to see that Ruffled Blog featured Katie and Luke’s Leftbank Annex wedding.  I was lucky enough to stay with the bridal party for makeup touch-ups so I got to see the stunning venue and reception set up. It was a very clean and urban wedding yet still felt romantic.  Dreamy!  Katie and Luke (as you can see) looked like models and they were very clearly madly in love.  He arrived home from the military just two days before the ceremony so his bride was obviously very glad to have him back.

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Brittany Lauren Photography captured all of the beautiful details of the day like this lovely bouquet and little succulent favors.  For more detail photos and inspiration from their wedding, click on the Ruffled Blog link above.

Cassandra Kennedy Beauty + Blum Floral

The day started off with airbrush makeup for the whole bridal party at Hotel Modera.  Eyes were a bit dramatic with neutral and copper tones and the face was peachy and glowy.

Cassandra Kennedy Beauty | Airbrush Makeup Artist Portland OR

Bride getting ready at Modera hotel

Katie definitely took our breath away when she put her gown on!  The wedding palette of navy, white, and neutral suited them perfectly.

Bride getting ready at Hotel Modera

Neurtral bridal makeupUrban Portland OR wedding

navy and white weddingsucculent plants wedding favorsUrban Wedding at Leftbank Annex in Portland OR

I just love this high five picture…

wedding ceremony celebration Left Bank Annex

Congratulations you two!  I had so much fun with you that day.  All the very best wishes to you both as you begin your journey together! xxxooo

Venue: Leftbank Annex

Photography: Brittany Lauren Photography

Makeup: Cassandra Kennedy Beauty

Hair: Kara Mishler – Bouffant Salon

Coordination: Blush Bridal Consulting

Floral: Blum Floral Design

Officiant: A Beautiful Ceremony NW



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