Homespun Wedding as seen in Oregon Bride Magazine

I certainly love a big fancy wedding but there’s something so wonderful about an intimate at-home wedding that trumps everything. It seems so real and heartfelt and cozy! I was so excited to see that Oregon Bride Magazine loved it too.  This day and this couple were just FUN.  I love their style and I didn’t even have to travel outside my SE Portland neighborhood for the wedding!  My favorite things about this wedding were Jenni’s cherry stained lips, the little braid in her lovely red hair, her uh-mazing and totally gutsy / unique wedding shoes, Logan’s cool hipster groom style and hatchet groomsmen gifts, Jenni’s cat who got dressed up for the wedding by wearing a pearl necklace, their sweet getaway car, and looking through some seriously crazy photo booth pictures from the reception.

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I love the way you two look at each other and constantly make each other laugh.  May you keep that joyous spark all the days of your life.  All the best to both of you! #loganlovesjenni

xxxooo ~Cassandra

Photography: Sara Vandepas Photography

Hair and Makeup: Cassandra Kennedy Beauty

Flowers: Swoon Floral Design

Bridal Gown: Wtoo from AniA Collection

Bride’s hair accessories: Twigs and Honey

Groom’s Attire: Duchess Clothier

Reception: Theory at OMSI

Photo Booth: Happymatic Photo Booth

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The sun is just coming up and spring is finally in our sights!  It was a beautiful morning creating these inspirational images.Columbia River Gorge bridal shootDonny Zavala Photographychantilly lace wedding gownhair and makeup Cassandra Kennedy Beauty + fine art photography Donny ZavalaColumbia river gorge shootHeirbloom FloralThank you to all who participated in this styled bridal shoot –  most notably our chief wrangler and captain Donny!

Imagery | Donny Zavala Photography

Hair and Makeup | Cassandra Kennedy Beauty

Gowns | Elizabeth Dye

Floral | First bouquet: Ponderosa and Thyme | Second bouquet: Heirloom Floral

Model: Alexus Ayers

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Sunrise on the Columbia River Gorge, just on the cusp of spring.

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fine art bride makeup by Cassandra Kennedy Beauty

Donny Zavala Photography | Ponderosa and Thyme bouquet | Elizabeth Dye gown detail

Cassandra Kennedy Beauty | Elizabeth Dye gown | Donny Zavala PhotographyDonny Zavala Photography bridal editorial | Elizabeth Dye gown | Cassandra Kennedy BeautyThere is nothing more satisfying than creating beautiful, artful images with other creatives!  Everyone involved in this bridal shoot has a love of the fine art esthetic.  The early morning temperature and wind factor conspired against us but our model was amazing through it all.  Elizabeth Dye’s Avalon and Lewisia gowns were the stars of the show, flowing in the breeze against the backdrop of the river.  The Avalon gown was swathed in lovely blush colored hand-dipped ombre tulle, accompanied by freshly picked spring blooms from Ponderosa and Thyme.  The model’s makeup was a nod to the freshness of spring with eye makeup in shades of rose gold to mimic the sunrise.  All of these elements were captured beautifully by Donny Zavala who wielded both digital and film cameras.  Many thanks to everyone for including me in this beautiful experience!

Photography |  Donny Zavala Photography

Film Lab | Photovision

Hair and Makeup | Cassandra Kennedy Beauty

Model | Maggie Smith

Floral | Ponderosa and Thyme

Gowns | Elizabeth Dye “Avalon” and “Lewisia”

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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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