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We were beyond thrilled to represent Portland bridal beauty at the grand opening of BHLDN bridal boutique inside the Pearl District Anthropologie.  The store is absolutely gorgeous and the party was a rocking good time.  So many of our favorite wedding industry friends were there too!

BHLDN Portland Grand Opening AnnouncementCassandra Kennedy Beauty bridal models

We’re so thankful for our real bride Megan who modeled for us!


Our artist Renee’ created subtle and fresh makeup and show-stopping hair and makeup on Anastasia.  Danii was rocking the cool and casual boho waves and winged liner by Cassandra.


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Sweetheart St. Johns

Love these two so much!  Sarah from Selva Floral Design & Joni of Mint & Mirth.

Selva Floral + Mint & Mirth

Everybody loves Jennelle! Slinging amazing cocktails at the Mint & Mirth bar!

Mint & Mirth

Rachel Jacobson is literally the nicest person you can imagine.  So insanely talented too!

Rachel Jacobson Calligraphy & Design

The attendees had a wonderful time and since it was just a handful of vendors, there was a lot of interaction.  Here they are surveying all of the amazing pieces that can be rented from Something Borrowed Portland.


Once again thank you so much to BHLDN for having us!  A HUGE thank you to A Lovely Day Photography for sharing these wonderful images! Also a special shout out to Jessica McGuinn who works her tail off prepping BHLDN stores for their openings throughout the country. Thank you for all of your help Jessica!  Many thanks to our fellow industry colleagues for a wonderful night!

Host: BHLDN Portland

Photography: A Lovely Day Photography

Bridal Hair & Makeup: Cassandra Kennedy Beauty

Flowers: Selva Floral Design

Cake: Sweetheart St. Johns

Calligraphy & Design: Rachel Jacobson

Catering: White Pepper 

Bartending: Mint & Mirth

Vintage Rentals: Something Borrowed

This bridal editorial shoot was a magical dream come true.  Our photographer, Corinne Krogh, came up with the concept, feel and colors inspired by the most unique gown you will ever lay eyes on. We gasped when we saw it in real life!  The whole team was beyond thrilled to see our windy day at Horsethief Butte published in Magnolia Rouge Magazine (issue 9) and well as the Magnolia Rouge blog!  The beauty look for this shoot was very natural and subtle on the makeup with defined cheeks and peach lips. Hair was super textured and wind-whipped, much like a horse’s mane.  I love how it all came together!

fine art bridal magazine editorial

Portland OR hair and makeup artist

Cassandra Kennedy Beauty + Magnolia Rouge

fine art bridal editorial

Twigs & Honey head piece

Rosy Cakes + Cassandra Kennedy Beauty

Something Borrowed Portland Vintage Rentals + Cassandra Kennedy Beauty

Selva Floral Design

calligraphy paper suite

Twigs & Honey hair adornment + Selva Floral Design

Giles Couture gown

Horsethief Butte Washingtonas seen in Magnolia Rouge magazineCorinne Krogh + Cassandra Kennedy Beauty + Giles Couture

bridal editorial hairstyling

These Wings poem by Fox & Flourish calligraphy
Creative Team:

Photographer: Corinne Krogh Photography

Publication: Magnolia Rouge Magazine

Hair and Makeup: Cassandra Kennedy Beauty

Floral Design and Styling: Selva Floral Design

Gown: Giles Deacon Couture via Rent the Runway

Rentals: Something Borrowed Portland Vintage Rentals

Calligraphy and Paper Suite: Fox & Flourish

Head piece and veil: Twigs & Honey

Cake: Rosycakes

Model: Amanda Haze


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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front porch wedding Portland oregon

Hawthorne neighborhood intimate wedding

Twigs and Honey silk blossom hair flower

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Bride and Groom in vintage convertible carOMSI receptionOMSI wedding reception

Happymatic Photo Both

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

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

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