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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.


portland updo hairstylingbhldn_grand_opening-180bhldn_grand_opening-272bhldn_grand_opening-031We are HARD CORE FANS of Anna’s cakes! Sweetheart St. Johns is to die for!

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

Shooting this lookbook for Elizabeth Dye‘s Painted Desert collection of wedding gowns was one of the most rewarding days I’ve had as a makeup artist and hair stylist.  I love her vision and passion and learn so much from being around her. Each gown has such personality and a life of its own.  I have thoroughly enjoyed watching them make their way around the world to different stockists for brides to try on.  The photo savant is Phil Chester, who always blows me away, frame by frame, with his incredible talent.  When we see an ordinary gravel road, he sees the perfect backdrop.  He is also incredibly fun to be around, especially when he’s excited about a shot.  “Yes! Do that thing again with your hand again! Yeah! I love it!”  The model in these images is Madeline Powell of Option Model and Media.  She is a joy to work with and heaven to look at.  I’m pretty sure that if a movie of Botticelli’s life were being made, she would be cast as the woman who inspired his Venus.  Feast your eyes on some of my favorite images from the collection…

Phil Chester + Cassandra Kennedy Beauty + Elizabeth Dye

Paloma Gown - Elizabeth Dye

Elizabeth Dye Silvermine gown + Cassandra Kennedy Beauty + Phil Chester Photography

Silvermine gown - Elizabeth Dye

Elizabeth Dye Ofrenda Gown

Painted Hills of Central Oregon

Cassandra Kennedy Beauty for Elizabeth Dye Lookbook

Elizabeth Dye Mojave GownElizabeth Dye Sonora Caftan GownSonora Caftan gown Elizabeth Dye

Elizabeth Dye Silvermine CaftanSilvermine Caftan Elizabeth Dye

Elizabeth Dye estrella gown

Elizabeth Dye Dune gownDune gown Elizabeth DyeElizabeth Dye agave gown

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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hipster bride, southeast portland oregon

Hipster wedding SE Portland Oregoncustom hatchet groomsmen giftskulls and flowers wedding shoesSwoon Floral Design garlandHawthorne Neighborhood wedding, SE Portland

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front porch wedding Portland oregon

Hawthorne neighborhood intimate wedding

Twigs and Honey silk blossom hair flower

hipster wedding portland oregon

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

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