On Novmber 1st was Dia De Los Muertos. I may be a few days late, but still wanted to share this fun shoot we did to celebrate this holiday.
"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die...."
- Thomas Campbell, Hallowed Ground
This holiday is about celebrating those who have come before you and who no longer walk on this earth, not candy or pumpkins or skeletons, but a celebration of life and thus the death that follows us all.
First off, this shoot was one of the most beautiful I have ever worked on. Pilar from Vintage Mingle styled this shoot and created the most stunning, detailed and thoughtful altar I have ever seen. Filled with marigolds, memories, quotes, food, and candles, this piece was the highlight of the event.
Along with the stunning altar, the dessert table created by Rosy Cakes of Portland and Mint & Mirth was delicious and a perfect pairing to this scene.
Above, Conchas by Rosy Cakes and her dreamy gold patterned cake.
Mint & Mirth's Horchata Cocktail
Now for dresses and more lovely details....
The bride is wearing my Inez Gown, a silk embroidered dress with large sun florets on it with a hand painted embroidered sash.
On the Groom.... Bad Wold Clothier of Portland is an excpetional duo who creates custom tailored pieces for men. They traditionally create suits, but for this shoot they chose a few of their 1960's inspired pieces.
Two other artists who made this shoot as fabulous as it was, are Bramble Floral Design who created the wedding bouquet and all of the greenery on the table and altar and all of the Jewelry was donated by Wink PDX - they have some amazing work and I highly reccomend them.
For the Reception look, our lovely bride Christina changed into my Dark Champagne Gown for some added loveliness...
Photography by Beth Olson Creative @twistedaisleweddings
Styling and Details by Pilar Llo @vintagemingle
Gowns and Bridal Styling by Allison Johansen of Isa @isa_allison
Menswear by Bad Wolf Clothier @badwolfclothier
Florals by Bramble Floral Design @bramblefloral
Cakes and Desserts by Rosy Cakes @rosybakescakes
MUAH by Ashley Sleeman @mrsashslee
Cocktails by Mint & Mirth @mintandmirth