I photographed this fabulous wedding inspiration shoot with some amazingly talented vendors! It was all the brainchild of Rose, owner of Rosemary Stafford Floral Design. But every single person contributed so much more creativity and magic than we could have imagined!
So here’s the backstory: Our fairytale begins on a rustic farm, where Cinderella feeds and cares for her farm animals. Cinderella lived a very unglamorous life, with her main quarters in a dilapidated old barn. One day, Cinderella receives an invitation to The Royal Ball. She sews her own dress from the left over scraps she is able to find, and steals away on her beloved Clydesdale, Bella. (Yes, Bella is her name IRL)
On her way she experiences a magical transformation. Before her eyes, appears a botanical horse drawn carriage, and her attire is suddenly adorned with blooms from her bodice down to her shoes. (Seriously, check out those amazing shoes made by Francoise Weeks!)
At the ball she enjoys dinner and dancing with Prince Charming in the private setting of his Royal Estate Gardens. They fall in love, the clock strikes midnight and she leaves behind her botanical slipper. (You know the rest of the story…)
The vintage carriage pulled by Bella, the beautiful Belgian Clydesdale, initially inspired our Cinderella shoot. Being in the Pacific Northwest, we put a botanical spin on the classic Cinderella Fairytale. Our story exudes a feeling of old world grace with endless greens and over-the-top botanical embellishments.
In our design concept we stayed true to the classic Cinderella periwinkle blue while adding strong accents of green to show the lush beauty so prevalent in the Pacific Northwest. We were inspired by the contrasting settings of the Farm and the Estate Gardens of the historic Lewis and Clark College. These two settings symbolize the dramatic transformation Cinderella experiences in her story.
Event Design and Floral: Rosemary Stafford Design
Horse, Carrige and farm venue: Binkerd Performance Horses
Venue: Lewis and Clark College
Coordination: Whitney Werts Events
Floral Shoes and other floral: Francoise Weeks
Desserts: Sweetheart Bakery
Hair and Makeup: Jodi Vaughn
Cinderella Skirt: DM Custom Bridal
Vintage Rentals: Something Borrowed Vintage Rentals
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
Invitation: The Card Bar
Men’s Wardrobe: Este’s Men’s Clothing
This shoot was also recently featured on Oregon Bride Magazine!
Erica Ann Photography is a fine art Wedding photographer located in Downtown Portland, Oregon. She photographs weddings all around the Pacific Northwest – including Boise ID, Spokane WA, Seattle WA, Portland OR and Coastal Regions. Contact Erica today to see if she is available to be your Portland Wedding Photographer.