If you’ve been following our Instagram, you may have seen a few highlights from a recent styled shoot we collaborated on at the Oregon Coast. What was this shoot inspired by you ask? The inspiration behind this shoot began with a single chair from Vintage meets Modern, as they reminded Danielle of chairs often seen in bistros on the French Riviera.
When asking Danielle what her overall vision was for this shoot she replied with the words of not wanting it to feel like the Oregon Coast, but rather an intimate elopement or wedding that could be duplicated on any coast. Pulling from the natural color palette of the beach, not limited to, the sand, beach wood, rocks and salt water. Florals were envisioned to be the only aspect of the table provided an actual pop of color, so they would really feel elevated through the lens of the camera. For the tablescape, modern and minimalist was the overall feel we were aiming for while still achieving an upscale appearance (that’s our style!). We brought in handmade ceramic plates, matching La Tavola table linen with a napkin and matte silverware to complete the look. Pulling more modern vibes through in our cake by making it square as opposed to round, for a juxtaposition of the dinnerware.
The Coast can be risky, especially during the early Spring months with concerns of overcast weather. To our dismay, the day cleared up and graced us with the right amount of sunlight and clouds allowing us to get the perfect daytime and golden hour photos. The sand dunes absorbed the light as the ocean water glistened. I see why they call it the magic hour. See for yourself in grid below or in our Styled Shoots tab.
Planning + Design: Vanity Affair Events
Photography: Jenny Losee
Hair: Swept Away Wedding Hair Design
Makeup: Whitney Stassi Artistry
Florals: Ponderosa & Thyme
Stationery: Briar and Brambles Paper Co.
Cake: Dream Cakes PDX