Dark Romantic Oregon Styled Shoot.

Romance comes in all shades and the great thing about a wedding is the chance to incorporate your own personal style into whichever details are most important about your big day. Experimenting with various colors, fabrics, flowers and structures can take a wedding from run-of-the-mill to remarkable. This styled shoot uses dark, edgy colors to create an unbelievable, yet classic look. The interesting concept of using darker color shades only makes the white of the bridal gown project even more, whether it’s by way of a unique belt or the colors of your makeup and nail polish. If you include a rich fuchsia or plum, it can add a feminine quality to a black or dark brown detail.

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Decorating with variation is also a practice many brides are gravitating towards. It’s a way to break up the uniformity we’ve seen in weddings of the past and create a spectacle of detail and design. If you choose a couple of beloved fabrics and colors, you can transfer the look to the cake, the place settings and the style of the bridal party to tie every piece together.

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A bride can also incorporate an exceptional element to her hair that reflects the color palette of the wedding day, such as a lace veil over the eyes or flower bunches in a grand updo. The bride in this shoot shows how much of an impact one additional accessory can alter a look entirely, from a colored pashmina, a bold statement necklace to even a simple dark lip. Mixing classic wedding shades such as white and ivory with darker, bolder colors can create an elegant, satisfying balance that isn’t too heavy or ominous“ neither qualities a bride wants felt on her wedding day.

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A trend to watch for is the ability to quite literally suspend certain elements of your wedding day. Here, this stunning styled wedding cake is suspended from a branch with simple chains and a wooden base covered with flowers. Brides and wedding planners can also do this with mason jars, flower arrangements and don’t forget the classic lantern. This is a great way to dress up the natural elements that exist at your wedding venue.

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The key to this dark romantic Oregon styled shoot is that the dark colors are romantic and bold but not heavy. The style paired with the traditional shades of bridal bliss brings the theme back to a realistic vision for an elegant and memorable affair.

Photographer: Camera Art Photography
Model: Monica Renee Watson
Equipment Rentals: Something Borrowed Portland
Floral Designer: Sophisticated Floral Designs
Cake Designer: Sugar Cubed cake creations
Hair Stylist: The Prettiest You
Jewelry: Zella Woods Designs

Dark Romantic Oregon Styled Shoot