We love styled shoots because it's such a great way to connect with amazing wedding vendors in the area and it's a great opportunity to push ourselves creatively. Emily Hoos of Oak Grove Floral put together a fantastic bunch of creatives to make this supercool downtown shoot. It took place on the patio of the Ecotrust building with rentals from Mix Mod Pdx.
They had a ceremony site set up, a tablescape with a custom table runner from Jacqueline Grace. The gorgeous invitations were handmade by Elli Design Studio. There was even a lounge area set up in front of the outdoor fireplace with unique white chairs and whimsical end tables and vases.
Models Abi Rae Wilson and husband, Gun, we’re in town from Moscow, Idaho and were our stunning bride and groom for the day. Serving as Best Man was Alec Eagon, a fellow videographer in the Portland area and local model, Amber Nicotra, was our breathtaking Maid of Honor. Our good friend, Dallas Merkley of Merkley Artistry did the makeup while the models hair was done by Kayla Nicole Beauty.
The striped ball gown was provided by Bridal Exclusives as well as the gold sequin bridesmaid dress. For the guys, they wore custom pink geometric ties and pocket squares by Knotty Tie. To complete this downtown wedding, a delicious cake was made by Flour and Flower Designs set on a gold cart.
MacCoy Dean of MacCoy Dean Photography walked around with us and the models to get some downtown shots and as the sun was setting, we headed up to the Ecotrust patio. We filmed them having fun at their “wedding” and making champagne toasts at the modern and fresh tablescape. Once the sun set, MacCoy moved two cellphone lights around while the models danced to electronic music from our little speaker. It looked like really cool strobes in the footage! For the edit, we wanted to do something that stayed true to the vibe of the shoot and chose an electronic track that had a lot of dynamism. At the hard hitting moments, we speedramped a lot of the dancing shots for extra impact. We also played with time-shifting, which is always fun to do and keeps viewers on their toes.
Check out the film above and their FEATURE on Artfully Wed!