Tuesday, December 23 2014

Forest fire wedding: When a forest nearby caught fire moments before they were set to tie the knot, an Oregon couple quickly picked up to move locations. Before they took off, photographer Josh Newton snapped a few shots of the bride and groom before the dramatic forest fire ablaze in the background. He posted one of the photos to his instagram, and nearly overnight, the stunning and apocalyptic shots went viral.

Tuesday, December 23 2014

Amassing recipe cards traditionally started with the bridal shower, when guests were asked to share their favorite recipes with the nearlyweds. Nowadays you can find any recipe at the click of a button; no more "I know it's in here somewhere, I wrote it on the back of a napkin!" (Mom). While your recipe box might not be overflowing with the handwritten cards (or napkins) from yesteryear, we're hanging on to the idea by offering our very own monthly recipe card column.

Monday, December 22 2014

Talk about unexpected inspiration - in the wedding world, it seems that mint is a color typically reserved for spring and summer weddings. However, Ira & Lucy and O'Malley Photographers masterfully juxtaposed a springy color scheme against a snowy setting and wintry details like white florals and gold glitter in this inspiration shoot. A furry white stole and lacy, three-quarter-sleeve dress make for perfectly on-trend bridal details.

Monday, December 22 2014

We make a point to follow the best and brightest in creative local wedding planning, and every Monday we round up our five favorite photos from the last week's feed. Follow these incredible vendors on Instagram for more gorgeous inspiration, and to be featured in next week's roundup, tag your best bridal photos #oregonbride. Don't forget to follow us at @oregonbridemag for your daily dose of pretty!

1. @allisonharp

Friday, December 19 2014

Sometimes less truly is more - and in the case of this gorgeous styled shoot at the Oregon Garden Resort, it certainly is. I love the foliage and succulents running across the raw wood table, accented with just a hint of color by the sapphire glasses and paisley napkins, and don't even get me started on the pies! As seen here, a combination of flavors and sizes is a fun way to add variety to a wedding dessert table, and there's something about a freshly-baked pie that just feels more comforting than a standalone cake.