Monday, March 30 2015

This classic cocktail has just the right amount of elegance to stand on its own as the signature drink at your wedding reception. Add a bit of elderflower liqueur and you've seriously elevated the game. It's crisp and slightly sweet, making it the perfect libation for a summer affair en plein air. 

Friday, March 27 2015

We make a point to follow the best and brightest in creative local wedding planning, and every Friday 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!

Thursday, March 26 2015

From Marchesa to Carolina Herrera and Houghton Bride to Ines Di Santo, this season's wedding dresses are so beautiful we just can't  get enough. Crop tops, pearls, plunging necklines, delicate off-the-shoulder gowns--the styles run from the dramatic to demure--not to mention the alluringly boho, like Elizabeth Stuart's sophisticated crop top. Take a peek at some of our favorite's from this season's runway. 

Wednesday, March 25 2015

From a Russian Red lip to a red-accented bridal floral bouquet, there's just something about a deep red that is incredibly striking - there is a richness and a sense of luxury to it, when done well. This shoot, taken mostly in the woods of Grand Hollows just outside Eugene, focuses on the impact of deep, rich reds, maroons, and crimsons. Touches of  lace, foliage, and organic elements add balance, while fuchsia and gold to complement the crimson hues without stealing the spotlight.