Romantic Wedding Gowns and Rugged Menswear
Surrounded by Portland’s rough-hewn bridges and river breezes, rugged menswear and gossamer gowns forge a new radiantly romantic style.
by:Styled by Sarah Van Raden
(above) Let loose with breezy layers in blushing hues while he buttons up his sturdy workwear with dapper touches. Sarah Seven peach silk chiffon Summer Skin gown, $1,400, and petal belt, $70. Feather bolero, $125, from The Bridal Loft. Cathy Waterman round whiskey citrine and 22K gold Leaf Top earrings, $2,000, from Twist. Sterling silver and smoky quartz prong-set ring, $68, from Gilt. 80%20 tan mesh cork wedge oxford, $114.95, from Solestruck. Bouquet by Quince. Groom wears Rag & Bone charcoal wool Rivington Waistcoat vest, $240, from Frances May; Levi’s waxed cotton Utility button down, $215, and NSF cotton khaki Infantry pant, $108, both from Lizard Lounge; vintage bowtie, similar styles available at Hollywood Vintage; Timberland tan leather Lost History boots, $300, from Lizard Lounge.
(above left) Organic creams and greens play off this season’s muted color palette. Bouquet of tulips, anemones, hydrangea, avalanche roses, hydrangea, jasmine, succulents, Dusty Miller plants, Maidenhair fern and mint by Emerald Petals.
(above right and bottom left) A loose gauzy weave is coarse yet airy, toughening up the classic A-line gown without sacrificing its grace. Paired with rustic gemstones, it’s the perfect complement to his off-the-cuff layered suit. Reverie by Melissa Sweet ivory garza Verona gown, $1,750, from Anna’s Bridal. Andrea Fohrman gray moonstone and rose gold Eva earrings, $1,450; Cathy Waterman blue sapphire and 22K gold wire wrap necklace, $2,720; and blue sapphire and 22K gold Leaf ring, $6,850, all from Twist. Giraudon taupe leather Kleur oxfords, $269, from Manifesto. Groom wears a Garments Engineered grey herringbone Bedford knit blazer, $299, from Blake; Fine Custom charcoal wool E.B. vest, $515, cotton gingham tie, $95, and Psychedelic vintage floral pocket square, $25, all from Duchess; Gitman Bros. white button down, $135, from Winn Perry; Made & Crafted Levi’s jeans, $198, from Lizard Lounge. Boutonniere by Quince.
(above right) The open back channels a seductive siren but stays sweet with fine lace netting. Wtoo by Watters English lace netting Miriam full-length gown with sweetheart neckline, $1,185, from Magnifique Boutique. Cathy Waterman white topaz and platinum Leaf Top earrings, $4,510, from Twist. 1960s triple strand costume necklace with glass intaglio, $95, from Gilt.
(above) Take tradition by storm with a smokey shade that elevates tattered flutter to ethereal elegance. Kate Towers hand-dyed raw silk chiffon gray The Cliffs dress, $2,200. Andrea Fohrman black spinel bead necklace, $760, and gold spinel bead necklace, $480, both from Twist. Circa-1900 Chinese silver cuff, $145; circa-1920 Chinese silver cuff, $125; circa-1940 engraved white brass Indian cuff, $48; and 1920s smooth silver Indian cuff, $85, all from Gilt. Jeffrey Campbell perforated beige suede wedge booties, $114.95, from Solestruck. Bouquet by Emerald Petals.
(above left) Who says heels are required? Oxfords are cheeky peeking out beneath a full skirt of delicate lace. Monique Lhuillier ivory re-embroidered lace Bernadette gown with modified trumpet skirt, $5,720, from Divine Designs. Pippa Small 18K gold triple strand Colette necklace featuring green tourmaline, aquamarine, blue chalcedony and mint green chalcedony, $5,400, and 20K gold Double Greek ring featuring green tourmaline and aquamarine, $2,380, both from Twist. Chie Mihara oxford booties, stylist’s own (similar styles available at Lille Boutique).
(above right) Anchor streams of diaphanous tulle with structured jewelry, an enchanting vision even the steeliest man can’t resist. Elizabeth Dye silk shatung Persuasion gown with Alençon lace empire waist and straight tulle-layered full-length skirt, $1,500, from The English Dept. August Veils beige autumn gold 108” cathedral veil, $230. Cathy Waterman labrodorite breulette and 22K gold Leaf Top earrings, $2,110, from Twist. Circa-1920 art deco brass and glass necklace, $135, from Gilt. Groom wears a vintage Swiss mechanic suit, similar styles available at Andy & Bax; Levi’s cotton Sunset half button down, $250, from Lizard Lounge; Unis long-sleeved Ethan henley in chalk, $98, from Frances May.
Credits: Photography: Charles Gullung | Stylist: Sarah Van Raden | Hair & Makeup: Ngan Savage | Models: Aimee Stubbert (brunette bride) for Ryan Artists, John Parsons (bearded groom) for Q6 Talent, Victoria Ward (blonde bride) for Q6 Talent, Kamyar Jahan (dark-haired groom) for Q6 Talent | Flowers: Emerald Petals and Quince | Shot on location at the Steel Bridge, Eastbank Esplanade, Broadway Bridge and in the Pearl District