Couple playing cards on blanket at rustic picnic engagement sessionMelissa and Greg celebrated their engagement with a laid back, rustic picnic engagement session by Eryn Kesler Photography. The backdrop was set against shining golden fields, wooden barns, and ancient oaks. Couple kissing under arbor, standing at tree at rustic picnic engagement photo shootThe perfect location was set with vintage picnic blankets and wooden crates, propped with lanterns, jars of wildflowers, and stacks of old books. Close up of lantern and wooden crates props at rustic picnic engagement photo shootClose up of Scrabble tiles spelling MY LOVE at rustic picnic engagement photo shootRetro games like horseshoe, cards, and Scrabble (with Scrabble tiles spelling out a secret message of love) decorated the crates and allowed the couple some old-school fun as they passed their time under the trees. Metal holder of soda pop on wooden crates at rustic picnic engagement photo shootCouple drinking soda pop on blanket at rustic picnic engagement session.A vintage metal serving canister with soda pop and decorative paper straws rounded out the decor, which Melissa and Greg sipped to celebrate their new union.Clouds at sunset at rustic picnic engagement photo shootCouple standing in front of barn at rustic picnic engagement photo shootCouple clinking soda pop bottles with wedding ring on straws at rustic picnic engagement photo shootClose up of couple's arms holding each other at rustic picnic engagement photo shootCouple holding hands at waterfront at rustic picnic engagement photo shootCouple using paper photobooth props mustache and lips at rustic picnic engagement photo shootCouple wrapped in blanket and staring into each others eyes at rustic picnic engagement photo shootCouple holding Love is Sweet banner at rustic picnic engagement photo shootEngagement ring on milk can at rustic picnic engagement photo shootCouple running in field at rustic picnic engagement photo shootClose up of couples faces together on blanket at rustic picnic engagement photo shootCouple holding wedding date, walking in field at sunset at rustic picnic engagement photo shoot

Vintage Rentals in Action:

Something Borrowed Portland Vintage Rental pieces featured include: Schoolhouse chalkboard (dark), vintage books, sewing drawers, red lanterns, doilies, picnic blanket, Brogdex wooden crate, and soda crate with dividers.

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Wild Pegasus Wedding Dress Photoshoot

by Lane' Bigsby on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

in Featured, Inspiration, Props in Action, Styling

Bride wearing unconventional pegasus print wedding dress against Columbia River Gorge landscapeTaking inspiration from this amazing Giles Pegasus Gown, Photographer Corinne Krogh conceived of this wild pegasus photoshoot set against the unbridled beauty of the Columbia River Gorge landscape. Close up of unconventional pegasus print wedding dress and bridal bouquet of wild pegasus photoshootShowing you can take a gown that is, in and of itself, a beautiful work of art, and wear it as an unconventional wedding dress, this shoot drew on inspiration from the surroundings. Rhinestone tiara headpiece details and unconventional pegasus print wedding dress in wild pegasus photoshootWith a crystal bridal headpiece and bouquet awash in lush greenery and fruit, as well as vintage wooden table and chairs bedecked with raw-edged ribbons and sparkly geodes, the styling evoked the raw organic beauty of nature. Vintage wood table and geode place setting at wild pegasus wedding photoshootDry grasses at Columbia River Gorge wild pegasus wedding photoshootWedding table flower centerpiece arrangements at wild pegasus photoshootA hand-drawn calligraphic wedding invitation suite complemented the look of a wild bohemian pegasus just waiting to take flight.

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You can read more about the shoot on Corinne Krogh’s blog here.

Participating Vendors:

Photography: Corinne Krogh  |  Florals: Selva Floral Design   |  Calligraphy: Fox & Flourish  |  Hair and Makeup: Cassandra Kennedy Beauty   |  Rentals: Something Borrowed PDX  |  Model: Amanda Haze  |  Cake: Rosycakes  |  Gown: Giles Deacon from Rent the Runway  |  Veil and Headpiece: Twigs & Honey 

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I remember the first time I met Kirstie Wight, it was my very first stylized photo shoot when Something Borrowed PDX was still in its infancy. I was blown away by not only her work, but how genuinely sweet and caring she was. That first impression made a lasting impression on me and I have […]

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Birds and Honey Watercolor Wedding Photoshoot

Thursday, June 18, 2015
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Conceptualized by event designer Mona of Birds & Honey, this photoshoot featured a beautiful watercolor wedding theme outdoors at picturesque Sauvie Island in Portland, OR. The color palette of whites, ivories, hints of blue and burgundy, and with greenery throughout created a fresh, nature-inspired feel. The simple tablescape on custom wood table, with mismatched glassware […]

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Homemade Society Supper Club Farmstead Party at The Croft

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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The ultra-exclusive Homemade Society supper club held its inaugural dinner at The Croft farm and sanctuary on Sauvie Island – and Something Borrowed Portland provided the rustic decor for the intimate event. From the Homemade Society website: “Homemade Society is a community of chefs and hosts reviving the homemade meal. Every quarter, we pair up-and-coming local chefs […]

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Rustic Wedding at Beazell Forest Education Center

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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Although this rustic wedding was intended to take place outdoors at the Beazell Forest Education Center, on the special day the Portland weather had other plans. The bride and groom had to move their ceremony and reception indoors to escape sudden heavy rain! Despite the impromptu change in plans, every detail of the wedding was […]

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Vendor Spotlight: The Diamond Sea

Monday, June 8, 2015

There’s no denying how much we’re in love with the work of Holly Stalder of The Diamond Sea. Her designs evoke a time past, with careful attention to detail in each piece of fabric that melds its way into a beautiful gown. We hope you enjoy learning more about Holly as much as we have! The […]

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Baby Marek Gender Reveal Vintage Style Party

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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When commemorating a significant event in one’s life, it is important to throw a party that is a fun fete for your guests but still completely YOU at the same time. For the Baby Marek Gender Reveal Party hosted by Liz Marek, owner of Artisan Cake Co., Something Borrowed Portland was able to furnish a […]

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Boho Styled Shoot by Hazelwood Photo

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Stylist Lane’ Bigsby designed and conceived this Moroccan-inspired, urban boho wedding shoot based on her love of combining unexpected textures, vintage re-purposing, and the use of rich colors such as plum, burgundy, amber and metallics. Every detail was meticulously planned in keeping with the spirit of the shoot. From the incense wedding favors and custom invitation suite by The City Hippy […]

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Bridal Accessories from the Tessa Kim 2015 Lookbook

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Tessa Kim Bridal Accessories

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