Autumn is the perfect time of year to start thinking about rich color palettes, and we love that today’s styled shoot embraces these darker hues completely. Lauryn Kay Photography, Dorsey Mcleod, and Floral Sunshine teamed up to create a styled shoot that’s perfectly stylish all year-round, but definitely suitable for this chillier weather we’re having!

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From the stylist, Dorsey Mcleod: My inspiration for this shoot began with rich tones of blues, reds, and purples – not your typical spring/summer palette. Couples shouldn’t feel limited to peaches and pinks (although there’s nothing wrong with that!) just because they are tying-the-knot in warmer months. Beautiful and inspired color palettes do not have a season — it’s all about the styling! Living in Portland, brides often feel limited by weather and season. Our talented vendors show that you can have rich hues and drama whether you’re getting married in December or July.

watercolor invitations - photo by Lauryn Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rich-hued-portland-wedding-inspiration

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autumn wedding bouquet - photo by Lauryn Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rich-hued-portland-wedding-inspiration

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wavy boho hair - photo by Lauryn Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rich-hued-portland-wedding-inspiration

wedding flowers - photo by Lauryn Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rich-hued-portland-wedding-inspiration

In order to keep the drama without venturing into dark décor, the color was mostly limited to the flowers and paper —- highlighting with metal tones to play on the beautiful light in our venue. So as to incorporate some Oregon flair, we used a traditional farm table and incorporated fresh grapes as a nod to all the beautiful wine produced throughout the state. Greenery throughout the space and arrangements bring the outside in. Centerpieces were kept low and lush to encourage conversation and keep the focus where it belongs- our beautiful bride. The bride’s look came organically from our color palette—the bold lips and non-traditional gown keep the drama and still feel fresh. Her bouquet feels opulent but vibrant and makes her wine-stained lips pop.

ceremony - photo by Lauryn Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rich-hued-portland-wedding-inspiration

ceremony candles - photo by Lauryn Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rich-hued-portland-wedding-inspiration

rich hued Portland wedding inspiration - photo by Lauryn Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rich-hued-portland-wedding-inspiration

wedding ideas - photo by Lauryn Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rich-hued-portland-wedding-inspiration

table number - photo by Lauryn Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rich-hued-portland-wedding-inspiration

place setting - photo by Lauryn Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rich-hued-portland-wedding-inspiration

greenery table runner - photo by Lauryn Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rich-hued-portland-wedding-inspiration

I love a WOW piece for the ceremony, especially when it can be repurposed during the reception. Our lattice altar softens the space and the event—a touch of romance that would make a beautiful backdrop for photos or even a sweetheart table! My goal was to inspire couples to be bold, be creative, and not limit themselves based on weather, color palette or season. Inspiration can come from anywhere—making it your own is the fun part!

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painted menu - photo by Lauryn Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rich-hued-portland-wedding-inspiration

rich hued Portland wedding inspiration - photo by Lauryn Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rich-hued-portland-wedding-inspiration

painted wedding cake - photo by Lauryn Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rich-hued-portland-wedding-inspiration

Portland wedding - photo by Lauryn Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rich-hued-portland-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lauryn Kay Photography

Event Design

Dorsey Mcleod

Florist

Floral Sunshine

Venue

Castaway Portland

Wedding Dress and Veil

Brides for a Cause

Hair

Portland Makeup & Hair

Wedding Cake

Country Cake Shop

Rentals

Barclay Events, Classic Vintage Rentals

Wedding Invitations

Nimbi Design

Model

Alexus Ayers

1 comments
  • Macy Blackwell

    Can you please share where this cake stand can be purchased? Thank you!