Some non traditional wedding / elopement inspiration for you today with beautiful desserts and unique edibles. The bride wore a traditional dress for the first part and then a fun colored dress from Leanne Marshall for the later look. There’s a lot of passion and beauty in this elopement inspiration and we hope that you love it!
from the photographer: “We wanted to inspire brides to embrace bold colors and take advantage of nature’s beauty with this sunset elopement editorial shoot. We showcased Adelman’s Peony Gardens located in Brooks, Oregon just an hour outside of Portland Oregon. The Adelman Peony Gardens’ amazing backdrop for a small ceremony and intimate garden for dinner is perfect for a small wedding or elopement. We were inspired and brought those sunset hues of mauve, dusty rose and mustard to the tablescape to accentuate the Cambodian culture as well as the peonies that were grown 100 yards away and placed in the centerpiece. The garden itself encases many beautiful blooms from dragon beard tulips to over 30 varieties of Peonies. Which makes it easier to decorate the reception and dessert tables with minimal florals required. The ecstatic of the garden creates this intimate and romantic feel that any type of celebration big or small alike.
The bride was dressed in traditional Cambodian wedding attire to represent her Cambodian’s Culture and her groom sported a eucalyptus lei. A sunset ceremony was chosen to showcase the colorful traditional Cambodian dress and brought a romantic intimate feeling.
Now more than ever it is important for couples to incorporate the things that truly mean the most to them. The couple wanted to include their fur baby to be a part of their ceremony as the fur bunny meant the world to them. A custom kale necklace was designed for the bunny (Raspberry) which she enjoyed later throughout the evening.
Since it was an elopement and they prefer to showcase their personalities, they chose individual mini berries pies and monster size ½ lb of chocolate chip cookies instead of traditional wedding cake. In addition to keeping things simple and small, boozy popsicles were shared and enjoyed by all. To highlight and honor the groom’s side, the local Oregon berries made by Pie Spot were served for desserts such as berries pies with ginger blueberries, boysenberries, and raspberries rhubarb.”
from the photographer: “Along with the traditional Cambodian attire for the ceremony, a coming together of cultures Asian fusion dinner was planned. The night started with spring rolls as it is form fitting for a summer day following bao buns, and crispy egg rolls as the starter. As for dessert, a table of tasty individual desserts that included mini pies, monster size cookies, and boozy popsicles to keep the party going of blending both culture’s together as one.
The ceremony bouquet was designed by the creative Mary Diana Designs with Adelman’s Peonies’ fresh cut white peonies from the field accented with the white cascading orchids. The bride also held a custom floral fan during the ceremony for a unique element to tie in with her Cambodian culture. We continued to represent the peonies and cambodian culture by creating a flower fan centerpiece that had white peonies and complimenting colors of orange mauve and dusty pink.
For the reception we wanted a unique element for the bride, so she let hair down and slipped into a stunning black floral printed designer gown by Leanne Marshall with a dramatic high slit to showcase her elongated legs. The juxtaposition of the black floral details on the gown was well fitting with the colors of the peonies in the field, created a real statement and also represented one of the bride’s favorite flowers–peony.”
Venue: Adelman Peony Gardens
Photographer: Chantal Sokhorn Photography
Planner: Everlasting Events Co. By Juliana Rose
MAU: Zara Mohammad
Florist: Mary Diana Designs
Invitations: Jensen Long
Desserts: Pie Spot / Sloshy Pops
Cookies: Midnight Cookies
Caterer: Hapa Asain Fusion
Rentals: West Coast Event Productions
Models: Mikaela & Tyler
Gown First look–Aunt’s dresses
Second Look: Leanne Marshall
Shoes: Bella Belles Shoes