I’m so excited to finally share all the photos from the amazing, romantic, forest-inspired bridal shoot my husband and I were lucky to be a part of last month. I can’t believe I’ve kept it secret for this long! When Georgia, owner of Georgia Ruth Photography, told me about her idea for this styled shoot, I was over-the-moon excited.
I had ironically been “ooing” and “ahhing” over forest weddings on Pinterest about a week before Georgia contacted me because they’re just so dreamy and natural. Also, the shoot features some amazing brands and companies that I am ecstatic to put my name on and proud to work with.
Brides for a Cause was kind enough to let us borrow this gorgeous gown for our shoot. Oh, how I wish I had heard of Brides for a Cause when I was shopping for a wedding dress. They are partners with Wish Upon A Wedding, a nonprofit, wish-granting program providing weddings and vowel renewals for couples facing serious illness or a life-altering circumstance. Additionally, the Wish Upon A Wedding Dress Donation Program accepts wedding dresses that are resold (for an extremely reasonable price) at Brides for a Cause’s Portland, Oregon location. 50% of the profits made from dress re-sells go directly to Wish Upon a Wedding, with the other 50% going to Brides for a Cause in order to cover the expenses associated with operating the donation and resale program. My first thought was, “This is like thrifting for a wedding dress!!” The Portland boutique is incredible! I found beautiful dresses with price tags upwards of $15,000 that were being sold for under $1,000! Also, if you’ve ever seen TLC’s show “Say Yes to the Dress,” then you’ll be excited to know that Kleinfield, the bridal store where the show takes place, donates dresses and accessories to Brides for a Cause! In fact, the veil pictured here is absolutely stunning and was generously donated by Kleinfield.
Thank you to all the brands that helped out to make this shoot so successful. I’m grateful to have been part of such a fun, beautiful and inspiring shoot! And a huge thanks to Georgia for putting all of this together!
- Photography: Georgia from Georgia Ruth Photography, Instagram: @thegeorgiaruth
- Florals: Amanda from Morning Glories Floral, Instagram: @morning_glories_floral
- Dress & Veil: Brides for a Cause, Instagram: @brides_for_a_cause
- Stylist/Planner: Becky Hart from Event Crush, Instagram: @eventcrush
- Hair & Makeup: Kelsey Garrison, Instagram: @kelsey_northweststylist
- Rentals: Glass Slipper Rentals, LLC
- Cake: Soft Peaks Cakery, Facebook: www.facebook.com/SoftPeaksCakery