Styled Shoots

A Vow to Remember

Inspired by the DIY brides, this styled shoot was designed to showcase what a vow renewal can look like if you’re bride on a budget. A lot of this style shoot was based off of months of research, Pinterest, Youtube, and Facebook groups where individuals shared their version of DIY weddings. The team wanted to keep things minimal, but still elegant and dreamy. Rithy, of RTFaith Photography, says that she recruited a woodworker to create a customised wedding arch, which cost her only $100. “I also recruited an upcoming make up artist with such a fun laid back personality, she was $25. The dress was donated to me by Krustallos Couture, where I paid for shipping and cleaning, $20. The beautiful invitation suite was also donated, and did not cost me anything. The delicious cake was by an new baker also trying to build her business, and she charged $40. The venue was $120 for the 3 hours we spent there. The main struggle for me was floral. Most florist were booked months ago, as expected during wedding season. I ended up tackling this one on my own. Took a visit to my neighborhood New Seasons, consulted with the florist there and gathered her ideas of what I can do. We purchased the floral she recommended, went home and executed the bouquet, boutonniere, and the arch piece the evening before the shoot. This little creative moment taught me that arranging anything with flowers, greens, and sticks is definitely suited for the professional. The couple I selected were already married, but celebrating their 5 year anniversary this year. I thought it would be nice to give them something special, especially since the husband will be stationed in the middle east for year. They would at least have some pictures to look at while away from each other during that 12 months. The day started off smoothly, everyone arrived on time and joined together to turn an empty room into a ceremony cite. It was exciting to see your creative idea come out just as you imagined. All costing less than $500. I know that most of what I paid for vendors were because we were collaborating, but brides can still do what I did when looking for vendors. Search for ones that are just starting out, their prices will typically be lower than those in the industry longer. I created this shoot to give brides some hope that they can still have a beautiful wedding, elopement, or vow renewal while on a budget. Especially when they have a strong photographer for their day.”

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Photography: RTFaith Photography // Ceremony Venue: The Light Room PDX // Floral: New Seasons // Stationery: InvitoBella, LLC // Wedding Cake: Anna’s Sweet Treats // Backdrops: PNWood Crafts // Hair: Katarina Tiley // Makeup: Katarina Tiley // Wedding Dress: Krustallos Couture // Veil: Brendas Bridal Veils // Submitted via: Matchology

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