Kimi Hood from Kimi Photography has brought a wonderful team of wedding vendors together to present this styled shooting in Portland, Oregon. Focussing on Portland Asian Boho Wedding themes, especially for the Japanese market, Black Sweet Raspberry wedding planning and Pistils & Stamen florist help bring about a lovely bohemian feeling in an earthy and natural setting that any couple would adore. Kimi Hood explains more details about the shoot.
Have a look, and dream a little dream………
“One of the outstanding reasons for coming to Portland is the wedding scene. Portland is a pretty small city compared to other cities on the west coast but with some amazing locals for small intimate weddings. They can pick any venue or scene within two hours of Portland. Mt. Hood, Cannon Beach, Portland downtown, Colombia River, Falls…etc.”
“Portland is becoming one of the hottest destination wedding spots for Japanese couples.
Recently, some Japanese life and fashion magazines have been focusing on the quality of lifestyle in Portland. As a hot topic, it draws interests from the younger generations in Japan. It has been about unique local businesses, wonderful nature, and the general fashion of Portland. They love feeling and being creative like Portlanders do! Now, the wind is bringing this trend to the Portland bridal industry.”
“This styled wedding shoot is a collaboration with amazing Portland bridal vendors to showcase the creative and custom aspect of what is possible and within reach to those couples.”
“I am a Portland wedding photographer and native Japanese speaker. I have experience in both the Japanese and Portland wedding industry, and I understand, organize and capture the Japanese couples’ needs and hopes.”
“The theme for this styled shoot is Portland Asian Boho Wedding. The Asian aspect of this shoot was to create a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for those Japanese couples who want to imagine themselves in the theme.”
“The boho part is a reflection of Portland’s natural style and is something that is not as prevalent in the Japanese wedding industry. These elements combine to give couples an interest in the dreamy Portland wedding that they wouldn’t be able to experience otherwise.”
“Florist Susanna from Pistils & Stamen and Kimberly from Black Sweet Raspberry can put together some amazing styled themes that really show the essence of Portland wedding fashion and appeal to the Japanese couples looking to experience a destination wedding in all the unique creativity Portland has to offer.”
“Our cake design by Sweetheart St. Johns was tasty and beautiful! Her artistic cake design used some gold and with blue berry decoration to add the Japanese navy blue taste. It was a great compliment to the overall theme.”
“We chose this gorgeous venue in Silver Falls to display the natural beauty and waterfalls of Oregon. Elizabeth Dye‘s dress makes the dreamy and elegant vision come to life. Kiriko provided very authentic Asian fabrics and potteries to match up with the theme.”
“Portland’s unique culture seems to be catching on for people in other countries!”
Indeed it does! Thank you Kimi Hood!
Photographer: Kimi Photography | Event Planning: Black Sweet Raspberry | Flower: Pistils & Stamen | Makeup and Hair: Cassandra Kennedy Beauty | Bridal Dresses: Elizabeth Dye | Cakes: Sweetheart St. Johns | Venue: Silver Falls Lodge & Conference Center | Prop Details: Kiriko | Graphic Designer: Nimbi Designs | Jewellry: Betsy and Iya |Nail: Color Treats