Modern Glam Bride

Happy Friday everyone!  I have another lovely Inspired Creations Contest shoot to show off today - modern and glamorous bridal fashion inspiration from the Portland team of Sara Gray Photography, Madeline Roosevelt, Amy Wing, and Serephine.  The model is Sara’s beautiful younger sister Emily who is getting married this summer!  The team wanted to incorporate sparkle without going wild, so they kept to a neutral color palette of gold, ivory, white, and silver.  A sassy sequin dress from Nordstrom, glitter heels, dramatic makeup and fabulous accessories make this a perfect look for the modern bride.


Amy Wing brought her collection of hammered silver and gold jewelry to create soft sparkles around Emily’s neck, and Erin from Serephine created a new original headpiece for the shoot, the “Reina”.  Call It Spring Dajani gold glitter pumps complete the accessories.  Madeline Roosevelt went dramatic for the look with gunmetal gray smoky eyes that shimmer with drama.





A fun little DIY is this lovely fabric flower bouquet that Sara created.


  • Wire whisk
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Lightweight, silky fabric (3-4 yards total)
  • Needle and thread for hand-sewing


  1. Buy a wire whisk for the base. Bend and stretch the wire blades into a bouquet-like shape.
  2. Cut circles from the fabric, using as much of the fabric as you can. Circles should be about 2.5 inches across (no need for them to be exact). Take a circle of fabric and fold it into quarters. Then, with your sewing needle and thread, sew one stitch into the bottom of your little triangle (to clarify, use your needle and go through the fabric once, then back up through the fabric again). Then stitch on another, up to 12 circles. Then loop back to the first circle and tighten the thread, forming a circle. Tie off the thread and continue to make more groupings. These are your individual flowers.
  3. After you’ve completed the flowers, hot glue each to the metal wires of the whisk. Make sure you’re covering all the blank space so you can’t see into the whisk.
  4. Wrap the handle of the whisk with ribbon and hot glue. Start from the end, so you have a nice smooth edge, and work your way up. Toward the top, it won’t matter how perfect it is since it’ll be hidden beneath the bottom flowers.





The following Portland wedding vendors contributed to this inspirational bridal fashion shoot:

Photography and styling – Sara Gray Photography \ Hair and makeup – Madeline Roosevelt \ Jewelry – Amy Wing \ Hair accessories – Serephine \ Location – The Jupiter Hotel \ Gown – Nordstrom \ Shoes – Call It Spring Dajani

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