I love Portland. You can find yourself a flower-filled lot amongst the beautiful evergreens and be 100% yourself. You can be free-spirited, innovative, avant-garde. You can be queer! An LGBTQIA community to rival many and creative to boot, it’s a breeding ground for great ideas & out-of-the-box style which, yes, includes weddings.
Take designer Claire La Faye. Filling the bridal world with color & sparkle, the Portland bridal designer’s closet of pink tulle skirts & whimsical details would seem fully femme were it not for her badass styling & cool bride attitude. You’ll remember a few of her anti-bride wedding dresses from our best black wedding dresses feature a few weeks ago.
And this editorial features not only Claire La Faye’s wild & wonderful world of bridal but models that I’d say represent Portland’s embrace of queer couples & alternative style. Styling their crew with trendy & retro accessories in a light-filled loft, stylist Mallory Jones & photographer Naba Zabih give an ode to Portland that makes me proud to be here.
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