Our Stylist, Shayla, Stuns in a Stella York Gown!

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We can’t believe one of our nearest and dearest stylists, Shayla, got hitched this summer!

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Shayla is a calm, collected presence around the boutique. She’s the girl we turn to to give great advice and to solve problems. She also raises our energy levels daily by making dad jokes or showing off her dance moves! Finding the perfect gown for someone as unique and beautiful as Shayla was quite the challenge. Would she go with a intricately beaded Martina Liana? An all lace Mikaella? A sparkly Kenneth Winston?

Our stylists know that finding the perfect gown is all about matching the bride’s personality, because very bride wants to feel amazing, confident, and beautiful in her gown. At the end of the day, though, a bride wants to feel like herself! Shayla chose a simple Stella York gown with a Mikado bodice and an A-line, tulle skirt. The shape and fabrics are timeless and elegant, while the deep plunging neckline and V-shaped back make this a truly unique gown. This gown feels classically bridal, yet relaxed enough for Shayla and David’s outdoor, forested venue. Quite simply, it feels like Shayla!

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Shayla and David got married on a Saturday in June at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains. Scheduling a wedding in June can be a risky endeavor in the Pacific Northwest, which is notoriously temperamental in late spring. So the week leading up to the wedding, all of the girls in the shop were obsessively checking the weather. The 10-day forecast was calling for full sun and 70 degrees, thank goodness!

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Saturday, June 10th came and the weather forecast changed drastically. Instead of the sunny blue skies and warm air as expected, thunderclouds were overhead. As a result, Shayla changed out of the blue flats she originally bought as her “something blue” and opted for sturdier hiking boots as she anticipated walking down a muddy aisle.

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Sure enough, raindrops started splashing down during the procession. North Plains experienced nothing short of a deluge as the ceremony progressed underneath the shelter. Rain or shine, nothing could keep Shayla and David from having the absolute best day. The unrelenting rain was a perfect backdrop for a truly intimate, candlelit ceremony. Due to the rain, everyone had to huddle together under the pitter patter of a tin roof to hear the couple’s vows. Plenty of candles, hot tamales from Tamale Boy, and local cider kept guests warm and cozy as the couple celebrated saying “I do.”

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The best part of the day? Possibly the two very special guests that were hired to help celebrate! Rojo and Napolean, two very friendly and fuzzy llamas, made this wedding truly special.

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Shayla and David’s wedding was such a perfect representation of their love: romantic, timeless, and a little bit quirky.

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Congratulations, Shayla and David!

Photography: Jessie Jean Photography
Venue: Hornings Hideout- Creekside
Coordination: Adornment Events
Florals: Amanda Karam Floral Co.
Rentals: For the Love of Pete Event Rental & Venue in a Box
Llamas: The Wedding Llamas
Accessories: Heidi Hull Designs
Leather Jacket: Asos & Letters and Dust
DJ: R Squared Rhythmes
Catering: Tamale Boy
Videography: Progressive Movement Productions
Dress: Stella York via
The White Dress Portland