We were lucky enough to have 100% TALENTED vendors and connections to bring together this fun, creative and mystical short film based in the Pacific NW!
The idea came upon me one day as I was driving through some forested areas near Portland. Many brides in the Pacific NW are very into the outdoors, and due to the forested similarities between films like Lord of the Rings and Twilight, many couples here are into fantasy and other whimsy as well. So I got to thinking about fairy, elvish, and wood nymphed themed weddings and came up with this shoot idea combining those themes with a good dose of some magic and dreams. When planning an inspirational shoot for film, there must be more than just pretty shots, you have to have some kind of storyline so the movement makes sense! So the idea came about that there would be this girl, this fairy or wood nymph, and she would be wandering through the woods in her very natural state, and all of a sudden she would come upon this magical dress hanging in the woods and she would make a decision to put it on, which would change the course of her entire afternoon. She also finds many other magical items which are of course related to the wedding of her dreams.
The result is the creative short piece you are viewing now. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed producing it from conception to final color grading!
Filmed on location in the Columbia Gorge. Shot exclusively with Canon DSLR cameras.
Photography: Aralani Photography
Florals: Floral Designs by Alicia
Jewelry: Mandalena Jewelry
Makeup & Hair: Jessica Belknap Makeup Artistry
Dress: Magnifique Boutique
Props and Art Direction: Black Label Films