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Champagne and Plumes – TESTING 123

Champagne and Plumes

I hope you are loving the Inspired Creations Contest concepts so far and that they are giving you many creative and budget-friendly ideas for your wedding!  Today’s concept from the Portland, OR team of Rachael Hershmann from Lace and Likes, Debbie Dennis from BridalhoodMarigold Vintage Rentals and Benjamin Edwards features a vintage and feminine gold and pink tablescape and beverage station incorporating champagne, ostrich plumes and lots of sparkly details!


The tabletop was set with vintage china, gold flatware, and glitter-covered vases full of lush ranunculus, peonies, and baby’s breath.  Antique gold-rimmed champagne glasses were filled with glitter and held gold flags that served as place cards, and vintage sparkly rings from Rachael’s grandmother dressed the vivid pink napkins.



Marigold Vintage Rentals brought in all of the vintage and rustic furniture for the shoot, including the distressed long white farm table, the antique hutch, the mismatched chairs, vintage chandeliers, old gold and pink suitcases, and beautiful soft textured pillows.  Rachael and Debbie created a backdrop of beautiful flowy white fabric accented with shiny pink and gold ribbons.  Perfect as a decor piece and a photo booth too!



To add a vintage touch, the champagne cocktail bar used old bottles and gold beverage pourers found at an antique store, and the menu featured old-fashioned champagne cocktails with elderflower and ginger liqueurs, honey vodka, and rose water.  Gold swizzle stir poms are the perfect glam touch!






I adore the elegant and flowy Pocket Full of Posey gown from local Portland designer Claire La Faye!






Remember, if this shoot is your favorite contest idea – share your love in the comments.  And, you can view many more of the delicious images in the gallery!

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

Design – Rachael Hershmann from Lace and Likes and Debbie Dennis from Bridalhood \ Rentals – Marigold Vintage Rentals \ Photography – Benjamin Edwards \ Gown – Claire La Faye \ Stationery – Alexandria Husby \ Floral – supplied by Russ Wholesale Flowers

105 thoughts on “Champagne and Plumes

    1. Oh my goodness, where do I begin?! This shoot is beyond amazing. So many incredible details I can hardly stand it! I want to jump in and get married all over again! Good job ladies!

  1. yes yes YES!

    This is definitely my favourite so far! Love the soft pink & gold combination, as well as the mix of glamour and rustic wood!

    Amazing work and attention to detail.

  2. Going on 25 years of marriage and if I could do it all again I would do it like this! It’s beautiful! So romantic! Perhaps I can hire you for the renewal of our vows!

  3. This is beautiful! I loved the gold pom pom stirrers and feathers dangling from the ceiling. Those drinks sound delicious too :)

  4. WOW! You two are so talented! I hope you’re still around in 5-10 years when I hope to gain a son-in-law:) Your creations are unique and exquisite….absolutely beautiful

  5. The vintage ideas lovely and elegant! Just the right touch of gold and glitter. The shabby chic look is a winner for me. Congrats to this talented team on a beautiful setting.

  6. GA GA GORGEOUS!!! Words can’t describe the feeling I get when I look at your creativity and originality. You ladies have a long and wonderful career ahead of you! It took my breath away :)

  7. This is breath taking beautiful! Absolutely amazing. It totally opens your mind to what can be done on a budget. These people know what they are doing! Love love love it!

  8. It is so beautiful and “girlie”. I love the feather placement and the gold accents to the “photo booth”. I love their creativity. What an inspiration.

  9. How incredibly beautiful! This is such a sweet setup – it makes me want to get married again! (but only if it would look JUST like this) Definitely my favorite so far. It’s just so warm and sweet and well thought out. GREAT JOB!!!

  10. Well done, the design is elegant, and flows so nicely. The vintage pieces are beautiful. the devils in the details and no detail was left un-done. Love it!

  11. Trying to find the right words to describe how delightful these pictures were to look at. Kinda has a Parisian vibe too it. Well done Rachel!

  12. wow, i put my vote in last week for my favorite however i love this won. winner, winner chicken dinner! vintage furniture is SO sweet.

  13. I love this! The combination of the rustic and the elegant gives the venue a distinctive character that is the perfect backdrop for an event that won’t soon be forgotten. The charming vintage elements like the ribbons and the rings show a connection with the past, but the creative and unique arrangements infuse the space with a modern flair. The talented ladies who designed this setting ensured that guests would encounter a refreshing surprise around every corner and everything that’s needed for a festive and memorable evening. Wonderful, expert job!

  14. Oh my…If only I could do it all again… My favorite by far!! This is absolutely stunning… The perfect combination of elegance, vintage flair and romanticism. Absolutely beautiful!

  15. I want to dive into a sea of those plumes with whatever drink is in those champagne glasses!! The bride looks gorgeous and the orange pillow chair just rocks my socks! This appears to be a relatively small space you used, and it just feels so warm and cozy. I’m inspired!

  16. Wow!!! Debbie and her team did an amazing job!!! Love the color palatte and all the fabulous little details…especially the feathers hanging from above! And all the vintage rentals are just perfect for this shoot! Fabulous job everyone…definitely my fave ;-)


  17. I am just tickled pink about this shoot! Everything is beautifully done, Rachael. You are so talented! This is something to be very proud of! XOXO

  18. if life looked like a pink cupcake, i believe this is exactly what it would look like. abosolute divine work in decorating and photography. it is truely an outstanding vision.

  19. This is the most darling and bold design. The gold gives the scene real strength and yet the whole ambiance is dream-like. It would be such a gorgeous and magical wedding concept!

  20. I love the use of gold in this shoot. it is so dreamy. and just the right amount of sparkle. i am in love.

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