Magic & Modern Romance at Proxy Falls

 In Styled Shoot

We are excited to share this styled shoot with you as it brought two talented, born and raised Central Oregonian girls – Marisa Kozak Ringe of Revel Petals and Photographer Hailley Howard – back home to create something truly magical at Proxy Falls. They are both now living else where and creating magic there, and so many of the vendors they used are too living and creating elsewhere; but this styled shoot brought all of their attention here on this amazing place we are lucky enough to call home. And even though they only worked on this project for a short time, we know that Central Oregon is now a part of their hearts too. She will capture your attention and make you want to stay. Um hello, that is how we all ended up here right?! That is why so many couples visit on vacation, and then choose to bring their love story full circle and get married here. Heck, many of them end up moving here eventually…and really, we so not blame them!


The amazing team that worked on this stunning shoot out at Proxy Falls (listed to the right) gave us this explanation about their vision:


“Our inspiration is a romance between an ancient forest sprite and a modern man. She’s wizened beyond years, full of hidden magic and living in the waterfalls, while he is a modern Oregon guy, complete with ironic sense of style and a smart phone. He was out for a hike one day around Proxy Falls, and the two of them met by chance, and instantly fell in love. This shoot is the imagining of their wedding, the falls as their officiant, with the trees and lichen as their witnesses.”


“From a style perspective, we imagined their wedding as a fusion of otherworldly magic and modern romance. So we sought to walk the line between sparkle and matte, fantasy and reality, and between vintage and contemporary stylings. Additionally, the flowers are a mix of soft petals, lichen and mushrooms, all locally grown in Oregon.”


Well done ladies, well done. It is simply a stunning representation of all the beauty surrounding us here in Oregon and we love that it showcases another beautiful wedding adventure while out enjoying it. Thank you for allowing us to share your vision with our readers. Enjoy!


Hailley Howard


Marisa Kozak Ringe


Foxtail Bakeshop


Makeup Mafia


Ziggy by Grace Loves Lace


Ron Tomson Brand


Andronyk Jewelry


MBM Calligraphy


Alexis Kozak: Zush By Design


Alison Clough: Zush By Design


Maggie Smith & John Kish

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