Today’s styled shoot is eclectic, quirky, with a hint of Victorian elements and curiosities! Set at The Evergreen PDX, a restored vintage ballroom in the heart of Portland, the team behind the shoot is dishing up some definite spring motifs infused with science elements: bell jar terrariums, “field note” illustrations of plants and mushrooms, and a whole lot of foliage. The ever-amazing couple known as The Gay Beards, were the perfect couple to inspire this wedding shoot, with their message of happiness, creativity, and love.
The initial inspiration for this shoot was Wes Anderson. The fresh spring color palette included vivid teal blue, bubble gum pink, mustard and tan, which contrasted nicely with the all the greenery and dark wood furniture. Wildflower PDX incorporated lots of interesting potted plants, tropical foliage, and locally foraged moss, mushrooms and ferns. The intimate indoor garden ceremony space featured mismatched vintage chairs, benches, lanterns, a metal Victorian archway, and loads of plants.
The Re.al Creative made the beautiful and colorful invitation suite, custom vow books and mushroom place cards, which featured quotes from Wes Anderson films. There was a “Cabinet of Curiosities” created to display the groomsmen gift box curated by With Love from PDX. The box featured locally made goods like a candle, soap, socks, bitters, and of course, beard oil!
The tiny lounge space was designed to double as a photo booth backdrop, and featured framed flora and fauna illustrations, along with chalkboards and handmade needlepoint cat portraits by Rayasthings. The head table was constructed from of three mismatched smaller wooden tables from Something Borrowed.
The Gay Beards wore casual looks that were a mix of vintage and vintage-inspired designer pieces. Their beard bouquets consisted of snap dragons, angel wing begonia leaves, seeded eucalyptus, carnations, straw flowers, ferns, mushrooms, and vintage wooden daisies. Lux Sucre created an extraordinary sweets bar loaded with mushroom shaped cookies, sparkling cupcakes, and other fantastical desserts.