Flowers in beards! This is not a drill! Flowers in beards and Wes Anderson!
Today we have an amazing styled shoot featuring Brian and Jonathan from The Gay Beards shot and shared with us by Sarah of Hazelwood Photo. Enjoy this styling masterpiece!
The designer of the shoot, Something Borrowed PDX, said:
Our initial inspiration for this shoot was Wes Anderson. We love the styling of his films — specifically the vivid color palettes, the symmetry of the scenes, all the rich textures, memorable characters, and playful details. 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. We chose to use flowers sparingly. Instead, Wildflower PDX incorporated lots of interesting potted plants, tropical foliage, and locally foraged moss, mushrooms and ferns.
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. They also adorned their beards with vintage buttons and confetti for a few of the shots!
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.
Lux Sucre used a Wes Anderson film quote on the gorgeous four-tiered cake. They even made tiny replicas of Mendl’s Courtesan au Chocolat from The Grand Budapest Hotel.
The décor consisted of mushrooms statues, bell jar terrariums, vintage novels, an assortment of colorful glassware and linen napkins, vintage cutlery, and modern stoneware dishes.
Photography: Hazelwood Photo
Design, Styling, Production, Rentals: Something Borrowed PDX
Models: The Gay Beards
Floral Design: Wildflower Portland
Location: The Evergreen
Desserts: Lux Sucre
Hair & Makeup: Kirstie Wight
Cocktails: Mint and Mirth
Stationery: The Real Creative
Gift Box: With Love From PDX
Needlepoint Pet Wall Art: Raya Lieberman