The day after I returned to Portland, we had Tessa's Bridal Shower at the legendary Portland Restaurant, Beast. Beast is run by Naomi Pomeroy (who's earned all sorts of accolades, including being a James Beard finalist!) and, as the name implies, has a focus on meat. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays and there are only two seatings for the 24 seat restaurant. I'm not overstating when I say that having her shower here was a dream come true, made possible by Tessa's mom and her best friend.
I was so lucky to have played a small part in this fairytale day (I made her garden rose headband and the peony table garland!) And then of course, there was the joy of eating five courses of unbelievable brunch and wine pairings. Tessa was her happiest self and we were only five minutes late to the whole affair. It was perfect.
(photos) on film with Leica CL | at Beast in Portland, Oregon