gatherings | Bridal Shower at Beast

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
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9 comments:

  1. This looks really incredible, Sam! I just can't get over how BEAUTIFUL the flowers are (and Tessa of course)! Hearing about this restaurant also makes me think that I need to plan ahead to get reservations when I get a chance to visit Portland! Eep!

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    1. Amanda, when you visit we'll definitely go! it is right up your ally - girl power + bacon. It may be my only hope to rival the legendary five course dinner we had at Quince!

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  2. Love the garland running down the center of the table, much better than a ginormous arrangement! (plus you can see people on the other side!ha)

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    1. Clare, that is such a great point that I honestly didn't think of! Garlands *are* great for table conversation. The funny thing is, I had actually made it for the back of her chair and when we got to the restaurant I had a total panicked moment when they were narrow and rounded. It worked out for the best though, didn't it!

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  3. creep alert right here: ive been aggressively refreshing your blog hoping to see wedding pics. and another creep alert: after seeing/reading this post, i bought a bathing suit AND top in that jcrew punk floral print your pal is wearing.

    ooxoxoxoxo

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    1. Allie, finally posted wedding pics today (pretty much because of your encouragement. Your loyal fandom keeps me going, girl!) and you know I support those purchases! all floral print, all the time (of any kind)

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  4. such beautiful pictures! i love the colors. and the flowers - wow!

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  5. Amazing bridal shower! I loved table décor. It looks fabulous. My sister also hosted a bridal shower for me at one of best event venue of our hometown. I really liked the arrangements she made for my day and thankful to her.

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