Modern Portland Inspiration Shoot by Yasmin Khajavi Photography
July 16, 2012
Peonies and sequins seem like a match made in wedding heaven and when you add crisp, contemporary details like ghost chairs and lucite name tags into the mix, it's all out modern romance as seen through the lens of Yasmin Khajavi Photography. Take one idea like sparkling linens or the whole shebang crafted by Zest Floral and Event Design to incorporate into your big day. And this isn't just for weddings you all. Think 30th birthday bashes or a gorgeous shower spread. The sky is the limit for girly glamour. Keep the inspiration wheels a turning right here in the full gallery.
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From Yasmin Khajavi Photography... When Hailey Bernstein and Astrid Mueller, both contemporary creatives with a shared love of fashion and modern design, put their heads together, amazing things were bound to happen. For this styled shoot, they envisioned a fashion-forward, style-savvy couple planning the ultimate modern loft celebration. The look is clean-chic but full of warmth with soft, feminine sparkle. Hailey and Astrid decided on a light, neutral palette — tans, champagnes and mixed metallics with hints of blush and ivory. The light, breezy colors soften and brighten the raw loft space, offering a neutral canvas for some fun, fashionable and uber-chic details.

Sequin linens added unexpected glamour and sparkle, emphasizing the clean table lines yet luxurious texture. We alternated between tan sequin linens for tables, and tan and white chevron sequin linens for standing bistros, which brought extra variety and interest to the space. We designed a laid-back, yet luxurious tablescape with an abundance of soft and fluttery peonies, mixed metallic mercury glass votive holders, mirrored vases and tons of floating candles for ambiance. For the menus, table number and design pieces, illustrator Astrid Mueller, normally known for her delicate, fashion-inspired illustrations, took an abstract design approach and worked with minimalistic, circular design elements, inspired by architecture and the round shape of peonies. She devised a new, unique idea for this celebration design by introducing personalized, laser-engraved, perspex drink disks for the seating and cocktails. She also chose to create cool, urban-inspired but lavishly-printed stationery, lush and soft to the touch. The menus were artisan-printed and hand-debossed by Digby & Rose, creating a beautiful architectural effect. All details and were beautifully captured by the contemporary, Portland-based photographer Yasmin Khajavi.

Photography: Yasmin Khajavi Photography / Photo Shoot Venue: Castaway Portland in Portland, Oregon / Styling, Tablescape, Floral + Event Design: Zest Floral and Event Design / Invitation Design + Engraved Perspex Design Details: Astrid Mueller / Stationery Printing: Digby & Rose / Linens: La Tavola / Ghost Chairs, Table Settings + Glassware Rentals: West Coast Event Production