We received some new fabric samples in our office today and we love the linen trends of bold patterns and colors. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and colors for your wedding- it adds a fun dimension and element of design! Here are some of our favorites we paired together. If you are interested in renting linens for your wedding, we can help!
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Asking bridesmaids to be in your wedding is such a fun task and something we are always asked about. We decided to put together a simple, fun and cost effective way to ask each friend or family member for a little inspiration!
Step 1: Gather all your supplies.
Here are some fun ideas for supplies:
Mini Champagne bottle– We love all things glitter so we decided to spray paint the bottle of champagne with gold glitter paint.
Nail polish– Grab a bottle in a coordinating wedding tone.
Ring– Little rings or pieces of jewelry can be found online for pretty inexpensive. It’s a fun detail to gift your bridesmaids!
Sign– How cute is this celebration sign? Get crafty and create you own card to ask each bridesmaid. Here is a balloon filled with confetti that instructs each girl to inflate, pop and then celebrate. Ridiculously adorable.
Packaging: Grab a good size box, packaging supplies and don’t forget cute ribbon or twine!
Step 2: Package
If you are mailing your boxes make sure to package them safely. If you are hand delivering we recommend doing a little layering so there are lots of fun surprises when opened.
Step 3: Card & Mail
Make sure to write a personal note to each bridesmaids and attach to the top. Then either mail or hand deliver to each girl!
We planned a blush wedding this past season with such gorgeous details, it was too beautiful not to share! Nora coordinated the garden event held at a private social club downtown Portland which featured beautiful light pink and ivory tones, amazing lighting by Greenlight Creative, lush blooms by Zest and dramatic floral chandeliers.
Eileen and Darren envisioned a Art Deco themed wedding reception to compliment the beautiful 1920’s style engagement ring Darren popped the question with. The wedding, coordinated by Meghan, was held at the Oregon Golf Club and featured glamorous details created by Eileen that truly brought a unique touch to the day. Bella Bloom Florals beautiful arrangements filled the tent for a pop of fuchsia. For dessert, Laurie Clarke Cakes created a decadent, beautifully designed art deco wedding cake complete with their monogram. Guests dressed for the theme in 1920’s cocktail attire and danced the night away with with music played by John Ross Productions.
Talk about a great bridesmaid gift!
I love how this ombre aisle turned out!
Such a great guest book idea!
It is always so fun when a bride and groom decorate the backs of chairs with various creative ideas. Here are a few of our favorites–we absolutely love chair swag!
photo by Altura Studio
Flowers – talk to your florist about adding in some flowers for the back of your chairs or even re-purposing ceremony decor. Whether it’s a large single bloom or a lush garland, it will make your chairs pop!
photo by Lauren B Photography
Wooden Signs – this is a wonderful DIY project. Find some scrap wood from a recycled center, drill 2 holes in the top corners and thread ribbon through. Hire a calligrapher (or friend) to write anything fun on the wood signs.
photo by Lauren B Photography
Arrows – there are lots of fun ideas online for cute arrows with your initials, or Mr. and Mrs. The arrows add a fun modern element and also dress up the backs of your chairs.
photo from Wedding Chicks
Ribbon – grab a large ribbon and tie oversized bows on to the back of the chairs. Another idea is to tie the two bride and groom chairs together with one big bow.
photo by Fritz Photography
Monogram – have your initial of your first name or your new last name tied to the back of each chair. The options for monograms are endless!
Joslin and Kevin really wanted their wedding day to be a fun party filled will great food, drinks, and dancing. When they found Long Farm Barn they just knew it was the perfect fit and begin planning with Meghan. After getting married under the beautiful tree on the property, they made the historic 1900 barn the focal point by having their dinner take place in the garden. Guests sat at family style tables decorated with burlap and lace runners made by the mother of the bride and beautiful floral arrangements. Two Girls Catering BBQ’d an incredible dinner onsite. Guests then moved inside the barn where Kevin’s uncle kicked off the dancing with his band, Chihuahua Desert. Chad Dowling Productions continued the with a jam packed dance floor- the bride and groom even crowd surfed!
These photos are some of my favorites of the season–how cute is this couple?!?
Makeup by Kim King, Hair by Emily York, Photos by Powers Studios, Cake by Lamb’s Thriftway, Catering by Two Girls Catering, Cinematography by Prophezy, DJ by Chad Dowling Productions, Rentals by Barbur Blvd Rentals, Band by Chihuahua Desert
Hayley & Casey…what a couple. This bride had so much energy and sass, it was adorable. In addition to her full time job, Hayley works as an award winning dance coach. It was at dance practice where Casey proposed so of course these special girls were included in the wedding festivities. In addition, Hayley took her coaching skills to choreograph an amazing first dance with her new husband (click here to see it!) and delighted guests. The purple and apple green color scheme at this Pure Space event was bold, sparkly, dramatic and perfect for these two. Such a fun wedding!
While the girls were getting ready, the guys enjoyed themselves sharing boots at Prost.
Catering by Gourmet Productions, Cake by AK Cake Design, Hair & Makeup by Powder Inc, Photos by Your Street Photography, DJ by Paradox Productions, Flowers by Zest Floral, Transportation by Double Decker PDX, Rentals by WCEP
Hayley & Peter had a perfect PAM wedding back in March. These two come from amazing families, and I truly enjoyed getting to know them throughout planning. Hayley & Peter met through Christian Mingle and definitely a match made in heaven. The ceremony was so thoughtful, and it was obvious to everyone that these two are so in love. My first meeting was with Susan, Hayley’s mom, who described the bride’s sense of style as Kate Spade meets Pottery Barn. We infused that look with whites, ivories, and blush tones at First Congregational Church and The Portland Art Museum to create a truly elegant event. I loved it!
I mean seriously, how cute are these kiddos??
Two of the sweetest grandmothers I ever did see.
Hayley honored her late father by attaching a necklace he had given her to her bouquet. He had recently passed, and from the stories I heard he was a truly wonderful man. His presence was certainly felt!
For more photos click here.
Photos by Lauren B Photography, Flowers by Zest, Printing by Crave, Catering by Art of Catering, Hair/Makeup by Powder Inc, Rentals by Ohana Party Rentals, DJ by Chad Dowling Productions, Cake by Dream Cakes
I love weddings with a intimate, warm and cozy vibe, and Shay & Andy‘s downtown wedding was just that. With a ceremony at First Presbyterian Church and a reception following at The Sentinel with many many detail items to set, Elizabeth had her hands full. The weather held out for us and the black and gold art deco design was perfect in the Governor Ballroom. My favorite part? Shay’s elegant gown from Anna’s Bridal that she zipped off during dancing to reveal a sassy cocktail dress perfect for dancing!
Photos by Powers Studios, Hair by Tribe Hair, Rentals by Avery’s, lighting by Think AV, Cake by Dream Cakes, Video by CVP, Flowers by Old Town Florist, Transportation by Best Car in Town, DJ by DJ Royale, Catering by Jakes