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Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Beautiful Blush Wedding

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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.

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photos by Ben Pigao Photography, cake by Dream Cakes

Eileen & Darren’s Art Deco Wedding

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

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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.

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Talk about a great bridesmaid gift!

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I love how this ombre aisle turned out!

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Such a great guest book idea!

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Photography by Powers Studios, Hair/Makeup by Face Body Beauty, Chairs by Sedera, Photo Booth by PDX Photo Lounge, Video by JAM Media, Officiant by A Beautiful Ceremony

Chair Swag

Monday, February 9th, 2015

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!

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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! 140329-404

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Kelsey & Josh’s Urban Leftbank Wedding

Monday, December 29th, 2014
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Kelsey and Josh were a darling couple right from the beginning. Elizabeth knew planning was going to be fun when they started talking details about the urban chic wedding. Kelsey and Josh both had incredible style and their wedding was nothing short of that. Left Bank Annex was the perfect venue; a mix of modern and classic provided us with an excellent backbone for the wedding designs to begin unfolding. From an amazing table design to Salt & Straw late night no detail went missed at this fab wedding. Kelsey & Josh’s guests loved being a part of a wedding that truly represented the couple and celebrated until the wee hours of the night with a very full dance floor!
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Photos by Jessica Hill Photography, Flowers by Zest, Ice Cream by Salt & Straw, Hair/Makeup by Powder, Inc, Catering by Vibrant Table, Rentals by Party Place, Video by Focal Point,   DJ by Paradox Productions, Cake by Cutsforth, Printing by Egg Press
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We submitted this wedding for publication but unfortunately our timing was off.  Regardless, what Kelsey wrote is so great that I have to share!
Josh and I go back to Middle School, where we were nothing but strangers who passed 
in the halls.  We became friends in High School, where we attended our Senior Prom together.  
We chose separate paths after High School, spending the next four years at rival Universities.  
Through mutual friends, we reconnected three years later and quickly became inseparable.  On 
September 9, 2012, while on a hike at Wahclella Falls, Josh, with our dog Cassius by his side, got 
down on his knee and proposed.  That unforgettable moment took place in front of a beautiful 
waterfall and was captured on film by a stranger, who somehow knew what was about to 
happen.
 
The wedding plans began immediately.  With the help of our wedding coordinator, we 
chose our venue, Left Bank Annex, an industrial building in downtown Portland.  “Urban Chic” 
became the theme for further wedding inspiration. All the details (glasses, stemware, 
silverware, plates and menus) all had to be modern and clean.  I chose blush accents in my 
flowers and napkins to compliment my neutral color scheme.   The metal table numbers went 
perfectly with the industrial venue and the centerpieces, along with mirrored vases and varying 
heights of floating votive candles added to the touch of elegance and romance that we 
envisioned.  To add to the fun of the reception, we treated our guest to “Salt and Straw”, 
Portland’s favorite ice cream shop, as they scooped their unique flavors such as Coffee and 
Bourbon, Sea Salt Caramel, Honey Lavender.  Being that Mac & Cheese is my favorite food, we 
decided that serving an elegant version as a late night treat would be the perfect solution to 
satisfy the late night cravings!
 
Despite all the beautiful details, the best part of my wedding day was my walk down the 
aisle.  Although this is what I was most nervous for, having my dad by my side and future 
husband in tunnel vision, it was a feeling that cannot be described.  We were honored and 
extremely fortunate to have so many family and friends present to witness our vows and love 
we share for one another.  That, hands down, is the reason why September 7th 2013, was, thus 
far, the best day of our lives.

Joslin & Kevin’s Wedding at Long Farm Barn!

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

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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! 

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These photos are some of my favorites of the season–how cute is this couple?!?

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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’s Pure Space Event

Monday, October 6th, 2014

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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!

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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’s Perfect PAM Wedding

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

 

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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!

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I mean seriously, how cute are these kiddos??

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Two of the sweetest grandmothers I ever did see.

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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!Hayley Anderson1

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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

Shay & Andy’s Downtown Wedding

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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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!

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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

 

Stephanie & Stephen’s Oregon Golf Club Wedding

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Stephanie & Stephen’s OGC wedding was a perfectly planned affair with a New England vibe.  This is such a sweet and fun couple, and Stephen’s smile is electric (especially when he first saw his bride)! While the rain was not planned, it brought with it a cozy magical feel that really added to the day.   We tried to mix it up by having the ceremony staged on the side of the rose garden, which is quite different than a standard Oregon Golf Club event.  The reception tent was gorgeous with wood tables, and a fresh palate of white, tangerine and gold. Guests enjoyed a seated meal and a photo booth complete with puppets created to look like the bride and groom.  As if that wasn’t enough, a sweet and savory waffle cart and Salt & Straw ice cream arrived late night!  Take a peek–

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Photos by Ben Pigao, Catering by Oregon Golf Club, Flowers by Blum Floral, Hair by DuRubia Salon, Makeup by Event Cosmetics, Rentals by WCEP, Table Rentals by Classic Vintage Rentals, Lighting  by Think AV, Cake by Laurie Clarke Cakes, Late Night Treats by Salt & Straw and Flavour Spot, Ceremony Music by Duo Con Brio, Reception Music by Swingline Cubs, Transportation by Lucky Limousine, Paper Items by Paper Bloom

 
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