Archive for the ‘Tips & Trends’ Category

Aerial Artists

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

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Want to keep your guests on their toes with a fun surprise?  How about hiring talented aerial artists to perform or even serve champagne to guests?  Guests loved it at Sam & Devin’s ArmAory weddingJOS photographers - IMG_1516  JOS photographers - IMG_1739

Aerial Performers: A-wol Dance Collective, Photographer: Jos Studios

Wedding Etiquette on AM NW

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Will you be attending a wedding this summer as a guest?  Take a peek at our recent segment on KATU’s AM Northwest for some good etiquette tips!

Linen Trends

Thursday, May 14th, 2015


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!



Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

Monday, April 27th, 2015


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!


Save the Veil

Thursday, April 9th, 2015


While in New York for Bridal Fashion Week this last fall, we came across an idea so genius yet simple that we kicked ourselves for not inventing it first!  Who has been to an outdoor wedding with a bride wearing an amazing veil?  More often then not, that veil is flying in the wind and the poor girl ends up fussing with it for half of the ceremony. Enter Save the Veil.  These elegant weights are easily attached to the veil (and can be simply removed), and will ensure that it stays in place despite any breeze!  The magnetic jewelry can be ordered to coordinate with the gown and after the wedding can even be made into earrings.

Interested?  You can find these locally at Anna’s Bridal Boutique in Lake Oswego!

photo by Jos Studio

Summer Wedding Trends

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Interested in 2015 summer wedding trends?  Take a peek at our segment from AM Northwest which aired live last week on KATU Channel 2!

Trend Alert: Floral Chandeliers!

Thursday, March 5th, 2015


One of my favorite up and coming wedding trends is adorning chandeliers, or creating new chandeliers, out of flowers and greenery.  Suspending a focal piece adds an exciting element to an event, and is unique and unexpected!  If you are looking for a “wow factor,” consider floral chandeliers!


photos by Ben Pigao Photography

Bachelorette Planning

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

While bachelorette parties are a blast to attend, planning them can be a bit of a challenge.  Brain-storming a unique location idea, finding a date that works for everyone and coordinating travel plans can be quite the task.  A new website,, streamlines the whole process for you.  Check it out!


How cute is this idea?  Glam trip to LA with a stop at Disneyland!  Our darling bride, Sarah, was married in January and enjoyed the California sun in December!

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!


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.


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!


2015 Wedding Trends

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Love wedding gowns with plunging backs, receptions adorned in neutrals, brunch weddings or dessert displays? Watch our recent segment on KGW News to learn about more hot wedding trends for 2015!

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