Archive for the ‘Tips & Trends’ Category

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!

Dessert Displays

Thursday, January 15th, 2015


photo by Yasmin Khajavi

This last spring we launched a dessert display option for our clients as an exciting added service.  Several took us up on it and and we had the opportunity to provide tasty treats with different darling presentations throughout the summer!  What sets us apart besides the large range of options and unique display pieces?  The high end ingredients used in the delicious desserts all of which are procured from a local scratch bakery.  All baked goods are made in a licensed commercial kitchens, which is very important to us.

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Photo by Jos Studios

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Photo by Jos Studios

We have an extensive inventory of beautiful glassware, platters, linens, custom signage and decorative details that we utilize to build your dessert display. Our process is simple – you tell us about your wedding and choose your treats, and we will design the display, source all of the sweets and provide the supplies. On the day of your event, we will set-up, restock, and tear down after the party is over. It’s that easy!

photo by FS Photography

photo by FS Photography

Some decadent and delicious items our clients have chosen this past summer are fresh fruit tarts, red velvet and cream cheese cupcakes, dark chocolate edible cups with vanilla bean pudding, blonde brownies and chocolate with caramel and sea salt cake pops to name a few!  We have many tasty options and can work with you to create a display with all of your favorites.


photo by Yasmin Khajavi

Dessert displays are quickly gaining in popularity and we hope to bring styled sweets to several of our weddings this coming season!


photo by Ben Pigao Photography


photo by Ben Pigao Photography


photo by Powers Studios


photo by Powers Studios

Cascading Bouquets Are Back!

Monday, December 8th, 2014
photo by Emily G.
This bouquet was first seen in the early 1900’s and really grew in popularity in the 20’s and 30’s. After taking a break the cascade bouquet (also known as the shower bouquet) came back with a bang in the 80s with Princess Diana carrying one of the most iconic cascading bouquets.
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After disappearing again for a few decades, cascading bouquets are back and we love it. This year we have seen a variety of cascading bouquets. From the traditional all white flowers with a mix of greenery trailing down to the ground, to a more whimsical teardrop look with colorful blooms and a small cascade of loose  greenery. A cascading bouquet come in all shapes and sizes. If you are interested in a cascade bouquet for your wedding, we recommend talking with your florist and picking out a style that works best for your figure and dress.

Aisle Decor

Friday, November 14th, 2014


photo by Holland Studios

When thinking about your ceremony, the very first thing to happen is people walking down the aisle. The aisle is a wonderful spot to add a few details and have fun. Here are some ideas on various aisle decor!


photo by Holland Studios

Petals: we are suckers for flowers, so aisle petals are some of our favorite. You can have them on the sides, down the middle, covering the entire aisle or in fun swirl designs.

Runner: You can have a runner laid down on the aisle. Runners can come in a variety of colors or even be personalized with a logo or monogram

Candles: Candlelight is very soft and romantic. Line the aisle with candles in glass containers or lanterns. You can never have too many!

Shepherds Hooks: If getting married outside you can place shepherds hooks along the aisle. The hooks are then able to hang lanterns or flower arrangements.

Garlands: Love the look of greenery? Have large garlands running down the sides of the aisle. Or if you are up for a little more work, hang the garlands from row to row.


photo by Krissy Allori

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