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As much as we love planning weddings, it is always fun to do something different whether it be a corporate holiday party, engagement party, going away brunch or even baby showers.  When Nora was asked to coordinate a fab baby shower for Juliet, she jumped at the opportunity!  Mary, the host, wanted something opulent, romantic, sweet and extra special for her dear friend Juliet.  I think we delivered!!  What a great group of friends and fun event to pull off!  Click here to see what kind of shenanigans the guys were up to celebrating the dad-to-be!

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How adorable is her baby bump??

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photography by Jessica Hill Photography, catering by Art of Catering, linens by La Tavola, invitations by Marsupial via Bridal Bliss, printing by Crave Design, rentals by Party Place, floral by Zest

 
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Many brides get tied up in planning the perfect wedding, and sometimes forget about the guest’s experience.  Take a peek at Nora’s segment on AM Northwest with some great ideas on how to make your wedding guests feel welcome!

 
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We were thrilled earlier this month when Bridal Guide asked us to weigh in on a pressing wedding etiquette topic.  Here it is—do you agree with Nora or Jove?

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Big thanks to Be Inspired for reaching out for the Bridal Guide feature!

 
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This vibrant and elegant couple went all out for their dream Pakistani Mehndi ceremony at the Portland Art Museum which was coordinated by Jennifer. Ambar and Jeff’s ceremony featured delicious entrees, specialty drinks and more from Artemis Catering. The Portland Art Museum was stunningly decorated with flowers, linens, candles and an ornate Mehndi stage in shades of jewel tones, ivory and gold. After the traditional ceremony, guests enjoyed a special dance by the bridal party and everyone got involved when guest DJ Prashant taught and led a Bollywood dance.  The DJ kept the music going the rest of the evening as guests enjoyed delicious dessert and danced the night away!

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The next day, Ambar and Jeff had their second ceremony at the majestic Skamania Lodge.  The weather was perfect and their colors of ivory, gold and purple were enhanced by the beautiful outdoor setting.  The couple had many personal touches including their wedding programs, favors and guest book that included photos of the couple, family and friends.  The guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, dessert and had fun in the photo booth at the Pakistani wedding.  It was a perfect day for a wonderful couple!

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Ambar & Jeffrey’s Wedding Film at Portland Art Museum & Skamania Lodge from Focal Point Digital Media on Vimeo.

photography by Stark Photography,  mehndi food by Artemis Catering, cinematography by Focal Point, floral by Bloomsbury, reception DJ by Dennis Marcinello, photo booth by Happy Matic, hair/makeup by Blossom & Beauty

 

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Are you from Seattle? Getting married in Seattle? Or love candles as much as we do? Well we have just the tip for you! Glassy Baby rents out their gorgeous votives for private events and weddings. Candles are one of our favorite accents to any wedding, and they are inexpensive too! The lighting and glow gives any wedding an extra touch of romance. At just $5 a piece, you can now transform any table scape or add a personal touch to your reception and have the choice of huge range of colors. Here are a few pictures from weddings we have coordinated in Seattle, Portland and Bend that have all utilized them.

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I have been putting off posting about Erin & Sean’s wedding for weeks. I adore this couple so much and its hard to express it and really do it justice! It is always a special thing to plan a friend’s wedding. This was an extra special scenario because both the bride and groom are good friends, and the three of us have worked together in the industry for several years. What an honor to be a part of this fab event!
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I remember clearly when Erin & Sean met back when both were working at The Governor Hotel.  She was absolutely giddy and I just knew it was something special. Erin kept me updated as they continued their courtship and it was obvious that these two were perfect for each other. They both exude so much joy when they are together and literally grin from ear to ear. Plus they like to laugh….a lot. That will be clear as you go through the photos!

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That smile!  This photo makes me so happy.

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Erin & Sean’s wedding day at Multnomah Athletic Club went off without a hitch. There was really no other option with the exceptional team of professionals they hand picked to be a part of this event!  From the beautiful fall hued centerpieces, to the elegant “chameleon” chairs to the amazing meal courtesy of the couple’s dear friend and well known chef Philippe Boulot, to the outpouring of love from their friends and family, this was a wedding that really stood out.  These two have such a love for life and their celebration was the perfect representation of how they are as a couple.

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Congrats Erin & Sean–so thrilled you have found so much happiness together!

Erin and Sean from Northwest Film Co. on Vimeo.

photos by Paul Rich & Alan Weiner, rentals by WCEP, photo booth by Paparazzi Tonight, video by NW Film Co, floral by Blossoms, DJ by Rose City DJ’s, officiant by Bob Renggli, cake by Dream Cakes 

 
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From her first meeting with Christina and Cameron, Kirsten knew their wedding would be classy, edgy and most of all a ton of fun!  Christina’s exquisite couture dress says it all.  Just look at it!  Though they live in New York City, Christina and Cameron chose to host their wedding in Portland (the groom’s home town) and capitalize on the relaxed urban vibe and superb farm-to-table cuisine for which Portland is known.  The touching ceremony was held in front of the fountains at Jamison Square Park, officiated by a close family friend.  Then guests followed chalk hearts on the sidewalk to the cocktail hour and dinner reception across the street at The Ecotrust Rooftop TerraceArt of Catering lavished guests with an exceptional dinner, perfectly executed, while Michael of John Ross Music crooned quietly in the background and strummed his guitar, creating the tone for an idyllic summer evening with an eclectic selection of alternative music.  Stunning floral arrangements by Blum Floral Design featured King Protea flowers for a bold design statement and interesting texture.  After dinner, guests were surprised with a karaoke band.  Not surprisingly, Karaoke From Hell kept the stage rocking and dance floor packed for the rest of the night!  Taking a break from the dancing to cool off, guests flocked to the Ruby Jewel ice-cream cart, scooping servings of Christina and Cameron’s favorite ice-cream:  a summer party at its best.  Congratulations, Christina and Cameron!

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C & C Preview from J&M Media on Vimeo.

Photography by Powers Studios, Cinematography by JAM, Rentals by Party Place, Lighting by Ohana Party Rentals & Chad Dowling Productions, Catering by Art of Catering, Dessert by Ruby Jewel, Floral by Blum, Ceremony & Dinner music by John Ross Productions, Reception Music by Karaoke from Hell, Transportation by Lucky Limousine

 
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Kate and Trevor envisioned an elegant garden party to celebrate their wedding, and their dream came alive with luxuriant décor and classy detail. In a sweet reflection of Kate’s parents’ wedding celebration, they were also married at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and received their guests following the ceremony at a private club nearby for cocktails, dinner and dancing.  Champagne, copper and gold with navy blue accents set the tone for a very classy affair, with art deco inspired glam touches (just look at Kate’s gorgeous dress!)  Geometric Toblerone chocolate bars were wrapped for place cards at each setting, while lush garlands of greenery ran along the center of the banquet tables.  Coral and peach florals played off the gold, copper and champagne shades.  As twilight descended thousands of flickering candles mirrored the twinkling café lights strung overhead, and the band crooned jazz and blues:  Romance was alive in the summer night air!  After dinner the garden wedding kicked up a notch with swinging dance music and bright flashes of a photo booth to capture all the fun and silliness of their guests.  Congratulations, Kate and Trevor!

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Hair: J. Marie Hall, Makeup:  Claudine of Ebel Artistry, Flowers:  Kathy Kelly (family friend), Rentals:  West Coast Event Productions & Ohana Party Rentals, Band:  Swingline Cubs, Photo Booth:  Paparazzi Tonight, Cake:  Palace Cakes, Transport:  The Trolley, Photography:  Jaquilyn Schumate Photography, Valet Parking:  Premiere Valet

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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

 
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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!

 
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