We are so excited for the tenth annual Art of Weddings Bridal Show! We started with a vision on a napkin while chatting with a friend at a coffee shop and it has grown ever since. The goal was and has always been to keep the event relaxed, fun and non-pressured. We think you should be able to meet and talk to vendors without feeling like you have to book them on site. Of course you can if you fall in love but the goal is for your and your fiance to celebrate your engagement in a stylish atmosphere.
If you haven’t already, now is the time to reserve your tickets online. Get a discounted price of only $8 each when you enter the code: PCS online and you will also be automatically entered for the opportunity to win a whole wedding from the Lucky in Love contest (valued at over $20,000). Otherwise get them at the door for $15 each.
We always love having it at the modern and beautiful Gerding Theater at the Armory in downtown Portland. Parking is on street and in nearby lots. Coat check on hand in case it’s a rainy evening.
View stunning photography, sample culinary delights, snack on a sweet cupcake and hop in a photo booth for some silly memories. Stay around for a featured fashion show by local fashion designer Michelle DeCourcy and walk away with ideas to plan your perfect wedding day! See you this Wednesday evening from 6-9pm!
We’ve said it before, the save the date and the invitation are the first thing that your guests and family will see. It sets the tone for your wedding day. Will it be modern or elegant? Will it be fun & witty or vintage charm? It’s amazing how a piece of paper with graphics on it can do all that; evoke a mood and style. We have always loved graphics and deep down wanted to be a graphic designer but had some icky professors at college so we changed course. This is probably good since the west coast is filled with talented designers. One whom will be showcasing at The Art of Weddings Bridal Show this Wednesday, March 26th, from 6-9pm. Meet Nimbi Design.
From the Oregon nature series to the french country theme invitations we are head over heels with their designs. Then get a laser cut cake topper to “top” off your dessert at your reception. Here are some of Nimbi’s great designs. Visit them in person at the Art of Weddings Bridal Show and by attending the event you will be entered to win all your wedding day vendors with Nimbi being one of them!
Located in the heart of Portland’s vibrant Pearl District on the streetcar line, The Gerding Theater at the Armory offers a beautiful setting for any wedding. The LEED Platinum-rated building’s two-tiered lobby spaces are a sophisticated combination of historic charm, urban contemporary and classic industrial design. Blending rustic brick and basalt walls in a soaring open air space, with large windows and sky lights to highlight the Douglas Fir wood Trusses, this setting is a one-of-a-kind backdrop for an unconventional, yet uniquely elegant wedding.
With a capacity of up to 200 people for a seated ceremony and dinner, say your “I Do’s” against the backdrop of the “Fire Wall” of flickering lights that cascade down the back wall of the two lobby spaces. Then dance the night away under the dramatic Starfield Chandelier of 184 tiny bulbs suspended in mid-air. Our inclusive wedding package provides you with the amenities you’ll need for the big day. We only celebrate one wedding a day, offering 12-hour bookings with 5 ½ hours of pre-event preparation for vendors, and 6 ½ hours for your event, ending at midnight. Included in your wedding amenities are full ceremony and reception set-up and breakdown, tables and folding chairs, lounge furniture, multiple dressing rooms and a lounge for the wedding party, and two subscriptions to PCS’ current season for the couple valued at $900!
We also include complimentary on-site ceremony assistance and reception coordination, diagram coordination, and our experienced staff of event planners will help you coordinate your timeline between your vendors and the Gerding Theater at the Armory.
With a list of eight of the most exclusive catering vendors in Portland, you can be sure to find the perfect match for you and your style for your big day! Come visit this beautiful, modern site Wednesday, March 26th from 6-9pm for The Art of Weddings Bridal Showcase. Get your tickets online here and enter the code: PCS to get a discount!
Art of Catering
Devil’s Food Catering
Food in Bloom
We are available for personalized tours that showcase this beautiful and versatile venue. For a tour, contact us at email@example.com to see how we can make your wedding an unforgettable evening!
above photo: Jasmine Photography
After you have said your vows and maybe shed a few tears, it’s time to celebrate and head to the reception. The reception is the time you get to say hi to everyone and let loose. Sometimes it’s a bit overwhelming and as much as you have good intentions you don’t get a chance to talk to everyone. It’s ok, don’t stress about it. That’s why it’s fun to have activities for your guests.
One activity that is fun and interactive for them is having your friends and family leave bits of advice for your marriage. Even though you are in bliss at the moment, real life will set in and you will run into hard times. That’s ok, when you do you can slow down and pull out these bits of sage advice from guests who have been thru the ups and downs! Here are a few different ways you can ask them to do so.