Pure Romance Parties

Pure Romance Parties

Your wedding date is getting closer and closer. As the maid of honor why not host a Pure Romance Party for the bride to be? These fun and tasteful bachelorette parties are a great way to start the evening off before heading out on the town. Have all the girls over at your home, break out the bubbly and some savory appetizers and let the consultant show you all the products available!

So what can you expect from hosting a party? Pure Romance breaks it down as follows:

“A trained consultant will come to your house and provide a night of unforgettable fun for you and your girlfriends. From innovative ways to spice up your relationship to sexual health information you wished you had learned a long time ago, a Pure Romance party is anything but typical. Unlike shopping in a store or online, your guests will learn how each product works and how it can enhance your most intimate moments. The part? Ordering is confidential so your guests can ask questions and shop in private.”

They have a wide variety of products from beauty to massage oils to toys and games to keep the fire burning. Come meet them in person and book your next party at The Art of Weddings Bridal Show on March 26th, 2014.

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Featured Vendor – Michelle DeCourcy

Featured Vendor - Michelle DeCourcy

Choosing your wedding gown. To me this one of the most exciting parts of the planning process. How do you want to look on your wedding day? Modern, elegant, sweet or over -the- top stunning? Of course you want to feel comfortable in whatever you are wearing and it’s important to try on a variety of gowns and designers before you choose the final one. We all have different body shapes and certain gowns will look better on certain shapes. By going to a salon or designer they can help you with the fitting process.

From cute and sassy to simple and elegant, Michelle DeCourcy has your style. Michelle began her fashion career in 1999. The following year she established Michelle DeCourcy, a successful ready to wear line with top-selling items and collections that were carried in more than 200 specialty stores and boutiques across the country, as well as her own flagship stores in Portland, Oregon.

Michelle’s designs have been featured in Vogue, British Vogue, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Lucky, WWD and Best Of People. Over the past decade she has developed a Cult following in Portland Oregon in addition to an a list celebrity following.

Here are a few of the designs you can find on her website. See more in person in a featured fashion show at The Art of Weddings 2014 Bridal Show! Get your tickets here.


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Are you Lucky in Love? Win a complete wedding!

Are you Lucky in Love? Win a complete wedding!

Is planning stressing you out? Are you thinking that it’s just too overwhelming to narrow down the vendors choices in the Oregon for your upcoming wedding? If planning isn’t your thing and you just want to have fun, kick back and enjoy your wedding day without lifting a finger than we have an amazing contest for you. You could win a wedding valued at over $20,000! Yes you read that correctly. All the vendors you need from a photographer to the venue to a caterer you could win in an awesome contest called,

“Lucky in Love – A Uniquely Portland Wedding Giveaway”


We are excited to announce that by attending The Art of Weddings Bridal Show on March 26th, 2014 bridal show engaged couples will have the first opportunity to sign up for this giveaway! That’s right, before the contest goes live online in April, engaged couples can enter at the bridal show. What’s even better than that you ask? If you purchase your tickets online your email will automatically be entered into the Luck in Love contest! You will be the first to get the nitty gritty details on how to win this amazing contest.

Below is a list of the fabulous local vendors who are a part of it. Many of them will be showcasing at the Art of Weddings Bridal show so you can meet them in person. Any couple would be so “Lucky in Love” to have all of these vendors on their big day! We hope to see you on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 at The Gerding Theater at The Armory. Who knows, you may end up feeling “Lucky in Love”!

Wedding Decor – Rustic Country

Wedding Decor - Rustic Country

We live in a rustic state. When you venture 20 – 30 min outside of the city of Portland it turns to farmland very quickly. That is one of the things I love about this state. It reminds you that the simple life isn’t too far away. That the basics are grown in our own backyard. We are blessed to have apple orchards, vineyards, farm fresh eggs and so much all around us. I come from the midwest and all those things remind me of back home. When I think of country settings I love see horses grazing in the fields and old barns with bales of hay stacked high. This is the inspiration for this wedding decor post. Here are a few ideas that come to mind for creating the ultimate chic rustic wedding.

Horse shoes. They remind me of playing in my grandparents backyard, tossing the heavy metal shoes through the air hoping to hear the ting when it hits the metal post. They are also a symbol of luck and why not have a little luck at your wedding? From invitations which you can find at to cufflinks for your man, there are a lot of fun ways to add this symbol to your event. Here are few we love.

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Hay bales are another fun and easy way to change the look of your event instantly. Take away the traditional white plastic chairs and bring in rows of hay. Add bright blankets to the tops or keep them simple with white or cream linens. We also love the reception table seating set up with hay, how cool is that?! We know it would be a wow factor at any event.

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The mason jar. It has made an appearance at many backyard weddings and has so many uses. Whether it’s holding flowers as center pieces on your tables or pre-made cocktails are sealed tight and kept cold in a tub filled with ice, you can find a way to incorporate them into your rustic wedding.

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Whatever you decide to do to create that rustic country feel, go with it and enjoy it! It should feel relaxed and fun for your wedding guests. Cheers!

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2014 Event will be located at: Portland Center Stage at the Armory