Happy New Year From Art of Weddings

Happy New Year From Art of Weddings

Happy New Year! Art of Weddings is dedicated to bringing you more wedding  tips, advice, and ideas in 2013! We love sharing our latest wedding inspiration each day with you and will continue to showcase all the Pacific Northwest has to offer brides and wedding planners.

Art of Weddings Promises For 2013:

  • More real weddings
  • More blog posts about local Portland, Oregon wedding vendors
  • More blog posts on the best wedding venues in Portland and surrounding areas
  • More tips for brides, bridesmaids, and even the groom
  • Advice on wedding trends, colors, and ideas

Art Of Weddings Bridal Show 2013

Art of Weddings Bridal Show 2013

Start 2013 with a bang by stopping in at the Art of Weddings bridal show happening on Wednesday, January 3rd. Held in Portland at The Armory, you could have the chance to win appetizers, a bridesmaid’s bouquet, or even cupcakes for your wedding! Don’t miss the opportunity to meet our curated list of the best wedding vendors in Portland. We bring together the swankiest  and most modern options for Portland brides every year and this year is no exception! Tickets are still available online, so get them now for only $12.50 each.

You can stay connected with Art of weddings in 2013 by continuing to visit our wedding blog, Facebook page, Twitter, or on Pinterest! Cheers to more wedding inspiration in 2013!`

The 2013 Art of Weddings Bridal Showcase!

The 2013 Art of Weddings Bridal Showcase!

I always feel like the holiday season sneaks up on me and I’m left running around trying to get the perfect gift or find decor for the house and cook a wonderful meal. Even though it can feel like a deadline creeping up on you I really enjoy this time of the year. It’s a chance to slow down and enjoy the little things; friends, family and good food!

During this time we are also thrilled to hear about all the newly engaged couples. Besides planning for our holiday gatherings we are also busy, busy organizing a swankier kind of bridal show for you. The 2013 Art of Weddings is going to be a great show. We love hosting it at The Gerding Theater at The Armory in the Pearl District. The venue is stunning and a great location for your ceremony and or reception. This is the first year that David’s Bridal will be joining us. Get ready for a fashion show featuring all their gowns!

We will also have a raffle at the end of the evening where you could win any of these amazing prizes!

5 dozen hors d’oeuveres from Chez Joly Catering.

$100 in cupcake gift certificates from Cupcake Jones.

A bridesmaid bouquet from Old Town Florist valued at $75.

Free room rental of Madison Suite for a bridal shower – valued at $200.

More to be announced!   Get your tickets online today!

art of weddings bridal show

art of weddings bridal show


Portland Wedding Planners: Muse Wedding Planning

Portland Wedding Planners: Muse Wedding Planning

Looking for Portland wedding planners? Consider Brian and Mary’s advice,

The combination of a lovely setting for our wedding plus the planning provided by Muse, we got our perfect wedding day. Christina is a real pro and methodically covers the necessary details. Her staff member Jennifer was responsive to our every need and a joy to have at our side during the wedding and reception.
If you want those last minute wedding head-aches to melt away you owe it to yourself to engage the services of Muse. Her staff members are responsive and attentive to client needs. During our wedding and reception gathering, Jennifer pampered us with her attentiveness and was always one step ahead facilitating a flawless execution of our service. Gentlemen, if you want your bride to have the wedding of her dreams one essential detail is to provide her professional support. Muse’s ‘pre-wedding’ planning support and especially day of support really made ours a special day, my bride feeling like royalty. Congratulations, Muse, for an exceptional job.

That raving review combined with these words by founder Christina Safford makes Muse Wedding Planning a no brainer for the list of greatest Portland wedding planners.

Christina Safford from Muse Wedding Planning in Portland

My favorite part about doing events, particularly weddings, is being able to walk into a room and see that you, and every single one of your guests, are having a wonderful time – without a worry in the world.  I love being able to give that gift, and since I love my job, it makes it one of my passions.

Muse Wedding Planning

Muse Wedding Planning, portland wedding planning



If you want to meet Muse Wedding Planning and several other Portland wedding planners, make sure to attend the Art of Weddings bridal show happening  on January 3rd, 2013. Tickets are available online, so plan ahead. Art of Weddings brings Portland brides all of the swankiest wedding vendors int he same place!

Portland Wedding Photographers: Jessica Hill Photography

Portland Wedding Photographers: Jessica Hill Photography

There are many wonderful Portland wedding photographers. I try not to play favorites, but really write about each photographer’s individual style. The best wedding photographer for each bride can be different based on several factors.

Factors For Choosing the Best Wedding Photographer:

  1. Cost – Sometimes this is the biggest and most determining factor.
  2. Style – Each Portland wedding photographer has their own unique style. Some photographers are great with black and white, some are great with low light settings, some have a more editorial look, some have a totally artistic or eclectic approach. It is important to try to match the style of your photographer with the style of your wedding.
  3. Other restrictions - There will be some things out of your control, like dates a photographer is available or certain equipment, etc. It is important to consider that the photographer you want may be already booked for your wedding date.

Jessica Hill Photography

If you are looking for a truly unique approach, today I’d like you to consider Jessica Hill Photography. Jessica is known as a photographer who can really capture the essence of a wedding day whether it is in a barn or a five-star hotel. A special moment is never missed and brides are left with a photo book they will be showing off for years. Here is some fanfare from a wedding client,

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jessica Hill Photography for all special events. Her beautiful pictures tell the story of our daughter’s wedding day by capturing all the special moments before, during and after the ceremony. But more important Jessica captured the FEELING of the day. All the emotions, the love, the laughter and even the tears come rushing back when we look at the pictures. They are the best…our family and friends agree.

And of course I have pictures to prove all those great words. I love the variety shown by Jessica Hill Photography in the pictures I selected.

46949_149622665059146_5175850_n 156438_420557574632319_1389395850_n 163107_185224554832290_5631716_n 166886_184353484919397_2528213_n 168653_184353578252721_4282695_n 598452_437377789616964_1561897236_nDon’t miss your chance to meet Jessica in person at this year’s Art of Weddings bridal show next week! On January 3rd The Armory will be bustling with the swankiest Portland wedding photographers and other wedding vendors. Don’t miss out! Getting tickets is easy online. See you there.


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