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Weddings Inspired Northwest

Weddings Inspired Northwest

We just learned about this upcoming net working event that we wish we could go to. With the newest addition added to our family (we had a baby girl)  she is keeping us busy and getting out of the house these days is limited! So we think you should go and have fun for us. Here is more info about the event and the line up of speakers. Find more info on getting tickets on their website Weddings Inspired Northwest.

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Are you inspired? Is your soul on fire? Are you stimulated to create new energy and ideas in your business?


Do you have the time in tune with what you industry is doing? Do you give yourself time to fuel the fires of creativity and innovation? Are you on the cutting edge?


Do other complimentary businesses know who you are and what you do?  Do other businesses refer their customers to you?

As the “slow time” set in for the beginnings of the 2014 Wedding season, I began to reflect (as I do, seemingly more and more) on the questions that I hear virtually all of my colleagues struggle with, year in and year out. Questions like, “what could I have done better”, “what did I miss”, “why didn’t THAT client book with me”, “what could I have done to prevent that bad review”, etc, etc…

Then it hit me – when do us Wedding Professionals ever take time out to reflect on ourselves? When do we take the opportunity to intermingle with our peers and friends to talk about the trends of the past year and those coming for the New Year? When do take the time to get some pampering for ourselves?  So, I set out to create an event to do just that – set a day aside for us Wedding Professionals, to focus on ourselves. Yes, a day for us to be the recipient of information rather than the presenter, for a day of pleasure and enjoyment (how about a lunch cruise on beautiful lake Coeur d’Alene) and with some top notch education thrown in – but, without stress of making sure everything is going just right.

That is why I created Weddings Inspired Northwest. Do YOU want to be INSPIRED?!

*Inspire*, *Educate*, *Network*. At it’s core, WINW was created for YOU, the Wedding and Event Professional. We all strive to grow our businesses but all too often the energy, desire and determination to focus time on that growth – is lost in doing what you do best… create the best experience for your customers.  So, this begs the question, are you taking care of you?  Whether the answer to that question is no, maybe or even yes – join us for the WINW event and be prepared to be *Inspired*, *Educated* and *Network* with some of the industry experts.

Renee Strauss – Renowned Wedding and Style industry celebrity and expert

Alexis Jones – Media Personality, Social Entrepreneur, Author and Inspirational Speaker

Linnyette Richardson-Hall – Creative Director and Premier Event Management

Shane McMurray – Founder of The Wedding Report

Rachel Sandall – Founder and editor of Apple Brides Blog

Misty Ceriello – Founder and CEO of Cameo Events, Storybook Bridal and PreVeiled

Visit us at to see full event details about the speakers, links to a full agenda, and to purchase a ticket to attend!!


Misty Ceriello

Misty Ceriello – Founder, President & CEO - Misty Ceriello is the Founder and CEO of Cameo Events LLC, the owner of North Idaho’s only specialty Wedding Dress and Formal Wear retail store – Storybook Bridal, and is a Nationally Accredited Wedding and Event planner. In addition to her “day job”, Misty has a passion for giving back where she is involved in multiple community groups and is the Founder and President of PreVeiled, a not for profit Wedding Wish Granting Foundation.

With the success of Cameo Events in the Denver, CO metro area, and it’s success now in the Inland Northwest, Misty and her teams continue to make a positive impact to the Wedding and Event landscape. In addition to Misty’s many successful weddings and events in the Inland Northwest, you may have also seen her on TV – where she was featured as the Wedding Planner for the Fox Network and Gordon Ramsay’s episode of “Hotel Hell”, and she has been featured on local NBC affiliates to talk about the PreVeiled Foundation.

When Misty isn’t bringing her infectious smile and unwavering positive outlook to Brides and Clients alike, she’s taking it home to family and friends where she loves warm summer nights at the lake, cooling off in one of our many lakes or rivers, or sitting on the porch watching the sunset. Some other fun facts: Faith in Jesus, Lemonade is best at the fair and only with lots of ice, road trips require a clean car before departure, sushi is best with rice paper vs seaweed, water is best out of a plastic cup, and the family cabin is her favorite place to be on earth, even when we have to let the bats out :-)

Fabulous Wedding Facts

Fabulous Wedding Facts

When we were in college studying fine art we had the opportunity to take a trip over to London and earn some credits for a painting class. I was so excited I got to go, I have always had a love for the UK. In an another life I envisioned myself living a british life and having their witty accent. So you know I was thrilled to have Berketex Bride share info on what we spend and what happens at weddings! Enjoy.

Planning a wedding can be amazing fun, but also stressful. . . there is just so much to think about and do.

If you are looking for inspiration, a wedding show is a great place to start, from bridal dresses to favours, table decorations and floral displays, there is plenty of exhibition stands for you to take ideas from and adapt for your big day.

One of the most important things to agree (apart from the budget, of course) is the invitation list – just how many people do you want to come and share your big day.

UK bridal dress company, Berketex Bride, has done some research into some fun and fabulous facts about tying the knot. It discovered that the average number of guests who attend a wedding is 189!

For more interesting wedding data, check out the infographic below. . .

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An infographic brought to you by Berketex Bride. Head to the site and check out the lovely wedding gowns shown on their site.

Cocktails, Appetizers and Photo Booths, Oh My!

Cocktails, Appetizers and Photo Booths, Oh My!

It’s almost here, The Art of Weddings Bridal Show! This one is special since it’s the 10th Anniversary of the show. I can’t believe it’s been that long already since the first show. I remember everything from the first one and everyone since. All have been unique and different in their own way. I have to say my favorite venue for the bridal show has been The Gerding Theater at The Armory in the Pearl District. The mix of modern and old architecture brings a unique atmosphere for any event. Get your tickets today online and celebrate your engagement! Below are few of the fabulous vendors who will be at the show.

Attend the bridal show and celebrate your engagement in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Sip on signature cocktails created by Mint & Mirth. If you don’t know about them you need to. Here are few of the yummy recipes.

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Then sample any of the savory and sweet treats from the Artemis Foods, Chez Joy Catering, Pearl Catering & Lightning Cupcakes.

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Above photo Pearl Catering.

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Above photo Chez Joly Catering. 

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Above photo Artemis Catering.

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Above- Try a yummy sweet goodness of a cupcake from Lightning Cupcakes.

photo booth

Hop in the Happymatic Photo Booth and say cheese! We in love with their wooden booth and the classic photo strips it produces. Always a fun addition to your wedding reception and a totally different way to see your guests!

See you tomorrow night from 6-9pm at The Gerding Theater at The Armory!

The Art of Wedding’s 10th Anniversary Bridal Showcase

The Art of Wedding's 10th Anniversary Bridal Showcase

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!

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