Ohh Oregon, how we have a love hate relationship with your weather. We love when your skies are clear and blue but when the storms come in dumping rain and soaking everything in sight our attitude changes, or at least mine does! This fall has been a very wet one. As I type this it is windy and dumping down rain. This has been going for three days now and seems to be no end in sight. So what do you do if you planned on saying I Do during the fall months in Oregon? What if you were planning on enjoying the crisp fall air and colored leaves for an outdoor event? Well, it’s time to have a back-up in place, pronto!
Below is an image of a traditional outdoor reception set-up. The tents cover the tables but the sides are open. They have placed the dance floor in the middle so guests from both sides can join it easily. This is great for good weather, but not when the wind is blowing and the rain is coming down at an angle!
When weather gets bad, then you need a fully enclosed tent. The sides zip shut and there is typically one entrance. If the elements are not friendly you will also want a few heaters on the inside to help keep your guests warm and cozy. Ask your rental company about heating options, there are tall lamps or blowers but I have found the blowers can be a bit loud and distracting to your event.
Call local rental companies in your area to find the right size tent for your event. Here are few in Oregon.
Oregon Tent Rentals
You can find more by doing a google search for wedding event rentals. Good luck and stay dry!
We are excited to announce the 2014 Art of Weddings Bridal Showcase! This will be the 10th Anniversary for the bridal show, so it’s going to be a very special one. The date of the upcoming show will be Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at the modern and swanky Portland Center Stage.
We are working on creating a special evening for everyone attending and details will be announced here on the blog and our facebook page.
Interested vendors please email at email@example.com for more information. Various booth sizes available. Mark your calendars and follow us for all the important updates!
We admit, we get caught up with daily life and then this lovely blog is left behind while run errands and keep life on track. We never forget about all of you out there and always excited to join you again. So here we are, on a lovely Sunday evening bringing you a fun selection of invitations. The invitation may seem like one of the easier tasks to check off of your to do list. It is important because it sets the tone for your event. From the colors to the font, to the paper type and shape, each of these things lets your guests know what kind of wedding you are hosting. Will it be formal? Will it be casual? You let them know as soon as the invite arrives in the mail. So let’s look at some styles so you can decide which direction to go for your wedding day.
This grey set is classic and elegant. Find it and more amazing paper products at http://envelopments.com/inspirations/yasmin-and-gilbert-wedding-invitation.
Getting married outside on a sandy beach? This invite will get your guests excited for a sun filled day. http://www.minted.com/product/wedding-invitations/MIN-BPW-INV/block-print-waves?dcC=O
Are you guests all traveling to meet you at a favorite destination of yours? Send them a whimsy invite to let them know how much you appreciate them making the trip. http://www.minted.com/product/wedding-invitations/MIN-BPW-INV/block-print-waves?dcC=O
Have a sense of humor? Share it on the cards, make your guests smile before they get to the event! http://www.minted.com/product/wedding-invitations/MIN-39P-INV/invitation-o-matic
Keep it simple and modern. http://www.minted.com/product/wedding-invitations/MIN-K56-INV/museum
Finally, maybe your event is going to have a vintage feel to it and you want all your guests to come dressed to impress. http://www.weddingpaperdivas.com/product/12618/signature_white_wedding_invitations_lovely_canopy.html#color/001
Whatever your style is, share it with your invitation. Visit the links above for Minted and Wedding Paper Divas, they each have a wide selection that is sure to overwhelm you! Enjoy.
While diamonds might be one of the strongest gems around, jewelry sets encrusted with these precious gemstones should always be well mentained to preserve their splendor and beauty. Grime from daily products like hairstyling products as well as Nivea hand lotions can sometimes leave a film-like dirt on your diamond ring, especially if you wear it quite frequently.
Diamond rings can be susceptible to damage. Cracks and breakage are possible if an owner is not careful when cleaning or wearing it. Diamond rings such as 77 diamonds classic rings should be cleaned properly and carefully, to at least lessen possible damages that these jewelries might acquire. We have provided gentle cleaning tips, below:
Wash and cleanse the diamond. Use mild detergent and a soft brush to clean every part of your jewelry. If you do not have a special brush for cleaning your gems, you can use an eyebrow brush. Make sure the brush that you will be using has soft bristles to avoid scratches.
Mix water and mild detergent. In a small bowl, dilute mild detergent with water. Some jewelry stores use diluted ammonia to clean jewelries. You can buy mild detergents such as Windex at nearby shops.
Soak your rings for a few minutes. This allows grime and other dirt to be easily scrubbed off. Sometimes, hot water is used in cleaning jewelry. You can also use an old toothbrush; some jewelry stores use this to get rid of dirt effectively.
Rinse them through running water. Use a strainer to rinse your diamond jewelries. Make sure you rinse them carefully, avoiding a few items from falling out of the strainer.
Use a soft cloth to dry your jewelry. Remember to use a cotton or linen cloth to dry your diamond jewelries. Using rough fabric can only cause scratches to your diamond rings, earrings and necklaces.