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And The Winner Is…

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And The Winner Is…

Congrats to Marina J. for winning the Stella & Dot giveaway! She will be receiving this lovely necklace and bracelet set to wear on her wedding day or with jeans and a t-shirt. Big thanks to Annette of Stella & Dot for sponsoring the giveaway. If you are still looking for jewelry for your big day head over to her site and find the perfect set to wear at your wedding.

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Marina, if you have a photo of you wearing this fabulous set when you get it, we would love to see how you style it. Congrats!

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Win a Stella & Dot Necklace and Bracelet!

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Win a Stella & Dot Necklace and Bracelet!

We are thrilled to announce our first giveaway of 2016. This one makes us extra excited because we heart Stella & Dot Jewelry. We wore all Stella & Dot at our wedding and loved how fabulous each piece looked with our wedding gown. Now it’s your turn to look fabulous on your wedding day.

What’s even better is this combo can be worn again and again after your wedding is over. We love a multi-use piece. This necklace and bracelet combo will look stunning with any style of wedding gown. Will it be yours?!

How to enter: Head over to our side bar and sign up for our free newsletter. You have until March 31st to sign up for the newsletter. After that we will send out the final step via the newsletter. It’s just that easy. A winner will be chosen by April 10th, 2016 and announced here, on the blog.

Details: Total value of the set is $100. Winner must reside in the United States. Winner will be notified via email. If they do not respond within 48 hrs then another winner will be chosen. We will ship the set to the winner after the contest is over. Not exchangeable for cash.

A huge thank you to Annette of BaublesBash for sponsoring the giveaway. If you can’t wait for the winner to be announced head over to her page to shop now!

Shown below: Somervell Necklace-Gold and Amelie Sparkle Bracelet – Gold.


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The Wedding Ringer – Free Passes!


The Wedding Ringer – Free Passes!

When it comes to movies we will choose a comedy over all other categories. With all the daily stress and responsibilities we deal with taking a couple hours to laugh and smile is my preferred way of relaxing. We are pleased to give all of you the opportunity to enjoy a movie for free! The Wedding Ringer is coming out soon with the hilarious Kevin Hart.

Here are the details on how to get to see the movie before everyone else. Have fun!

FREE Advance screening of Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, and Kaley Cuoco’s upcoming comedy of


WHEN: Wednesday, January 14 @ 7PM

WHERE: Regal Tigard


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Win a Photo Book!

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Win a Photo Book!

As a photographer I enjoy sharing my photos. Whether it’s for myself or a client the final presentation is always exciting to see. At home I enjoy hanging images on the wall, from large framed prints to a small loose ones arranged on a magnetic board. Whatever it is having those photos just sit on your computer isn’t bringing back memories or a smile to you face when you see it each day. Photos are moments in time captured, so you can remember them and share them for years to come. How cool is that?

I’m always on the look out for ways to share and preserve those memories. I recently tried out Shutterfly and was pleasantly surprised. The quality of the book I had made was really nice. Print quality was good and I enjoyed using one of their many templates to add a little pizazz to the layout. Below are a few page layouts from my book. I opted for the 8×8 hard cover and used it for the first three months of our little baby.

What would you use the photo book for? An engagement guest book for your wedding day? A small parent album of your wedding photos or a book to give to your loved one?

How to win:

Leave a comment below and tell us how you would use your photo book. How would you share your images and why is it important to you. You will win an 8×8 Shutterfly photo book. A winner will receive a code to redeem on the Shutterfly website. But hurry, we need your comments no later than July 25th! The book is worth $29.99. We can’t wait to hear your stories! 

In the meantime, check out their sample books online. Yah! We love giveaways.
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The Art of Wedding’s 10th Anniversary Bridal Showcase

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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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Are you Lucky in Love? Win a complete wedding!

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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”!

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The Art of Weddings 2013 Bridal Show

Every winter we host a high-end, swanky, entertaining bridal show. The first of it’s kind for Portland, it was started over ten years ago and has been evolving ever since. From different venue’s to a selection of Oregon’s top wedding vendors, every year the bridal show brings fresh ideas and displays for the discerning brides. We are excited to have the 2013 Bridal Show hosted at The Armory at Portland Center Stage. It’s one of the most beautiful venue’s in downtown Portland and you won’t want to miss this bridal show! Mark your calendar for Thursday, January 3rd, 2013.

The upcoming Art of Weddings is sponsored by Portland Bride and Groom Magazine and McMenamin’s Hotels. Watch the video below from the last show to see what it’s all about. Check back here regularly for updates on the event. Tickets will go on sale around the end of November, beginning of December. Vendors who would like to participate please email Alexis at



Wedding Gifts: Between Me and You Keepsake Journals

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Wedding Gifts: Between Me and You Keepsake Journals

Sometimes in the craziness of fast-paced life and the stress of planning a wedding, we forget to connect in a meaningful way with the people who matter most to us.  Sand Dune Publishing offers a convenient way to slow down and open the lines of communication with your soon to be husband or wife, your family and your friends.  Plus, they make great, meaningful wedding gifts.  Their “Between Me and You” keepsake journals ask 35-45 questions about your relationship, such as “What are your favorite memories of the time we first met?” and “Is there anything that you wish we would spend more time doing together?”  There are different journals for different relationships, including romantic couples, parents, children, grandparents, siblings and friends.  Each journal is meant to be given to someone else, and then returned once that person has written their response.  When you exchange these journals with someone special to you, you never know what you might learn when you get it back.  Whether you’re a bride and groom who would like to explore your relationship a little more before your big day or you’re looking for a meaningful gift for your bridesmaids, parents, etc., these journals are certain to bring you all a little closer.

If you buy a journal by Monday, August 20th, you’ll receive $2.00 off the $14.95 retail price, making each journal just $12.95.  All you have to do to receive the discount is enter in the special code: AOW812 during checkout any time between now and August 20th.  If you purchase two or more journals, shipping is free to anywhere in the US!