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.
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”!
By the time the reception rolls around everyone is excited and ready to celebrate! They just got done witnessing two people joining their lives together and they couldn’t be more thrilled for both of you. The reception is also a time for everyone to meet, re-meet and gather to share in food and drink. Why not steer away from the boring ol’ buffet line and and some artistic flare to the food! We love seeing food as art and the visual displays will add as decor at your reception. Here are some stunning examples of what your caterer can do. We have many in Portland that love creating unique food displays. Try contacting The Art of Catering, Devil’s Food Catering and Vibrant Table. Note, they book up fast so be sure to contact them once you have your date and venue booked.
Cheeseburger in paradise…I like my with lettuce and tomato. Ok enough singing, isn’t this a fun idea? Build your own mini burger bar.
Stunning chocolate treats display! Almost too pretty to eat, but we think we’ll be ok testing them out.
Modern seafood display. Great for a Northwest wedding.
How can you go wrong with chocolate chip cookies and milk? Make it more modern in this lovely display.
No matter if it’s sweets or savory food ask your caterer how you can make a visually unique presentation for your guests. They will be talking about it for weeks after the event and licking their lips wishing they had seconds or thirds!
We love supporting other blogs and wedding sites. When it comes down to it we all pull from each other when it comes to wedding advice, tips, and decorations. There are only so many original ideas out there but what makes all these wonderful blogs thrive is we all have our own way of seeing things. We are just honored that you like the way we see things and take the time to visit our wedding blog. Our love for weddings is the special unity of two people coming together. It’s such an amazing thing for two individuals to find each other in this crazy world and know that this is the person I want to spend and enjoy life with.
A great blog named Intimate Weddings focuses on just that. Small events with less than fifty guests at them. Now you may be thinking, how is that even possible?! It is but it takes some careful planning and sticking to plans. If you want a small backyard wedding with only thirty guests then make it happen! Don’t worry about who will be hurt if they don’t attend. This is your day and if that’s what you both want then do it.
The one thing we do recommend is hiring a seasoned wedding professional. Looking back on your images brings back the day like it just happened, I truly enjoy that.
Here’s the link to view our wedding on the Intimate Wedding Blog. Also, you’ll find a great list of local Oregon wedding vendors that I used for the event. I would work with any of them again in a heartbeat and the day wouldn’t have been what it was without all their hard work. Enjoy and thanks for following us.