First off, a huge thanks to all of our Art of Weddings vendors and guests who attended the bridal show last night. It was a stunning night of wedding inspiration and we are proud to have been able to bring all of the swankiest wedding vendors into one place for a night. Thanks to The Armory for providing an excellent venue. We are looking forward to the photos from the night as they become available and will post them on Facebook and Pinterest. Stay up to date with Art of Weddings on the blog and on social media year round.
There were a few bridal show vendors who I have yet to cover, so I will continue covering local vendors through this week. I am a sucker for great stationary, so it is no mystery that I love seeing new wedding invitation ideas. 1st Comes Love wedding invitations are modern, cute and fun.
1st Comes Love… Wedding Invitations
Looking good to me! Love the top left invitations with the maps lining the envelope. Photo from http://weddinginvitelove.com/profiles/1st-comes-love/.
This one was found on http://www.projectwedding.com/vendor/show/1st-comes-love.
It is always nice to know what to expect when working with a wedding vendor, so I am glad that 1st Comes Love posted their process online so customers know exactly what to expect.
1st Comes Love Invitation Design Process
- Fill out their custom form. (available on their website at www.1stcomeslove.com)
- Consultation. Meet in person if you are in Portland or over the phone outside the Portland area.
- Choose a previously used design or choose to have 1st Comes Love create a truly unique design for your event. There are fees for a custom design.
- You will get an online copy of your invitation in 5 business days.
- Production takes approximately 8-10 weeks.
Make sure you calculate enough time to send your wedding invitations out and receive the replies back. 1st Comes Love recommends you start planning your wedding invitations about six months in advance of your wedding. Let us know your thoughts on wedding invitations and more by leaving a comment below or on Facebook.
You better act fast and get your tickets for Art of Weddings bridal show happening tonight at The Armory in the Pearl District. Right now, tickets are only $12.50, but the price will go up to $20.00 tonight at the door, so buy now to get a deal. We have an amazing list of the best Portland wedding vendors coming, so take advantage of the opportunity to get up close.
Art of Weddings Bridal Show Vendors 2013
Geranium Lake Flowers
Nicole Wagner of Powder Inc.
Citrine and Blue Photography
Madison Suite – Home of the Wedding Lounge
Jamie Bosworth Photographer
Perfect Planning Weddings and Events
Sweet Dreams Weddings and Events
Laura Sonnenburg Photography
1st Comes Love Invitations
Weddings and Events by Muse
Rev. Rob Figley, wedding officiant
David’s Bridal will be with us for the first time, so get ready to be stunned by their current wedding gowns! Not only will David’s Bridal be showing off their latest wedding fashions, but we are also raffling away some great wedding prizes. Christmas could come on January 3rd if you are newly engaged.
Raffle Prizes at Art Of Weddings Bridal Show
- 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
- and more to be announced tonight!
Photos From Last Year
We are absolutely ready to show off everything Portland has to offer in the way of weddings! Get your tickets now and show up ready to be amazed by all of the swankiest Portland wedding vendors.
I have always loved any chance to go to The Nines hotel in downtown Portland. Whether it is to get drinks with friends, check out the view from the rooftop lounge, or to attend a meeting or event, The Nines hotel is a modern mecca in the way of hotels. It is swanky and fun, so naturally a perfect fit for the Art of Weddings bridal show happening tomorrow at The Armory in the Pearl District.
There are plenty of reasons to choose The Nines for your wedding so I made a curated list of my favorites to share directly with you. Check these perks out!
Reasons to Host Your Wedding At The Nines
- The bride and groom get a complimentary room
- Your guests receive a discounted rate
- They offer hand rolled sushi for your reception
- They have spaces for an intimate wedding or a ballroom that can host up to 540 wedding guests
- They toss in a complimentary one hour hors d’ oeuvres reception with your choice of four passed hor d’oeuvres from options like lobster pot pie and curried cauliflower samosa
- If sushi isn’t your thing, they offer a Carnaroli Risotto Station complete with pinot noir risotto
- They have a selection of complimentary table linens in a variety of colors
A wedding at The Nines would no doubt be swanky and luxurious. So don’t miss the opportunity to talk about it in person at the Art of Weddings bridal show tomorrow night! Tickets will be more expensive at the door, so be sure to get them online right now for only $12.50. Check out the other Portland wedding vendors who will be showcasing their talents at the bridal show, and see you there!
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!
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