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Wedding Lighting by Green Light Creative

Wedding Lighting by Green Light Creative

Wedding lighting is something we haven’t talked about in quite a while. Well, no more putting it off. It is important and can really take your wedding and reception to a whole new level of elegance. Lighting is the easiest and best way (in my opinion) to create your desired ambiance. Brides tend to get wrapped up in details like centerpieces, flowers and other decor and forget the powerful effect that wedding lighting can have on a space. For example, love your wedding venue, but hate the carpet? Lighting can deter the eye away from elements you don’t like and onto elements you do, like architectural columns or drapery.

Want to know more? Contact Green Light Creative, located right here in Portland. They are experts when it comes to lighting events. I advise all brides to consider lighting as part of your budget. One of the best things about it is you can choose how dramatic your lighting becomes. Green Light Creative offers very economical packages for simple lighting as well as very dramatic statements like personalized gobo designs for the walls and ceiling at your reception. Wondering what a gobo is? Here is how Green Light Creative discusses them on their website,

A “gobo” is a metal or glass template that we slide into the lenses of a traditional theatrical spot light. The template is stamped or printed with an image. We “project” these images onto walls, floors, ceilings, canopy surfaces, curtains and backdrops, stages….your imagination is the only limitation!

Green Light Creative Wedding Lighting Design

Here are some event photos from past weddings where Green Light Creative has worked their lighting magic!

wedding lighting in purple by Green Light Creatvie

Indian Russian Wedding lighting

outdoor wedding lighting inside canopy

gobo lighting for a wedding

dramatic wedding lighting by Green Light Creative

Inspired to add wedding lighting into your wedding day? Well, you can make it easy by meeting Green Light Creative at this year’s Art of Weddings bridal show. On January 3rd, Green Light Creative along with a long list of other preferred wedding vendors in Portland will be congregated at The Armory ready to share their wedding expertise with you. Ticket are available online. See you there!



Best Portland Wedding Venues: Abernethy Center

One of the ways I categorize the best Portland wedding venues is by their ability to host weddings all year round. Abernethy Center is all about year round weddings. They have multiple wedding spaces and are very helpful when it comes to making sure your wedding venue is everything you had imagined. Here is what one couple, Krystal and Keith Scott had to say about choosing the Abernathy Center for their wedding.

“I found Abernethy Center years ago online and fell in love with it! When I got engaged it was the first place I thought of to go look…and I was not disappointed! They made one of the most important days/nights of my life absolutely magical…I have been to many other venues in the Portland Metro area and Abernethy Center truly was the best choice I could have ever made!…If you choose Abernethy Center don’t be afraid to brain storm new and innovative ideas with the staff they are open and willing to work with you to make your special day all that you want it to be!”

I am not really sure I can put it better than that. My favorite space at Abernathy Center is the patio. It is perfect for a cocktail hour before the reception.

Best Portland Wedding Venue Pictures From Abernethy Center

Take Krystal and Keith’s advice about thinking outside the box with Abernethy Center. You can start the conversation at this years Art of Wedding bridal show where you will find them alongside many of the other best Portland wedding venues. Tickets are online and available at the door.

Foodie Friday: A Wedding Caterer – Chez Joly

Foodie Friday: A Wedding Caterer  - Chez Joly

Friday’s on the Art of Weddings blog are all about tantalizing those taste buds and thinking about a favorite foodie parts of planning a wedding. Today, I have some photos that are going to make you wish you had a full stomach. Chez Joly catering is one of Portland’s best wedding caterers. As a wedding caterer, they have been in business since 1990 and are a family owned local wedding vendor. They also have their own intimate event space perfect for a small wedding or rehearsal dinner.

Things You Get With Chez Joly As Your Wedding Caterer

  • wait staff
  • china rentals
  • silverware
  • flowers
  • entertainment
  • beverage service
  • bar service
  • fresh and local ingredients

A Sample Chez Joly Menu Items

  • Oregon Painted Hills Center Cut Filet Mignon served with wild Oregon chantrelles in a Madeira sauce
  • Trapold Farms Oregon Haricot Verte served with roasted challots
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu with a Chardonnay cream sauce
  • Baked Pork Loin stuffed with caramelized apple and cherry chutney
  • Portobello & Wild Mushroom Lasagna with spinach and truffled riccota cheese, balsamic reduction and pesto sauces
  • Pecan Crusted Rack of Lamb with Brown Sugar Barbeque Sauce, Chive Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Shallot Green Beans

Photos To Make Your Mouth Water

Need to hear about more? Come speak to Chez Joly about how they can help you as a wedding caterer for your big day. They will be there in person at this year’s Art of Weddings bridal show at The Armory. Join all of the best Portland wedding vendors on January 3rd.

Looking for a Wedding Photo Booth? Check Out Portland Photobooth

Looking for a Wedding Photo Booth? Check Out Portland Photobooth

It is no secret that photo booths have become a popular choice for not only weddings, but corporate events, parties and more. It is hard not to love the wedding photo booth idea for many reasons. Especially with a great local company like Portland Photobooth to handle all of  the hard work.

Reasons To Include a Wedding Photo Booth

  1. Instant wedding favors. Guests can take home the prints and have a great memory to tuck in a scrapbook or on a refrigerator to show off how amazing your wedding was.
  2. Instant thank you pics. See the couple below for an idea of what I mean. Using the photo booth to take pics you will use later for thank you cards is fun and creative.
  3. Kids will love it. If you are having kids at your reception this can be a great way to keep them excited about the wedding day events.
  4. It is fun for everyone! Really. It is. There is a reason it is so popular!

Wedding Photo Booth Ideas

Thanks to the Wedding Bee for the great examples.
An idea of what Portland Photobooth‘s photo results look like.

Portland Photobooth can help you hash out all of the logistic around your wedding photo booth needs. Give them a call or discuss it in person at the Art of Weddings bridal show at The Armory. The show hosts the swankiest bridal vendors in Portland. Get tickets online for a discounted rate!


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