When it comes to decorations for your wedding there are some ideas that show up and everyone jumps on board. Remember the mustache craze? Folks everywhere were posing with fake mustaches in their wedding photos. Then after awhile it becomes so over done that no one wants to do it. We found a trend online and were wondering if the same thing would happen to this one. The pinwheel has made a come back and we are seeing it in brides bouquets, on cakes and on quilts. What do you think? Love it or leave it? Is this something you would add to your day for a bit of whimsy or say pass and go the more traditional route? Let us know your thoughts!
When looking for a site for your wedding ceremony you want something that makes you feel comfortable and excited to be there. Leach Botanical Gardens is an outdoor wonderland waiting for you. With lush greenery surrounding your every move, it’s no wonder it’s a such a gem in the community.
Here’s a little background about the site.
“Today the Garden welcomes you. Yearly it provides a beautiful and intimate setting for scores of events. The East Terrace, surrounded by lush garden displays, is a perfect counterpoint to the historic Manor House with its high beamed great room. The Manor House features hardwood floors, knotty pine paneling, natural light from the spacious windows and views of the surrounding trees and foliage. The dining room, including displays of artifacts belonging to John and Lilla and provides a perfect space for food and beverage service. No other place in the Metro area is quite like Portland’s Secret Garden.”
It may be Portland’s Secret Garden (that was my favorite book growing up), the ones who know about it will reserve it quickly. So plan ahead and contact them today for a visit.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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