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 email@example.com.
Whew, our wedding day has come and gone. What a fun, whirlwind of a weekend we had. We tied the knot on May 12th, 2012 in downtown Portland on the lovely patio of Hotel Modero. After getting my make up and hair done by the talented and cute Nicole Wagner my girlfriend and I headed to the hotel to get ready. I was SO nervous but managed to eat a nice lunch with her on the patio before getting ready. Kate Kelly arrived and we started getting dressed and she started capturing the day. I was so nervous and excited to see my man, Eddie all dressed up in his suit and for him to see me in my gown. Getting to see each other before the ceremony helped calm both of us down a lot. We then walked out together and joined a very small group of friends and family. Marky of Custom Ceremonies put together a touching and personal ceremony, which of course I started to tear up during!
After the lovely vows were complete we took a few family photos and then headed inside for an amazing dinner by Nel Centro restaurant. We filled one of their intimate rental rooms and enjoyed dinner. A few impromptu toasts, cupcake eating, talking and photo booth pictures filled the rest of the evening. We were so lucky to have an amazing weekend of 80 degree weather! It was just perfect. After everyone left we headed up to our amazing suite at Hotel Modero to spend the evening. It went by in a blink of an eye and before we knew it was morning! If only there were more hours in the day!!! Below are highlights from our wedding day. Enjoy and thank you to the amazing Kate Kelly for capturing the moments. Please see the list of talented wedding vendors listed after the images.
Our day wouldn’t have come together without the talented Portland vendors listed below. Thank you all for making our wedding day so special and memorable!
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