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”!
With all the crazy west coast weather we have been having I’m sure I’m not the only one thinking about spring time, sunshine and flowers popping up from the wet ground. With spring time comes fresh and fun colors and some fun ideas for your wedding decor. The light feeling of soft pastels is so inviting and romantic for a wedding day palette. You can choose to go soft and stick to mainly pale whites, creams and pinks or mix a variety of tones like mint green with a blushing pink. Have fun with it and let your style shine through, just like the sun shining through the rain clouds on a spring day!
Find your inspiration in the following images! Be sure to come to our spring Bridal Showcase happening Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 at the Gerding Theater at Portland Center Stage. There are a few comp tickets still available!
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!
I’m a sucker for graphic art. I almost became a graphic designer in college but thanks to a professor who was not so nice to me I changed my major to fine arts. Either way, my love for graphic art and design hasn’t faded one bit. I love the use of fonts to evoke emotion and a beautiful graphic that stands on it’s own. So when it comes to a wedding, what a fun opportunity to add some graphic elements to your event. Guests are often a little confused and need some direction. So signs are the perfect way to get them included and let them know what is happening next at your wedding!
Let’s start with a sign that you can easily do yourself. List out the timeline of the days activities and have it displayed so all the guests can see it as they arrive.
Add a sign to each of your chairs. Especially if you are not having assigned seating. This way the two of you will know you have a seat reserved where you want and next to each other!
Set up a lovely sign that marks the date of your event with your names. Another easy DIY wedding project to personalize your day.
You can’t stop your guests from using their smart phones so instead encourage them to share the photos they take on a wedding instagram site you have set up prior to the event.
The groom is already on pins and needles waiting to see you walk down the aisle. Take a little bit of the edge off with a cute sign held by flower girls or ring bearers. This will give him an instant smile!
Gonna have drinks at your party? Then have a sign hanging next to the bar to let your guests know you are ready to have some fun!
Last but not least, a sign with the direction of activity is a unique way to guide your guests in the direction they want to go. Yard games, to your left! Photo booth, turn your right! This is another project that can easily be made with scrap wood from your local recycling center. Whatever you decide to do, you can easily and affordable add a few of these wedding signs to your event!