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The Art of Wedding’s 10th Anniversary Bridal Showcase

The Art of Wedding's 10th Anniversary Bridal Showcase

We are so excited for the tenth annual Art of Weddings Bridal Show! We started with a vision on a napkin while chatting with a friend at a coffee shop and it has grown ever since. The goal was and has always been to keep the event relaxed, fun and non-pressured. We think you should be able to meet and talk to vendors without feeling like you have to book them on site. Of course you can if you fall in love but the goal is for your and your fiance to celebrate your engagement in a stylish atmosphere.

If you haven’t already, now is the time to reserve your tickets online. Get a discounted price of only $8 each when you enter the code: PCS online and you will also be automatically entered for the opportunity to win a whole wedding from the Lucky in Love contest (valued at over $20,000). Otherwise get them at the door for $15 each.

We always love having it at the modern and beautiful Gerding Theater at the Armory in downtown Portland. Parking is on street and in nearby lots. Coat check on hand in case it’s a rainy evening.

View stunning photography, sample culinary delights, snack on a sweet cupcake and hop in a photo booth for some silly memories. Stay around for a featured fashion show by local fashion designer Michelle DeCourcy and walk away with ideas to plan your perfect wedding day! See you this Wednesday evening from 6-9pm!

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Sponsorship Spots Available

Sponsorship Spots Available

Are you an amazing vendor who would like to be a part of the longest running bridal boutique show? Do you have an amazing service or product that you want to get out in front of brides? Then sponsorship is perfect for you! We only have a few spots available for sponsoring the bridal show which will take place March 26th, 2014 from 6-9pm at Portland Center Stage at the Armory. This show is classy, high-end and has a relaxed feel. It has been the show that all others copy and we are flattered but there is only one Art of Weddings! No other bridal show has the social media following we do. You will reach newly engaged couples via facebook, twitter, pinterest, radio, postcards, Oregon Bride Magazine and on our popular blog!

Contact us today to find out how you can reserve your spot in this exciting bridal show. Deadline is October 28th to sign up for a sponsor to take advantage of all the social media benefits. Email us today at, we look forward to hearing from you!


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Rainy Portland Weather

Rainy Portland Weather

When planning a wedding in Oregon, especially in the Portland area, you run the risk of not having sunshine on your big day. There is nothing wrong with a little rain, we have gotten used it and enjoy the slower days (only us took about five years). When it comes to planning an event you need to think a little differently. Being prepared for unexpected weather is something to put on your list. If you are planning your event for spring or fall then be ready that a big dark cloud filled with water could spread droplets over your celebration. It’s no reason to put a stop to the festivities! Grab your rain gear and let’s celebrate!

Let’s start with a good ol’ pair of wellies. You have to protect those pretty feet while moving from one site to another site. Hunter is a brand that has lasting power. Their rain gear is built solid and will last a lifetime so you’ll be investing in something you can use again and again.

Add your something blue with these cute short gloss rain boots by Hunter. $125.00


If your colors are black and white, slip on these shiny black riding boots with gold accents. $195.00

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If it’s going to be warm with a chance of rain then try a sandal you won’t have to worry about. These cute and stylish Limington Sandals will get many compliments. On sale $50.00


Yellow is all the rage for weddings. I used it at my spring wedding and loved how it added a pop of vibrance. If you ask your photographer having an umbrella can be a fun prop for your photos. Finding a clear one is even better since it won’t add dark shadows to your faces. This bubble umbrella is $48.00 from Hunter.


Go with a cute clear umbrella with a floral pattern from Totes for only $30.00.


If you feel the need to cover up your dress then slip on this cute white Kenneth Cole Reaction Coat. On Sale for $115.00 at Macy’s.


Whether it ends up raining all day (it is said to good luck in some cultures if it rains) or for a few hours have your rain supplies ready. Of course watch the weather report a few weeks out and as it gets closer to your date make adjustments. No matter what the weather, enjoy the time with your family and friends!

Wedding Fashion: 1920s Headpieces

Wedding Fashion: 1920s Headpieces

Ok, so I have probably been watching too much Downton Abbey. But honestly? It is like vintage fashion porn! Mary Crawley has some amazing costumes, and headpieces for that matter, in season three. I would love any excuse to wear one and a wedding is just the right excuse. Any brides out there dreaming of a wedding in the times of Downton Abbey can find inspiration from these 1920s headpieces I found on Etsy. Who knows if the groom will go all the way with the Downton Abbey theme, but it is worth a  shot right? Their wedding fashion is just too hard to resist!

1920s Headpieces Perfect For A Downton Abbey Wedding



I love this one because of the lace! Made by AgnesHart on  Priced at $130.00. Here is what she says about the headpiece,

This is just the loveliest,delicate cream coloured lace.It is extremely old,I believe it to be dating from some time in the 1800s.It is made of the finest silk. I have sandwiched it between two layers of traditional silk tulle net so it can have enough strength to come out and be worn and cherished once more by a beautiful woman or girl! (and then hopefully passed on to her daughter).

willowmooneMade by WillowMoone on Etsy. A chic and glamorous vintage 1920s headpiece. This one is a bit more with all the work hand sewing the crystals, at $480.00. Willow Moone says this,

Luxuriously sheer tulle headpiece embellished with shimmering crystals in an Art Deco sunburst design. Completely hand embroidered with hundreds of sparkling crystals hand sewn with invisible thread onto the finest illusion bridal tulle. Reminiscent of the glamorous Ziegfeld Follies.

dananiBy danani for $145.00 on Etsy. The ostrich feathers are a great touch and really give this headpiece a boost onto a new level of fabulous! Danani says this,

Stunning double Czech rhinestone strands cross your forehead to meet a large vintage inspired brooch. Draped around the brooch are glass pearl bead and Czech rhinestone strands. A spray of ostrich feathers and the tip of an ostrich plume fan from behind the brooch in true flapper style. Flapper headpiece ties securely in back with long narrow ivory satin ribbons.

Shown here in ivory with black accents, although it can be custom made with nearly any color combination you’d like.


Made by EricaElizabethDesign for $285.00. For the price, this one has a lot of detail! it also combines lace and pearls, to big wedding trends in 2013. Erica Elizabeth says this,

A return to the Prohibition era style with this soft eyelash lace trimmed with leaf pattern bead-work with a dangling side decor is a smashing success as a wedding headpiece.
Lace & silver bugle bead set rhinestone headband is adjustable in size for comfort…
Gorgeous side decor has extraordinary details of pierced plump freshwater pearls, wired beaded French Chantilly lace stems highlighted with beaded leaves, dangling lace & sparkling rhinestone chains…

Did you find some 1920s headpieces perfect for your wedding, or just your dreams of the last season of Downtown Abbey? Which ones? Know of one I didn’t choose? Share it with us pronto!



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2014 Event will be located at: Portland Center Stage at the Armory