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!
Located in the heart of Portland’s vibrant Pearl District on the streetcar line, The Gerding Theater at the Armory offers a beautiful setting for any wedding. The LEED Platinum-rated building’s two-tiered lobby spaces are a sophisticated combination of historic charm, urban contemporary and classic industrial design. Blending rustic brick and basalt walls in a soaring open air space, with large windows and sky lights to highlight the Douglas Fir wood Trusses, this setting is a one-of-a-kind backdrop for an unconventional, yet uniquely elegant wedding.
With a capacity of up to 200 people for a seated ceremony and dinner, say your “I Do’s” against the backdrop of the “Fire Wall” of flickering lights that cascade down the back wall of the two lobby spaces. Then dance the night away under the dramatic Starfield Chandelier of 184 tiny bulbs suspended in mid-air. Our inclusive wedding package provides you with the amenities you’ll need for the big day. We only celebrate one wedding a day, offering 12-hour bookings with 5 ½ hours of pre-event preparation for vendors, and 6 ½ hours for your event, ending at midnight. Included in your wedding amenities are full ceremony and reception set-up and breakdown, tables and folding chairs, lounge furniture, multiple dressing rooms and a lounge for the wedding party, and two subscriptions to PCS’ current season for the couple valued at $900!
We also include complimentary on-site ceremony assistance and reception coordination, diagram coordination, and our experienced staff of event planners will help you coordinate your timeline between your vendors and the Gerding Theater at the Armory.
With a list of eight of the most exclusive catering vendors in Portland, you can be sure to find the perfect match for you and your style for your big day! Come visit this beautiful, modern site Wednesday, March 26th from 6-9pm for The Art of Weddings Bridal Showcase. Get your tickets online here and enter the code: PCS to get a discount!
Art of Catering
Devil’s Food Catering
Food in Bloom
We are available for personalized tours that showcase this beautiful and versatile venue. For a tour, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can make your wedding an unforgettable evening!
above photo: Jasmine Photography
Your wedding date is getting closer and closer. As the maid of honor why not host a Pure Romance Party for the bride to be? These fun and tasteful bachelorette parties are a great way to start the evening off before heading out on the town. Have all the girls over at your home, break out the bubbly and some savory appetizers and let the consultant show you all the products available!
So what can you expect from hosting a party? Pure Romance breaks it down as follows:
“A trained consultant will come to your house and provide a night of unforgettable fun for you and your girlfriends. From innovative ways to spice up your relationship to sexual health information you wished you had learned a long time ago, a Pure Romance party is anything but typical. Unlike shopping in a store or online, your guests will learn how each product works and how it can enhance your most intimate moments. The part? Ordering is confidential so your guests can ask questions and shop in private.”
They have a wide variety of products from beauty to massage oils to toys and games to keep the fire burning. Come meet them in person and book your next party at The Art of Weddings Bridal Show on March 26th, 2014.
Choosing your wedding gown. To me this one of the most exciting parts of the planning process. How do you want to look on your wedding day? Modern, elegant, sweet or over -the- top stunning? Of course you want to feel comfortable in whatever you are wearing and it’s important to try on a variety of gowns and designers before you choose the final one. We all have different body shapes and certain gowns will look better on certain shapes. By going to a salon or designer they can help you with the fitting process.
From cute and sassy to simple and elegant, Michelle DeCourcy has your style. Michelle began her fashion career in 1999. The following year she established Michelle DeCourcy, a successful ready to wear line with top-selling items and collections that were carried in more than 200 specialty stores and boutiques across the country, as well as her own flagship stores in Portland, Oregon.
Michelle’s designs have been featured in Vogue, British Vogue, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Lucky, WWD and Best Of People. Over the past decade she has developed a Cult following in Portland Oregon in addition to an a list celebrity following.
Here are a few of the designs you can find on her website. See more in person in a featured fashion show at The Art of Weddings 2014 Bridal Show! Get your tickets here.