Divine Designs Sample Sale time again!

We received this email from Cindy Rosen at Oregon ABC:

"Divine Designs Bridal Boutique is pleased to announce our Designer Sample Day – An exclusive 2 day event on
May 16th and 17th…
Designers’ samples by Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Elizabeth Fillmore, Amsale, Anne Barge, and much more."

Click below for the full ad and address:

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Where do you get such wonderful things?

I just got back from returning a red aisle runner to our dear friend Mike Piper at An Affair to Remember.  Not only is he a great wedding coordinator, he is also an amazing florist and has a huge selection of unique props that I love to raid.  The red rose petal aisle runner that you see in the last blog post is one of those things!  Apparently his mother sewed all of those rose petals on by hand?!?  (Don’t forget, Sunday is Mother’s Day!)  It just reminds me how important in this business it is to make contacts and build relationships, because you never know what wonderful things your colleagues have in their warehouses.

{ Real Portland Wedding } A big red party at The Portland Art Museum

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I feel bad that we haven't been updating so much lately … I can't believe the whole month of April went by without a peep.  But my excuse is that we've been working so hard for our clients.  One of them, Sarah and Daren, just had their wedding on April 26.  I can't believe it's over and I am actually sad that we won't be talking as often anymore!  Sarah is actually an event planner herself and was responsible for a HUGE event and fundraiser for a contractors' association in the Portland area.  So it was extremely flattering when she asked EJP Events to be her wedding coordinator.

She came to us with some amazing ideas for a big red party, and really let us take it and run with it.  We had so much fun, and hope the bride, groom, family, and guests did too.

This post wouldn't be complete without mentioning some of the amazing people we worked with: Geranium Lake Flowers, Royce's Prop Shop, The Bridal Loft and Vibrant Table Catering.

But enough talking, I know you want to see the photos!  Here are a few, courtesy of Melissa Jill, the photographer who flew in from Arizona just to shoot the event.

With Melissa's permission, we also asked our friend Robert McNary to stop by during setup and shoot some reception details. A couple are below.

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Ask me about destination weddings…

AskmephotoWe’re pleased to let you know that we at EJP Events have recently completed the training sponsored by The Association of Bridal Consultants and Ask Me about Destination Weddings.  We now have the ability to book land and air packages for over 1,800 honeymoon and
destination wedding locations throughout Hawaii, Mexico, Europe,
South America, the South Pacific and more.

Take a look at some of the destinations available, and also the special offers.  Through this program, we even have a dedicated travel concierge, Sarai Cairo, who can give detailed information about each property if it’s one we haven’t been to ourselves.

So, even if your wedding isn’t in Portland, Oregon, or Washington State… ask us!  We probably have something great just for you!

Photo courtesy askmeaboutdestinationweddings.com

Continuity in planning

I recently met with a client who will be working with us for wedding day coordination. She began her planning with the thought that she wouldn't need her own wedding planner, since both her church and her venue provided on-site "wedding coordinators".  In fact, the venue's coordinator, in her estimation, was "meticulous" and "reassuring".

The problem?  In the year since she booked her church and venue, both coordinators have since left for other jobs, and she is now dealing with two totally new people; having to explain all of her wishes and instructions all over again.

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