“Saturday” Roundup!

OK, apologies for the slight delay on Roundup this week, due to Portland #snowpocalypse 2008!  We do have the goodies for you this afternoon though!

James-christianson-wedding-photographyWe're still a little bit obsessed with the weather lately.  What to do in case of weather-related cancellations or delays?  For the majority of Portland weddings that occur between March and October, really bad weather is not usually a concern. Of course, all outdoor weddings should have a bad-weather plan (including one for too-hot weather), but we're not usually thinking of roads closed and flights cancelled. Today of course, in the midst of #snowpocalypse and #snowmageddon, and with the uptick in winter weddings we've been seeing, I want to remind you all about wedding postponement insurance – a way to pretty much ensure that you can recoup any lost deposits and re-schedule your wedding date for another time.  Some providers: Gales Creek Insurance, WedSafe  Photo courtesy James Christianson via Style Me Pretty.

Pink Galoshes 

imperia vodka, pink galoshes, wedding style blog

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Art of Weddings 2009 – a swankier kind of bridal show!

Art of Weddings Portland Wedding Planning Bridal Show

We are so excited to be invited back to participate in The Art of Weddings, a boutique bridal show happening on Thursday, January 8, 2009 from 5-8pm at LUXE Autohaus. Last year, it was held at the very swanky Secret Society Ballroom, and this year's installment promises to be even more innovative and interesting!  The Art of Weddings team has enlisted the help of the CRAVE! Portland team — you know, the gals behind the extremely fun shopping parties? — to promote the event, and it looks to be even bigger and better this year.

Some of the highlights of the show's offerings:

Stay tuned here for all kinds of news and buzz about the show.  You can even win tickets over at Simply Chic Weddings.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Money saving AND luxurious wedding transport option in PDX? WAY!

Bmw-2aI can’t believe I overlooked this until now… I always knew about the rad Limo Bus offered by VIP PDX, but I never really scrolled down to their “Chauffeured Cars” page until today.  They have a Land Rover and a BMW 745Li, both at a rate of $80/hour plus gratuity.  But get this, the minimum is only 1 hour.  So many companies out there have 4 hour minimums on chauffeured cars and limos, and oftentimes I have clients who just want a transfer from church to reception, or from reception to hotel without a bunch of hoo-hah.  You can take a look right here on the VIP PDX website:  Rates for VIP Coach and VIP Chauffeured Vehicles Portland Oregon – VIP PDX.

Saturday Roundup

We are starting something new on the blog today: A Saturday Roundup!  In the Roundup, we'll recap the best of what we've seen in Portland weddings, wedding planning and wedding style this week, so you don't have to scroll all over creation (or Alltop) to find your goodies.

First things first: 50% off sale at Shoefly.com until Sunday. Heard about this from the PortlandPicks.com gals — thanks!

gold pumps sandal shoe, wedding shoe

Next, we have Ethical Wedding's review of The Green Bride Guide:

ethical weddings, green bride guide review 

Next, a topic near and dear to us Portlanders: Rain at the wedding, from Santa Barbara Wedding Chic. (I thought it didn't rain much in lovely Santa Barbara!) Photo below by Laura Novak.

Laura Novak Photography, rain wedding 

Our compatriots to the north (Seattle, that is) at What Junebug Loves have posted a Holiday Gift Guide.  Usually the term "holiday gift guide" is kinda ho-hum to me, but this one had: Bacon-of-the-Month!  Now you're talking!

Junebug's holiday gift guide, wedding planning, portland wedding

Finally, a pink idea for wedding toasts, holiday celebrations, or just to go with french fries:

Piper-Heidsieck Rose Sauvage (another tip from PortlandPicks–if you aren't a subscriber, you need to be!)

piper heidieck, champagne, wedding toast 

That's it for Saturday Roundup!  Have a great rest of the weekend, and if you have thoughts or feedback about anything you saw today, please do feel free to post them here!

popular first dances from 2008

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I just got this email from The DJ Network (a DJ service in the New England area) which lists popular first dances from the past year.  Agree or disagree?


Photo courtesy Naim Hasan.

Four great Portland photographers!

There are so many great Portland photographers that I really hate to pick faves.  However, after my event The Photo Playdate, where we brought together event planners and their families for a day of pampering and photo taking, after I saw the results, I just have to give a shout out to those who participated: Impression Arts, Jasmine Photography, Evrim Icoz, and Valls Photographic.  Just take a look at some of the shots:

This is my fabulous assistant Samantha Michael.  If you are a venue manager or a vendor, it’s very likely you will get a call from Samantha when we are in vendor search mode, pairing up our clients with everything from the perfect reception spot to the most relaxing spa.  I love the way Evrim has captured her super-friendly personality!

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Holiday VIP deals from Dosha SalonSpa

Dosha SalonSpa email offer VIP Holiday Party
I know lots of Portlanders like to hit Dosha for the manis, pedis, waxing and such, especially around bridal time.  Here 's a great tip:  If you attend one of their holiday parties in December, you receive a complimentary VIP card for 10% off services pretty much all year round.

This year it also looks like they're offering 20% off gift certificates if you bring in a Toys for Tots donation.  Wonderful!