Sarah and Bill’s wedding: Baker Cabin Pioneer Church and Wild Bill’s Casino

We were pleased to work again in August with Lenny and Bob of Studio 98, this time for a wedding at Baker Cabin Pioneer Church in Canby, Oregon; and reception following at Wild Bill's Casino in NE Portland.  The ceremony had a traditional country wedding atmosphere, with Rev. Kevin Yell presiding.

While the bride and groom took photos around town, the guests moved on to the Oasis Room at Wild Bill's for a Las Vegas-themed reception and barbecue buffet from Buster's Texas BBQ

Sarah wrote to us afterwards, “My parents thought you did great and they loved how the whole thing reflected my personality, staying true to who I am. I still can't believe how well it turned out.” Congratulations again, to Sarah and Bill!

Also, many thanks to these partners in collaboration: Flowers: Studio Del Fiore, Music: Notes of Celebration, DJ: Wild Bill's in-house, Videography: Solstice Video, Transportation: Lucky Limousine (inbound), bride and groom's classic car (getaway)




Many thanks to Studio 98 for the images.

Mojuba Wedding Day Survival Kit – a more chic emergency kit!

We’ve been meaning to blog about these cute emergency kits from Mojuba Weddings forever…



We love the chic styles for man or woman, the reusability, and convenient travel sizes. At ~$165 the kit may feel like a splurge, but you could register for one on, or think of it as an addition to your handbag collection.

At any rate, do make sure your coordinator or helper is prepared with a stash of little things for the big day.  Some helpful lists here.

Find something interesting? Reblog with Typepad & Typepad Micro

If you've been looking for a good microblogging service, or if you already use something like Tumblr or Posterous, you might find this interesting, from SixApart, the makers of Typepad:

This morning we launched TypePad Micro. Micro is a free streamlined blog, powered by TypePad, and optimized for social media.


You can now microblog any Portland Wedding Coordinator content that you find interesting with your followers on your very own free Micro blogs. Or you can use a Micro blog to save clippings of stuff you find interesting on the web, and share it with your friends and fellow planning buddies. And when you see the "Reblog" button at the bottom of any Typepad blog post, you can easily add that link to your own Typepad Micro or regular blog.

Here are some other wedding and design bloggers on Typepad that you may enjoy: Sparkliatti, Ritzy Bee, The Bride's Cafe, Oh So Beautiful Paper, Always a Blogsmaid, Weddingistas, and Celebrity Wedding Buzz. So you can see, Portland Wedding Coordinator is in great company! (Did I miss anyone? Feel free to shout yourself out in the comments!)

Couples AND wedding professionals:  Are you using microblogging in any form to meet those blogging needs when you have those "in-between" posts that are too long for Facebook or Twitter, but not long enough to merit a "real" post on your main blog? Share your thoughts here.