This just in….Wedding Giveaway!!

We just heard from our friends at Jupiter Hotel that they are giving a way a free wedding at their new hotel Jupiter Next!

The @jupiterhotel is gearing up for the opening of their expansion, Jupiter NEXT, and to share the love they are GIVING AWAY A WEDDING! Enter to win by posting an Instagram video using their handle @Jupiterhotel AND the hashtag #loveatnext to tell them WHY you want to get married in Portland and why, specifically at the Jupiter NEXT. Winner will receive a wedding package valued at $8k. The lucky winner will be announced on 3/13. Check the link in their bio for more details!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
Jupiter NEXT Wedding Giveaway!! Enter to win by posting an Instagram video on your profile using the handle @Jupiterhotel AND the hashtag #loveatnext and tell us WHY you want to get married in Portland and why, specifically, at Jupiter NEXT.

Package Value: $8,000
Includes:

  • Entire Second Floor Event space (8 thousand square feet) which includes:
  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Cocktail Reception Space
  • Extra Room (used for whatever you see fit including photo booth area etc)
  • Parking
  • 1 night in a Suite
  • Bottle of bubbly in the suite

{ Photo of the Day } McMenamins Edgefield April Wedding

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Photo: Photobystinson.com

Congratulations to Cassie and Brad on #brassie17! This wedding is extra special to me, as it involves many people who I'm lucky to know personally. It's always fun to get to do a wedding with friends. Cassie and Brad were married in the Ballroom at McMenamins Edgefield on a lovely spring April day in the Troutdale/Columbia River Gorge area, Oregon. 

Best of 2016 – hurrah!

We're happy to share the news that two top review websites, Yelp.com and Thumbtack.com recently recognized EJP Events by putting us on their "best of" lists. Thanks to all of our brides and grooms, we love making your day special! Here are a few of the featured weddings and what they said:

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(Photo: Altura Studio)

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(Photo: Powers Studios)

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(Photo: Evrim Icoz)

Wedding issues bugging you? Please contact us to set a time to chat about your wedding and how we can help.

 

Looking forward to 2014


To our EJP Events community, and all the readers of Portland Wedding Coordinator, we wish you the best for 2014, as you are planning your event or working in the community of event professionals. Cheers!

If you like this wedding style-oriented blog, you might also like our blog for event and wedding planners over on Blogspot.

 

{ real wedding features } We’re in Portland Bride and Groom magazine!

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Make sure to flip over to page 58 of this summer's issue of Portland Bride and Groom magazine and check out a feature on a wonderful, colorful wedding day that EJP Events helped plan last September for bride and groom, Kiran and Siddharth. Thank you to the editors of the mag for choosing to feature our work, and to the amazing team of vendors who put it all together: JOS Photographers, Shields Films, 1st Comes Love Invitations, East India Co. Catering, The Foundry at Oswego Pointe, Paradym Events, Geranium Lake Floral, DJ Prashant, and Papa Haydn Cakes.

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Photo by JOS Photographers, as featured in Portland Bride and Groom.

BarStocker – the iPhone app that calculates liquor needs for your party or wedding

Many of our clients are in turnkey venues where they can provide their own caterer and bar. But figuring out how much liquor, beer, and wine to order is always a challenge. Order too much and it's a bit of a waste. Order too little and you risk running out during the event, and having to send a wedding party member to the nearest 7-11.

EJP Events is pleased to unveil our own iPhone app to tackle this continuing problem. Based on an algorithm developed over our 13 years in the event planning, catering, hotel, and wedding planning businesses, BarStocker will save you time and prevent a waste of money or alcohol by helping you figure the perfect amount to order.

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Customize your order based on length of party in hours, time of year, types of alcohol being served, and how much your guests like to party :-)  It's available right now on the iTunes store. Please let me know what you think!

Win an Engagement Session for your wedding from Kim + Phil and Style Unveiled

We love hearing about cool free stuff, so when we saw this post from Portland Style Unveiled about how Portland couples could win a free engagement session from Kim + Phil Photography, we wanted to pass it on…From Portland Style Unveiled:

We told you there would be more giveaways to come!  I was lucky enough to join the fabulous Kim + Phil for coffee the other day.  You may remember them from the amazing DIY detail wedding we featured awhile back…  Anywho… after sharing a coffee and some chat, these two hit me with an awesome idea!  An engagement session giveaway!  The beneficient of this giveaway?  One of you lucky Portland readers! 

via portlandstyleunveiled.com

All you have to do is comment on this thread, and they'll choose a winner from among the commenters. Easy peasy.

Know of any other great giveaways going on? Email the Portland Wedding Coordinator and we'll report them as soon as we can!

From Willamette Week: Win a Space-Themed Wedding at the Space Room Lounge

We loved this little blurb in Willamette Week about the Space Room Lounge’s contest to give away a free wedding:

MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN: The Space Room, the Hawthorne Boulevard Stumble Zone’s recently remodeled shrine to drunken retro-futurism, is giving away a wedding at the bar, including a licensed officiate, photography, invitations and free appetizers for up to 50 guests, to the couple who write the best 200-word essay on why they want a space-themed wedding. Even at recession wedding prices, this deal’s probably worth $5,000. The deadline to enter is Sunday, Nov. 15. Spaceroomlounge.com/wedding-contest

via wweek.com

We checked out the website, and if you win, you’d have to use the prize and get married by March 2010.  For the right Portland couple, this might be perfect! Are you thinking of entering? Tell us!

The Impossible Project: Bringing back Polaroid film!

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Remember our post from last year lamenting the closure of Polaroid’s instant film factory?  We thought that was the end of those cute little guest books, at least in the traditional format.  Well, it’s so exciting to hear that a group called The Imposssible Project (love that name!) has announced:

“We aim to re-start production of analog INTEGRAL FILM for vintage
Polaroid cameras in 2010. We have acquired Polaroid’s old equipment,
factory and seek your support.”


So go to their website, and see if there’s any way you can help them!  I know a lot of you are creative types, and it looks like a daunting task.  We wish them luck.

If you can’t wait for 2010, then Adesso still has the original Polaroid film in stock.  And right now they have a special buy-two-get-one-free deal!

Holiday VIP deals from Dosha SalonSpa

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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!