Aurora, OR ~ Heirloom Revival Co. {2014}

Vintage style weddings seem to be an ongoing trend and the Heirloom Revival Co. in Aurora, OR is just the place to discover the perfect props!  An antique table for the candy buffet, a vintage suitcase for cards,  a shabby window frame for a thank you sign…. The ideas are endless!  I wanted to share this little shop with upcoming brides and grooms, wedding planners, and antique buffs!

I was so excited to see my very dear friend and her family at their new shop – the Heirloom Revival Co. in Aurora, OR.  It is adorable!  Its filled with fabulous antiques that each tell a story…they really tell a story! You can pick up an antique here that comes to life with its own information card included.  They have the cutest cards attached that may include what it is, where it came from, etc. The super sweet bistro can serve up your favorite beverage of choice for you to enjoy while you browse the treasures.  {This is wedding planning juice!}  They even have a drive through if your need a cup of joe to go! CAM00196~2~2~2


Columbia Gorge ~ Adornments of Hood River {2013}

Stephanie Hartman founded Adornments of Hood River in 2011.  This is where brides in the Columbia Gorge can get the detail decor that sets their wedding apart from others.  When asked what made her start this business, Staphanie answered, “Seeing people come to Hood River for weddings in beautiful settings but having to settle for plain rentals or spend a fortune to buy things they’d never use again”.  Adornments of Hood River sells bridal jewelry and hair accessories, and rents vintage & modern dishes, linens and decor.  Stephanies says her favorite part of what she does is, “providing affordable special details that set the desired tone…elegance, whimsy, country, vintage”.  Not only do people planning weddings benefit from Stephanie’s creative touch, but she shared that her business provides employment opportunities for people with special needs.

If you are planning your wedding in the Columbia Gorge, be sure to visit Adornments of Hood River to discover the details that set the tone of your wedding!

Phone: 541-480-3363

Stephanie@adornmentsofhoodriver.com

Adornments-of-Hood-River Facebook Page

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These photos were taken at the 2013 Gorgeous Wedding Event  at The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles, OR.


Bethany Willis with Bend Event Music {February~2013}

I would like to introduce my talented friend, Bethany Willis of Bend Event Music.  I have known Bethany for many years and always admired her talent and ability to play such beautiful music.  Bethany has been playing professionally for 21 years! She now serves Bend, Central Oregon and destination locations with wedding and event music.  “I provide live ceremony music as well as finding any other musician you might need for your event.”  This skill does not just happen every day and surely is not played at just any event.  If you are looking for an absolutely special way to honor your wedding ceremony and make it one that you and all your guests will remember, you need to contact Bethany.

I recently attended the Central Oregon Wedding & Event Show.  My booth displayed a slideshow of  wedding photography set to music by Bend Event Music.  Bethany and her Classy Grass Trio performed live throughout the event, complimenting the show displays.  Bethany says “Aside from being a mom, the only other thing I ever wanted to do was play my fiddle.”  Her favorite part of what she does is “Making the magic happen, at the right moment through the sound of our instruments.”  She also states: “I love my job! I get almost as excited as the brides do once we begin putting the pieces together. I love the process and all their ideas. Plus it gives me a sneak peek into who they are, and allows me to then translate that into the perfect musical selections for their special day!”

Best contact information:
Bethany@bendeventmusic.com,
Phone: 502-718-1814
www.bendeventmusic.com

Facebook page for Bend Event Music

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Bethany at the CO Show and The Classy Grass Trio shot I took in later 2012


Klamath Falls, OR ~ Botanica Creations Wedding Florist {01.20.2013}

One of my bridal show booth neighbors at the 2013 Klamath County Bridal Fair was Botanica Creations.  Brides were drawn into the colorful booth by the amazingly creative and unique creations that were displayed.  I didn’t see one bride pass the Botanica Creations booth without turning into it and admiring the arrangements within.

Dawnielle Tehama is the owner of Botanica Creations and a master mind of beautiful floral and non-floral arrangements that are sure to make a statement at any event.  She listened intently to brides as they explained their wedding plans and made suggestions that excited the brides she spoke with.

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I was particularly intrigued by the head pieces that were modeled by Dawnielle’s daughters.  Head pieces are a trendy must have for any special occasion.   They are a gorgeous accessory for flower girls, maids of honor and brides!  Of course, I love incorporating beautiful head pieces with any themed photo shoots!

If you are in the process of planning a wedding, be sure to stop and talk to Dawnielle and her team at Botanica Creations at 2223 N. Eldorado Bld. in Klamath Falls, OR.  It will be your pleasure.  They deliver a personal connection with brides and gorgeous arrangements for the wedding day.  This is confirmed by the many previous bride compliments on the Botanica Creations Facebook page!