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7 Amazing Wedding Ring Ideas You Should Consider

Gold and diamonds still are the most popular choices for wedding rings in Australia; though, stainless steel and titanium are definitely becoming more common options....

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By at August 23, 2017
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6 Essential Style Tips For Your Rock’n'Roll Themed Wedding

Do you prefer the Rolling Stones to Mozart? Do you look better in leather than lace? Are you more at home on a Harley than...

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By at October 4, 2016
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2016 Summer Wedding Floral Trends

 Flower trends for summer 2016 capture the just-picked style. As we are slowly moving away from the barn style, mason jar, Pinterest look – we...

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By at July 6, 2016
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7 Tips for a Stress Free Wedding

Weddings are meant to be fun for everyone, more so for couples exchanging vows and pledging their love for each other. However, it’s easier said...

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By at May 2, 2016
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Top Tips for Grooms to Look Dapper on Their Big Day

For soon-to-be grooms, picking out their wedding attire can be a tricky affair. While it is important to ensure the limelight stays on the bride,...

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By at October 30, 2015
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Formal Flush – Bring Luxury to Your Outdoor Wedding

It’s wedding planning season and if you’re planning an outdoor wedding you’re probably in full swing putting together all the intimate details that will personalize...

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By at April 3, 2015
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Wedding Makeup: 5 Tips For Your Special Day

These tips are brought to you by Jolena, owner of Bella by Jolena in Vancouver, Washington. Brides looking for a stunning wedding day glow should...

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By at December 11, 2014
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Choosing a Wedding Destination

We host many weddings every year at Youngberg Hill.  Our recent award from the Oregon Bride Magazine for the Best All-Inclusive Venue in the Valley...

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By at November 29, 2014
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5 Unique Elements for a Wine Country Wedding

A wine country wedding is always a unique and beautiful affair.  There are a million photo ops among the vines, the setting is simply fantastic,...

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By at August 13, 2014
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Questions You Need to Ask Your Venue

Selecting the right venue for your event is one of the most important elements of your wedding planning. Below are the most important questions to...

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By at August 1, 2014
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Groomsmen Attire: Final Details

The most important decision has been made:  you have picked each other, congratulations! You’ve picked colors, the bride has her dress, and now it’s time...

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By at July 18, 2014
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Wedding Planning Checklist

Nothing makes planning your wedding easier than knowing you have every detail covered. What do you need to to do first, secure a venue, and...

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By at July 11, 2014
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Guest Blog: How to Plan a Stress Free Wedding

When thinking about your wedding day…think like a Boy Scout! Be prepared for anything.  The more pre-planning you do the easier and happier that day...

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By at June 27, 2014
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Guest Blog: How to Make Your Makeup Last

One concern many brides have is looking picture perfect all day long. A huge concern could be making your makeup last all day long. Here...

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By at June 20, 2014
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Guest Blog: Tasks For the Mother of the Groom

Ways to Include the Mother of the Groom: You want to make sure the Mother of the Groom feels involved in the wedding festivities, but...

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By at June 6, 2014
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7 Tips for Natural Bridal Beauty

7 Tips For Natural Bridal Beauty As preposterous as it may sound, the beauty component of the wedding planning process always demands attention and detail....

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By at June 4, 2014
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Guest Blog: The Great Eyelash Debate

The great lash debate: to get ‘Lashed’ or not to get ‘Lashed’?!!False eyelashes have been around for years. However, methods of application, wear time and...

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By at May 23, 2014
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Marriage Equality for All

On May 19, 2014, Oregon made a huge leap towards equality for all by overturning the ban on same-sex marriage. Multnomah County alone issued 93...

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By at May 21, 2014
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Guest Blog: How to Pick YOUR DJ

Now that weʼve solved the mystery of wedding DJ prices, let us move on to yet another pressing question; How do I choose my wedding...

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By at May 16, 2014
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Why do a First Look

Of course you want to capture every special moment of your wedding day, after all your wedding  photos will become one of your most cherished...

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By at May 9, 2014
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Guest Blog: How to Pick Your Wedding Photographer & Videographer

Aside from whom you choose to marry, your wedding film and photography are quite possibly the most important decisions you make for your day. After...

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By at May 2, 2014
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Guest Blog: Why Hire a Professional Wedding DJ

Should I hire a Wedding DJ or use and iPod for my wedding reception? This is a question many brides and grooms ask while they...

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By at April 18, 2014
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Guest Blog: How to Pick Sustainable Wedding Flowers

Green Grow the Lilacs…and roses, lilies and more Going green with your wedding flowers is a growing trend (pun intended) and is not as hard...

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By at April 11, 2014
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Guest Blog: The Cost of a DJ

How Much Does A Wedding DJ Cost? As the DJ Manager for Paradox Productions the question, “how much should I plan to spend on my...

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By at April 4, 2014
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Guest Blog: You’re Engaged, Now What?

Now that you have a ring on your finger what should be the first thing you do? I’ll be quite honest; I believe the direction you go...

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By at March 28, 2014
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Guest Blog: Design Composition

Form….Function….Composition! I often encounter someone who is designing an event (let’s say….a gala or reception), and for them, design consists of table centerpieces and an...

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By at March 21, 2014
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Guest Blog: DIY or Hire a Wedding Planner?

DIY Wedding vs. Hiring a Professional Wedding Planner Congratulations you’re engaged!  Now is the time to start looking through magazines, websites and guide books to...

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By at March 19, 2014
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Guest Blog: Working with a Caterer

The food is an important aspect of your wedding and finding the perfect caterer is hard. Listed below are some simple tips before you start...

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By at March 14, 2014
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Guest Blog: How to Design with Color

“Were not in Kansas any more Toto!” Remember when Dorothy and Toto first arrived in OZ and the film went from black and white to...

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By at March 7, 2014
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Guest Blog: Bridal Accessories

Today, I will address bridal accessories: shoes, jewelry, and cover-ups. Don’t miss this opportunity to really make your bridal look your own. Bridal accessories such as shoes,...

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By at March 5, 2014
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Guest Blog: Wedding Etiquette

Wedding etiquette can be a touchy subject.  Today’s brides comb the internet for tips on how to not offend the guests but still have the...

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By at February 28, 2014
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Guest Blog: Have a Plan B

Being an event planner in Oregon, I always have a Plan B for every outdoor event.  It doesn’t matter if your wedding or event is...

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By at February 21, 2014
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Stationery for Theme Weddings

Now that you’ve said YES, it’s time to start planning your big day and get down to the nitty gritty details. It’s my opinion that...

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By at February 14, 2014
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Guest Blog: Band? DJ? or iPod?

Wedding Music Your Way – DJ vs Band vs Your Brothers iPod Music can be the focus of any event or simply used as background...

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By at February 12, 2014
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Guest Blog: Avoid the DIY Headache!

The do-it-yourself wedding has been all the rage for some years now, with many brides choosing to make their own cakes, design their own centerpieces,...

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By at February 7, 2014
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Guest Blog: Do you Need a Veil?

Yes the dress is the most important thing you wear as a bride. But we cannot forget accessories. They can really pull the look together...

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By at January 31, 2014
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Valentine Hush Sessions

THE SEXIEST HOLIDAY JUST GOT SEXIER! Give your man the gift he could never give himself!  Surprise him with a sexy little black book of...

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By at January 20, 2014
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Bridal Bootcamp from Savvy Sisters

Do you want professional advice on how to create a timeline, a budget, and how to create your design? Savvy Sisters is having a four...

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By at January 17, 2014
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Guest Blog: The Tuxedo vs The Suit

What should the groom wear? A Tux? A Suit? If you are having a traditional formal wedding, a tuxedo is the way to go.  However,...

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By at January 16, 2014
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Guest Blog: The Budget

Yuck!  Really?  We have to talk about money when there is so many other fun things about planning an event?  Yep, and here’s why.  Your...

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By at January 10, 2014
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Top 2014 Wedding Trends from Encore Events

2014 Oregon Wedding Trends Forecast At the beginning of every year, you will find wedding trends announced by several sources throughout the country.  And as...

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By at January 4, 2014
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Top 2014 Dress Trends from AniA Collection

Bridal Fashion Trends to Fall in Love With in 2014 As 2013 comes to a close, it means only one thing to those here at...

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By at January 3, 2014
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2014 Cocktail Trends from My Bartender

Yes, it is ALREADY 2014 and time to really start kicking the wedding planning into high gear.  If you’re still wondering what you’d like to...

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By at January 2, 2014
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2014 Dessert Trends Predictions from Creative Celebrations

Thinking Outside the Cake-Box! Directions in Wedding and Event Desserts for 2014 More and more brides and event hosts will be rethinking traditional cake options...

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By at January 1, 2014
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2013 Photography Trends from David A. Barss Photographer

As a photographer, I capture every detail of the wedding and have seen it all. There have been several wedding trends that have been predominant...

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By at December 31, 2013
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Top 2013 Music Trends from John Ross Music

Each summer, my musicians and I have front row seats at dozens of weddings across the Pacific Northwest. We often perform the couple’s ceremony songs...

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By at December 30, 2013
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Top 2013 Wedding Trends from Encore Events

2013 Oregon Wedding Trends Revisited  What a creative and fantastic year for weddings in Oregon!  Couples really stepped out of the box to wow their...

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By at December 27, 2013
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Guest Blog: Where to Start Planning

What’s new in party decorating?  What venue would work best for my sister’s outdoor wedding next year?  Can you recommend a good caterer?  These are...

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By at December 19, 2013
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Guest Blog: Creating a Vintage Wedding

The vintage look is favored by lots of brides-to-be as it’s elegant and romantic whilst being timelessly stylish, which is what makes so many of...

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By at November 1, 2013
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Guest Blog: How to Choose your Engagement Ring

It’s finally your turn. The day you have seemingly dreamed about forever finally arrived and you bask in your new found status of “fiancé.” Now...

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By at October 25, 2013
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Guest Blog: The Value of a Coordinator

During the wedding season, the marriage venues remain booked, caterers and decorators work overtime to complete the work in a timely manner. Every third individual...

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By at October 18, 2013
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Guest Blog: Why You Need a Photo Booth

Photo booths are a great way to provide entertainment to your guest at your next event. There are several different types of photo booths from...

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By at October 11, 2013
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Guest Blog: Important Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue

Picking out your wedding venue is one of the most important things to do when considering your dream wedding.  Sometimes it is easy to get...

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By at October 4, 2013
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