Time To Take a Breath

31 Oct

Enjoying a Quick Moment of Peace Between Wedding and Holiday Seasons

I finally feel like the wedding season has ended, and I can take a quick breath before the holiday crazies set in. While I take that breather, I am going to make today’s blog a review of the amazing Wedding Experience at the Benson Saturday evening. As you can see, everyone had quite a bit of fun- even those of us working it! That’s me with the silly face, bottom right.

The Wedding Experience Re-Cap

It was the VERY FIRST “Mock Wedding” Bridal show in Portland, and I think it will be hard to top next time. We had a beautiful vintage/Spanish cathedral themed ceremony in the Benson Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom, with lots and lots of candles and a dramatic plum runner. We had cool vintage touches from Something Borrowed, like a twin mattress springs filled with moss and flowers (yes, my car is filthy and smells like dirt, thanks for asking), and a very cool steamer trunk. Thanks to Jessica Dunn of JD Designs for being my guiding force on that project- I know who to turn to in the future for an event planner!

Guests (future brides and their fiances or friends)  enjoyed champagne and passed hors d’ouvres in the lobby while we finalized the touches in the Mayfair Ballroom for Dinner and Dancing. We had Dream Team Events and Francoise Weeks Florals upstairs, with FOUR different themes set up around the room, so our guests could visualize different concepts in the space. After a four course dinner that included beer and wine tasting there was dancing, a photobooth (ahem, evidence above) and cake. We made the “wedding” so realistic, there was even a garter and bouquet toss! The bouquet toss reminded me to make STURDY bouquets for that practice- those girls were vicious and I think half of my bouquet ended up on the floor in pieces. It was an exhausting 18 hour day with a ton of schlepping, but it was fun and I will post details EARLY for the next one. I’ll be sharing event pictures as soon as I get them.

Thanks to all the great couples that came out to party with us. We had a great time!

Happy Halloween: Here’s a Treat, No Tricks!

I had a BIG DEAL at the event I will extend to you, my Bloomies: Book any event or wedding package with me (over 550.00) and I will take 25% off for you! You DO have to book by 11/5, so if you or anyone you know wants to take advantage of this deal, call or email soon!

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