Leslie did a fantastic job on my wedding dress! I needed my dress taken in about 4 sizes, and she was able to take it in beautifully. She even left the excess material in tack by wrapping it in the corset of the dress, so if someone down the road wants to wear it, it can be taken out. I don’t know how she did it because you can’t even see the seam. Oh, and the French bustle she did on my gown was INCREDIBLE! In addition to Leslie’s beautiful and professional work, she is a true joy to work with. She is so sweet and comforting. I guess she has had a lot of experience working with brides.
The music was the star of our reception! We couldn’t be happier about the music that was played during our ceremony and reception. Jill did an excellent job of playing music that everyone liked. My husband is a musician, and is somewhat snobby about what he listens to, and even he was impressed. Everyone got up to dance, which made our reception a blast! Jill is a joy to work with, and she has a lot of wedding experience, which was very comforting and made the planning of our reception easier. We highly recommend her!
Portland, OR 97209
We used Saint Cupcake for our wedding desert. Initially, we were very please with our cake tasting appointment, and communication leading up to the wedding. However, we had to pick up our cupcakes a day early because there were concerns that there might be a snow storm on the day of our wedding, and the baker wouldn’t be able to come in to bake our cupcakes. There ended up being a little snow on our wedding day (about a ½ an inch to an inch), but it didn’t start snowing until 11am, and we were originally scheduled to pick up our cupcakes at 10am. I realize that they were just trying to make sure that we had cupcakes on our wedding day, but it was frustrating to pay premium price for day old cake, and they never offered to give us a discount or a partial refund. I’m sure things would have gone perfectly if the weather would have cooperated, but sometimes things come up, and you need to know that you can count on your wedding vendors. On a final note, we were very please with the presentation and taste of our cakes (even though they were day old).
Portland, OR 97213
We ended up splurging a little on the wedding pictures, and I’m so glad we did. Kate did an amazing job, and she was able to perfectly capture the day as it unfolded. Kate has a wonderfully creative and artistic eye, and she takes beautiful candid shots which take you right back to that moment. Her work is stunning! I am beyond pleased with my wedding and engagement photos. I feel so lucky to have perfectly captured memories for such a special and important day. In addition to her beautiful work, Kate is friendly, kind, and a joy to work with. She’s the type of person that once you meet her, you feel like you’ve known her your whole life. I highly, highly recommend her.
Lisa did a beautiful ceremony for us. She is very helpful in the design of the ceremony. She wants to make sure that the ceremony is a reflection of the couple. After our first meeting she sent us home with about 10 sample ceremonies that she had done in the past, so we could get a feel for what we were looking for. About a week before the wedding we met with her again, and she helps us come up with our own ceremony. On the day of the wedding, she was very calm, which help me and my husband stay calm. She was able to line everyone up, and make sure everyone knew what they were supposed to be doing. In addition, she provided us with the proper forms to apply for our wedding license, and she even filed them with the courthouse for us after the wedding. She was a great pleasure to work with, and we would highly recommend her to anyone.
Troutdale, OR 97060
The Edgefield took excellent care of us on our wedding day, and we couldn’t be more pleased. We booked the “theater” for our ceremony, and the staff had all it all set up the way we wanted it. The theater itself is very beautiful and artistic. It has a style of its own. We didn’t even need many decorations. I think we just had some flower arrangements on plant stands to make a small altar.
We had our reception in the “attic” at the McMenamins Edgefield. It’s tastefully decorated, and has beautiful lights on the rafters, which makes the mood soft and romantic. The staff took excellent care of us. The bartenders were very friendly and fast. And the catering staff was also friendly, helpful, and accommodating. In addition, we had a discrepancy on our final bill and they were very quick to correct the problem, and they even sent us a gift certificate for the inconvenience.
The food at our wedding was incredible!! It was served on-time, and it was hot, which is the most important. When making our menu selections, we were please to see how many options we had, and the prices seemed very reasonable. We also had several guests who are vegetarians, and there were many vegetarian options. In addition, they use fresh, locally grown produce, which was also very important to us. We would highly recommend the Mcmenamins Edgefield catering!
Troutdale, OR 97060
The girls at the Ruby Spa did my wedding day nails and hair. They did a beautiful job on both, and they even offered me a glass of wine, which made me feel truly pampered. In addition, they were able to fit me in on the day of my wedding because my original hair stylist ended up not showing up due to the ½ an inch of snow we received that day. They came to my rescue, and I’m very thankful, but more importantly, they are very talented and skilled in their profession, and their work speaks for itself.
at Lloyd Center Mall
Portland, OR 97232
My husband bought my engagement ring and our wedding bands at Ben Bride. The wedding/engagement selection is great, and the rings themselves are incredible. The sales associates are very knowledgeable and friendly, and they are not pushy. You don’t get the feeling like they are “trying to sell you something.” They also only sell conflict free diamonds, which was very important to us. In addition, my wedding band went on sale shortly after we purchased it, and after I made a quick call to see what my options were they credited my account for the difference, and were very nice about. They get a big thumbs up!!
The suit my husband bought from the Men’s Wearhouse was a classic “European Style” Calvin Klein 3 piece suit, and he got an excellent deal on it. The sales associates were very helpful and patient with my husband (he can be a little indecisive). They offer in house tailoring, which was very convenient. However, my husband wasn’t 100% satisfied with the results. He wanted it a little more structured and taken in more in the pants. But to be fair, it didn’t bother him enough to take it back in, which if he did, I’m sure they would have fixed it for him.
I actually made my own invitations, but I bought all of my supplies from the Paper Zone. They have a wonderful selection of paper, envelopes, rubber stamps, decals, etc. They even had sample wedding invitations to help get the creative juices flowing. One of the sales associates even helped me make a mock up/sample invitation with all the measurements and directions. In addition, they have a great return policy, so if you over estimate your supplies, it’s easy to return stuff, as long as you have the receipt.