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WEDDING DATE:

Oct 11, 2008

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Gabriel Boone Photography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Boone took AMAZING photographs; made the family portraits a fun, relaxed event and we could not be more pleased with how the photos turned out. He was there from the time the bridal party arrived at the church, until we walked down the block to our hotel, capturing every moment. He also prepared a special slideshow for the next weekend; a reception in my hometown. It was the hit of the party! We also ADORE our engagement photos that we took at the end of the summer. It was all just so "us" and captured the day/our relationship so perfectly. Plus he's pretty fun to hang out with!
Services used: Photography

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We chose Andy from A Sound Choice to be our DJ. He was the perfect person for our ceremony. Not only had be worked at the venue before, and was familiar with the owners and facility, we only had to meet with him twice, and he managed to play most of our favorite songs. He was so flexible and accommodating and worked really hard to keep the party going! Our dance floor was full most of the night! The music during dinner was all big band- my favorite, and as the older people started to trickle out, he started playing hip-hop, etc. We had a blast dancing with our friends and family and the photos are priceless!!!! It was what I ALWAYS pictured.
Services used: DJ, Ceremony Music, Videography

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This adorable little boutique has tons of options in MANY price ranges. It is very easy to make appointments, they provide a very comfortable environment, and they have a wonderful, friendly staff who remembers your name (a big deal for meJ). If you chose a Casablanca dress, you can basically design your own dress (which is what I did). They provide steaming before and preservation after the wedding. They also have veils, bridesmaid dresses and many accessories that you need for the BIG DAY. They are easy to keep in touch with and kept me updated on the dress making process. Since we moved our wedding date up two months, we put a rush order on the dress and it arrived in PLENTY of time. They worked patiently with me as I picked out the custom pieces for my dress and accommodated several different groups who wanted to see my dress.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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ShaneCo - Portland, OR
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My fianc purchased my engagement ring at Shane Co., and it arrived from Seattle within two days. He was able to get the ring and the wedding band for less than he expected and was very satisfied with their service. I love it, and they helped him find exactly the type of ring he knew I would like. I also purchased his ring there, and though it was a little more than I would have to liked to have paid, we both really like it. It has held up far better than some of our friends rings. When I went to get my ring cleaned before the wedding they re-plated it with white gold, for free! Excellent service and a lifetime warrantee.
Services used: Jewelry

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Portland Foursquare Church
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We had a terrible time finding a church to get married in that was close to our reception site (which we picked first). Most churches only allow members, or charge outrageous funds to non-members. Though the price was high to get Portland Foursquare, they were so flexible and wonderful to work with. The churchs wedding planner Michelle was so organized and on top of things I didnt have to worry about anything! The rehearsal was so easy and quick and the wedding ceremony went off without a hitch. Though the church wasnt idyllic by any means, they helped us set it up and it looks wonderful in all of our photos. They also allowed us to take photos outside on their beautiful front lawn. The photos turned out awesome! Apparently our wedding is the last they are going to do for a while, however.
Services used: Unique Services

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Shaun McNay (Northside Community Church)
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Shaun is the pastor of our home church in Newberg, OR and we loved having him! He made the service so personal and customized. We got TONS of compliments on how us the ceremony was. We also went through pre-marital counseling with him and his wife, who we have known for about four years, and had a wonderful experience. I highly recommend getting to know the officiant who will perform your ceremony. It just makes it that much more special to have someone you know there at such a special moment. Im not sure if Shaun would be willing to do a ceremony if it wasnt at his home church, but you could always try!
Services used: Unique Services

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Platinum Salon & Day Spa
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I picked my usual hair stylist, Autumn, to do my hair for the wedding, not knowing if she would be any good at up-dos, but it turned out perfect! Not only was my hair perfect, the bridesmaids hair look gorgeous and exactly as I had pictured. Platinum got all of us done WAY early and they served us breakfast with pastries, fresh fruit and mimosas. They had six stylists there for us so we could all get our hair done at the same time. They were so excited for us and really made it a special experience! I was SO happy with how everyones hair turned out! It was the perfect pre-wedding environment.
Services used: Unique Services

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Portland Style Cheesecake Company
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
We tried to go through several of the more well known bakeries, but we didnt want to spend a lot on our cake. So, we ended up finding Bambi, who is the decorator at Portland Style Cheesecake Company, but also does wedding cakes on the side. We proposed our somewhat crazy idea to her: 3 stacked square cakes (to look like Tiffanys boxes) with a red fondant ribbon- all to match our table centerpieces. She took it and ran with it! The cake was PERFECT! Although we didnt get to save any of our cake, as it was left in someones van for a week, it looked gorgeous, and from what I remember, tasted pretty good too. We were very happy with the quality we got for our money!!!!
Services used: Wedding Cake

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B Unit Productions
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
A friend of mines Dad is the main videographer of B Unit, and brought his son and nephew to help. They have done the highlight videos for our college basketball team the last four years and have preserved such special memories for us! We also watched a wedding video he did right before we hired him and it was so beautiful it made both of us SO excited to get married. Its nice to have someone who knows you personally be your videographer because they know what is especially important to capture! We have yet to see the video, but I hardly noticed them the whole day, and that made it AWESOME!
Services used: Unique Services

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The Portland Paramount Hotel
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
We had a gorgeous room at the Paramount Hotel in downtown Portland the night of the wedding. The bed was so comfortable, the bathroom was huge and the lobby was gorgeous. We had to wait for our bags in the lobby for about half an hour and it was a gorgeous place to wait. The hotel is so classy and romantic! The service was also great, as we had been stuck in a double room with queen beds, and they upgraded us to a suite with a King for free. They also handled getting our wedding gear to our family members the next morning with great ease. It was truly the perfect place to stop off before we hit the airport in the morning!
Services used: Unique Services

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Burkhardts European Flower Shoppe
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
No one, besides our photographer, comes more highly recommended than our Florist. Marty, the owner, took care of us in SO MANY ways. We didnt want a ton of flowers, and she worked with (a very difficult) me to find bouquets/boutonnieres that I would like. She also put together two beautiful arrangements for the church stage. NOT ONLY THAT, but she and her staff went to the reception hall and put together all of the centerpieces (which were not flowers) on the reception tables. This included setting up a stack of three boxes, candy dishes and favors. She also tracked down Tiffany blue wrapping paper for said centerpieces.
Services used: Flowers

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The Adrianna was the perfect place for our reception. The moment I walked in, I knew it. They provided a beautiful atmosphere. With a hardwood floor, beautifully adorned walls and a blue Cinderella ceiling, it was truly magical. They made delicious food (exactly what we wanted), served the cake and champagne for us and conducted the entire affair without one single hitch. They worked with all of our vendors to make it easy for them and helped the DJ keep track of time. Our planning sessions with them were smooth and decisions were made quickly. They also worked with our crazy centerpieces.:) I felt like a guest at someone elses wedding because everything was so well organized during the reception. They made the clean up/set up really easy on my family too, so no one was left after cleaning things for hours.
Services used: Wedding Venue