Everything is Coming Up Flowers!

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Portland weather has finally graced us with some sunshine, and we couldn’t help but take notice of how much we love the different kinds of flowers that line our neighborhood streets, the cherry blossoms that have finally come out in bloom, and the Tulip festival that has kicked off in full gear. If you’re looking for invitations or menus that highlight all things flowers, we have different options for you!

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Starting with our Vintage Chic invitations, these are perfect for a barn or vintage wedding. Our Vintage chic suite has beautiful little flowers in a soft cherry red and pink, with hints of green leaf sticking through.

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Embodied in pink with hand-painted watercolor, these Cherry Bloom invitations are great for a outdoor garden wedding. Each invitation is printed on our banana paper, making each one a piece of unique art.

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This beautiful invitation named French Botanica was inspired by artist Pierre-Joseph Redoute, and features slanted calligraphy-influenced typography. With a feel of vintage mixed with floral, we can’t help but love this suite.

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Peonies have a wonderful way of creating romance – and it shows through this gorgeous invitation entitled Peony Grace. Layers of peonies are surrounded throughout, with a mix of stripes making this invitation feminine yet strong.

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Looking for a more hand-made feel? Roseway gives that modern, young vibe with soft hand-drawn florals inspired by wild roses.

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Highlighting the color of your wedding, Garden Love is the perfect mix of traditional meeting modern, with flowers elegantly hanging from the top and bottom.

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Our Spanish culture-themese invitation, Talavera Blossom is inspired by talavera art, and is perfect for ethnic and destination weddings.

As always, we’re happy to customize any suite we have available – from RSVP cards, to reply cards, to envelopes and more! If you would like to see more, please visit us HERE and if you have even more ideas, shoot Janice an e-mail, and she’ll get back to you.

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Sullivan’s Gulch – Our Newest Suite Addition

There’s nothing like planning a destination wedding. Having the opportunity to share that special day with friends and family in a beautiful location is always a fun and exciting time. With wedding season fast approaching, we’ve been getting busy with invitations, RSVP cards, programs, and so much more. We’re huge fans of working with brides – or even grooms! – who want something customized to suit their special day. Whether it be having a quote that has a special meaning to the couple, highlighting the location, or even enclosing some fun things that the guest may experience when they come to the wedding, we’re more than happy to help achieve that goal.

One of our newest suites is uniquely named ‘Sullivan’s Gulch’. Customized for our client who wanted something fun but still formal, the blue and white solidified the dressy occasion while the map and small compass maintained playful details. We especially loved the Winnie The Pooh quote! Shown below is their invite, reply card, and folding information card.

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We’re more than happy to customize any suite we have available, just let us know! Visit our website, or if you have even more ideas, shoot Janice an e-mail, and she’ll get back to you.

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Our Favorite Portland Wedding Locations

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We love being based in Portland, Oregon. Depending on where we want to go, we’re only a car ride away from it – from snowboarding or skiing up at Mount Hood in the Winter, to doing some crabbing and fishing on the Oregon Coast, to going wine tasting in the Willamette Valley. Lucky for brides-to-be in Portland, they have a wide selection as to what venue to choose and where to have it – and that goes with invitations and every little detail.

As Portlanders, there are so many amazing Portland-only landmarks worth taking pictures at or even near when it comes to having some wedding photos done o n the big day. Here are our top ten favorites located in and around the Portland area, with all photos by our friend, Bryan Aulick, in no particular order:

1. Powell’s Books: 1005 W Burnside St.

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We love this location because of its colorful array of books, along with different rooms of such amazing colors.

2. Voodoo Donuts: 22 SW 3rd Avenue (Downtown) and 1501 NE Davis St (NE). With not just one but TWO locations to choose from, you can get your wedding… and donuts, too!

3. The International Rose Test Garden: 400 SW Kingston Ave. The garden looks amazing during the summer months, and especially in the middle of the Summer/beginning of Fall, when all the roses are in full bloom.

4. Stumptown Coffee: 128 SW 3rd Ave, 1026 SW Stark St, 100 SE Salmon St, 4525 SE Division Street, 3356 SE Belmont Street

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With five locations to choose from, it’s no wonder that Portland is known for our Stumptown coffee!

5. ‘Made In Oregon’ sign: Burnside bridge heading into Old Town. This historic sign has changed several times, but now has become an icon in Portland.

6. Cathedral Park: Located in St.John’s, N Edison Street and Pittsburg Avenue

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Cathedral Park is beautifully captured with not only an amazing view of the water and hills, but of St.John’s bridge.

7. Pittock Mansion: 3229 NW Pittock Dr. The views of Portland from this incredible mansion is breathtaking. No shot will be wasted when taking photos at this beautiful location.

8. Forest Park: 4099 NW Thurman Street

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Who would’ve known that just a few miles away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Portland, you can get in touch with nature? This beautiful park boasts some great hiking paths and views.

9. Portland Japanese Garden in Washington Park. With an array of flowers, and according to their website, ‘the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan’, this garden will have you wanting to take some home for yourself!

10. Union Pine: 525 SE Pine Street

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A versatile and beautiful space, Union Pine will definitely turn your wedding into a party all your guests will be talking about – not to mention their aesthetic is pleasing to the eyes.

As always, we’re more than happy to customize your invitations to your colors, and most importantly, your location. Click here to see how you can create the invitations and so much more for your big day. Unsure of where to begin? Shoot Janice an e-mail, and she’ll be more than happy to help you begin this exciting and fun design process!

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Introducing Our New BFF :: Janice Pimentel!

Janice_Pimentel_Details_Manager_Portland_Oregon_Wedding_InvitationsHello, lovelies and greetings from Portland, Oregon!

My name is Janice, and I’m the newest member of the Tie That Binds team! With my love for all things Stationery, and my previous background working with one in Canada, I’d like to believe that fate brought me here. Like Monica from Friends, I take joy in the smallest details which include organizing – and please, don’t get me started on my endless obsession with Post-It notes and notebooks! You’ll often find me with my little Shih Tzu, Gemma (she’s the one I’m holding in this photo!), taking strolls around Portland, flipping through the latest fashion magazine, ducking into a thrift shop looking for a new knick knack, or driving out to the Coast with my husband on sunny weekends.

During my time here and working with Tie That Binds, I’ll be the wedding detail coordinator. Think of me as the best friend in all things wedding details – from save the dates, invitations, and coordinating thank-you cards, to reception menus, signage, and favors. I’ll be more than happy to keep you organized, scheduled, and most importantly – on time for the big day!

On this lovely blog, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite wedding inspiration, giving amazing how-to’s, tips and tricks on wedding details, and some helpful and hopefully useful information. I’ll also be sharing what we’re doing in the studio to make you, and all our clients, happy.

If you have any suggestions on a blog topic, any of our products, or just want to say hello, feel free to give me a shout! I would love to hear everything and anything about your big day.

Till then!

xo,
Janice

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Free Artistic Phone Wallpaper Downloads

What’s better than FREE? Not much! The gorgeous Portland weather here in Oregon has me snapping pictures left and right, so I thought I would share some spring-fever inducing phone wallpapers with you all. And, of course, a few melancholy memes for those of you still shoveling snow….. So sorry.

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To download, simply click the image you prefer, and save the large version that loads. For those of you on your phone, click the image you prefer, let the large one load, then long-tap the image and select “save photo.” You should be able to install the image from your photo gallery as your wallpaper background.

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Newport, Rhode Island Wedding with True Event & Leila Brewster

If you follow us much, you know about our total obsession with True Event. When paired with images by Leila Brewster, the results are truly magical. Check out this “Father of the Bride-esque” affair that we were honored to be part of! You can see our design in the napkins, welcome bags, and cocktail napkins!

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Here are a few juicy details from the girls over at True Event:

This exquisite wedding made us yearn for warmer days. Katie and Gui said “I do” on a picture perfect late summer day, with the water set as their backdrop at a private residence in Jamestown, RI. This gorgeous summer wedding gave way to cocktails enjoyed outside on the oceans edge with beautiful blue and white ikat patterned linens. The ambiance was enhanced as dinner and dancing continued under a Sperry tent, rich with lush textures and romantic creams and blushes. The linens on the tables were breathtaking rosettes that mirrored the bottom of the bride’s gown. Guests could take a break from dancing and enjoy a drink and conversation on one of the velvet couches surrounding the dance floor. No detail was left unturned at this romance filled wedding, some of the top details were the perfect shade of purple bed of hydrangeas that the guest cards were placed on, patterned flip flops for the guests tired dancing feet, crystal chandelier hanging from the tent top and the most beautiful flowers from the bouquets to the centerpieces designed by Hana Floral Design. One of our favorite parts of this show-stopping wedding was the stunning sunset that painted the sky pink, the perfect gift for the newlyweds to enjoy on their wedding night! Leila Brewster captured the beauty of this wedding perfectly!

VENDOR CREDITS

Photographer: Leila Brewster  |  Event Coordination/Design: True Event  | Tent Decor & Lighting: Ryan Designs  | Reception Location: Private residence Jamestown, Rhode Island  |  Caterer:  Blackstone Caterers  | Tent Rental:  Sperry Tents  | Linen Rental:  La Tavola  |  Rentals: Rentals Unlimited  |  Florist Design: Hana Floral Design  |  Hair Stylist:  LaLaLuxe   |  Makeup: Jennie Fresa  |  Invitations: Ceci New York  |  Paper Products: Tie That Binds Weddings  |  Favors:  Macaroons Le Sucre  |  Music:  Heartbeat Dance Band   |  Officiant:  Cindy Zito  |  Videographer:  Vantage Point Films  | Transportation:  Rockstar Limo  |  Rehearsal Dinner Location:   41 North

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Our New Portland Studio

It’s a dream come true to finally have our own studio space in downtown Portland, and I’m over the MOON excited to show you photos. After work and help from many folks, I was able to move in and settle quickly last weekend. The result has been so rewarding, see what you think!

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Our studio is located in the historic Bullier Building at 420 SW Washington Street in Portland, Oregon. We are available by appointment during the week and on weekends. Contact us using the form below to schedule your invitation consultation!

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