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Getting Married? Don’t forget the Save The Date!

It’s an exciting time to be engaged – from the proposal, to the big “yes!”, to getting the opportunity to pick a date with the love of your life. Often, the couple may forget that before actually sending out invitations, there are Save The Dates to be sent to the people they may want to share that special day with. Luckily, that’s where we can come in – with Save The Dates that match exactly to our invitations, a whole suite can be created directly with us.

There are so many Save The Date options to choose from, and each have their own special spin to it. From having personal photos of the couple during an engagement photo shoot or a personal photo they may want to share, to just having personalized coasters – we can do it all!

A few of our favorite ones are:

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Our Save The Date coaster is an adorable alternative. This one featured is our ‘Sittin In A Tree‘ coaster.

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Our Cherry Bloom Save The Date is perfect for weddings taking place in the Spring, or for those couples that want to incorporate a beautiful floral element.

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For those that want a sophisticated and modern touch to their Save The Dates, this gorgeous Luxe Elegance Save The Date is perfect for it.

We’re more than happy to customize any Save The Date, and of course, are always open to creating the one of your dreams! If you would like to see more Save The Date options, feel free to click here.

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Our Most Popular Wedding Product of 2014…

A wedding truly isn’t a wedding without celebrating it with people that you love – and that love you back. Some of the best memories that a wedding can have aside from the love that the couple share, is the guests that get to share in that special moment with them.

Depending on where the wedding is held – whether it’s a local wedding, or a destination trip – brides and grooms often forget the Welcome bag. When guests are coming from out of town or you’re celebrating it far from home, the perfect way to kick off the wedding is with one of our signature out-of-town-guest bag sets. Available in both paper and canvas, the bag features some amazing details your guests will surely enjoy and most of all, will remember for a lifetime. With two great options to choose from, and six different themes, you’ll be able to show your guests your appreciation for their presence.

Our welcome bag in canvas is a beautiful way to spoil your wedding guests. Completely customizable to go with your wedding, the contents and high quality canvas bags will be perfect with some of your own favorite local items for your guests.

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Our paper welcome bag is not only an economical, but will have the same contents as that in the canvas print welcome bag.

We have six styles to choose from, each fully customizable should you have any ideas of your own. Don’t be a stranger and shoot Janice an e-mail with anything you can think of, or visit our website to place your order for these gorgeous bags!

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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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