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A Classic Affair Bridal Event


We are so thrilled to be a participating vendor at A Classic Affair! You are cordially invited! Where:  Gray Gables Estate, 3009 SE Chestnut St., Milwaukie, OR 97267  Directions here. When:  Friday, March 20, 2015 from 4-9 pm  (Stop by anytime!) Why:  To meet and greet with vendors you may need for your day, gain […]

Planning A LGBT Wedding


Same sex marriage is finally legal in Oregon! If you’re one of the thousands of happy couples all over the state have recently gotten engaged, you probably have a few questions. Although planning a same sex wedding is just the same as planning a traditional one- there are a few traditions that might seem outdated […]

Creative Gifts For Your Wedding Party


So you’re planning your wedding, and you’ve picked a small group of friends and family to stand alongside you and your future spouse on your special day. As much as it is an honor for you to request someone being in your wedding party, it is something of an expensive responsibility for those that do accept […]

Summer Wedding

Summer Wedding Dos and Don’ts


Summer is easily the most popular time of the year to get married. And why shouldn’t it be? It’s the perfect season for a beautiful outdoor ceremony on the beach or in an estate garden. However, there are a few dos and don’ts that brides should follow if they would like to get the most […]

Gray Gables Estate Grand Re-Opening


Gray Gables Estate is under new ownership! This beautiful venue is truly one-of-a-kind.  Step into a magical garden with a stunning pavilion backdrop for your classic garden wedding.  The reception hall is lit up with crystal cut chandeliers, a large foyer with a fireplace and beautiful antiques and a lovely view of the waterfall beyond […]

5 Things Your Guests Won’t Tell You


5 Things Your Guests Won’t Tell You By Alan Berg I remember hearing Colin Cowie speak to a group of Wedding Planners in NYC. He said that he tells his couples (who are spending millions on their weddings) that it’s not really their wedding. It’s their first chance, as a married couple, to host a […]

Beth and Steve are Married!!


Wedding Date:  August 11, 2013 Wedding Venue:  McMenamin’s Grand Lodge, Forest Grove, OR Couple:  Beth and Steve     We had such a great time at this wedding!  What an amazing, loving couple!  They were surrounded by their fabulous family and friends and you could not help but catch the contagious happiness of everyone in […]

Dream Wedding at East Fork Country Estate


At the end of March, an engaged couple were expecting a baby girl to be born.  Everything was going smoothly.   And then a beautiful baby girl was born to Karen and Marc.  The day they were coming home with their new bundle of joy, their house tragically burned down. Calls from a passerby and […]