2012-2013 Bridal Show Season is back!

2012-2013 Bridal Show Season is back!

  It’s that time again, bridal show season!   Brides-to-be all over getting married wait for this time of the year, not just in Portland or Vancouver areas, in every city across the country! You know what we are talking … Continue reading

Happy Wedding Planning: Building Your Wedding Team!

Happy Wedding Planning: Building Your Wedding Team!

Now that you have started the base of your wedding vision, written out your budget, decided on where to save and where to splurge, picked your date & time & location you’re in love with… now you need to find … Continue reading

Real Wedding: Summer Love

Amber & Uriah celebrated their Love at Garden Vineyards with their closest family and friends.

Beautiful summer day, was the perfect back drop for their out door ceremony & reception.

SDWE summer wedding

SDWE summer wedding

SDWE summer wedding

SDWE summer wedding

SDWE summer wedding

SDWE summer wedding

SDWE summer wedding

The bride and groom made their day as unique as they were, choosing orange & royal blue colors and personalizing their whole day. With great linens and rentals from West Coast Event Productions & flowers from City Flowers.

Sweet Dreams Weddings & Events summer wedding

Sweet Dreams Weddings & Events summer wedding

Sweet Dreams Weddings & Events summer wedding

Sweet Dreams Weddings & Events summer wedding

They found time for them to share a moment.

Sweet Dreams Wedding summer wedding

It was important to our couple to provide good food (from Art of Catering) & lots of fun for their guests.

Sweet Dreams Weddings & Events summer wedding

Sweet Dreams Weddings & Events summer wedding

Delicious wedding cake & tuxedo groom cake… from Dream Cakes.

Sweet Dreams Weddings & Events summer wedding

Sweet Dreams Weddings & Events summer wedding

Great wedding guest entertainment… Paparazzi Tonight!

Sweet Dreams Weddings & Events summer wedding

Sweet Dreams Weddings & Events summer wedding

Sweet Dreams Weddings & Events summer wedding

Choreographed first dance… being our fabulous couple are ballroom dancers!

Sweet Dreams Weddings & Events summer wedding

And dancing all night long with Mega Music Entertainment

Sweet Dreams Weddings & Events summer wedding

Even the Grand Exit was fun for the the guests and bridal couple… “SPARKLERS”!

Grand Exit by Sweet Dreams Weddings & Events

Grand Sparkler Exit by Sweet Dreams Weddings & Events

Congratulations to Amber & Uriah! Remember its your wedding day &  you can make it as unique as you! Happy Wedding Planning!

Special Thanks to Stott Shots Photography & Paparazzi Tonight for their amazing images.

To see more Fabulous Real Weddings visit our website…. and to learn the next steps to planning your wedding & about us.

www.sweetdreamsweddings.net

It’s About the Groom Too!

Even though the bride & her gown are the center of the event, it’s about you to, the groom!

While everyone is watching her walk down the aisle she will be looking at you during that important moment. So until then you need to have as much fun helping in planning your event as your beautiful bride-to-be is. While she is picking china patterns for the reception you have a few categories you need to be thinking of…

Attire

You have 6 choices to make before you can order or rent your formal wear that you will sport on your special day… you need to pick the style of your jacket, pants, shirt, tie/ vest, shoes & cuff links.

According to many of Portland’s formal wear & tuxedo specialist , the popular styles that the local grooms are choosing right now are a sophisicated grey suit and the second choice is a classic 2 button, notch lapel black tuxedo.

Transportation

This isn’t just for you & your bride anymore, it for the whole party plus more. Check out all the great possibilities Portland has to offer like trolleys, shuttles & buses.

Double Decker PDX would be a great choice  to celebrate your big day with or cruise the scenic wine country, even a bar hopping bachelor party.

If you are wanting something spectacular for your bride, a vintage Rolls Royce is great choice.

Bachelor Party

This party is only limited by the best man’s imagination but there are some great things to put on the top of your list to check out.. If you are wanting the VIP treatment for your dinner experience you have to book the private dinning area at Morton’s The Steakhouse downtown Portland. What man doesn’t enjoy a USDA Prime aged steak, even if your best man has other ideas this restaurant is a must for the rehearsal dinner.

Many grooms have decided to make the bachelor party last for days, like a weekend of golfing at one of Oregon’s premier golf courses. You can even take you guys to Sandpipes on the Oregon Dunes in Florence, Oregon for a golfing weekend then you can throw in some ATV riding. Of course you can always go to Las Vegas,  Happy planning…..

Beverages

Local beer is the only way to go in the NW.. You & your guys can do tours then tastings at Portland’s very own Widmer Brewery , 929 N. Russel St. Portland, Or. On Friday & Saturday they offer tours at no charge so you can see how the award winning beer is made before you head over to their Gasthaus Pub across the street to enjoy the brew with lunch.

Why stop there you can jump across the river and head over to BridgePort Brewery in Portland’s own Pearl District.

You & your crew can enjoy more of Portland’s suds by taking some home or even for the wedding, pick up a keg.

Remember Grooms it your day to, so call us today so we can help you & your bride with your wedding planning needs.. Happy Planning!

To see more amazing tips for the bride and groom visit our website… and to see what the next steps are for planning your wedding and to learn more about us.

www.sweetdreamsweddings.net

Bravo! Wedding Affair: So Now Vintage!

“So Now Vintage” was our bridal show room theme at the Bravo! Wedding Affair. This show is an amazing display of all the Portland area Wedding Professionals. Brides and their entourages can go from room to room enjoying decor, food, sweets, entertainment & most importantly bridal education through the decor and wedding pros in the rooms. Educating all the attendees how they can create fabulous wedding memories. How to use themes or a style to create  amazing tables at their receptions… like using outstanding floral arrangements to make the table more luxurious.

Adding different elements to the table, like different candle holders & unique place cards…

Dressing the chairs up with lace overlays and flowers to create that lavish vintage feel….

Using an unique element to greet your guests….

The wedding cake is also an important decor piece to your wedding…

We wanted to take a popular concept “Vintage” and create an unique display… so when all the teensy-weensy details are all put together the vision becomes an reality.

Brides are always looking for ideas & advice when they come to bridal shows and that’s good because that’s the purpose of them.. But I actually heard the best advice when I was talking to a beautiful bride-to-be and her close friend… a bride asked me the very common question, “why should I hire a wedding coordinator?” well before I gave her the list of reasons I decided to ask her friend who was already married a question first.. “did you have a coordinator & would you of hired one if you could do it again?” She answered me with a bridal horror story about her cake and her in her dress fixing the cake before her ceremony… She then turned to the bride-to-be and said ” you need to hire a coordinator!”

I wanted to give all the wedding professionals in our room a special “Thank you” for working hard and donations to the room…. Rentals by Barclay Event Rentals … Floral by Flowers by Burkhardt’s … Cake by JaCiva’s … Catering by Delilah’s Catering …  Carrigg Photography and DesignBella Via

Happy Wedding Planning!

For more tips and wedding decor ideas visit our website… and to learn about the next steps in planning your wedding & about us.

www.sweetdreamsweddings.net

Wedding Show Tips

Wedding show season is upon us, time for lines of brides-to-be & cake samples.  Don’t forget about the vendor giveaways, a chance to meet the great local professionals & save money with all the discounts.

Here are some great tips that will make the day even better:

  • Bring a reusable bag, those plastic ones wont last long.
  • Pre-printed labels with all your contact information and wedding date for all the giveaways.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Bring a bottle of water to help with all the cake tasting.
  • Limit who you bring with you  because it can get really busy at the shows.
  • Visit the shows website to make a list of the top vendors you have to see and search them out first.
  • Pick up a floor plan at the door or print one off from the website.
  • Pre-buy your tickets if you can that way you’re already registered for the show’s big give away.
  • Visit all vendor booths and register for all the individual giveaways as well, the more savings the better!
  • Make sure to allow 5 minutes per booth to allow you the time you need to get the true feel of the professional.
  • Remember that large groups will congregate around the cake & food samples, so please make sure you are patient and you will enjoy the show more.
  • The Most important tip is to have fun!!!

Happy Planning Brides!!!

Here are some shows that are coming up in January, don’t forget to stop by and see us.

Marry Me!

To read more about us & what the next step are to planning your wedding, visit our website..

www.sweetdreamsweddings.net