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color story: summer’s lavender and orange

Dear Summer, I miss you. I can’t wait to you come back to Portland. I’ll be waiting in the park with my flip flops and hibachi. Now, on to the colors. When I first saw this combination from a July wedding last season, I thought to myself, “do those really go together?” I’m accustomed to […]

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color story: fall’s ruby, cerise and periwinkle

In my last post, I wrote about simplifying your colors for impact. Here’s an example that goes the opposite direction. For this autumn wedding at Garden Vineyards, rich, shaded complimentary colors are used in a range of tones. I think the overall effect is layered and lush. It looks as though the entire event is […]

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Ashley and Nick at the Crown Ballroom

Oh, what a pretty wedding this was. The smart Northwest bride knows that the only sure thing about Portland’s springtime weather is that it is unpredictable. Consequently, Ashley’s plans for her wedding to Nick included all the major festivities to take place indoors. The Crown Ballroom is such a rich and luscious place, a wonderful […]

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Wedding Colors: cream and green

One of the interesting things about this wedding at the Viewpoint Inn was how wonderfully beautiful yet uncontrived it was. While some couples use a color scheme as a starting point and then choose flowers, decor and perhaps even clothing based on that decision, I had the feeling that Roger and Lynn were guided by […]

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Wedding venue ideas: Cannon Beach

When months of rain and grey skies make me blue, I like to look back on this sunny wedding in Cannon Beach. Joe and Robin got hitched on a perfect, blue summer afternoon. Their florist constructed a simple bamboo canopy, decorated on each corner with a cluster of orchids, white roses, hypericum berries, grasses and a few […]

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