Wedding Prep

Goodness! I can’t believe it’s Friday already! I’m getting married in just a few days! Lately, my days have been filled with vow writing, decor packing, boutonniere making, thank you card writing, and steaming – yes, steaming. Yeah, let me explain. I discovered it was cheaper to purchase chair covers than to rent them.  So…

A Vintage Bridal Show for the Vintage Bride!

This is a call to all brides-to-be in Oregon. On February 27th and 28th the Queen Anne Victorian Mansion will play host to the Second Annual Vintage Bridal Show, sponsored by the Ava Hansen Millinery and AlexSandra’s Vintage Emporium. The show is free, but there is a suggested food donation for the Oregon Food Bank. In addition…

Retro Save-the-Date Cards & Other Wedding News

Wedding planning is in full swing. Yesterday I attended the Portland Bridal Show at the Convention Center with my mom and my maid-of-honor, Megan. The show was a mad house of 150 vendors hawking their trades to brides and their entourages, akin to a turn-of-the-century Victorian market; “Do you have DJ yet?” “Do you have a venue yet?”…