Portland Bridal Show 2015

The Portland Bridal Show was so much fun! Thank you to all the brides and grooms who came to visit us at The Oregon Convention Center on the 17th and 18th. It was a delight to get to meet all of you and talk about your upcoming weddings!

Our favorite part of the show was how many people loved our head table setup and took pictures as inspiration for their own weddings! This soft blend of ivory and golds has been a 2015 wedding trend recently, since it’s a mixture of warm, romantic lighting with a hint of Hollywood bling with the golds and bronzes.  We also added a technological component to our booth this year by adding two 70" Smart Televisions that played two separate slideshows of our beautiful venues and catering, which was great for really showing off who we are and what we do.

We used a very similar setup as last year and kept our goal of creating a booth that reflected the famous wooden beam architecture and soft chandeliers featured in The Aerie’s Grand Ballroom. The head table showcased ivory linens with a gold and ivory patterned table runner. Each place setting displayed gold chargers under our white china wrapped with a deep chocolate brown ribbon.  On each plate, we placed a white box with gold ribbon as the favors. The multiple levels of table décor with the soft touch of white LED candles really gave a nice elegant look.  Jennifer with Forte Floral helped us pull together the table with the beautiful centerpieces.  Along the head table below you will see her mercury vases filled with draping organic greenery of seeded eucalyptus and rosemary, lush and full white hydrangeas, elegant white flowers and lots of texture in each arrangement; giving the head table a romantic yet sophisticated look.

The lights under the table really made our head table glow, especially during the fashion show with the lights off!

As our final touch, the chocolate fountain again provided by our incredible in-house catering team was a huge hit, of course! Who doesn’t love chocolate?  We hope you enjoyed our inspiring booth as much as we did and we look forward to having you out for a tour soon!

Check back for our Bridal Open House event blog soon – it was a great time!