Bridal Gowns, Green Weddings, Helpful Hints, Recycled Weddiings, weddings

Vintage Love

Whether you are choosing your wedding gown, bridesmaid dresses or a wow outfit for the honeymoon, vintage is always in style. Fun, eco friendly and kind to the budget, vintage dresses offer plenty of eye and purse appeal. And sizing is usually generous which doesn’t hurt either. Shop your local resale and consignment stores for vintage finds or look online for some great deals. Etsy has a vintage category showcasing items from jewelry to gowns. Another favorite is Light in the box which offers vintage inspired dresses at bargain prices.

If you want to kick it up a notch, check out Rent the runway. Select your size, fabric color and the date of your event and shop from hundreds of celebrity designer fashions. I love that you can view the gowns from all angles AND they ship a backup size just in case. You have to provide your email address to get on the site but it’s worth it just to see the possibilities. A recent offering, for example, a Roaring 20’s blush silk gown by Narciso Rodriguez which retails for $2300 but rents for $300. Note: Sizes tend to be limited to smaller gals. LOTS of great jewelry and accessory options. Getting ready for the big day? How you say “I DO” does matter. Contact Jane Green for your perfect ceremony.

Event Venue, Events, weddings

Victorian Dream Wedding

What a perfect choice for a summer wedding! Linda and Chuck exchanged vows yesterday in the formal gardens of The Queen Anne Victorian Mansion in NE PDX. Filled with charm inside and out, this 1884 national landmark was built for the great-granddaughter of Daniel Boone as a wedding gift from her groom. Romantic treasures grace the mansion which is now a popular event site complete with in-house catering and event coordinator.  Congratulations to the newlyweds … enjoy your honeymoon in Italy!