Inspiration, Wedding Invitations, weddings

No Gifts Please!

June bride, Cynthia Mosser, and groom, Ted Boudreaux, have included a special request with their wedding invitation. “No Gifts Please!” Instead, guests are invited to donate to the SW Washington Humane Society or support classrooms in need at Donors Choose.

This simple, thoughtful action can help to inspire others to give mindfully. And what a heartfelt way to start married life.

Congratulations Cynthia & Ted. And thanks for the generous gesture!

Helpful Hints, weddings

Wedding Craft

 If you’re crafting your own invitations for the wedding or shower – here’s a great deal for Paper Zone. Today’s Groupon offers $20 of supplies for only $10. Good at any of their locations. I love the wide selection of colors and textures for paper options and they have all the card stock, ribbons and trims you need to enhance your design. While you’re there, Continue reading “Wedding Craft”

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The Wedding Cottage

UPDATE: The Wedding Cottage has moved to Multnomah Village and is now housed inside Peachtree Gifts. Petrel is still the owner and will greet you with a smile in her new digs. Click on the link below for details.

I stopped by the The Wedding Cottage in downtown Beaverton yesterday and had a delightful visit with owner, Petrel Chapman. What a sweetie. And what a fun place to shop!  Custom invitations are the specialty of the house but Petrel does a great job making sure brides have lots of gifts and accessories to choose from as well.  Items are cheerfully displayed throughout several sunny rooms and include everything from bridesmaid guidebooks to honeymoon flip flops.  There are beaded cake servers and ceremony cuff links. Even a line of baby shower gifts.

As an officiant, I enjoy helping couples create meaningful rituals as part of their ceremony.  So it was fun to see all the colored sand options that Petral is now carrying.  I especially liked the heart shaped container. The glass stopper and metal stand make it an attractive decanter for the years ahead.  Engraving is an option.

If you’re in the market for wedding accessories or invitations or need a cute gift for a guy or gal friend, check out this local favorite.  You can also shop their store on line.  Enjoy!  Visit now.