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Flowers

Portland

Small Yard Flowers
smallyardflowers.com
Arielle is a micro-farmer and has her own garden in St. John’s, where she grows many of the flowers that she uses at weddings. I’m a huge fan of her commitment to sustainable and organic gardening.

Arranged for You
afyfloralevents.com
Robyn also runs Songbird Floristry, which is a pretty cool online shopping tool to guide you through how to order flowers.

Novella Theory Floral Design
novellatheory.com
Christina does stellar installations. Let her get creative!

Seattle

Miki Maxey
mikisflowers.com
Miki was the very first florist with whom I ever worked, and I’ll always have a special place in my heart for her top-notch work.

Food and Drink

Portland

The Barreled Bee
thebarreledbee.com
Lee makes barrel-aged honey, which is relevant to weddings because it’s a favor that guests will actually enjoy.

Elmerology Mixology Mobile Bartending
elmerologymixology.com
Elmer’s a pro. (Note: You’d hire a bartender if your caterer or venue wasn’t handling the bar themselves.)

Pidgin Hole
facebook.com/pidginholepdx
This is a food truck. It is delicious.

Seattle

Lovely Night Catering and Events
lovelynightseattle.com
I rarely recommend caterers but I was really blown away by Lovely Night. The cheese board!

Hair and Makeup

Portland

Bella Gioia
@bella.gioia.styles
Gioia cut her teeth doing hair and makeup at a luxury vacation resort. She knows what she’s doing.

Music

Portland

Berto Boyd (flamenco guitarist and composer)
bertoboyd.com
This guy is good.

Chad Dowling Productions (DJ)
chaddowling.biz
There’s a discount if you have a coordinator ;)

Jess the Ripper (DJ)
jesstheripper.com
Totally rad.

Seattle

Kyle Stevens, Verse Chorus Verse (DJ)
versechorusverse.org
Kyle’s a super sweet guy who will make sure that you get exactly what you need on your wedding day.

Officiants

Portland

Rooted & Wild: Spirited Ceremonies
rootedandwild.co
Emily goes the extra mile for her clients. She also hosts vow writing workshops, which are a great way to jumpstart any planning for your ceremony.

Rabbi Brian Zachary Maye of Religion Outside the Box
rotb.org
Rabbi Brian works with couples of all beliefs. He put on one of the best ceremonies that I’ve ever seen (tears, laughter, the works).

Photographers

Portland

Marissa Solini
marissasolini.com
Five percent of all of Marissa’s bookings go toward a nonprofit. You get to pick which off of a provided list!

Aaron Marineau Photography
aaronmarineau.com
Aaron’s background is in photojournalism and it shows. He’s great at capturing candid moments and working with a crowd.

Studio XIII Photography
studioxiiiphotography.com
Jaime is an LGBTQ photographer who does stunning work.

FotoVitae
fotovitae.com
Brandon is a true professional! He’s got years of experience and it shows.

Hastain Davis
hastaindavis.com
This duo relocated to Portland from Puerto Rico and have years of experience shooting a wide range of events.

Sarah Jones Mellor
sarahjonesmellor.com
You will totally be friends with Sarah after your wedding.

Photo Booths

SnapZone Photo Booth
snapzonephotobooth.com
Sooo many props!

White Tower Photo Booth
chaddowling.biz/whitetowerphoto
FYI: White Tower is connected with a DJ (Chad Dowling, scroll up).

Prenups

Sarah M. Einowski
tonkon.com/attorneys/sarah-einowski.html
Not just for Kanye.

Quilts

Lori Mason Design
lorimasondesign.com
Yes, wedding quilts exist!

Registries

Blueprint Registry
blueprintregistry.com

Honeyfund
honeyfund.com

Rentals

Portland

Power of Love Rentals
powerofloverentals.com
They’ve got great yard games!

Rings

Portland

Ringed
ringedpdx.com
You make your partner’s wedding band!

Video

Becoming Bridal
becomingbridal.com
A+ service.