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									january 26, 2011                                                  bridal guide                                                       Page 1B



                                             2011
   North Willamette
        Valley                                                                                                      Canby Herald

     Bridal Guide                                                                                                Molalla Pioneer
                                                                                                                         Wilsonville
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   What’s
   Inside
Flowers and florists
     Page 2B

   Ceremony and
 reception venues
      Page 3B

    Catering and
      caterers
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       • Markum Inn

                                          Specialty Wine and Beer
  • Witness Tree Videos
     • Heritage House
    • Bear Creek Bistro
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     • Curry’s Landing                  We can help you find the perfect wines
     • Daniel’s Photos
    • Salem Printing &                      and beer for your special day!
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    • Tym 4 Me Fitness                     Beer also available by the Keg!
       • Cindy’s Cafe
 • Abella Italian Kitchen
 • Stone Creek Golf Club
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        • Dolce Dance
     • Bell Tower Chapel
    • Take Shape for Life
   • Silver Falls Vineyards
                                                                                          Cutsforth Floral
                                                                                 Our designers can help you create your beautiful
     • Angelina’s Canby
        Pioneer Chapel                                                                      wedding day in flowers!
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 • Weatherford’s Lodge                                                                        Wedding Flowers
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          Boutique
      • Miss Adeline’s
       • Ed Steinmetz
        Photography
    • Antonia Ballroom
• Allison & Isreal Jewelers
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Flowers + creativity
          beautiful wedding                                                                                                                           the other side of the equator, but
  By Bethany Monroe
                                                                                                                                                      using local flowers in season can
                                                                                                                                                      help reduce costs. Meche said


  W            hen it comes to wed-
               ding flowers, the
               options for colors,
styles, shapes, textures and sizes
are seemingly endless.
                                                                                                                                                      dahlias are popular with local
                                                                                                                                                      brides in the summertime because
                                                                                                                                                      they’re readily available from area
                                                                                                                                                      growers.
                                                                                                                                                         Still, just because a flower is in
   With a little creativity, florists                                                                                                                 season doesn’t mean it’s an ideal
can work with brides and grooms                                                                                                                       choice. Tulips, irises and other
to get the look they want at a price                                                                                                                  spring bulb flowers generally don’t      “I love taking the idea
they can afford.                                                                                                                                      hold up well, especially on a warm
                                                                                                                                                      day.
                                                                                                                                                                                               a bride might have
   “I love taking the idea a bride
might have and creating the same                                                                                                                         “They can be worked into other        and creating the same
look or feel, but maybe without so                                                                                                                    bouquets with flowers that are           look or feel, but
much expense,” said Lisa Meche,                                                                                                                       going to support them, but by            maybe without so
manager of Cutsforth’s Floral in                                                                                                                      themselves they tend to flop,”
Canby.                                                                                                                                                Meche said.                              much expense.”
   Brides come with all sorts of                                                                                                                         She also advised against pur-
                                                                                                                                                      chasing flowers through a whole-         Lisa Meche
ideas for personalizing their floral
                                                                                                                                                      sale store rather than through a         Manager, Cutsforth’s
arrangements, even incorporating
                                                                                                                                                      florist. Sometimes, couples have         Floral in Canby
herbs and vegetables, such as red
bell peppers, into bouquets for                                                                                                                       asked her to arrange pre-purchased
added texture and interest, said                                                                                                                      flowers and she said in some cases,
Robyn Stumpf, owner of Wild Iris                                                                                                                      half of the flowers purchased were
Flowers and Gifts in Molalla.                                                                                                                         unusable.
   Meche has received similar                                                                                                                            “They weren’t really saving
requests. One of her clients — who                                                                                                                    money by trying to wholesale the
happens to be a chef — asked for                                                                                                                      flowers,” Meche said. “You don’t
an artichoke in her bouquet.                                                                                                                          want your bouquet falling apart.”
   Adding jewelry, rhinestones,                                                                                                                          Meche recommends brides talk
brooches, pins or pearl strands is                                                                                                                    with a floral professional at least
                                                                                                                                                      three months before the wedding to
another way to give a bouquet
added uniqueness and flair.                                                                                                                           make sure they’re thinking of all
                                                                                                                                                      they need, “although I have done a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Florists
   “I had one bride who wrapped
her bouquet in her grandmother’s                                                                                                                      bridal bouquet in half an hour.”                   in this
handkerchief and it just added a
personal touch to it,” Meche said.
                                                                                                                                                         Stumpf said planning at least a
                                                                                                                                                      month in advance gives her enough                Guide
   When meeting with a florist,                                                                                                                       time to contact the grower and
both Stumpf and Meche recom-              spend on flowers.                        greenery.                                                          make sure all the desired flowers          • Cutsforth’s Floral
mend bringing photos or magazine             “Honesty is going to be the best         “They’re beautiful on their                                     can be acquired, but some choose                ad on Page 1B
clippings of floral arrangements          policy as far as their budget,”          own,” Stumpf said.                                                 to start planning much earlier —
that reflect your style, along with       Stumpf said.                                Lately, many brides have been                                   even a year in advance.                    • Lamb’s Thriftway
fabric swatches so the florist has a         For bridal party bouquets, multi-     steering away from pastels and                                        For brides unfamiliar with floral            ad on Page 7B
clear picture of the shades you           ple options are available, but a         gravitating toward bold colors, like                               options or overwhelmed by the
have in mind and can match flow-          popular style right now is the stem-     vibrant oranges, raspberry pinks,                                  choices, Stumpf said a visit to the      • Wild Iris Flowers &
ers accordingly.                          wrapped bouquet, leaving the             bright greens and deep purples.                                    florist is a good first step. Flipping            Gifts
   Stumpf also recommends bring-          stems exposed and tied together             Others prefer a vintage look,                                   through a book of flowers in the                ad on Page 8B
ing a checklist of everyone who           with ribbon.                             perhaps mixing navy blue with                                      florist shop makes it simple to pin-
will be in the wedding, so no                Another trend is bouquets             washed-out colors like light pinks                                 point what they like.
details are forgotten. Also, be sure      anchored by a single flower, such        and silvers.                                                          “It falls together once it’s in
to give the florist a realistic idea of   as a lily, sunflower, rose or birds of      Most flowers are now available                                  front of them,” she said. “It’s usu-
how much money you want to                paradise blossom, surrounded by          year-round, thanks to growers on                                   ally a very easy process.”




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   Choosing right venue is
integral to memorable event
  By Diana Cox


  T       he Farmstead Restaurant
          & Pub is the area’s pre-
          mier spot to tie the knot.
   Located at Arrowhead Golf
Club, a nearly 130-acre course,
                                                                                                                                                            Venues
with its towering fir trees and                                                                                                                               in this
rolling green hills, is the hidden
wedding gem of the Portland-
metro area.
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    The landscaped wedding site
features a one and half acre lake,                                                                                                                       • Clackamas County
expansive lush lawns, accented                                                                                                                               Event Center
with colorful annuals, creating the                                                                                                                         ad on Page 2B
perfect backdrop for weddings and
receptions.                                                                                                                                                 • Farmstead
   The Farmstead will help you                                                                                                                               Restaurant
take advantage of the gorgeous                                                                                                                              ad on Page 3B
golf course setting by providing 2
golf carts for the bride, groom and                                                                                                                       • Heritage House
photographer to capture the unique                                                                                                                        Farm & Gardens
photo opportunities next the green                                                                                                                          ad on Page 4B
fairways, old growth firs, or next
to the Molalla River. “One of the                                                                                                                        • Stone Creek Golf
perks of having a wedding here is                                                                                                                               Club
the unbelievable photo opportuni-                                                                                                                           ad on Page 5B
ties for the one day you are going
to want to remember,” says owner                                                                                                                         • Bell Tower Chapel
J.D. Clarizio.                                                                                                                                              ad on Page 6B
   Located just 10 miles south of
Oregon City, The Farmstead’s out-                                                                                                                        • Angelina’s Canby
door wedding site can accommo-                                                                                                                             Pioneer Chapel
date weddings small and large.                                                                                                                              ad on Page 6B
Seating is available for 500 or                                                                                     The Farmstead’s excellent
more guests with convenient park-         The Farmstead strives to treat    onions, sun dried tomatoes and       kitchen staff can also custom make
ing for your guests.                   each guest like family and make      hot bacon vinaigrette.                                                        • Weatherford’s
                                                                                                                 any buffet or meal to fit the bride
   The greatest thing the              each experience something to            The menu selections can also be   and groom’s budget and personal
                                                                                                                                                              Lodge
Farmstead has to offer is versatili-   remember.                            themed to fit any couples taste.                                                ad on Page 5B
                                                                                                                 tastes. Specially priced golf pack-
ty, Clarizio says.                        Full catering is available from   Choose from pre-set meals such as:
   “We are willing to work with        the Farmstead Restaurant and            • Catch of the Northwest, which   ages for the bride, groom and            • Abiqua Country
couples and really maximize the        Pub, located on the course           includes oven roasted salmon with    wedding party are also available.             Estates
                                                                            garlic sage cream sauce, Alfredo        And when the wedding is over,           ad on Page 8B
versatility of our outdoor site to     grounds. The Farmstead is
                                       known for its amazing and            pasta, seasonal vegetables and a     the Farmstead is still there for
custom fit their ceremony and
reception however they like.”          unique signature dishes and fresh
                                                                            gathered green salad                 couples.                                • Antonia Ballroom
   Want to move the “party”            ingredients.
                                                                               • Italian Night Out, which           “We are also often used for             ad on Page 8B
                                                                            includes angel hair chicken          anniversary celebrations,” Clarizio
indoors? The Farmstead offers             Brides and grooms can choose
beautiful indoor facilities with       from a vast array of food selec-
                                                                            Alfredo, fresh potato gnocchis and   says. “People come back to our            • Clinkscales
                                                                            tossed greens with Italian vinai-                                             Portable Toilets
expansive windows looking out on       tions ranging from grilled tri-tip                                        place to relive those special
                                                                            grette                                                                          ad on Page 2B
the 18th green. Their multiple         with mushroom demi-glaze and            • The Kings Feast, which          moments. As the owner, I not only
sized rooms offer the perfect          buttermilk mashed potatoes, to       includes slow roasted Prime Rib,     want to see people get married
venue for your reception, rehearsal    London broiled beef with             garlic mashed potatoes, seasonal     here and have an enjoyable experi-
dinner, or even the ceremony with      Kahlua demi-sauce wilted             vegetables, Caesar salad and         ence, but I want to see them stay
seating up to 200 guests.              spinach salad with grilled red       chocolate mousse.                    married.”




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                                 Feeding your guests well is
                                 important part of reception
                                 By Alex Tam




   ding.
                                 C
      What do you want to serve to
                                     atering can potentially be
                                     one of the bigger deci-
                                     sions as part of a wed-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Food
   your guests?
      What will make it memorable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vendors
   for everyone in attendance?                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in this
      How do you decide what to
   serve that is appropriate for your
   setting?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Guide
      It is undoubtedly one of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • Cutsforth’s
   more important aspects when plan-
   ning your wedding, especially in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Thriftway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ad on Page 1B
   the Mid-Willamette Valley in the
   Canby, Molalla, Wilsonville,                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • Bear Creek Bistro
   Woodburn, and Silverton area,                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ad on Page 2B
   according to Lisa Dryden, who
   owns Special Occasions — a full-                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • Farmstead
   service bridal salon in Woodburn.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Restaurant
      “It’s fairly important — maybe                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ad on Page 3B
   not as important as the groom or
   the dress — but it is definitely                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Markum Inn
   important around this area,”                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ad on Page 4B
   Dryden said. “It’s very important
   because everybody will pretty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • Curry’s Landing
                                                                                                                                                                                                        special meals provided for children           ad on Page 5B
   much do food. If you go further                                                                                                                                                                      who attend, and is there a discount
   north and go into Portland, a lot of                                                                                                                                                                 for them?                                    • Cindy’s Cafe
   times it will be cake, punch and                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ad on Page 5B
   you’re out the door. Not as much                                                                                                                                                                        Wedding caterers can sometimes
   as it is down in the valley.”                                                                                                                                                                        be the largest expense — depend-            • Abella Italian
      The traditions of big families                                                                                                                                                                    ing on the number of guests invited            Kitchen
   within small communities in the                                                                                                                                                                      — that can lead to a lasting                  ad on Page 5B
   Mid-Willamette Valley make cater-                                                                                                                                                                    impression of the event.
   ing even more of a priority in wed-                                                                                                                                                                     Asking friends and family for          • Lamb’s Thriftway
   ding planning.                                                                                                                                                                                       referrals for caterers is also useful.        ad on Page 7B
      “In the big city, it’s less impor-                                                                                                                                                                You can also ask your wedding
   tant,” Dryden said. “But when                                                                                                                                                                        photographer or florist for referrals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Silver Falls Vineyards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ad on Page 6B
   you’re down in the smaller com-                                                                                                                                                                      of caterers they have worked with.
   munities, everybody is pretty much                                                                                                                                                                      It is important to have a caterer      • Christopher Bridge
   related and it becomes a big thing.                                                                                                                                                                  you feel comfortable with.                    Wine Cellars
   It becomes a real big event.”                                                                                                                                                                           “Weddings are a lot of stress for          ad on Page 6B
      There are several factors to con-                                                                                                                                                                 people,” Dryden said. “So we try
   sider when deciding on your cater-                                                                                                                                                                   to make it as stress-free as possi-
   er, and it is important to sit down                                                                                                                                                                  ble.”
   with potential caterers to ask ques-                                                                                                                                                                    If you think you have a good
   tions about what they provide.                                                                                                                                                                       feeling for your caterer, ask them
                                                                                                                                                                                                        to draw an outline, including costs,
      • Take the time, date and theme                                                                                                                                                                   menu possibilities and the fees.
   of your wedding in consideration.                                 • Are there extra charges such as     from the caterer.                                                                               And enjoy.
      • Find out your budget and what                             staff, rentals and linens, or are they      • Ask for a taste test of the food
   you can afford.                                                included?                                you are consider-
      • Find out the cost per person.                                • Are there extra service costs       ing before it is
      • Take into consideration the                               for clean up, set up and overtime if     served to the
   cost between a sit-down dinner vs.                             receptions run long?                     guests.
   a buffet style dinner.                                            • Ask for photos of past events          • Are there any




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   Your wedding cake can be
    the icing on the big day                                                                                                                                                    about 85 percent of
  By Michelle Te
                                                                                                                                                                                guests. “The wedding
                                                                                                                                                                                party always ends up                                           Wedding
  B                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cake
                                                                                                                                                                                with so much cake left-
            ecause the cake is
                                                                                                                                                                                over,” he said.
            most often the
            crowning center-
piece of a reception, giving
                                                                                                                                                                                   Costs: Lamb’s charges
                                                                                                                                                                                by the size of the cake.                                        Bakers
it some extra attention will
                                                                                                                                                                                For example, a basic
                                                                                                                                                                                cake that serves about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in this
be worth the time.
   Here are some things to
                                                                                                                                                                                100-115 people, with
                                                                                                                                                                                three layers in 6-inch,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Guide
consider:
                                                                                                                                                                                10-inch and 14-inch will
   Plan ahead: At Lamb’s
                                                                                                                                                                                start at about $380.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • Cutsforth’s
Thriftway in Wilsonville,
                                                                                                                                                                                Breaking it down, the                 Thriftway
where the bakery makes                                                                                                                                                                                              ad on Page 1B
                                                                                                                                                                                cost is about $2.50 to $3
hundreds of wedding cakes
each year, sales manager
                                                                                                                                                                                per slice. More brides         • Lamb’s Thriftway
                                                                                                                                                                                are choosing to buy a               ad on Page 7B
Carla Josh said you should
                                                                                                                                                                                smaller wedding cake
plan about 10 months ahead
                                                                                                                                                                                with sheet cakes on the
for a summer wedding. In
                                                   Josh said to avoid any-                                                                                                      side to serve guests, a
fact, July is already booked.
                                                thing with chocolates on it                                                                                                     move that will save a lit-
Spring, fall and winter wed-
                                                when the cake will be out-                                                                                                      tle bit of money, said
dings don’t need as much                                                                                                                                                                                         put the bride and groom at
                                                doors.                                                                                                                          Escareno.
lead time, but the more time                                                                                                                                                                                     the top of the cake.
                                                   “Even if it’s indoors, and                                                                                                      Watkins said her cakes
given the better. Cake deco-                                                                                                                                                                                        Lamb’s also makes wed-
                                                with transporting it, you                                                                                                       average about $4-$6 per
rators need to plan their                                                                                                                                                                                        ding cupcakes, a fairly new
                                                have to be careful with                                                                                                         serving, plus delivery. Plan
time. They can have up to                                                                                                                                                                                        alternative to the big cake.
                                                chocolate ganache because it                                                                                                    on extra costs for intricate
20 cakes to make in one                                                                                                                                                                                          Although the store had a
                                                melts.” Ganache is a boiled                                                                                                     and elaborate designs.
weekend.                                                                                                                                                                                                         few orders last year, it
                                                frosting with heavy cream.                                                                                                         Toppers: The most popu-
   Also, do your research                                                                                                                                                                                        expects to get more in 2011.
                                                   It’s also useful to know                                                                                                     lar top for wedding cakes in
before you schedule an                                                                                                                                                                                              “They are very conve-
                                                where you will have the                                                                                                         2010 was initials, usually
appointment with the cake                                                       each cake. You can call                                           “They like having just a rib-                                  nient, especially for serving
                                                reception before meeting                                                                                                        one letter with the initial of
designer. Know the bakery’s                                                     ahead to the bakery and let                                       bon around the bottom of the
                                                with the cake decorator. It                                                                                                     the groom’s last name. They guests,” he said. Costs start
recommendations, your wed-                                                      them know which types of                                          cake, or just some florals on
                                                helps the decorator get an                                                                                                      can stand alone or be            at about $1.50 per cupcake
ding style and theme, the                                                       cake you’d like to sample.                                        the side,” said Escareno.
                                                idea of how formal your                                                                                                         adorned with fresh flowers.      and can be as much as $2.99
number of guests you have                                                          At Lamb’s, the most pop-                                       Some brides also prefer
                                                wedding and reception will                                                                                                      Escareno rarely sees anyone      each.
invited and your budget.                                                        ular cake flavors in 2010                                         polka dots, a whimsical and
Bring pictures of cakes you                     be.                             were banana cake with                                             contemporary approach to
like and be prepared to talk                       Extras: While frosting and   Bavarian cream filling, red                                       their wedding cake.
about the style you want.                       a few flowers made of frost-    velvet cake with cream                                               Watkins said the hottest
Stacked or tiered? The shape                    ing are fairly standard,        cheese filling, and tradition-                                    color trends in cakes for
of your layers? The basic                       adding extras like fresh        al white and chocolate cake.                                      2011 are navy, lapis and              Photography Excellence by Daniel J. Dinges A.F.P.
shapes are round, square                        flowers, ribbons, fresh fruit   Escareno recommends a                                             plums.
(which is easiest to serve),                    and, especially fondant, are    vanilla cake with chocolate                                          “Cakes are more classic,
hexagonal, square offset,                       going to add extra costs to     chips inside.                                                     elegant with some bling,”
sculpted and table cakes                        the cake. In fact, Lamb’s          “It’s very cute for wed-                                       she said, “including both
(which take the place of cen-                   charges 50 percent of the       dings,” he said.                                                  sugar jewels and vintage
terpieces at each table).                       total cost of the cake when        Cakes do not need to have                                      brooches.”
   Location: If you are get-                    adding fondant, although        the same flavor or fillings on                                       Size: Not everyone at
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Bakery owner Debra                              Gus Escareno, a wedding         raspberry cream cheese and                                        buying enough cake to serve                   www.DanielsPhotography.com
Watkins said the biggest                        cake designer at Lamb’s.        chocolate mousse truffle.
issue is the sun.                                  Taste and style: When you       Brides are choosing more
   “Colors fade and sugar                       go for a cake testing, don’t    contemporary cakes than in
elements can melt,” she said.                   go hungry. Be prepared to       the past, with popular colors
“No cake can stand tempera-                     take small samples and take     such as light pink and                                                                                                            2011 Bridal Special!
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   Look your best on the day
       of your wedding
FOR THE                           much more casual. Gone are
                                  the days of the conventional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    dresses in a color different
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    from that of the bride. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Look your
                                  structured satin prom look.                                                                                                                                                                                       groomsmen usually have a
BRIDE AND                         Now, the look is moving to                                                                                                                                                                                        color that goes with or com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           best
                                  shorter and more fluid dress-                                                                                                                                                                                     pliments what the brides-
ATTENDANTS                        es.                                                                                                                                                                                                               maids are wearing.”                    with the help
                                     A-line dresses are the big                                                                                                                                                                                        Traditional tux colors are            of these
                                  winner as they look great on                                                                                                                                                                                      black, ivory, light gray and
   By John Baker                  all body shapes and sizes,                                                                                                                                                                                        dark brown.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            advertisers
                                  with cocktail lengths very                                                                                                                                                                                           “Last year, it was the
   Picking the right dress for popular. Cocktail style brides-                                                                                                                                                                                      chocolate tux that was popu-            • Witness Tree
the bride is vital, but putting a maid dresses compliment the                                                                                                                                                                                       lar,” Hwange said. “A new                   Videos
total look together for the ‘60s inspired gowns and are a                                                                                                                                                                                           darker gray is coming in this              ad on Page 4B
bridal party is part of the spot-on dress for outdoor                                                                                                                                                                                               year.”
game, too. To do that, style, spring and summer weddings                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Daniel’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Many people are opting for            Photography
color and combinations are in gardens or on beaches.                                                                                                                                                                                                a one- or two-button, single-              ad on Page 5B
important to look at for the         Increasingly, women are                                                                                                                                                                                        breasted tux with notched
wedding day.                      seeking       fashion-forward                                                                                                                                                                                     lapels, Hwange said.                  • TYM 4 ME Fitness
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are in vogue with the latest in bridesmaids dresses emerg-                                                                              waves or loosely pulled back         A sports coat and khakis or                                            the full dress or tail coat, dou-
fashion trends and certainly ing from New York include                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dolce Dance
                                                                                                                                        are popular choices for brides    sharp business suit serve well                                            ble-breasted, cutaway and                  ad on Page 6B
more versatile. The good baby style dresses with racer-                                                                                 with long hair. Hair orna-        at informal ceremonies. Some                                              semi-formal “stroller” coat.
news is that designs are much back detailing.                                                                                           ments such as hairpins,           grateful grooms buy the suits                                                And the lapels themselves          • Take Shape for
kinder to bridesmaids with the                                                                                                          brooches, and hair vines          as gifts for their groomsmen.                                             come notched, the most com-                  Life
conservative bridal industry          Bridesmaid dress colors                                                                           made with crystals, pearls,          If you go the formal tuxedo                                            mon and least formal, and the              ad on Page 6B
moving away from the struc-          Again, a good-looking                                                                              rhinestones, and/or silk flow-    route, you will probably be                                               shawl collar as seen on dinner
tured duchess gown to more wedding means coordination                                                                                                                                                                                               jackets.
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relaxed modern styles.            of many elements, not the                                                                                Beautiful tiaras and combs                                                                                  Trousers come pleated and
                                                                                                                                                                             Most people rent unless
   Much like wedding dress- least of which is the bridal                                                                                made with either rhinestones,     they attend a lot of formal                                               nonpleated, with and without            • Beth Stafford
es, bridesmaids’ dresses are party’s outfits. As brides-                                                                                crystals, or pearls have been     affairs or are planning a career                                          a stripe down the side. A gray           Photography
now mirroring the latest red maids have unique shapes and                                                                               the trend for many seasons                                                                                  pinstriped trouser also is pop-            ad on Page 7B
                                                                                                                                                                          as a diplomat.
carpet trends, using a variety styles, consider selecting a                                                                             and seem to be getting small-                                                                               ular.
of high quality fabrics such as color and fabric and let them
                                                                                                                                                                             Don’t dally. Time counts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Shirts come with pointed            • Asolutely Only
                                                                                                                                        er as more crystal-embell-        The early birds gets the best                                                                                      Photography
silk, silk chiffon and crepe to choose the rest.                                                                                        ished dress styles take center-                                                                             and wing collars, some with
                                                                                                                                                                          fit and selection. Waiting to                                                                                        ad on Page 8B
make a wedding day state-            Platinums and pewters in                                                                           stage. Some brides are plac-                                                                                pleats, some without, in black,
                                                                                                                                                                          get a tux a day or hours before
ment.                             various hues are very popular,                                                                        ing their veils directly on       the event is an invitation to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ivory and white. Point collars          • Ed Steinmetz
                                  as well as the paler yellows                                                                          their hair or using a single      disaster.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    are probably the most popular            Photography
   What brides are wearing        and greens, fuchsias and tau-                                                                         silk flower for a simple, clas-                                                                             now, said Stan Edmonds,                    ad on Page 8B
                                                                                                                                                                             Naomi Hwange, spokes-                                                  wardrobe consultant at The
   Brides will look to roman- pes.                                                                                                      sic look.
tic, flowing dresses in floor-                                                                                                                                            woman for Mr. Formal, rec-                                                Men’s Wearhouse in Tigard.               • AAAA Limo
                                                                                                                                                                          ommends renting a tuxedo                                                                                             ad on Page 8B
length styles which remain             Bridesmaid shoes and                                                                                                                                                                                            Vests and waistcoats in var-
popular. Brides will choose                 accessories                                                                                 FOR THE                           and getting fitted three
                                                                                                                                                                          months to a month before the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ied, contrasting colors have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    supplanted the cummerbund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Special T Carriage
dresses with flowing, soft fab-      Why not let the brides-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Co.
rics, ruffles, satin sashes (at maids choose their jewelry.
the waist) and delicate floral As a guide, let them know the
                                                                                                                                        GROOM AND                         event.
                                                                                                                                                                             And don’t forget to get the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    today.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “It’s very rare right now to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ad on Page 2B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Weddings by
details. Most dress silhouettes type and style of jewelry and
are refined and include the affect that’s being created,
                                                                                                                                        GROOMSMEN                         measurements for people
                                                                                                                                                                          coming in from out of town
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    do cummerbunds,” Edmonds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    said.                                       Angel
                                                                                                                                                                          well in advance.                                                             Next come the studs and                 ad on Page 6B
delicate overlaying of fabrics such as pearls, silver, or gold,
such as chiffon, tulle and lace. and let them go on a fun shop-                                                                           By Ray Hughey                      Don’t stop. Double check                                               cufflinks — black, pearl,                   • Angela
   Gowns with crystal, cubic ping adventure or choose spe-                                                                                                                your order. Verify your order                                             smoke and white stones set in            Grimm/Divine
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ished bodices are very popu- jewelry collections.                                                                                       a groom needs to get some         pickup time and return date as                                               Then choose a tie. Bowties              ad on Page 6B
lar at the moment.                                                                                                                      suitable duds. You can’t wear     well.                                                                     and Euro ties work well. A
                                     For the modern bridesmaid,                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Silverton
   The modified A-line skirt elegant footwear is all about                                                                              your “Bite Me” T-shirt every-        “The bride and groom are                                               Euro tie is a hybrid between
remains prominent on the metallics - platinum and gold.                                                                                 where.                            the stars,” said Stan Edmonds,                                            regular necktie and the formal      Hospital/Wellsprings
                                                                                                                                                                          a wardrobe consultant at The                                              Ascot.                                     ad on Page 7B
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designers have included ball on the European runways.
gowns and tea-length styles in
their lines as well. Strapless          Wedding hair styles
gowns are perennial favorites,       There are no clear trends in
but this season has brought hair styles, although wearing
back the off-the-shoulder look
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Best ways to tell people
 about your wedding                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Awarded
  By Peggy Savage                  order printed invitations
                                   online, working through a                                                                                                                                                                                      “Best of Show”
                                   local printing company has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    at the 2011
  S      ave the Date.
         That’s the new
         trend in wedding
invitations — sending out a
card, well in advance of the
                                   advantages.
                                      Graham said at SP&B,
                                   for example, she can help
                                   the customer conceive and
                                   design a custom wedding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Portland
wedding invitations, with          invitation.
                                      “People can either come
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bridal Show
the message, “Save the
Date.”                             in with their own design
   A simple post card, often       ideas, or have us create a                                                                                                                                                                                     We Are Your
                                   design for them,” she said.
done in glossy color with a
                                   “People need to decide the                                                                                                                                                                                        Event
photo of the engaged cou-
ple, the card’s message            type of paper and ink col-                                                                                                                                                                                      Specialists
could read: “We are getting        ors they want to use.
married. Save the date             Usually people try to make                                                                                                                                                                                        For All
                                   the invitation match their
(insert wedding date).
                                   wedding theme, incorporat-                                                                                                                                                                                       Seasons!
Invitations to follow.”
   Ginger Graham of SP&B           ing the wedding colors.
                                   That’s where we come in to
Reprographics, a Canby
                                   help — we can advise the                                                                                                                                                                                           As an
printing company, said that
in today’s world, the save-
                                   customer on styles and ink                                                                                                                                                                                     Independent,
                                   colors and other decisions.”
the-date card is a practical
and efficient way to give
friends and family advance
                                      The difference in print-
                                   ing time depends on the
                                                                                                                                                                                    Wedding                                                          We Are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Able To
notice of the upcoming
wedding.
                                   complexity of the design.
                                   For a couple who uses one                                                                                                                       Invitation                                                        Cater To
   “A lot of people are
doing that now — sending
                                   of the many designs offered
                                   by the printer, the job                                                                                                                          vendors                                                        Your Needs!
out a save-the-date card
                                   would be fairly quick.
                                      Some people, on the
                                                                                                                                                                                         in this
well in advance of the invi-
tation,” she said.
   A first step in today’s
                                   other hand, create their
                                   own designs with maps,
                                   photos, or even a menu of
                                                                                                                                                                                       Guide                                                        Floral
wedding invitation process,
mailing out the advance
                                   the wedding dinner,                                                                                                                             • Salem Printing &
card serves not only as a
                                   Graham said.                                                                                                                                         Blueprint
                                      “They generally bring                                                                                                                           ad on Page 5B
courtesy to wedding guests,        their design in ready to
but also as a practice run         print,” she said. “Some
for doing the actual invita-       people even bring in their
tions — the engaged couple         own paper.”
has had a chance to work              With custom invitations,
with the printer and com-          people often like to use rib-                                                        the invitations home.         A traditional wedding         • RSVP card and envelope
pile a complete mailing            bon trim. For those invita-                                                             “What’s really different   invitation should
list.                              tions, the printer will punch                                                        today is that people now      include the following         • Reception card, used when
   Choosing the printer is         holes in the card to thread                                                          often ask that RSVPs be                                     the reception party is at a
an important part of the                                                                                                done by email or on the
                                                                                                                                                      elements:
                                   the ribbon through, but the                                                                                                                      different location from where
wedding invitation process.        customers do their own rib-                                                          couple’s online wedding       • The invitation              the marriage ceremony will
Although couples today can         bon work after they take                                                             site,” Graham said. “In                                     take place.
                                                                                                                        those cases, the couple
                                                                                                                        includes an RSVP card
                                                                                                                        with the invitation that
                                                                                                                                                      • Outer envelope with the
                                                                                                                                                      return address of the host
                                                                                                                                                      printed or embossed on the
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Map-direction card
                                                                                                                                                                                    (optional) — paper selection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Catering
“What’s really different today is that                                                                                  gives the e-mail address or   envelope flap                 should coordinate with the
people now often ask that RSVPs be                                                                                      Web address for their wed-                                  invitation, if included in the
                                                                                                                        ding site.”                   • Inner envelope, unsealed    envelope.
done by e-mail or on the couple’s
online wedding site.”
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                        Gifts and jewelry for that
                       special day and long after
Wedding                                                                                                                                                                                                                              people on the West coast 83
                                                                                                                                                                                                               have wedding gifts. From spe-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     percent of the time give a gift
                                                                                                                                                                                                               cial frames to mugs for the
Jewelry                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of $100 or less — and 39 per-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               bride and groom, if Carol
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     cent of the time that gift is off
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Rose doesn’t have it, they can
                    By Josh Kulla                                                                                                                                                                              order it.             the bride’s gift registry.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        So why not differentiate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “We do offer a return poli-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     yourself, and instead of get-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               cy, so if they don’t like it they
   Wedding jewelry has a long                                                                                                                                                                                                        ting the lucky couple another
                                                                                                                                                                                                               can return in,” said Gayle
and noble tradition dating back                                                                                                                                                                                                      platter or silverware set, do
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Baker, one of the owners. “We
to Biblical times.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   something different?
                                                                                                                                                                                                               also give gift certificates.”
   The Romans were the first                                                                                                                                                                                                            There are several local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  From personal experience, I
to employ decorative jewelry                                                                                                                                                                                                         options for getting a unique
                                                                                                                                                                                                               can tell you that the candle
to celebrate marriage, using a                                                                                                                                                                                                       gift that will be something
                                                                                                                                                                                                               lamps were a hit in my house-
plain iron band worn on a fin-                                                                                                                                                                                                       they will remember:
                                                                                                                                                                                                               hold. Check them out at
ger to signify betrothal. This
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began what ultimately has                                                                                                                                                          Horse carriage ride: A sures.com.
become an international prac-                                                                                                                                                   Mulino-based company offers
tice shared among virtually all                                                                                                                                                 horse-drawn carriage rides fro    Day at the spa: It’s always
cultures on the planet in some                                                                                                                                                  everything from birthdays, time for a day at the spa.
manner.                                                                                                                                                                         graduations, seasonal neigh- Imagine giving the new bride
   As time passed, gold                                                                                                                                                         borhood tours, and yes, even (or even the groom) a day at a
replaced iron several centuries                                                                                                                                                 romantic evenings. Give the local spa. Divine Studio Day
later, while other variations on                                                                                                                                                gift of romance through Spa, in Canby near the
                                                scarcity of both gold and dia-
bridal jewelry featured the use
of multiple rings and even                      monds limited their use to the
                                                                                                             of this type, the Eichers say,
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symbolic necklaces mounted
with gemstones. The use of                         Later on, an increasingly                                 although some are quite a big     gifts                                                           waxing, skin and body treat-
                                                                                                                                                                                   Christmas tree ornament: ments. Help the bride relieve
                                                influential jewelry industry                                 larger.
gold and other precious metals
                                                and modern mining techniques                                    Another popular trend of
                                                                                                                                                  By Patrick Johnson Many                   brides        love some of that wedding-plan-
also has changed little since                                                                                                                                                   Christmastime      weddings. ning stress with a gift of
then, although the use of dia-                  combined at the start of the                                 late is the use of what Bruce
                                                20th century to introduce the                                Eicher calls “Grandma’s dia-         It turns out when it comes Help the couple celebrate their relaxation.        Check        out
monds was another major                                                                                                                        to wedding gifts, the old first Christmas together with a www.divinestudiodayspa.co
                                                near-universal use of gold dia-                              mond.” Not only is there
milestone in the 14th century.                                                                                                                 axiom still applies, location, special      ornament      from m for pricing and more infor-
                                                monds in wedding jewelry.                                    added sentimental value, there
More recently, platinum and                                                                                                                    location, location — but on      Ornaments to Remember. The mation.
                                                While it took until the end of                               are obvious economic benefits
other metals have gained                                                                                                                       the West coast we buck that local online retail outlet sells
                                                the 19th century for engage-                                 from remounting an existing
increasing popularity as alter-                                                                                                                trend.                           hand-crafted ornaments and
                                                ment rings to become standard                                stone in a new ring.
natives to gold, especially for
men’s rings.
   But that trend only goes so
                                                in Western culture, at least 80
                                                percent of American women
                                                                                                                “It’s passed down in the
                                                                                                             family, so it has extra meaning
                                                                                                                                                  A 2009 poll conducted by the proceeds go to help educa-
                                                                                                                                               the Marist Institute for Public tion.
                                                                                                                                                                                   “Some people are very tra-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jewelry
far, as gold remains the over-
                                                now receive a diamond
                                                engagement ring, according to
                                                                                                             behind it,” he said. We’ve
                                                                                                                                               Opinion has found some dif-
                                                                                                                                               ferences in what type of gifts a ditional and they get those                                                                and
whelming favorite material for
both men’s and women’s
engagement and wedding
                                                the Journal of Social History.
                                                   At the same time, says
                                                                                                             been doing a ton of those that
                                                                                                             way.”
                                                                                                                Another economic boon to
                                                                                                                                               bride and groom can expect, types of ornaments,” said
                                                                                                                                               depending on where they live. Sarah Stanley, founder of the                                                                gifts
                                                                                                                                                  Nationally, 40 percent of company. “But other people,
rings, said Bruce Eicher, who
                                                Camelot Bridal online maga-
                                                zine, a clever marketing cam-
                                                                                                             would-be grooms these days        wedding guests give cash or mostly the younger set, cele-                                                                  in this
owns and operates Wilsonville
Diamond along with his wife
                                                paign by the DeBeers diamond
                                                company of South Africa
                                                                                                             comes from the use of what
                                                                                                             Katie Eicher calls “alternative
                                                                                                             metals” such as tungsten, plat-
                                                                                                                                               checks to the lucky couple, brate the couple by getting
                                                                                                                                               however looking at the num- ornaments about what their                                                                    Guide
Katie.                                          quickly led to the expectation                                                                 bers more closely shows that passions are.”
   “White gold is still really                                                                               inum or even titanium. Not        that is only the case if your       The      company,        at
popular,” said Bruce Eicher,
                                                that a man should spend the
                                                                                                             only are these elements hypo-     wedding is in the Midwest. www.ornamentstoremember.c
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who estimates that at least half                months worth of salary on a                                  allergenic — unlike gold —        According to the poll, those in om has ornaments ranging
of his business comes from the                                                                               they are also far cheaper than    the Midwest are 41 percent from fruit to hobbies and even             ad on Page 8B
                                                ring for his prospective bride.
sale of wedding jewelry,                           That has persisted to the                                 gold and more durable, to         more likely to give cash, animals.
whether gold or diamond                         present day, Bruce Eicher said.                              boot.                             while those in the Northeast                                       • Miss Adeline’s
rings, pearl necklaces or other                                                                                 “These are a lot stronger,”    give money 68 percent of the        Unique house wares: Carol         ad on Page 8B
                                                   “The spending guide has
pieces.                                         been two months salary,” he                                  she said. “Tungsten does not      time.                            Rose Home Treasures in
   “Half of our business or bet-                said. “Although some jewelers                                scratch.”                            The West coast saw the Wilsonville is a store that                   • Allison &
ter is wedding-centered,” he                    are trying to suggest at least                                  Whether these types of met-    lowest number of guest who       offers unique art and other        Isreal Jewelers
said. “For local jewelers,                      three months.”                                               als hold up as long as the tra-   give the gift of cash, 27 per- house wares, and yes, they             ad on Page 8B
bridal is a big part of their                      While men’s wedding bands                                 dition of wedding jewelry         cent, meaning that more often
business.”                                      have changed little in appear-                               itself, however, remains to be    than not, we give gifts.
   But how did it get to be that                ance over the centuries, aside                               seen.                                The same poll found that Ed Steinmetz Photography
way?                                            from the type of metal used,
   The first recorded use of a                  women’s styles, by contrast,
diamond ring to signify                         have varied considerably.
engagement came in 1477,                        Currently, an arrangement of
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