Thank you

Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center (NWNCC)

We have been honored to be a part of so many memorable weddings. Thank you to all of the couples who celebrated their commitments in our historic venue. As Northwest Children’s Theater and School is flourishing, we will no longer be able to support these special events; but we will hold fond memories of all the Portlanders who chose to put their wedding dollars at the heart of arts education in Portland. Best wishes to all of them and their friends and families. To see what’s coming up next at the theater, visit NWCTS.ORG.

Here are some other Portland wedding vendors we recommend:

Red Rose Ballroom

Elephant’s Delicatessan

Powers Studios

Happy planning!

The Start of a New Season

WeddingVenueNW lives as the events arm of the wonderful Northwest Children’s Theater. During the summer, we bring theater programming to hundred of kids. This week marks the last week of summer for us, and we’ve already started turning our eyes (and hammers and hot glue guns) toward the 2013/2014 Season.

This year is going to be amazing. Check it out! And if you want more information, visit Northwest Children’s Theater & School.


Local Etsy Spotlight: Chip and Chisel

Chip-and-Chisel(Web)This week in the local Etsy spotlight we’re visiting the work of Portland artist Lindsy Fagan and her fantastic shop, Chip and Chisel. Chip and Chisel ranges from faceted glass necklaces with wrapped wire to hand stamped silver pendants.

The reason why we love Chip and Chisel (besides the fact that she’s a local artist) is the personalization possibilities. One of the great things about handmade artists is that there is some flexibility. And personalization is great when it comes to remembering a particular point in time like a wedding. A mother’s birthstone or a bridesmaid’s first initial in gold.
But even her minimalist designs are lovely.

If you are a Portland couple looking for a way to thank those people who helped you put your wedding together, Chip and Chisel, local and lovely, is a great way to say it.

Yarn Wrapped Can (tutorial)

(3)Final-Flowers(web-2)PortlandDIYI have absolutely loved the yarn-wrapping trend that has gone through the DIY wedding and craft blog world. Yarn is one of those magical DIY materials especially if you are trying to do an eco wedding. In Portland you are especially fortunate. SCRAP has a whole shelf of yarn. The Goodwill often has discarded spools as well. So especially if you aren’t tied to a particular color scheme, you can use yarn in your wedding with very little environmental cost.

With the green and thrifty wedding in mind, why not bring in all those cans in your (and your friends’) recycle bins.

(Tutorial after the jump.)
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