Late Night Treats


Nobody loves late night sweets more than I do. It's always fun to surprise guests with an evening snack mid-dancing, whether sweet or savory. Check out my segment on KGW's Portland Today with lots of fun options!


Wedding Anxiety


Nora went on KGW's Portland Today to discuss wedding anxieties and how to deal with them.  Take a peek!  For name change info, click here.


What's hot and what's not!


Out with the old and in with the new! Check out Nora's segment on KGW's Portland Today discussing what's hot and what's not in weddings today.

photo by Jos Studios


Invitation Etiquette


There are so many details that go into wedding invitations....the who's what's and where's and if that's not enough to make your head spin there is etiquette to worry about as well! Take a peek at some tips below as well as Nora's segment on KGW's Portland Today!


  • Always use titles. If there is a Dr. in the family the Dr. title will always go first.
  • Never separate a man & his last name (Emily Post’s rule – not mine!)
  • If parents are divorced list out both names using a “&”  between the names.


  • Always spell out the full date.
  • Never use numbers, always spell out times, numbers, etc.
  • Before the start time of the wedding list “at” with no capitalization
  • Technically “evening” starts at 6:00 PM. 
  • For the year, never use “and” (it represents a period in math terms)


  • Always list the venue’s full name first.
  • List city and state next (never zip code).
  • Rule of etiquette is to never list the street address, just the venue name followed by city, state fully spelled out.


  • Two doctors: Dr. and Dr. Man’s first and last name, or The Doctors (Last Name)
  • Same Sex: Person #1 full names and Person #2 full name (alphabetized by last name) or for more traditional use both titles and the last name (Mrs. and Mrs. Smith)
  • Including children: anyone over 18 should receive their own invitation. For those under 18 it is best to list out all the names on the second line. For families that are really big or a more informal option you can use “and Family”
  • Married couple different last names: Address the invitation the same way you would address one to a couple who is living together but not married. Names are listed alphabetically, no matter which person (woman or man) comes first.
  • Miss vs.  Ms.: Miss indicates that this person s unmarried. Mrs. indicates the person is married. Ms. is used if she can be married or unmarried.
  • Unmarried couples: List out full names for both people. Typically recommend listing out the guest the couple knows first and their guest second.

Thank you to Crave Design for providing the invitations for our segment! 


Pantone Color of the Year 2018 | Portland Seattle Bend Wedding Planner | Oregon Washington Event Design | Pantone

Pantone, the color authority, has officially announced the 2018 color of the year as Ultra Violet! They describe it as "a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future." Take a peek at Nora's recent segment on KGW talking about this hot new color! Also, click here to view some of the past Pantone colors.


Holiday Proposals


The holidays are upon us and we're not sure about you, but we are ready for a little joy this year! Nora recently went on KGW's afternoon show, Portland Today, to talk holiday proposals. Take a peek at some fun ideas and get into the spirit!


2018 Bridal Gown Trends


From pants to moto jackets to colored gowns, take a peek at Nora's recent segment on Portland Today for wedding gown trends of 2018!


Wedding Cake Alternatives | Portland Seattle Bend Wedding Planner | Oregon Washington Event Design

If you are attending a wedding, you are likely expecting to experience some basic wedding of those being wedding cake! However, more and more couples are mixing it up a bit and incorporating other types of desserts to personalize their wedding.  Check out Nora's segment on KGW about wedding cake alternatives!