Perfectly Pearl

a modern bridal event

Dauphine Press at Ecru Paper April 28, 2008

Filed under: 97209,invitations,letterpress,pearl district,Portland weddings,weddings — perfectlypearlgirl @ 5:49 am

Feast your eyes on these lovely custom letterpress designs by Dauphine Press. Gorgeous color, typography and graphic design come alive on Crane’s Lettra 100% textured cotton paper. Available now at Ecru Modern Stationer in the Pearl District.

Ecru Modern Stationer
1215 NW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209


The Bride Wore Ritzy April 23, 2008

Filed under: 97209,weddings — perfectlypearlgirl @ 12:44 pm

Want an opulent and luxurious wedding? From the New York Times…

We are in a new gilded age (though this is not a good time to remind us how the first one ended), and the weddings have blossomed to match. There was no better place to witness that phenomenon on Monday than the Wedding Salon, a luxury bridezilla convention that was founded by Tatiana Byron and held at Gotham Hall. The entrance fee was $75, but women (almost all were women) lined up around the block. By the end of the day, some 2800 people marched through the hall to talk with florists, caterers and honeymoon specialists.

In New York, luxury weddings are taken to another level: more personalized, more indulgent. A New York wedding could easily run in excess of $100,000, compared to $28,000 for the nationwide average, Ms. Byron said. (Of course, cost is all relative, as some cultures are arguably even more demanding that a wedding be celebrated in grand style).

The chocolate vendors ranged from those who offered personalized M&Ms with the couple’s names or even a custom chocolate profile for the special day.

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Vera Wang Fall 2008 Trunk Show April 11, 2008

Filed under: 97209,pearl district,Portland weddings,wedding gowns,weddings — perfectlypearlgirl @ 3:46 pm

You are cordially invited to preview the fall 2008 bridal collection April 10-12.

Please call to schedule a trunk show appointment 503.827.0667.

Divine Designs Bridal Boutique
512 NW 17th Avenue
Suite B
Portland, OR 97209


“Ampersand” at Oblation Papers & Press April 9, 2008

Letterpress invitation by Oblation Papers & Press. Hand-made paper (100% recycled), soy-based inks, deckle edge and original illustration.

Oblation Papers & Press
516 northwest 12th avenue


Perfectly Pearl Social at Bay 13 April 7, 2008

Filed under: 97209,food & drink,pearl district,Portland weddings,wedding venues,weddings — perfectlypearlgirl @ 4:48 pm

Last night, attendees and participants of the March 1, 2008 Perfectly Pearl event were invited to mix, mingle and celebrate at Bay 13 in the Pearl District. We’d like to thank Joe, Ginger and the entire Bay 13 team for a wonderful evening. The sushi, wine and atmosphere were lovely. Everyone had a great time!

If you’re looking for a site for your wedding reception, bridal shower or other event, definitely check out Bay 13. They have lovely event facilities, great event coordinators and a delicious menu.

Bay 13
701 NW 13th Ave.


Tupai Event Space at Andina March 31, 2008

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We recently introduced the new event space at Andina, but have since gotten this great photo.

A Gathering Space
Tupai, borrowed from the Quechua word for “gathering space,” will accommodate up to 60 guests for a seated dinner and 100 guests for a stand-up reception or cocktail party. The menu will feature Andina’s NovoAndean cuisine, which combines traditional flavors and ingredients native to Peru with a global reach that draws from Spanish, Japanese and Cantonese culinary influences. Dishes are prepared using modern technique and presented with finesse and flair. The full bar will deliver both Andina’s classic and NovoAndean cocktails – from the Pisco Sour and Caipirinha to the Sacsayhuamán and Granada de Amor. Wines will be chosen from Andina’s award-winning list with the help of wine director Ken Collura.

Tupai features include:

* Fully stocked cocktail and wine bar

* Dedicated state-of-the-art kitchen

* Mezzanine space for musical performances or VIP seating

* Incan design motifs carved into a backlit floor-to-ceiling wall; hand-made oversized pendants

* Natural elements ranging from natural light to exposed brick, 20 foot ceilings and original wooden beams

* Prix-fixe and custom menus featuring Andina’s nationally recognized NovoAndean cuisine

* High-speed internet access, in-house projection and screens

Andina Restaurant
1314 NW Glisan
Portland, OR 97209


“The Polly” at Studio Olivine March 28, 2008


About Studio Olivine

Studio Olivine is located in Portland, Oregon where we create stationery that is lettepress printed by hand. Each piece is printed on 100% recycled handmade paper using soy based inks and our own original illustrations. Paper is fed one sheet at a time into the letterpress where raised type and images are recessed into the paper. From start to finish, each step of our process is completed by hand.

Studio Olivine
1614 NW 15th Avenue (Pearl Design Center)
Portland, OR 97209