On what is surely one of the most special days of your life, only the best will do. For over two decades, the designers of Old Town Florist have committed themselves to making your special day just that….the best it can possibly be.
Our formula is really quite simple. Consider making an appointment with us at least 3 months prior to your wedding. Show us your photos, your swatches, tell us your dreams. Your visions of the perfect wedding are our ultimate goals, and virtually anything within your imagination is worth exploring.
From classical elegant to wild and whimsical, your bridal party, ceremony and reception florals require the deft attention to detail that only a creative and highly skilled florist can realize.
Old Town Florist
404 NW 10th Avenue
Old Town Florist March 26, 2008
Peter Langner Wedding Gowns March 24, 2008
Today, Peter Langner is Internationally renowned and highly respected as a World Class Designer. He has received many awards including the prestigious “International Designer of the Year 2005” as presented at the 2005 Couture Bridal Awards in New York. The impeccable cutting, the fine quality of his carefully selected fabrics, his love of detail and the exclusive elegant character of his creations are the criteria that is Peter Langner’s unmistakable style. The art of true Italian couture.
Divine Designs Bridal Boutique
512 NW 17th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Something old is new again: Asscher Cut Diamonds March 20, 2008
Asscher Cut Diamonds are extremely popular. It may surprise you to learn that this cut is actually a vintage style with a modern update. The modern asscher cut diamonds have more facets, a larger table, and smaller clipped corners than their vintage counterparts.
You can find a large selection of Asscher Cut Diamonds at Judith Arnell Jewelers in the Pearl District.
Your diamond in the Pearl District.
320 NW 10th Ave
Peek-a-boo books by Jessica Hill Photography March 19, 2008
You’ve worked so hard to look good in your dress. You’ve been sweating, tanning, dieting.. ahhh! Why not celebrate your amazing self with a photo shoot focused on you?! The Peek-a-Boo album, at only 2″x 3″, is a cute little book that has a certain sense of nostalgia about it. Reminiscent of pin-up postcards, the Peek-a-Boo album is the perfect thing to slip into his coat pocket before a business trip. 😉 wink wink!
Schedule an appointment to see a few Peek-a-Boo options and pricing.
Jessica Hill Photography
PO Box 10794
Portland, OR 997296
Design parties at Magma Studio March 18, 2008
Create custom jewelry with designer Blake Van Roekel. Invite four of your best friends, sisters or bridesmaids and spend an evening at Magma Studio. You’ll design and construct a necklace, bracelet, earrings, anklet or more for just $35! Select your handcrafted glass beads and start creating your masterpiece. Stringing materials, munchies and libations are provided.
For best bead selection, choose your party date early! $35 per person, maximum 5 people per 1.5 hour session. Pre-registration and payment required. Major credit cards accepted through Paypal. No refunds on cancellations.
1720 NW Lovejoy, Studio #3
Portland, OR 97209
The Pearl District has a new event venue March 14, 2008
Here’s a little exciting dish for brides who want a wedding reception with unique flavor. Andina Restaurant, a well-known Peruvian hot spot has opened an event space called Tupai.
Tupai features a dedicated kitchen and full-service bar, and an open space with natural light, exposed brick and Incan-inspired architecture that can be customized for any size or type of event – from intimate dinners and business presentations to cocktail parties and wedding receptions with live music and bar service. Tupai opens for private events beginning March 26, 2008. For a tour of Tupai, please contact Jennifer Clegg at 503-228-9535 x 206.
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
1314 NW Glisan
Portland, OR 97209
You glow, girl! March 13, 2008
FEZ Studio is pleased to announce its partnership with Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts in Los Angeles. Kate Somerville is fondly known as “Hollywood’s secret weapon” and her client list includes famous faces such as Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba and Felicity Huffman. You don’t have to go to Hollywood to get glowing celebrity skin, you can get Kate Somerville’s signature facial treatments and products exclusively at FEZ Studio in the Pearl District.
“Until her partnership with FEZ Studio, Kate Somerville facial treatments were performed exclusively in her Beverly Hills Clinic and high-end resorts like the Four Seasons in Maui,” explains Vartan. “We’re honored to offer these medically based, non-invasive and highly effective treatments to give our clients the most vibrant and youthful skin possible.”
FEZ Studio offers Kate Somerville facial treatments in its new spa facility within its current retail space at 1125 NW 9th Avenue. Appointments are available on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call 503.227.2226 or visit http://www.fezstudio.net. See the Facial Menu below for descriptions and prices.
About FEZ Studio
Brendan “Fez” Vartan is a certified cosmetologist and beauty industry veteran. His work has appeared in Elle & Cleo magazines, at Bangkok Fashion Week, and on the Wella and Loreal Hair runways, He has collaborated on music and film projects with Sony Music, BEC Tero and Warner and has worked with cosmetics giants MAC and Clinique.
After years of consulting with high profile clients, building relationships with the most in-demand skin care, makeup and hair experts, and much research, Vartan has discovered the insider product lines used by celebrities and those with access to the products that demonstrate the best results.
In summer 2007, Vartan opened FEZ Studio in the Pearl District to introduce his passion for beauty, independent product lines and personalized service to Portland. The studio offers an exclusive collection of the world’s most sought after beauty products, including Kate Somerville Skin Care, David Gardner Hair Care, Billy B Beauty and Julie Hewitt.
1125 NW 9th Avenue