Wedding Crashers 2019

We are going to be participating in Wedding Crashers once again for their 10th anniversary! We have specialty tickets for our couples and 10% off for our loyal readers. Please email us for more information and check out Wedding Crashers here. In the meantime, Let’s take a look back at the past few Wedding Crashers that we have participated in.

2018

Last year we had the honor of sharing our table with Once Upon a Vow. Once Upon a Vow is made up of two incredible officiants that know how to tell your love story in a way that truly showcases your relationship. We were a year ahead of the times, and went with a coral theme (coral is Pantones color of the year for 2019).

2017

In 2017 we had the honor of sharing tables with the always amazing Wyld floral studios! Lydia has a way of crafting masterpieces out of florals and creating enchanted deigns for everyone’s taste. These days she has been teaming up with Lilly from Mimosa floral, and they will be rocking out the Mimosa booth this year! Back in 2017 we went with a secret garden style theme, set off by moody colors and geographic shapes.

2016

This was our first year at Wedding Crashers! This was also the last time we ran solo. In 2016 we went with a rustic tea theme, with vintage tea pots, scattered loose leaf tea, and oodles of greens.

Oregon Bridal Shoot – Mixing Metals and Patterns

Portland Oregon Floral Tablescape

Last Spring we were asked by the Canby Wedding Chapel to help with a rebranding Non Traditional Bride outside chapel in Portland Oregon
shoot. One of the first things that I noticed about the Chapel, was the traditional/conservative feel of the vintage structure.

 

The Chapel boasts a beautiful tented reception area, stained glass windows, and plenty of natural photo opportunities. To contrast the humble feels, we used some mixed metals and bold patterns. Tablescape using Airplants and Copper tones
We also aimed for a non traditional wedding dress to compliment our alternative styled bride.

The new managers of the Chapel, are easy to work with and incredibly dedicated. Check out more of the shoot below!

Rockstar Vendor Team:

Coordination and Styling: Campbell Events

Venue: Canby Wedding Chapel 

Florist: Sophisticated Floral 

Model: Kayla Garthwright 

Dress Shop: Brides for a Cause

Photographer: Alyssa McConaughey 

Videographer: Long Light Productions 

Rental Company: Vintage Meets Modern 

Desserts: Serious Cakes 

Stationery: Blue Bonsai Printing  


A Royal Recap

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Who else woke up at 5am to watch the wedding of the century?! Meeeee! I sure did. My husband and I poured champagne, bought some “Wedding Cake” Cupcakes, and hunkered down to watch the festivities in our pajamas.

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That Flower Arch. I could not get enough of that flower arch donning the entrance of Windsor Castle. The arch was filled with all of the grandeur that you would expect with a subtle nod to Princess Diana. It is reported that white roses were one of Princess Diana’s signature flowers. Another nod to Princess Diana was incorporated via Forget me not’s picked by the one and only Prince Harry. Prince Harry reportedly hand picked the flowers and had them incorporated into the bouquet Friday Evening. Future couples can we please make this a trend? This is adorable!

Incorporating and Breaking traditions sounds like an oxymoron, but both were true in this morning’s wedding. Not only were they pronounced as Husband and Wife instead of Man and Wife, but Meghan essentially gave herself away by walking alone. They also incorporated a sermon on love and civil rights by Bishop Michael Curry and the Kingdom Choir singing stand by me.

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We loved Meghan’s nod to modern fashion with her sleek and simple dress design. This was wonderfully accented by her simple bouquet. Honestly, my prediction was wrong, but I love the statement that the simplicity makes. The 16ft veil is a show stopping fashion statement, but the veil also has some hidden meaning. It is reported that the veil is embellished with hand embroidered flowers from each of the counties of the commonwealth. They also incorporated crops of wheat signifying love and charity, two of the values that Meghan and Harry have built their lives around.

Meghan chose the Queen Mary Tiara embellished with 10 diamonds that had initially meghan-markle-wedding-veil-3-1526737122.jpgbeen given to Queen Mary herself. This tiara was made in 1932 and gifted to Queen Mary for her wedding to Prince George. We are expecting to see some similar styles impact wedding headpieces in the upcoming year.

I cannot wait to see how the Royal Wedding inspires couples this wedding season. Meghan and Harry did an incredible job including and highlighting their Diversity. There were many instances that broke away from Royal tradition. It is reported that Prince Harry will be wearing a wedding ring which is something that is un heard of in the Royal World. The New Duchess of Sussex is already making strides and making waves in the name of diversity and feminism in the Royal Family. Now pardon me while I don my fascinator and head out for the evening!

 

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Tablescape Trends We Love

Marble Plates

 

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Unique Menu Prints

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I am in love with this shoot by Filosophi Events featured on Ruffled. The pineapple is the
symbol for hospitality and what a better place to show off hospitality than a wedding?! Big Palms and Bold florals have been dominating and this stunner by Kat Wilson shows off tropical vibes at their best.

 

 

 

Statement Glassware

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Bold Florals

Bold tropical florals are sure to set the mood in any venue. We often recommend featuring a variety of tall and low centerpieces to provide variety in the room. This pop of color from our Portland Feature with Leanne Rose photography was a great accent to the dark tones of the Ned Ludd Bar.

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Wedding Wire Couples Choice Awards

A HUGE Thank you to our incredible clients and couples that have entrusted us with their events year after year. We just won the Wedding Wire Couples Choice award for the second year in a row! Thank you again, and we can’t wait to assist in creating incredible weddings in 2018! See below for a bit about what wedding wire has to say about the award.

Wedding Wire Award 2018

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Campbell Events Honored for Excellence in 10th Annual WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards 

Campbell Events announced its recognition as a winner of the esteemed 2018 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award for Wedding Planning in New York.

WeddingWire Inc., the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and events industry, annually recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The top local wedding professionals in more than 20 service categories from venues to florists are awarded the prestigious accolade.

Campbell Events was recognized as a recipient solely based on reviews from newlyweds and their experiences working with them. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“This is the tenth year we’ve celebrated our top-rated vendors who have helped millions of couples celebrate one of the most important days of their lives,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “This group of dedicated and acclaimed wedding professionals, such as Campbell Events LLC, not only make wedding planning simpler for engaged couples, but also serve as a trusted partner in helping to make WeddingWire the go-to place for wedding planning. We congratulate all of this year’s winners on their achievement.”

Campbell Events is thrilled to be one of the top Wedding Planners on WeddingWire.com.

For more information about Campbell Events, please visit us at campbelleventsblog.com.

To learn more about the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.

About WeddingWire, Inc.

WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 3 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 15 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 900 and maintains global headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

DIY Fall Floral Cones

Last fall we were lucky enough to be a part of Patrick and Rose’s crisp fall Pocono’s Wedding. The day was painted with the orange hues of the changing leaves, handmade paper flowers, and farmhouse style lanterns.

Rather than a traditional petal throw during the ceremony, the aisle was lined with preserved leaves.  During the recessional the guest’s threw small amounts of the leaves from handmade cones, which made for the perfect fall photos.

We have a step by step tutorial on how to make these cones below! Remember although we used leaves, this would be perfect for a variety of items (confetti, petals, etc…)

DIY Cones

Tools and Supplies

  • 1 Paper Cutter
  • 8×8 Vintage Paper Squares
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Filler (petals, confetti, leaves… get creative!)

 

Step 1: Cut a 2 inch corner from the top left of the paper

Step 2: Bring the right hand corner to the left hand corner, making a sharp bottom point

Step 3: Align the cone by sliding the corners of the paper up and down.

Step 4: Seal the cone utilizing the double sided tape.

Step 5: (optional) Fold the bottom of the cone for a symmetrical look

Step 6: Fill!

 

 

 

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Pal and Friend Reception Entrance

One of our couples last year walked in to a video animated specifically for them, and it was pretty much the cutest reception entrance I have seen.

A long time friend of my couple, is an animator. Not only did he create this incredible video for them, but he also designed a snapchat filter as well as little characters that popped up throughout their signs, menus, and hashtags.

Check out the video here!

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Portland Boho Shoot

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Happy Pride Month! We’re honoring this month with this fantastic shoot with some amazing Portland Vendors! As we announced a few months ago, we are expanding our services to the West Coast! I have spent the last few months networking with so many amazing Portland and Seattle vendors and I am so please to debut our first Collaboration.

The Crew

I met Jake Moffet back in our theater days in high school. Jake and I were involved in the same theater and journalism programs that I was involved in back in New York! A few college degrees and several years later we realized that not only were we both on the west coast but we were both involved in the World of Weddings. Jake not only is a fab model but is an amazing floral designer for Botanica Floral Design! That was when we knew we just had to get a team together. Leanne Rose and I met through Rising Tide Society and from there the rest just came together!

 

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We knew we wanted to do a New York/Portland Mash up. Since Portland very closely resembles Brooklyn, this wasn’t hard. We brought Old New York styled sophistication through The Groomsman Suit and mashed it up with some trendy vintage rentals through Vintage Meets Modern. After some hard core Googling, we found Elder Hall, which boasts rustic vibes in it’s event space and Boho vibes in the Ned Ludd tent.

 

The Day

Overall this day was incredible! Daniel and Jake were great models, and their love for each other truly showed throughout the shoot.  After a grand tour of some of Portland’s most scenic spots, we ended at Elder Hall where I had been busy working on tablescaping and ceremony design. We topped the table with a stunning tropical inspired bouquet from Botanica Floral Design, and got to munch on some Cupcake Jones treats. What more could a planner ask for?

 

Vendor Team

Coordination and Styling: Campbell Events
Venue: Elder Hall/Nedd Ludd

Photographer: Leanne Rose Photography

Florist: Botanica Floral PDX
Models: Jake Moffet/Daniel
Designer: The Groomsman Suit
Rental Company: Vintage Meets Modern
Catering/Drinks: Elder Hall
Desserts: Cupcake Jones PDX