Friday, October 26, 2012

Fun and Different Date Nights!

The leaves are changing, the air blows crisp and the days seem to grow shorter.  Fall is among us again and it always seems to arrive faster than the year before. Perhaps due to the busy summer you just spent planning and celebrating your amazing wedding. Afterwards, your lives begin to change pace and slow down after such a memorable and special time.  Now arises the opportunity to venture out and explore together as Newlyweds in the months to come! With all of the unique cuisine, art and activities there is so much to see in the beautiful Rose City.

Northwest Portland:
Pearl District has an immensity of dinning options and shopping. Take the Portland Street Car around and explore.  In Good Taste has great cooking classes taught by professionals.  Stroll around Jamison Square or Tanner Springs Park. The First Thursday of every month, enjoy Art Galleries, Entertainment and Businesses open to all.

Don’t forget about Nob Hill also known as 23rd and it’s abundance of Boutique Shops.  Catch a local/indie show at Cinema 21 Theater. Uptown Billiards, Blitz, and Ground Kontrol are fun places for games!  There are a multitude of Microbreweries, stop in for a tasting!

Old Town/China Town is home to the stunning Chinese Gardens.  The seasonal Portland Saturday Market is a Saturday/Sunday well spent.  Then there is the Shanghai Tunnel Tours…if you dare.

Southwest Portland:
Washington Park is full of wonders. The Rose Garden, Forest Park and Japanese Gardens are magical places to check out all times of the year.  The Oregon Zoo always has all kinds of activities happening. Ride on the Max to Jeld-Wen Field for a Game. The historic Pittock Mansion is close by and has incredible views and gets dressed up for the holidays.

North Portland:
St. Johns has the amazing Cathedral Park and the quaint St. Johns Theater and Pub.
Interstate Avenue is full of interesting restaurants and bars. The Widmer Gasthaus gives free Brewery Tours.  Mississippi Avenue on the second Thursday of every month, shops are open late and live music fills the streets.  Martin Luther King Boulevard has the intimate Wonder Ballroom that has a show almost nightly.

 Northeast Portland:
The Last Thursday on Alberta Street, all of the shops are open late and performers, musicians and dancers provide entertainment that appeases all.  Hollywood District has a family friendly charm, with Hollywood Bowl and the rustic Hollywood Theater.  The Broadway/Lloyd area has the Rose Quarter for a Blazers Game. Or see the Winter Hawks at the Memorial Coliseum. Near the Convention Center is Lloyd Mall with a unique indoor Ice Skating Rank.

Southeast Portland:
Hawthorne has the Bagdad Theater & Pub and on a nice day, Clever Cycles rents for an adventurous two wheeled ride. Portland Nursery does offer more than plants!  Check out their Holiday Open House.  Oregon Museum of Science and Industry always has a vast selection of exhibits and shows that cater to all interests. 

Beaverton, Bridgeport, Multnomah Village:
Dance classes are offered at Arthur Murray in downtown Beaverton.  They specialize in all styles for a well rounded experience.  Bridgeport village is a highly versatile mall.  It has a plethora of restaurants and shops.  The outdoor play structure and IMAX Movie Theater add a bit extra to this fun location.  Multnomah Village sends the vibe of a quaint town with in a city.  First Friday’s, Cinco de Mayo and Multnomah Days are a few events that are held here.  Gabriel Park is a quick escape to indulge in nature.

We at Events by Lisa Marie, hope this list leaves you with a few new fun ideas for the months to come! And don't forget many do not cost a lot so get out and enjoy being a Newlywed!

Jessica Lansing
Lisa Marie, Meranda and Madison
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Wedding Experience

Ever wonder what you are really paying for when you hire someone for your wedding?  Wondering if hiring a Wedding Planner is really a good deal? Is it worth your money? What do they REALLY do during your wedding and how can they make things easier and more enjoyable for you and your guests?

Well come and see for yourself.  Here is your chance to come and get a "behind the scene's glimpse" of what we do during your day.  The Wedding Experience is a mock wedding.  You can see how all the different wedding professional work together with one another to make your wedding vision a reality.  As a wedding planner you get a chance to see how we coordinate everything the day of your wedding and keep things running smoothly.

This is NOT a bridal show.  It is a Mock Wedding.  Real, local professionals coming together to show you exactly what each of us does throughout the evening of your wedding.

Want a chance to win a night at The Benson Hotel?  Purchase your tickets soon and you will be entered in the drawing for the overnight stay.  The Wedding Experience Event is taking place on October 27, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.  You will get a chance to see 5 different scenes of a wedding, eat great food, get a chance to dance the night away and possibly win the overnight stay.

Want a chance to win a fee ticket from us (ps a ticket is for 2 people)? Comment on this posting and we will draw one a ticket on Monday 10/22.  Send your friends over to comment as well and you may get an extra drawing for a free set. :)  (just make sure when they comment that you tell them to let us know you sent them)

Did you know you can also follow The Wedding Experience on Facebook? Head over and Like the page for additional information and tickets.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Lisa Marie, Meranda, Jessica and Madison
Hip, Fun, Sassy and Stylish Wedding and Event Planning

Thursday, October 11, 2012

You are almost engaged! Happy Day!

With Engagement Season just around the corner, many couples are starting to get excited.  Bridal shows are starting up, you are seeing more and more ideas you like and some of you may not even be engaged yet. As soon as you are engaged time begins to fly by so it is important for you to remember that you need to take some time to enjoy your engagement together.

Once you have spent some time soaking in the glow of your engagement it is time to start the planning.  There are lots of things to take care of and lots of Bridal Shows to attend, before attending them go with a focused mind and list of things you want to look at, as this will help you stay on track and not become overwhelmed.  It is normal to be overwhelmed with all the information you get while attending, so take a deep breathe and remember to take things one step at a time.

First, call and work with a professional wedding planner or specialist.  We can help you sort through all the ideas, vendors and tasks and help you make your vision become a reality for your big day.

Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation.  2013 dates are filling up fast and 2014 inquiries are coming in.  Don't forget we can start with your engagement party.

Event by Lisa Marie
Lisa Marie, Jessica and Meranda