Toast Portland – A Gorgeous Wedding Showcase
let’s be real…most of my weekends consist of some uninteresting lounging, binge watching ‘house of cards’ (are you watching the new season?! can you sleep at night?!) and working. this weekend was different because i got to do a few fun things but first things first…
i got invited to attend TOAST Portland, a gorgeous wedding showcase! it was held in the elli studio in the pearl district of portland and if you’re local you know that means it can be nothing but extreme cuteness.
as i was checking in, someone said “oh, are you a journalist?” and i almost started jumping up and down because i totally must have looked like a journalist! instead i said, “actually, i’m a blogger for the new wifetyle but my husband has a degree in journalism.” i know, i say really helpful things.
everywhere i turned was a like a scene from a gorgeous wedding magazine and i immediately wished every spot in my home had this feel.
one thing i love about wedding events is that most everyone who walks in the door is happy and excited! it’s all about love, feeling beautiful and celebrating your relationship.
one of my goals with the new wifestyle is to be a resource for new wives. there are so many great resources and tools for planning your wedding, but what about after that day is over? now don’t get me wrong, i LOVED my wedding day and even if it’s cliche to say, it was one of the best days of my life. however, more important than planning a fabulous wedding is creating and growing your marriage for the rest of your lives together.
one thing my husband and i were talking about as we checked out all of the awesome vendors available for portland brides-to-be, is how thankful we are that our wedding wasn’t the peak of our marriage.
we’ve never felt like that was the cream-of-the-crop-day and we haven’t been able to top it since. it was such a fun event where we were surrounded by our family and best friends, but we work hard to have our marriage be a fun event too! this requires scheduling love days and dating again.
happy matic photobooth was there and we obviously had way too much fun with it. i shrieked when i saw they had a big fluffy donut pillow! match made in heaven. it did not fit in my purse…i tried.
it’s fun to live in such a creative city filled with artists and companies who have stunning taste! there were definite times when i said “oh, we are SO doing that when we renew our vows!” which of course was followed by my husband saying “oh, we are renewing our vows? will i get an invitation?”
yes, of course you will dear.
the wedding industry continues to expand with options, ideas and more non-traditional ways to do things. i think it’s equally important to put the same or even more time, energy and money into creating a marriage that outshines your wedding day!
1) one of your favorite parts about your wedding, if you’ve gotten married?
2) one of the best things about your relationship today?
3) would you ever consider renewing your vows?