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Emee Pumarega, CMP
Portland, Oregon
Emee Pumarega is a wedding coordinator based in Portland, Oregon. (503) 284-6756 Office: 2808 NE ML King Jr Blvd Suite 3 Portland OR 97212
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(Yes, this is what your coordinators look like after about 12 hours on site :-)! Image courtesy Evrim Icoz Photography) The wedding photobooth used to be a fun novelty; now it seems like a wedding must-have, along with regular photography and mini-desserts. So common now, that we're often asked, "What can I add to my wedding to entertain guests along with, or instead of, a photobooth?" We are definitely still big fans of the photobooth because not only is it amusing, it serves as a different kind of wedding documentation and also as a party favor. But here are a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2015 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
As the summer wanes, and our clients return from honeymoons, we receive a lot of inquiries about what to do with the wedding dress or sari. EJP Events is an authorized dealer for the Wedding Gown Preservation Company, and we have had great results with them. You don't have to have had your wedding coordinated by us to take advantage of this service. The gowns are expertly cleaned and wrinkles removed. Repairs can be done and additional items such as veil, train, and shoes can be cleaned and included in the box underneath a divider, in their own individual acid=free... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
Been meaning to blog about this one for a while! I was so pleased to pick up the most recent issue of Portland Bride and Groom magazine to find one of our weddings from last summer featured. Photos courtesy Stark Photography Erica and Rohan planned a traditional church ceremony at First Presbyterian Church, followed by a surprise Sri Lankan (Sinhalese) ceremony, called a poruwa, at their reception location of Castaway. They chose a multitude of wonderful details, from the vintage double decker bus to take guests from church to reception, to the modern geometric details of the wedding cake from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
You're engaged, you've got the venue and the date, and are so excited to get going on planning! Yet, you're stuck on what the wedding will actually look like. Envisioning the final event means you need to pick invitations, table linens, flowers, lighting, and all the assorted goodies that go with your big party. And of course you've got to start with a color or two (or a few!) that hopefully go together. "But I like everything!" you say. Or maybe, "Our site has this weird carpet and I'm not sure what goes with it." Or possibly, "I don't want... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
Photo by Ewen Roberts Although the bulk of outdoor Oregon weddings have not yet begun, winter lovebirds are still heading out to beachy climates to get married. The question of how to pack your wedding gown comes up a lot! Always check with your airline first for specific packing restrictions. Here are some tips from one of our gown specialists: "You will not be able to use the standard length bridal gown bag as carry on luggage. It is too long, and too easily torn. Place your gown inside an FAA-approved garment bag instead. For instance, US Airways states that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
via Here's a question I get asked quite a bit: when and how do you sign the marriage license? I've seen it done a number of ways. (First though, make sure you go in person to the county office and pick up your marriage license within 3 and 60 days before the wedding! You can start the process online in Multnomah County, but you both still must go in person to pick it up, with valid ID. More about that here.) You will have given the county clerk $60 and your personal information, and signed your names to a... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 20, 2015 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
For so many couples, the food is the THE most important part of the wedding celebration. I often hear from them: "The food HAS to be good"..."We like the Portland food scene and want to integrate it into our wedding"..."We want to give our guests a taste of Portland and the Pacific Northwest". Often, they already have a caterer in mind when they start their venue search, and are challenged when they keep running into venues that have strict exclusive lists. That got me to thinking. What Portland wedding and event venues allow outside catering? Here are just a few.... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 26, 2015 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
We were invited to two fun holiday open houses by a couple of our favorite vendors, and we just have to share! Geranium Lake Flowers is hosting a cookie exchange party and 20% off sale, while Event Cosmetics will be doing a "Party in the Penthouse" at their Da:Da Salon location. Both events are this Thursday, December 11th. Click the pictures above for exact details! Holiday open houses are great ways to check out potential vendors for your wedding and get a little shopping done at the same time. Hope you enjoy! Related articles { Local Love } Quin Candy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
Transportation is always an issue when you have a wedding with any out-of-towners. Pick a popular Portland-area destination like Hood River, and things get even more complicated. Who picks people up at the airport? How do we get them to the hotel? I just stumbled across Tesla Trips, based out of Hood River, and it looks like we have another great option that is eco-friendly and super stylish! Tesla Trips offers PDX Airport-to-Hood-River Shuttle, as well as special event and wedding town car tranpsortation. If you have guests who want to pop out for a little winery trip or Gorge... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
Lollipop production at Quin Candy If you are looking to deck out a candy bar, stuff scrumptious sweets into guest bags, or just take a break from planning and treat yourself, make sure to check out Quin Candy. All of their candy is made in-house and the ingredients are sourced locally when possible. They have an array of caramels, lollipops, and chews with unique and delicious flavor profiles like maple and cracked pepper caramels and smoked cola gumdrops. Their Best of Oregon Caramels are crafted with Oregon grown hazelnuts, local honey, and salt from the coast. You can visit their... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
We have been fans of Lena Medoyeff's natural-silk gown shop on NW 23rd for just about ever. And to hear that they are having their first ever bridal sample sale? Woohoo! It's next week, June 12, 13, and 14. Definitely check it out! For more info, go to via Related articles { Daily Reblog } Tips and Tricks to Attending Bridal Shows A Unique Bridal Dress: La Sposa 7 Fun Games for a Bridal Shower Party Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 5, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
For today's EJP Events real wedding, we look back at Jeanne and Korash's celebration at Zenith Vineyards in Salem, Oregon. The couple found us by searching the web, all the way from NYC, although Korash's family is based in Salem; so a family-friendly celebration in the heart of Willamette Valley wine country fit the bill. We loved helping Jeanne and Korash find their wedding location, their wedding photographer David Barss, choose flowers and menu options with Vibrant Table and Vibrant Flowers, and helped them select music from the Ramsey Embick Trio through Northwest Artist Management. Bright oranges met with the... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
The recent sunny May weather reminds us we are moving closer and closer to summer wedding season. But of course, we had a huge rain shower last night as well. Outdoor weddings and ceremonies are always big in Portland and throughout Oregon. But for various reasons, not everyone wants an outdoor wedding. Maybe they don't want the stress of thinking about a weather back up. Perhaps they're looking for a more formal design. Perhaps they want dancing and a huge band until midnight, which would get you in trouble with the neighbors (and the law) at an outdoor wedding. So... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
If you are looking for some great ways to save money during the wedding planning process, look no further. Here are a couple of deals from some of our favorite local vendors. Vibrant Table is offering two deals to new bookings. If you decide to use Vibrant Table as your caterer they will include a complimentary champagne toast or they will provide their Loft on Belmont for the rehearsal dinner. Loft on Belmont - Vibrant Table One of our favorite Lake Oswego venues, The Foundry at Oswego Pointe, is currently offering a 20% discount for all remaining 2014 dates! Here's... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
If you are looking for great honeymoon destinations, then there is no need to look any further than the Pacific Northwest! This area offers exciting attractions without venturing very far. Whale watching, wine tasting, and wilderness are just a few of the things you can expect from Un-Cruise Adventures. They offer options that include the route that Lewis & Clark took through the Columbia & Snake Rivers, as well as picturesque cruises starting in Seattle and exploring the San Juan Islands. With all they have to offer, it wouldn't be hard to pick a perfect trip for you and your... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
It's certianly not hard to love Andina, but many people are not aware that they offer a private dining option Tupai, as well. This is a great location to be able to enjoy amazing food in a beautiful setting for your next event. Tupai set for a seated reception "They offer a variety of rooms that would be great for bachelor/bachelorette dinners, showers, rehearsal dinners and receptions. Their dedicated special events team is committed to tailoring every aspect of each event, weaving together spectacular fare, extraordinary cocktails and an award-winning wine program, to ensure that every experience is memorable beyond... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
Number (N)ine x Pendleton Elk Pillow from Ace Hotel Shop "What kind of gift do I get for my groomsmen?" or "Where should I go to look for unique gifts?" These are common questions you might hear when working as a wedding planner. It can be difficult to find a gift that is not only unique, but useful, for the special friends and family that you have chosen to stand up with you on your big day. If you would like to find something other than the normal monogrammed flask or lighter then you have to check out the Ace... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
Here's what's inspiring me today: Clockwise, from top left: (click the links to go to the full awesomeness) Maptotes. What a wonderful guest favor or hotel amenity gift for your out-of-towners! They do custom work too, just visit The Barr Mansion in Austin, TX - Just realizing that this May, it will be FIFTEEN YEARS that I have been at EJP Events. The thought has been at the back of my mind for a while, but stumbling across this Barr Mansion (where I coordinated my very first wedding as an independent planner) wedding on Green Wedding Shoes, really made... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
Today's EJP Events real wedding comes to you courtesy of Thalia and Conor, who we worked with last summer on their lovely wedding at the World Forestry Center. The WFC is such a great venue because there are so many choices for catering, and there are both outdoor and indoor wedding locations. For Thalia and Conor's wedding, they chose the tented outdoor plaza for the ceremony, followed by a cocktail hour inside Cheatham Hall. During this time, our team changed the tent setup from ceremony to reception. Finally, they and their almost 200 guests headed back to the tent for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
Here's what's been inspiring me today: Clockwise, from top left: DIY honeycomb shelving, on Green Wedding Shoes, photo by Jihan Cerda Mon Voir Calligraphy, featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper. Just love this whimsical style! Photo by Jenna Rainey, the calligrapher. 7 Ways to Add Visual Height to A Room, via Apartment Therapy. Written for residential, but a lot of the tips, especially the one about drapes, apply to events and weddings as well. Photo by Le Belle Photographie A darling ceremony at House on Metolius, photo by Jessica Watson Photography. DIY Gem Place Card Holders on Ruffled Blog. Looks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
From Emee: It's so very easy to blog about what's going on around town in the world of Portland weddings -- however, I'm making more of an effort to go back and blog our own weddings that we have coordinated and planned in the past, under the tagline { Real Weddings }. Some will be little snippets, some will be full features -- but my goal by the end of this year, is for our { Real Weddings } tag to be as helpful to Portland couples as possible, full of as many real venue and wedding ideas, and providing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
Happy Friday! Today is a VERY special day to me as it is International Pi(e) Day. A day to celebrate the ratio of the diameter of a circle to its circumference. (That's ∏d, in case you were wondering...) BUT! Today is also a day to celebrate the most delicious circle of all, the pie. (No offense to burger or pizza lovers.) By Paul Smith (originally posted to Flickr as Pi pie) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons This is also a great time to talk about pie for your wedding; it's a great substitute if you aren't fond of cake! Here... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
Just have to tell you about this wonderful event we'll be participating in tonight with The Bridal Loft at Charlotte's Weddings in Beaverton. Wednesday, March 4 (tonight!) from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm The Open House Some things you don't want to miss: - Massive goodie bag for first 100 attendees - Prize drawing for $1000 towards a Charlotte's Weddings gown - Door prizes every 15 minutes (EJP Events will be giving away a 45 minute consultation to work on any wedding problem you wish!) - Get all your loose ends wrapped up by finding tons of great wedding service... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 5, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
Did you catch any of the Oscars on Sunday night? Although I haven't seen many of the movies, I love the red carpet and all the lovely dresses. There are always many stunners that would translate wonderfully to a Portland wedding, many with familiar and favorite wedding couturiers such as Reem Acra, Vera Wang, and Elie Saab. Here are a few of my favorites: Clockwise from top left: Lupita Nyong'o in Prada; Jessica Biel in Chanel; Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Reem Acra; Cate Blanchett in Armani; Kristen Bell in Roberto Cavalli. All photos courtesy Inspiration was readily found for mothers-of-the-bride... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
Today's installment of Local Love features the amazing Dayna McErlean's sister restaurants on NE Killingsworth - DOC and Yakuza. As different as different can be, DOC is an Italian kitchen with a changing set 4- or 5- course menu each night; while Yakuza is a Japanese-izakaya-influenced lounge. What I love about each restaurant: DOC's homey, long-tables, family-style service that makes you feel as if you walked into your Italian grandmother's kitchen, even if you don't have an Italian grandmother. What the wedding planner in me loves is the reasonable, afforable rates for buying out the restaurant on a Friday night... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator