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Emee Pumarega, CMP
Portland, Oregon
Emee Pumarega is a wedding coordinator based in Portland, Oregon. info@ejpevents.com (503) 284-6756 Office: 2808 NE ML King Jr Blvd Suite 3 Portland OR 97212
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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
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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
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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 lenadress.com. via us2.campaign-archive2.com 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 maptote.com 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
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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
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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
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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
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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 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/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
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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
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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 oscars.go.com. Inspiration was readily found for mothers-of-the-bride... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
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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
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via www.ebay.com Every day we're increasingly becoming more aware of the importance of buying locally and supporting small business. It's good for the economy, good for the environment, and it's more transparent as to the wage levels and working conditions of the laborers and makers. We admire Martha Stewart greatly, and we feel no differently about her latest endeavor, American Made on eBay. Her team has carefully collected quality products from small businesses all across the United States and showcases them in this special feature. As you're selecting gifts to give to parents, wedding party members, and also items for... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 23, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
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If you are looking for a local distillery for your event, wedding, bachelor/bachelorette, favors, etc., then look no further. Eastside Distilling has a great selection of spirits for any occassion. Their helpful staff can assist you in finding just the right booze to choose for your next party. Not only that, they have a fabulous tasting room that is perfect for sampling everything they have to offer! "Eastside Distilling has been producing handcrafted spirits in Portland’s Distillery Row since our founding in 2009. All of our unique products are produced locally from natural ingredients in small batches for unparalleled quality... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
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Olympic National Park in Washington State is just one of the National Park Foundation's featured "Romantic Getaways". Crater Lake in Oregon is not listed but worth a look as well! From nationalparks.org: "What could be more romantic than looking out at the tranquil waves rolling onto the pristine beaches of Virgin Islands National Park? What could be more awe-inspiring than staring up at the brilliance of a clear, endless, starlit sky at Rocky Mountain National Park? Get creative, get adventurous, and get a copy of the latest edition of our Owner’s Guide, “I Heart Parks!” The new FREE guide is... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 20, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
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Welcome back to our regular Under the Radar feature on Portland Wedding Coordinator, showcasing a cool new Portland wedding venue. Each time, I'll be sharing a site with you that I've stumbled across recently. Most of our Under the Radar wedding ceremony and reception venues are ones you won't yet find in the glossy wedding guides. If you use one of these sites, please let them know you heard it here first! - See more at: http://weddingcoordinator.typepad.com/my_weblog/page/2/#sthash.ZEPUb00V.dpuf Welcome back to our regular Under the Radar feature on Portland Wedding Coordinator, showcasing a cool new Portland wedding venue. Each time, I'll... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
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Photo courtesy Craig Mitchelldyer Early in wedding planning, even before the gown or the venue is chosen, most of you are thinking about look and feel. When you close your eyes and picture yourself entering the venue on your big day, what do you see? What flowers are you holding? What colors are surrounding you? It's a big choice and the heart of wedding design, and it can be overwhelming. Equally confusing can be the many options you have for gathering your ideas in one place. You've probably heard about mood boards and inspiration boards, palettes and swatches, but what... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
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Photo courtesy Paul Rich Studio In the middle of #Snowlandia2014, why am I sitting inside thinking about weddng sparklers? Maybe because I am obsessed with making sure people don't make mistakes with their wedding, and sparklers are one place where it's really easy to screw up something that seems simple. Here are a few tips: 1. Order your sparklers really early. First, so you can get the benefits of super-low bulk pricing from the large favor sellers. Second, because in most places, sparklers are considered to be a type of firework, and thus cannot be shipped express air. So many... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator
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Photo courtesy asenat29 on flickr licensed by Creative Commons Today I received a question from a bride who wanted to know how she should let her guests know about their wedding registry. "We've been wondering how couples typically let their guests know about their registry. Is it a part of their mailed invitation, a word of mouth thing, or something else?" Let it be known: it's generally frowned upon to put information about gifts or gift registries into the wedding invitation. The reason is that you would never imply that your guest wasn't welcome without a gift, right? Nor that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2014 at Portland Wedding Coordinator