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VENDOR NETWORK

If you're anything like me, you prefer to hire people that come highly recommended from folks who have worked with them before.  I've compiled a list of fellow vendors so you can feel confident in hiring businesses that are reliable and top-notch.  

Vendor Network

Animals

 

Classy Camelids

www.classycamelids.com

fun@classycamelids.com
Shannon Joy is a llama mama, through and through.  You can have festive llamas at your wedding (therapy animals by day, party animals by night!) or even have your wedding at their property!

 

Portland Goat Parties

www.portlandgoatparties.com

You can rent goats to be an activity for your celebration, or have them be the ring bearers!

Balloons

 

Small & Mighty Event Rentals Plus
www.smallandmightyevents.com

Carbon Footprint Calculator

 

Wedding Footprint Calculator (Less Stuff, More Meaning)
www.lessstuffmoremeaning.org/weddingfootprintcalculator

Clothing 
 

Dresses

 

The Pretty Pear Bride
prettypearbride.com

If you're a plus size bride, the Pretty Pear is amazing.  They focus on body positivity, and have many wedding planning resources on their site as well.  

Sparkly Gowns
sparklygowns.com
This store opened in Northwest Portland in 2022 and offers a wide range of formal gowns. A good place to find something not “traditionally” bridal.



Suits / Non-Dresses
 

Duchess Clothier
duchessclothier.com

The Natty Dresser
thenattydresser.com

 

​House of Bretón

www.thehouseofbreton.com

Childcare

 

NW Nannies
nwnannies.net

Compostables

 

Dtocs
dtocs.com
This is an Oregon-based and BIPOC mom-owned business that makes compostable palm leaf plates. Super nice plates!

Decorations

 

Dash of Pride
dashofpride.com
Dash of Pride makes wedding and event decor for the LGBTQ+ community, and also offers a wedding vendor directory with a specific focus on long-term accountability.

 

Florals

 

Wildflower Portland
wildflowerportland.com
Chas does excellent work and is also a terrific communicator before and on a wedding day. I highly recommend Wildflower Portland.

 

Hyacinth Orange

www.hyacinthorange.com

Novella
novellatheory.com

 

Songbird Floristry
www.songbirdfloristry.com

Solabee
www.solabeeflowers.com

Flower Pressing & Preservation

 

Vancuterie
www.vancuterie.com

Food & Drinks

 

Bartending

 

Bliss Bar

https://www.blissbarpdx.com/

Mobile bar out of a converted horse trailer.  Myrhiah is a hospitality and bartending queen.  

Simple Bar

https://www.simplebarservice.com/

They also offer full service for serving and bussing meals, parking, and more.

Cigars

 

Cigars with Melissa

www.cigarswithmelissa.com

Desserts

 

Sugarland

www.sugarlandtaste.com

chefsugar@sugarlandtaste.com

Chef Sugar is an amazing pastry chef! I've tasted some of her cupcakes, and they were fantastic. She also creates airbrush cookies, perfect for wedding party invitation boxes and wedding favors!

Sweetheart St. Johns

www.sweetheartstjohns.com

 

Lauretta Jean’s
www.laurettajeans.com

Kyra’s Bake Shop
www.kyrasbakeshop.com
Has amazing gluten-free options!

Banquette
www.banquettepdx.com

Honey

The Barreled Bee
thebarreledbee.com
Amazing for gifts and small bites. 

Meals

Spork Bytes

https://www.sporkbytes.com/

Really delicious across a variety of genres.

Rockin’ Kitchen BBQ
rockinkitchenbbq.com

The Vegan Caterer
thevegancaterer.com

Gifts & Favors

 

Bumble Bath Soaps

www.bumblebathsoap.com

These are the most fabulous smelling products, made locally in Portland.  These self-care skin products make great gifts!

Curio Cult

www.curiocultresinshoppe.com

If you're looking for ring holders, gifts, or decor that's spooky, glittery, or just non-traditional, this shop creates beautiful resin pieces.  

 

Vance Family Soy Candles
vancefamilysoycandles.com

With Love, From PDX
withlovefrompdx.com

Sticker Ninja

stickerninja.com

Stickers are *in* nowadays, and they're fun commemorative gifts!

Hair & Makeup Artists

 

Bella Gioia
@bella.gioia.styles

Tamara Leigh Designs
tamaraleighdesigns.com

Karina Aguilar

katalinashouseofbeauty.com

Karina is experienced in all skin tones and hair types.  She offers a wide range of looks, from natural to full glam.  She's friendly and inclusive.  

Illustrations & Live Paintings

How Heart Thou
howheartthou.org

Amy Wike Illustrations
amywikeillustration.com

Kesryth Portrait Paintings

kesryth.com/liveweddingpainting

Invitations & Paper Goods

The Art of Etiquette
theartofetiquette.com

Reb Peters Press
rebpeterspress.com

Music

Jess the Ripper
jesstheripper.com
Jess is a fellow Altared member.  As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Jess creates a welcoming space where everyone feels included while listening and dancing to some killer beats.

 

DJ Switch

https://www.djswitchpdx.com/

I've worked with DJ Switch at the PDXpelliarmus Yule Ball in 2023.  He had an amazing selection of whimsical and nerdy music that kept everyone dancing the entire party! 
 

DJ Dream Prashant

https://dreamsperfected.com/booking/

Amazing Bollywood dance music that will get EVERYONE on the dancefloor.  I've worked with Prashant for a large (200+ person) reception, and the dancefloor was so packed that guests danced around chairs and tables.  He even does a quick Bollywood dance lesson! 

Officiants & Vows

 

Rooted & Wild
rootedandwild.co
Emily goes the extra mile for her clients. She also offers a $49 video to help first-time officiants learn the basics and she hosts vow writing workshops, which are a great way to jumpstart any planning for your ceremony (my husband and I used one ourselves!).

 

Your Pastor Dude
yourpastordude@gmail.com

If you want a kind, welcoming pastor, David is wonderful.  He rocks a cowboy hat, cracks great jokes, and officiates beautiful ceremonies!  He is queer-friendly and very respectful.  

Performers

 

PDX Dancing Witches

tpdxdw@gmail.com

The PDX Dancing Witches are a group of mystical and magical performers inclusive of all genders and abilities.  If you're having a spooky, magical, or whimsical wedding, this group would be perfect!

Pet Attendant Services

 

Tails & Vows
www.tailsandvows.com
I've worked with Lindsay several times, and each time, she's been wonderful.  I've also photographed weddings and sessions where there is a pet without a pet attendant, so I have plenty of comparison.  Without fail, having Lindsay from Tails and Vows on site to help with pet coordination and care makes photos and the event itself run super smoothly.  

Planners

Double A Weddings

www.doubleaweddings.com

Andy is a fellow queer wedding vendor, and a pleasure to work with.  She's full of energy, professional, and on her game.  

Elisabeth Kramer

https://www.elisabethkramer.com/

Your Perfect Bridesmaid

https://www.yourperfectbridesmaid.com/

YPB has a team of planners that work across the PNW.  I've worked with them for 2 weddings, and their staff has been amazing each time. 

Photo Booths

 

Flash Photo Booth
flashphotoboothpdx.com

White Tower Photo Booth
chaddowling.biz/whitetowerphoto

Flash Photo Booth
flashphotoboothpdx.com

Registries & Websites

 

Joy
withjoy.com

Blueprint Registry
blueprintregistry.com

Rentals

Lily & Cane
lilyandcane.com

They have a unique style that's really non-traditional.  You can rent comfy couches for your guest seating with a contemporary-vintage feel. ​

Power of Love Rentals
powerofloverentals.com
They have everything - arbors, lawn games, lanterns, props, decor, and so much more. 

Setting the Table
settingthetablerentals.com

 

Rings & Jewelry

 

Fiina (from the team of Betsy & Iya)
betsyandiya.com/collections/betsy-iya-fine-jewelry

Ringed
ringedpdx.com
You can shop from inventory, order custom designs, or make your own bands!

Staffing

 

The WaitStaff Team
thewaitstaffteam.com
The WaitStaff team is a food and beverage staffing company focused on specialized event services.  They're great to facilitate beverage or food services if they're not provided by your caterer or venue.  

 

Transportation

 

ecoShuttle
ecoshuttle.com

Videography

 

Vibe Visuals

www.vibe-visuals.com

Katie is a talented artist with a knack of catching special moments and creating beautiful films out of them. 

Kendra Strahm Photography

https://www.instagram.com/kendrastrahmphotography/

Kendra is an amazing human.  She's easy to work with and extremely creative. 

Ben Dawley

https://www.instagram.com/bennydhee_videography/

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