May 16, 2014

Wedding Venue and Business Mixer

Wow! Hard to believe this event was back in September of 2013.  Why didn't I post it then you ask? Good question. Lets call it life. Life happened. It happens to us all from time to time. 

Although I'm not a wedding planner or stylist I was encouraged by Cupcake Wishes and Birthday Dreams to attend the Wedding Wire Mix and Mingle Event taking place in my city of Portland, Oregon. I called Wedding Wire and explained that I wasn't a wedding planner but I was a party blogger and very interested in attending.  The Wedding Wire representative also encouraged me to attend. The event took place at West End Theater Ballroom .  I loved the balcony just off the ballroom.  
Wedding Venue Portland, Oregon
The event was full of lots of mixing and mingling and a presentation by Wedding Wire. I was glad I attended because you never know what direction Fizzy Party may take in the coming years.
Wedding Wire
The ballroom was a nice space where I met a lot of people in the wedding industry.  I was informed that many of these people come to the same events and know each other already and may not approach me since I would be a new face.  Well I didn't let that deter me.  I walked right up to people, handed them my business card and introduced myself.  Not being in the wedding industry I had to really sell myself to them.  Good thing I don't have any problems being confident and talking to people. At the bottom of this post you'll find links to businesses I made connections with.
Wedding Venue Portland, Oregon
The candelabra in front of the mirror and the flowing curtains added a romantic feel to the conference space.
Wedding Venue Portland, Oregon
Bouquets and Balloons- Flower and Ballroom Decor for all events.  Cheryl told me she started out with flowers and later got into balloons.  The balloon decor is very popular she told me.

Image Floral and Event Design- Michelle has been creating beautiful floral designs since 1994.

Balenda's Flowers

Candy Glass Productions- Andrea and I talked about videos for my blog.

Modern Event Solutions- This is one person I didn't have to approach. He was like a hummingbird, zipping from table to table passing out his card, giving us a little information and off he'd go to the next table. Just the kind of energy I would expect from a DJ.

Mint + Mirth- Fine Event Bartending Services. Joni told me they do smaller parties too. Not just big events like weddings.

Linen Tablecloth- I talked to Ashley and Kristina for a long time. They seemed very interested and we discussed some ventures and they said they would be in touch.  I didn't expect to hear from them, there were so many people to meet at the event.  However, I received an email from them, which lead to a few more exchanges and as I type this, I need to get back into contact with them. Always a good idea to follow up. You never know what adventure an email could take you on.


9 comments :

  1. How much fun!!!! Sounds like a lot of great connections. Hey if you are in Oregon I would love to invite you to our Google+ Oregon Bloggers group.

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    1. Deborah, I am in Oregon. Yes, please send me the information. Tiffany.fizzyparty@gmail.com

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  2. Very nice place! I love that mirror. I think life happens to all of us more than we need sometimes lol.

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    1. Bernadette, I love the mirror too. Yes, life has a way of doing that.

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  3. It must have been interesting to get a better look inside the wedding industry!

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    1. It was very interesting. I love weddings and would love to be a part of them in some way.

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  4. Wonderful Wedding planning Ideas.. Thanks

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  5. They have a great bar and bartender! They kept the guests happy and kept the drinks flowing. If I could attend this place again, I would!

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  6. Really very nice wedding venue. There are lot of wedding venues. But the famous and unique wedding venues are less in number. This venue is really a good venue for the parties, wedding, conference. Last week i attend wedding reception venue Wolverhampton. The place is awesome. I went there with my friend, there i enjoyed a lot.

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