Wedding Directory

VENUES MARK SPENCER HOTEL Cydelle Higa-Johnston, Director of Sales 409 SW 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503-224-3293 or 800-548-3934 The Mark Spencer Hotel is a historic hotel in Downtown’s West End District offering more than 2,200 square feet of renovated event space to host your special event. Combined with 102 guest rooms and suites,…


Young Athletes need this App

Ever since the 2010 Sports Illustrated cover story on concussions in the NFL, the subsequent suicides of Junior Seau, famed Pro Bowl linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, and other high profile players, the world has taken a serious look at the dangers of concussions, CTE and other sport-related brain injuries. Junior Seau’s autopsy revealed…


Their Chuppah is Forever

Every time Cantor Barbara Slader helps a couple plan their wedding, it brings back the joy of her own. Those memories of her 1991 wedding include family, flowers and the centerpiece, a chuppah created by Barbara’s friend, artist Jane Levy Campbell. In fact, handmade chuppahs have become a tradition and ritual for many Portland couples….


Father and daughter team up for Toot and Shoot

They started with one wedding and then it snowballed. Toot and Shoot, the father/daughter, musician/photographer team was a hit. Based in Los Angeles, they worked mainly in the entertainment industry doing weddings and bar mitzvahs for the stars. When they moved to Portland in 1986, they continued commuting to Los Angeles and working locally. While…


Our Big Fat Inclusive Wedding

By Hila Ratzabi When José and I first started dating, my Jewish parents were not pleased. Though my mom is fairly liberal, some instinct flared up in her that has roots in centuries of Jewish fear of disappearance. Though that fear has lessened over the decades for many Jewish families, particularly in the United States,…


Creative Footwear for the Bridal Party

This bridal party went for cozy feet. Photo by Martha Lochert Photography Cowboy boots can give a wedding a special feel. Photo by Molho Photography Following the ceremony, get ready to dance the night away in custom-designed Mazel Tov slippers by Adidas (which allows customers to include four or fewer characters on each shoe).

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