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Luxe Idea // Frozen Cocktail Pops for your Cocktail Hour!

Instead of just serving a signature cocktail during your summer wedding reception, serve cocktail pops! They're a total blast and completely original. They'll be a good ice breaker as guest try to guess the cocktail mixology. Ask your caterer or wedding coordinator about which recipes you should use. Here are a few recipes we found around the web to get the creative cocktail juices flowin'!
Cocktail Popsicle Recipes
Tangerine Rum Popsicles Yields: 6 Popsicles | Prep: 15 minutes | Freeze: 8 hours 2 oz. Bacardi Select Dark Rum 22 oz / 2 ¾ cup 8 to 10 Peeled Minneola Tangerines 1 oz. Juice of 1 Lime 1 oz. Raw Sugar Simple Syrup* Splash of Lemon-lime soda 8 Popsicle Sticks Into a blender, add peeled tangerines, lime juice, simple syrup and soda. Puree mixture into a liquid. Strain mixture into a measuring cup and add rum. Mix well and pour into Popsicle molds. Add Popsicle sticks and freeze for 8 hours. Watermelon Rum Popsicles Yields: 6 Popsicles | Prep: 15 minutes | Freeze: 8 hours 2 oz. Bacardi Watermelon Rum 24 oz / 3 cups Seedless Watermelon puree 1 oz. Simple Syrup* Peel fresh watermelon; add into a blender with simple syrup. Puree until mixture is smooth. Strain mixture into a measuring cup. Add Bacardi Watermelon Rum and pour mixture into Popsicle molds. Add Popsicle sticks and freeze for 8 hours. Havana Mojito Popsicles Yields: 6 Popsicles | Prep: 15 minutes | Freeze: 8 hours 2 oz. Bacardi Light Rum 3 oz. Fresh Lime Juice 3 oz. Simple Syrup* 2½ cups Lemon lime soda (sprite or sierra mist) 12 Fresh mint leaves 3 cups Ice Cubes Combine all ingredients into blender with ice. Puree all ingredients until mixture is smooth and slushy. Pour slushy mixture into Popsicle molds. Add Popsicle sticks and freeze for 8 hours. *Simple Syrup Yields: ½ cup | Prep: 10 minutes ½ cup Sugar of choice ½ cup Water Bring water to a boil and remove from heat. Add sugar and whisk mixture until all sugar has dissolved. Mixture should be clear in color. Bring to room temperature. All recipes found in Diablo Magazine

Save the Date // October 21, 2011 for COMMITTED! Portland's Alternative Bridal Event

So excited to announce that we are bringing Portlandia's first ever "Alternative Bridal Show" to the city! Curated by your truly, Luxe Event Productions and presented by the BEST rental and decor company in town The Party Place and best bridal resource in town, Oregon Bride Magazine. The event will be hosted at the cool and *new* PDX venue, Leftbank Annex this October 21, 2011! Visit the COMMITTED! website, COMMITTED! Facebook and COMMITTED! Twitter for more cool details!
This event is designed for the Bohemian crafters, the artsy hipster, the retro lovers, the kitchy kitch, the pin-up queens, the beautiful lesbian couples, couples who want to party hard and the gay lovers who want to wed for life and just about anyone who likes to have a good time. Really if you live in Portland and you're getting married, you should totally come. You NAME it -if you're into the NON COOKIE CUTTER of way of life and are planning to wed in your own way then this event is FOR YOU!
committed pdx october 21 2011

Plan Your Wedding With MAD Portland Style!
COMMITTED! is an out-of-the-box bridal showcase with a savvy and party-like mood, more like a crazy fun wedding reception than a business card pushin' trade show! The design of this party-like bridal event is to bring cool new ideas to the table for the nearly wed. Something completely current, unusual and environmentally savvy. From innovative Style Scenes, fully constructed to help inspire your event design to some of Portland's most creative and crafty wedding vendors to a live DJ, turntables, Whiskey Lounge and alterna-bridal fashion show...this wedding party is one you will NOT want to miss. The setting is relaxed, funky and totally FUN!

Come to celebrate your engagement! Come to be inspired! Come to dance!

WHEN FRIDAY, October 21 TIME FIVE pm - EIGHT pm THE VENUE Leftbank Annex 101 North Weidler Street Portland, OR 97227-1875 FASHION SHOW SIXthirty pm Alterna Bridesmaid and Gmen Fashion Walk SEVENthirty pm Bride and Groom Fashion Walk

We've Been Blogged! Thanks Erika Nicole Photography!

Check it! Erika Nicole Photography blogged about us! What a sweetie!!! Check out her blog and see what she said about us and the Luxe Bridal Event. We're excited to share it because we are bringing the Luxe Bridal Event to Eugene next year, as well as Portland (of course)! It's going to be a blast hangin' in Eugene with so many incredible vendors. Thrilled to share the love of our Luxe Bridal Event with the style-savvy Eugene vendors. Erika will be helping us with the event so make sure if you are a Eugene bride you come see us!

THE Bridal Event of the Year // THE LUXE BRIDAL EVENT // part III "lil' videos"

Here's a snippet of us getting ready for the Luxe Bridal Event, setting up with the show decorator and rental sponsor, the Party Place and Ashely and I are filling VIP Swag bags.

Here's the EVENT! What a blast!

THE Bridal Event of the Year | THE LUXE BRIDAL EVENT // part II

Our Red Carpet Sponsor at the Luxe Bridal Event was Alyssa Jul Photography and she was a featured photographer for the event. Alyssa set up her lights and camera right at the end of the red carpet where she took a keepsake snap of each guest that came to the event. Attendees really loved the idea and had a blast with it. Also she perused the event floor taking photos and also did some mini bridal fashion shoots with the Luxe Models. Above is our very own Ashley Winters wearing a Peacock Fascniator designed by Erin Brooks at Serephine. Seriously pretty bridal hair pieces. Visit Erin's Serephine site for sure!Here are some of those, they are hot! The models...and the photos! Alyssa Jul is also a preferred Luxe Wedding Photographer and works with many of our Luxe brides, she is a dynamite photographer and we love working with her. New Deal Distillery came to the event to provide some vodka sampling for our guests, their Hot Monkey Vodka {spicy hot} and their Mud Puddle {chocolate} is to die for! From the Candy Buffet to Francoise Weeks Florist the Event was loaded with luxury vendors who brought their A-Game to the show. Below are some bouquets we featured from Francoise Weeks. Really, the Team of Event Cosmetics nearly stole the show with their beauty bar! They rocked the event with their make up consults for the attendees! Seriously fantastic team of makeup artists! If you are thinking of pro-makeup for your wedding day they are a MUST! ...and who doesn't love cupcakes?! Cupcake Jones makes the best!!! See MORE photos Alyssa Jul took at the event on her blog. She did a stellar job capturing the fun at the event. Thanks again Alyssa, you're the best!
Portland's Wedding Elite It was our pleasure to introduce a notable collection of the area's best wedding vendors together for a night of wedding planning indulgence.
{in no particular order}
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THE Bridal Event of the Year | the LUXE BRIDAL EVENT // part I

Well, it's been a few weeks since the Luxe Bridal Event, and we are finally getting around to posting photos from our featured photographers at the event. The Luxe Life has been a whirlwind for sure. We're super busy with the wedding season fast upon us. Ever since the event we have had a crazy amount of buzz and emails talking about the event and how fun it was. Also we met so many gorgeous brides who we are now coordinating for! So that's a bonus, since Luxe didn't event have a table at the show!The Luxe Bridal Event was supposed to be one big high-end party, and that it was! From a cash bar provided by Pearl Catering to the uber Luxe Venue sponsored by Urban Studio, to the luxury wedding vendors, the night was a blast! Deep house music, loungy jazz and swanky R&B/ hip hop pumped through the speakers while vendors and attendees cocktailed and mingled about. Yes! They drank at the event. MANY did, guys with beers and whiskey in hand made the event event better for the bride-to-be ;o) Below are some really fun photos our good friends of MOSCA Photo took while at the event, there are so many more to see, these are just a snippet. To see their blog post about the event, go to the MOSCA Photo Blog. Then to see more from the night visit the MOSCA Photo Flickr Set. Really we can't thank Alice and Josh of MOSCA Photo enough for their rave review of the event and their dedication to Portland's bridal scene. Their definitely a blessing to the industry and dear friends of Luxe.
It was our pleasure to introduce a notable collection of the area's best wedding vendors together for a night of wedding planning indulgence.
{in no particular order}

We Say "Go Big or Go Home!"

Ideally, your wedding should only be happening once, have a blast with it! Image found via We Heart It.

Luxe Event Productions is Now a Style Me Pretty "Little Black Book" VIP Vendor!

We are very humbled and excited to announce that they asked and we said yes! (It's kinda feeling like being proposed to) The Ultimate Wedding Blog, Style Me Pretty has cordially asked us to be a VIP vendor listed in their Little Black Book of Vendors. This is an invite only privilege and quite and honor for us!
The Best Wedding Vendors - The Little Black Book

Here's our listing!

Here's our portfolio page!

From Style Me Pretty:: Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book is a highly edited collection of wedding service providers – from mom and pop boutiques to A-Listers. Bottom line, these vendors are the best of the best. For more information about the Little Black Book, including a detailed description of how vendors are selected and get listed, see our Little Black Book FAQ.

HUSH SESSIONS has come to Portland!

The Ultimate Girl's Night Out Has Come to Portland! Yep! We did it! We created something so damn cool it will knock your socks off! Mastermind by Luxe Productions in partnership with Alice Falzone of Mosca Photo and Hotel deLuxe, the ULTIMATE Girl's Night is here! Finally! It's just perfect for the Bride-to-Be!!! No more wondering how you'll spend your bachelorette party night, we've gotcha covered! The ENTIRE night out is coordinated for you, the fun, the hotel, the drinks, the glamour, the limo the VIP access into Portland's hottest night clubs...and more, all for 1 price! You'll feel like a celebrity for a night! First you'll start your night with a professional makeup and hair session then off to a rock-star boudoir photoshoot with one of Portland's very best photographers, Alice Falzone all while art directed by the ladies of Luxe Event Productions (so each photo is magazine ready!) You'll have snacks, champagne and vodka compliments of Luxe Productions, Hotel deLuxe and New Deal Distillery...but wait, that's not it, you'll also get to stay the night a posh King Suite at Hotel deLuxe -Portland's MOST GLAMOROUS hotel in the city! Check out a these little videos we shot from this weekend's Hush Session Party! It' just a teeny glimpse of the coolness that is to be Hush!
Host: Hotel deLuxe Art Direction: Misty of Luxe Event Productions Photography: Alice of MoscaPhoto Hair & makeup: Sisters Kimmie and Yen
The website is about to launch so we'll certainly let you know when it's up. For now visit the Blog and our
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COMMITTED is coming to Portland THIS NOVEMBER 2011!

We am hard core suckers for an "alterna' bride"! S-U-C-K-E-R-S! We are just really so blown away by people making their own traditions, paving their own way, doin' it their way. I mean, really?! Who's damn tradition is it any way? We love the Anti Bride SO MUCH we are launching Portland's First Ever ALTERNATIVE BRIDAL SHOW called COMMITTED this November 2011! Stay tuned because we have some kick ass details to share soon.
Images found on We Heart and saved in my online inspiration album: My Heart, See the rest....via Rock and Roll Bride

The Luxe Bridal Event is TODAY! Portland's Swankiest Bridal Event of the Year!

The bridal event of the year is tomorrow! Hope you all can come and party with us. There will be a notable collection of the area’s best bridal resources, all together for a evening full of luxury stimulation and inspiration...The ultimate high-end bridal event for today’s most contemporary and style-obsessed couples; guests will be able to indulge in a cake, champagne and wine samplings and get to mix and mingle with the very best wedding planning resources in the city! Portland’s Luxury Bridal Event of the Year! Hosted by us! Luxe Event Productions at Urban Studio, event starts at 3-9pm beginning with our Luxe Ultra Lounge experience for VIP ticket ($25) holders from 3-5pm to include: Wine and Vodka sampling, High-end Bridal Gown Viewing, Makeup consults with Event Cosmetics, European Bridal Bouquet Showcase featuring Francoise Weeks, meet & greet with the team from Oregon Bride Magazine and more! Regular guest entry from 5-9pm ($10 at the door) will include Live DJ, passed canap├ęs, urban trade show experience and a full bar!

Wedding Tablescape // Inspired by the Viceroy Palm Springs

I am smitten, I honestly can say I think this is the very best color palette I have seen come out this year.

Black with pops of coral, yellow and white. Yum! I found this stunner of a design on Green Wedding Shoes and have the images stored in My Heart. From the yellow arm chairs to the glass modern vases this tablescape is a keeper!

 Photos taken by the uber talented Jose Villa at the Viceroy Palm Springs in Palm Springs, California.