The Little Things

A letter from our Publisher, Alexis Sanabria.
Written by
Alexis Sanabria


Oregon Bride Spring/Summer 2023

Anyone in love can attest to the truth of the cliché “It’s the little things that count.” Consider the small gesture of pouring your partner a cup of coffee every morning, taking the dog for a walk, or your love presenting you with a shiny ring. And for us here at Oregon Bride, it’s no different. Our little things are working with our partners to showcase what the wedding industry does best: the work our partners are proud of and the love stories of each big day. Being a part of this team, hustling behind the scenes and highlighting this community fill my glass to the brim. 

When it comes to your pretty little things, everything from the engagement bling to boutonnieres is on your must-have list. And we know, because for a combined 22 years, Lara and I have swooned, snapped and printed photos of every eye-catching detail we can find. Bear in mind that every newlywed has their preferred splurge; for some, it’s a craft cocktail; for others, it’s the escort cards or maybe a jaw-dropping arch. But the one thing all those splurges have in common? The priceless memories they help to create. 

Our dainty florals feature, photographed at White Aspen Creative in Bend, is lush with unique details from Blomstra Floral Co. to inspire your own vision for tying the knot. Believe it or not, it wasn’t just the garb and flowers competing for full-page spreads. The design team at Alston Mayger Events and the catering teams from The Hive Catering Co., Vibrant Table Catering & Events and Devil’s Food Catering wowed us by putting local ingredients first, and then complementing those dishes with beautiful place cards, delightful florals and lux rentals.  

We’ve got invitation suites as individual as you are, shoes to finish your look, plus urban venues to explore in downtown Portland. Exhausted? Do yourself a favor and flip to page 28 for a few ways to get some R&R after your big day. 

Plan away and be sure to share with us as you do @oregonbridemag. 

Big hugs, and congratulations on your engagement!  

Alexis Sanabria
Associate Publisher
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