Do I have to tip vendors?

Musicians at wedding

We often get asked: “what is the typical way to do ….?” I am happy to say that there is no longer a typical way. Thankfully, we have moved away from the scripted wedding to a more individualized wedding style. This opens the door to creating a […]

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A Merry Matrimony — Simply Events + Balch Hotel

The Historic Balch Hotel

Over the winter Simply Events partnered with the Historic Balch Hotel! We are very pleased to be the exclusive wedding coordinator for all Balch weddings!  We look forward to our blossoming friendship with The Historic Balch Hotel! Located just 20 miles south of The Dalles, in Dufur, […]

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Simply Events featured on Rustic Wedding Chic

Hazelwood Photography

I was the coordinator for a wedding last summer that was featured on the popular wedding website, Rustic Wedding Chic! Zarah and David’s wedding was a beautiful event with Mt Hood looming in the backdrop. The Mt Hood Bed and Breakfast was the perfect venue for the […]

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Unique Ways to Capture Your Guest’s Comments

Hood River View by Sally Bailey

The days of the standard “guestbook” have passed and made way for many new and creative ways to capture your guest’s comments. Really, the options are endless here. A quick Pinterest search yields clever results such as a rustic piece of wood to be signed by guests, […]

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Winter Weddings

Gorge Winter

People typically think of the Gorge for summer, outdoor weddings. However, a much overlooked option is the winter wedding. Mt Hood Meadows comes to mind… with the gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the ski hill. White, pristine, fresh. Especially if you are a winter sports fan… […]

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