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Today we are seeing more and more men becoming involved in the wedding planning process, and we LOVE it! As more men are growing their to-do list for the big day, there is one List they don’t want to miss.  The Groom’s List. The Groom’s List is a comprehensive online wedding resource that provides to the point guidance for men. Everything from the proposal to tips for a healthy marriage- this site has it all.

We just received our 2013 Oregon Groom Resource Guide and it is jam packed with checklists and discounts. Discounts from Leatherman, Game Truck and Koi Fusion are all available… just to name a few. Many wedding vendors (including us)  have these books on hand. So make sure to pick one up for your soon-to-be hubby!

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No…. Thank YOU

A sweet thank you from one of our darling brides. We are so luck to do what we love and work with amazing people along the way! 

"You made all my chevron dreams come true! Thank you so much for the amazing work you did for our entire wedding. You created stylish memorable pieces that were exactly what I wanted. Thank you for all your time and effort and for being so fun to work with! Thank you!!" ♥ Sarah

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Happy Holidays! We can not even believe that the holidays are here already! Where did this year go? Below is our holiday schedule for the next couple of weeks. Safe travels and happy holidays!
WEBSITE:
Closed: December 24, 25, 31 and January 1
Hours: 8am - 4pm
RETAIL STORE:
Closed: December 24, 25, 31 and January 1
Hours: By appointment only

Happy Holidays! We can not even believe that the holidays are here already! Where did this year go? Below is our holiday schedule for the next couple of weeks. Safe travels and happy holidays!

WEBSITE:

Closed: December 24, 25, 31 and January 1

Hours: 8am - 4pm

RETAIL STORE:

Closed: December 24, 25, 31 and January 1

Hours: By appointment only

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There is a new dessert vendor in town and they are dishing up, displaying and creating stunning dessert buffets. Blissfully Sweetin Portland, Or. will custom create a dessert buffet for any party, wedding, anniversary, shower, etc.  The buffets are mouth watering and will leave your guests in awe with their creative displays. All event pricing is quoted on an event by event basis, so please contact them with with all your sweet details.

There is a new dessert vendor in town and they are dishing up, displaying and creating stunning dessert buffets. Blissfully Sweetin Portland, Or. will custom create a dessert buffet for any party, wedding, anniversary, shower, etc.  The buffets are mouth watering and will leave your guests in awe with their creative displays. All event pricing is quoted on an event by event basis, so please contact them with with all your sweet details.

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I came across this great Do and Don’t list from Glamour and had to pass it along. Since we are in the thick of engagement season right now, I figured it would be a good time to review these tips. If you are planning on getting a ring soon, this is a must read!
Do bring holiday cheer to your family gathering and announce that you’re engaged for the group (keeping in mind the caveat below).
Don’t make a big announcement if anyone in attendance may be sensitive to the issue of engagement, like an older sister who’s been dying to get engaged herself or a recently divorced cousin. (Tell people in private in that case.)
Don’t share your news online until you’ve told your family at the holiday gathering. And if you’ll see your best buds for New Year’s, why not wait ‘til you can tell them in person?
Do think about when (approximately) you’d like to get married. That question will definitely come up at family holiday gatherings.
Don’t feel bad if the Christmas or Hanukkah gift you got your boyfriend doesn’t match up with the engagement ring he bought you. He knows you wouldn’t have gotten him socks if you knew an engagement ring was coming!
Do get your guy a nice engagement gift once your budget’s recovered from holiday present-buying.
Don’t expect an additional holiday gift from your now-fiance. Engagement rings are expensive!
Don’t throw an engagement party before the New Year (if you want people to show). Your friends already have a billion holiday parties they’ve agreed to attend, and they’ll need more notice than a few days.
Don’t take it personally if your friends don’t text you back after you tell them your news on Christmas Eve or Christmas. This may be the one time of year they’re not glued to their phones–or they’d rather get in touch when they’re on their own turf instead of at Aunt Mary’s holiday dinner.
Do look your best for any potential proposal outing if you care about how those first engagement photos come out. And if you don’t get engaged, at least you’ll look hot!

I came across this great Do and Don’t list from Glamour and had to pass it along. Since we are in the thick of engagement season right now, I figured it would be a good time to review these tips. If you are planning on getting a ring soon, this is a must read!

Do bring holiday cheer to your family gathering and announce that you’re engaged for the group (keeping in mind the caveat below).

Don’t make a big announcement if anyone in attendance may be sensitive to the issue of engagement, like an older sister who’s been dying to get engaged herself or a recently divorced cousin. (Tell people in private in that case.)

Don’t share your news online until you’ve told your family at the holiday gathering. And if you’ll see your best buds for New Year’s, why not wait ‘til you can tell them in person?

Do think about when (approximately) you’d like to get married. That question will definitely come up at family holiday gatherings.

Don’t feel bad if the Christmas or Hanukkah gift you got your boyfriend doesn’t match up with the engagement ring he bought you. He knows you wouldn’t have gotten him socks if you knew an engagement ring was coming!

Do get your guy a nice engagement gift once your budget’s recovered from holiday present-buying.

Don’t expect an additional holiday gift from your now-fiance. Engagement rings are expensive!

Don’t throw an engagement party before the New Year (if you want people to show). Your friends already have a billion holiday parties they’ve agreed to attend, and they’ll need more notice than a few days.

Don’t take it personally if your friends don’t text you back after you tell them your news on Christmas Eve or Christmas. This may be the one time of year they’re not glued to their phones–or they’d rather get in touch when they’re on their own turf instead of at Aunt Mary’s holiday dinner.

Do look your best for any potential proposal outing if you care about how those first engagement photos come out. And if you don’t get engaged, at least you’ll look hot!

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Stumped on what get the couple that has everything? Here are a few unique wedding gifts that every couple will love.
Cutting Board: These darling cutting boards are engraved with the couples name and date. They come in a wide variety of woods and sizes. The boards range from $19 to $45 from NorCal Laser Creations.
Personalized Bar Bucket: A fun addition to any newlyweds bar would be a personalized chilling bucket. These ones from Red Envelope are available in 3 different styles for only $89.95.
Custom Wall Art: Order one of these custom prints for only $24. The poster measures 8 x 10 and includes full customization with the colors, background print, city, state and text.
Coasters: Pair these stylish coasters with wine glasses or a bottle of wine. Choose from over 25 various colors, patterns and fonts to create the perfect coasters for the couple. For only $30 you will receive a set of 50 coasters.

Stumped on what get the couple that has everything? Here are a few unique wedding gifts that every couple will love.

Cutting Board: These darling cutting boards are engraved with the couples name and date. They come in a wide variety of woods and sizes. The boards range from $19 to $45 from NorCal Laser Creations.

Personalized Bar Bucket: A fun addition to any newlyweds bar would be a personalized chilling bucket. These ones from Red Envelope are available in 3 different styles for only $89.95.

Custom Wall Art: Order one of these custom prints for only $24. The poster measures 8 x 10 and includes full customization with the colors, background print, city, state and text.

Coasters: Pair these stylish coasters with wine glasses or a bottle of wine. Choose from over 25 various colors, patterns and fonts to create the perfect coasters for the couple. For only $30 you will receive a set of 50 coasters.

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We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday! Our team here at New and Blue is so thankful for all of our wonderful customers (like you)! To show our appreciation and in honor of Thanksgiving and Black Friday we would like to extend 15% off all Save the Date orders from now through Sunday (11/25). Enter THANKS15 at checkout (in the Gift Certificate Box). We look forward to seeing your order and THANK YOU

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Here are a couple of rustic DIY center piece ideas. These ideas are easy to make and VERY cost effective.
Rusted Wire Spheres:
Rebar Tie Wire ($3.87 for 400 ft.)
De-greaser Spray
Wire Cutters
Beach ball or Punch balls (or any large ball that will allow you to inflate and deflate)
Taking the wire begin wrapping around an inflated ball. Wrap the wire in various directions. Once the sphere is complete, deflate the ball inside and pull out of sphere. Make as many wire spheres as needed. Take all spheres outside and spray down with the de-greaser. Let the spheres site outside (in hopefully rain) for 2-3 days. Rust will begin to grow and create a very rustic centerpiece for any wedding or event.
Cement Votive Holders:
Bag of cement
Large waxed Paper Dixie Cups
Small Paper Dixie Cups
Begin by mixing the cement. Pour the cement into about 3/4 of the large cups. While the cement is still wet place the smaller cups place into the cement. Fill the smaller cups with water. Let everything sit for 48 hours. After the cement has dried, remove the smaller cup from inside and then tear away the larger cup. This will leave you with a very unique votive holder.

Here are a couple of rustic DIY center piece ideas. These ideas are easy to make and VERY cost effective.

Rusted Wire Spheres:

Rebar Tie Wire ($3.87 for 400 ft.)

De-greaser Spray

Wire Cutters

Beach ball or Punch balls (or any large ball that will allow you to inflate and deflate)

Taking the wire begin wrapping around an inflated ball. Wrap the wire in various directions. Once the sphere is complete, deflate the ball inside and pull out of sphere. Make as many wire spheres as needed. Take all spheres outside and spray down with the de-greaser. Let the spheres site outside (in hopefully rain) for 2-3 days. Rust will begin to grow and create a very rustic centerpiece for any wedding or event.

Cement Votive Holders:

Bag of cement

Large waxed Paper Dixie Cups

Small Paper Dixie Cups

Begin by mixing the cement. Pour the cement into about 3/4 of the large cups. While the cement is still wet place the smaller cups place into the cement. Fill the smaller cups with water. Let everything sit for 48 hours. After the cement has dried, remove the smaller cup from inside and then tear away the larger cup. This will leave you with a very unique votive holder.