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  • SOCK DRIVE!

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    We’re hosting a sock drive for the month of December!
    This is the second year for the drive and last year, with your help, we were able to donate 672 pairs of brand new socks (plus some hats and gloves) to our neighbors at the Portland Rescue Mission in Old Town. This year we’re teaming up with RDI PDX and are hoping to top 1k pairs!
    Living and working in Old Town Portland I cross paths with the homeless community every day.  Last year I started the sock drive after observing that one of these neighbors had no socks on under his shoes on a particularly wet, cold Portland day. To be honest, the sight of his worn out feet really hurt my heart.  I realize that socks are not going to solve the major problems our homeless neighbors face but we do hope that the simple pleasure of putting on a new, clean, dry pair might provide some much needed comfort (both physical and emotional!) during this wet, cold winter.  The new socks will be donated to the Portland Rescue Mission which is located just a few blocks from my office and provides countless services to the homeless men, women and children of our city.  

    There are three ways to donate to the drive!  The new socks may be dropped off, or mailed, to either the Blum or RDI offices in downtown Portland. 

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    600 NW Naito Parkway Suite B
    Portland, Oregon 97209

    RDI-PDX
    1220 SW Morrison Suite 210
    Portand, Oregon 97205

    Or, you can make a monetary donation via our Fundrazr page which will then go directly to the purchase of socks! An 8 pack of men’s athletic socks generally costs around $10.
    Click HERE for the link to our Fundrazr page and to learn more about the drive.  Please feel free to email or call me with any questions you may have! We wish you a wonderful holiday season and thank you so much for your generosity!
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  • Sarah and Alex’s Intimate Wedding at the Desoto Rooftop

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    Sarah and Alex were married in an intimate ceremony on the DeSoto Rooftop in Oldtown Portland in August.  Brittany Lauren did a fantastic job of capturing the joy and beauty of our sweet couple on this day as they celebrated, danced and dined to a meal crafted by the Art of Catering.  For the decor we blended organically inspired florals with more modern lanterns, airplants and votive candles for a look that perfectly reflected our modern couple.  Congratulations Sarah and Alex and thank you for letting us be a part of your day!Sarah and Alex - Brittany Lauren Photography-13 Sarah and Alex - Brittany Lauren Photography-31 Sarah and Alex - Brittany Lauren Photography-76 Sarah and Alex - Brittany Lauren Photography-90

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  • Boho Wedding Inspiration Shoot- Part 2!

    As promised, here’s the second part of our Boho Wedding Inspiration shoot!

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  • Boho Wedding Inspiration Shoot with Hazelwood Photo – Part 1!

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    This bohemian shoot has got to be one of my favorites both because of the wonderful team of people involved and also for the beautiful, dreamy quality of the final product.  In fact there are so many beautiful photos from Hazelwood Photo that I decided to make it into two blog posts!  

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  • Blum is Hiring!

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    In anticipation of the busy summer wedding season we’re looking to add to Team Blum!  We’re needing to hire one more experienced designer as well as assistants to help with setups and cleanups.  All jobs will be part time and work will take place primarily on the weekends.   Work will begin in early June and continue through October.

    Email your resume to Jordan at info@blumfloraldesign.com or you may also fill out the contact form on this site. We look forward to hearing from you!

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  • Winter’s Dawn Inspired Wedding Shoot

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    On a cold, misty morning in December I loaded up the Blum van and drove it out into the Columbia Gorge about an hour before the sun started to peek up for our Winter’s Dawn inspired shoot.  When I arrived at the shoot location, Gorge-ous Weddings at Wind Mountain Ranch, the sky was just starting to warm and you could see the snow on the tops of gorge cliffs with fog lifting off of the Columbia.  The shoot was meant to be dreamy and it really was! Cranberry reds, cream, blush, grey and icy blue tones set against vintage furniture, dreamy dresses and lots of lush fabric textures were the look of the day.

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  • Mt Hood Organic Farm Wedding with Dylan and Sara Photography!

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    Patrick and O’Dessa were married on a gorgeous July day at Mt Hood Organic Farms.  Between the stunning view of the Mountain and the completely charming indoor spaces the farm is one of my absolute favorite venues!  O’Dessa wanted to enhance that setting with soft, pretty, loose florals in shades of cream, blush, peach, coral and green.   Patterned ceramic vases from Anthropology and loads of quirky details added whimsy and interest to an otherwise classic and soft palette.   

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  • Astoria Wedding by Brittany Lauren Photography!

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    Susan and Daniel were married in July at the Barbey Maritime Center in Astoria with a reception following at Fort George Brewery.  To create the setting for both the ceremony and reception sites we worked with event designing company Muse by Christina.  The ceremony space was left simple and clean so the focus was on the gorgeous arched windows behind the couple. After the ceremony guests were transported back into downtown Astoria where Christina’s team had completely transformed the interior of Fort George Brewery’s event space.  One of my favorite elements were the paper cranes they hand made and hung in a swooping effect over the tables.  Medicine bottles and silver vessels filled with pastel flowers were tucked in with lanterns, coral, starfish, candles, compasses, driftwood and more on the tables for a truly eclectic, beachy feel. 

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  • Luxe Bridal Event!

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    We’ll be there!  Will you?!

    Check out luxebridalevent.com for ticket info!

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  • Red Ridge Farms Wedding by Amanda K Photo Art!

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