Folks, we did it. Literally hundreds of vendors, models, stylists and press came together to make this event an incredible success.

Stay tuned for tons of media: photos from backstage, runway photography, video, and links to all of our awesome press!

Many, many thanks to all of you who made this a SMASHING success. We can’t wait for the next CHOICE!



We are beyond excited at this point about our upcoming show. We are honored to have our special guest Leanne, ecstatically proud of our budding designer Karina, overwhelmed by the talent of our models, and absolutely humbled to be in the presence of the literally hundreds of vendors we are lucky enough to work with.

Just a couple photos, courtesy of my iPhone and Hal Harrison’s super expensive camera 🙂

The Eagle Has Landed!

Our honored guest, Leanne Marshall, has arrived! Though we won’t get to hang out with her too much until the show (sob!) we did get to say hello, receive her new gowns (gasp!!) and send her back out into the rainy Portland day. I promised her sunshine this weekend, so don’t let me down, weathermen!

Our spirited model Heidi Lavon was at the shop getting fitted for the runway and managed to sneak in and snap this photo. We’re so excited to have both of these ladies with us next Wednesday!

Glam Rock in the HOUSE!

We know that some brides want to bring it BIG on their wedding day- in the most glamorous, rock-star way possible. For our Glam-Rock theme, we didn’t delve too deeply into KISS or Def Leppard, but we did crank up the sparkle, satin and shine in the gowns. Our makeup and hair are derived from early 80’s glamour.

Grecian Beach Styling!

Now that we’ve decided on all of our gowns for the themes, we thought it would be nice to share with you what we’re inspired by on a day-to-day basis. Here’s a little peek of the gowns, makeup, and hair that we’ll be using for our Grecian Beach Soiree. Note that all the gowns are designed by Leanne Marshall, our special guest!

Hotel Deluxe- CHOICE Sponsor!

When we found out Leanne Marshall would be in attendance at our event, we knew there was only one place that would be appropriate for such an awesome guest.

The beautiful Hotel Deluxe, situated Southwest of the Pearl near Jeld Wen Field, has graciously agreed to house Leanne! We are smitten with their incredible foyer, the grandiose Gracie’s restaurant, the art deco sentimentality, and, of course, Driftwood’s happy hour. We even set up some super glam photos of the finale gown in the foyer and Gracie’s.

The hotel is an elegant wedding venue, with three different spots to have your event. View their wedding details here.