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We've had the good fortune of working in many gorgeous venues in Portland and beyond, we've also had the pleasure of working with so many talented event vendors. Browse our blog for real weddings and events, inspirational shoots we've helped create and the stories behind some of our custom made inventory pieces.

inventory stories



inventory stories

Wedding Reception at Ruins at The Astor

September 3, 2023

When we dreamt up and custom made our Monaco Round Tables we couldn’t have imagined just how beautiful they would be at this dreamy venue called Ruins at Astor, all the way in Astoria, OR. The Monaco Dining tables are 48″ diameter and can comfortably seat 6. They were custom made from Ash wood and […]


Castaway, Industrial Space in NW Portland

February 28, 2023

Full of natural light and adorned with greenery, nestled near the Willamette River on the edge of the Pearl District. This 1929 warehouse was lovingly restored in 2014 to its original glory and we at Lily & Cane just LOVE working there. Here’s some photos of a branding shoot we were fortunate to stage at […]


How to use our Cane Chairs for weddings, cocktail parties and dinner parties.

May 12, 2022

We love the way our new cane chairs bring warmth and texture to this beautifully minimalist ceremony by Kayloe Bridal at Mildred Hall! Cocktail Hour Also available in bar height, these cane chairs pair well with our Hartford marble top tables. DINNER Seen here with our Alder farm table, the cane chairs’ versatile design effortlessly […]


Five Oaks Farm hosts Supper Club

December 31, 2021

Over the past couple of years we at Lily & Cane have had the pleasure of outfitting events at Five Oaks Farm. The scenery is breathtaking, we highly recommend this family owned venue for your next event, or better yet, go dine at one of their Supper Clubs. We sat down with Kelsey to get […]


Modern, minimal wedding by Color Theory

December 3, 2021

Stunning minimalist modern ceremony design using Lily & Cane’s Tan Bistro Chairs along with a stunning floral backdrop by Color Theory at The Bindery, a gorgeous must-see event venue in McMinnville, Oregon. Stylist & Florist @colortheorydesigncoPhotographer @alixann_loosle_photographyVenue @binderyeventsStationery @carta_plenaMakeup @kellithomsenRentals @lilyandcaneDress @clairelafayeModel @theartofwomn (Alexandria) Hand Blown Glassware @shopmazama


A soft seated ceremony and a juicy tablescape

April 15, 2021

As backyards and living rooms became the new stage for weddings in 2020, they made way to one of our favorite new and exciting alternative ceremony trends, soft ceremony seating. I mean, just look at this image for example! Look at those slip into, snuggle up sofas, the cozy throws and pillows nestled throughout glowing […]


Coast Micro-Wedding Elopement

Micro Weddings:
a trend no one saw coming.

January 4, 2021

Life throws a lot of curve balls at us, and as humans we adapt, but in 2020 we found ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic due to covid-19. On a personal level, many suffered such great loss, loosing loved ones to this virus. The rest of us mourned loosing income and basic freedoms. […]


Elopement at Hoyt Arboretum

November 3, 2020

Elopements are an intimate option for modern day couples looking to get married in a way that truly speaks to them. We are absolutely taken back by the majestic beauty of this forest elopement, read on as our couple shares why they chose to elope at Hoyt Arboretum and the symbolism of their ceremony. The […]


Elopement at Redwood Deck

Abbey Road Farms – panoramic views of wine country

October 27, 2020

Abbey Road Farms is a farm and winery located in Carlton, Oregon. This venue has the most beautiful views of wine country and an absolutely perfect backdrop for weddings and events. Choose from a number of locations, all with amazing views including the Silo Garden, the Parlor Garden or the Wedding Triangle that overlooks the […]


Artboard designs by vintage meets modern

The story behind our rentals

May 10, 2020

WATCH VIDEO. We reached out to NW Film Co. to help us tell our story. Lily & Cane (originally known as Vintage Meets Modern) has had an unwavering desire to create and curate event rentals that were both unique as well as high in quality. Watch VMM owner Sherine talk about how it all began. […]


First look at St John’s Bridge. Dog ring bearer.

April 27, 2020

The sweetest of weddings took place last summer at Blockhouse & Pomarius Nursery. But first, check out their first look, under the St. John’s Bridge in NE Portland, OR. First look under the St John’s Bridge Ceremony at Blockhouse + Pomarius Nursery Blockhouse’s patio, opens up to a nursery and that is where this sweet […]


St Johns Bridge, first look

Babes Brunch, Daytime Disco theme in Portland OR

March 31, 2020

Babes Brunch, what a fabulous idea brought to you by Manda at Mae & Co Creative. It started with the idea of getting together, in an inspiring setting, women in creative roles, to simply mix, mingle and enjoy a delicious brunch with a glass of rosé or two. The first Babes Brunch was hosted in […]


Blue Plates & Copper Flatware

Table settings inspiration
How to set your table creatively

March 14, 2020

Some people seriously geek out over tablescapes, while others couldn’t care less. I used to never think about table settings or tablescape design. But since opening Vintage Meets Modern and working with so many talented professionals, I’ve come to really appreciate a well set table. You can go simple, and you can go all out! […]


Ellwood Bars, inspired by mid-century architecture

February 26, 2020

We’re thrilled to introduce to the market these two gorgeous Mid-century inspired bars. We wanted to create a bar for our clients that not only looked beautiful but that incorporated some functions we felt were essential for both transport and for those who use it most, bartenders. BUILT-IN PREP SPACEThis means you don’t need to […]


Bar Rental for weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, events

The Evergreen, historical charm revived.

February 25, 2020

We are absolutely elated every time we get the opportunity to set up our rentals at The Evergreen. This spacious high ceiling historic venue is a masterpiece. Renovations of the former Portland Police event space were done to reveal and celebrate the original architecture. Drop down ceilings were removed to expose the full height of […]


Alder Farm Tables at The Evergreen

Black Door, modern intimate venue

February 19, 2020

We’re so excited to introduce a gorgeous new venue, Black Door Pdx is an intimate and modern venue nestled in Portland’s Central Eastside. The venue even offers an option to rent the adjacent 4 bedroom home which is sooo beautiful and perfect for both weddings and corporate retreats. We had the wonderful opportunity to assist […]