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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

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 […]


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. […]


Coast Micro-Wedding Elopement

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 […]


The story behind our rentals

May 10, 2020

WATCH VIDEO. We reached out to NW Film Co. to help us tell our story. 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. A big thank you to NW […]


Artboard designs by vintage meets modern

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 […]


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! […]


Blue Plates & Copper Flatware

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
Alder Farm Tables at The Evergreen

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 […]


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 […]


Coopers Hall, urban winery & perfect setting for our Rent This Look shoot

December 16, 2019

You may have noticed our Rent This Look section while browsing through our event rentals. The goal behind it is to create a complete look. We don’t want you to rent from us then have to shop around for more, or worse, end up with an incomplete look that feels bare. All the looks we […]


We won Best Boutique Rentals!

July 7, 2019

Kinda crazy and super exciting, we won Best Boutique Rentals from Oregon Bride Magazine. We’re now four years in business, it’s been an amazing ride, and quite the learning experience. Thank you to my peers 🙏🏼 for acknowledging and supporting the Vintage Meets Modern brand. You know we’re here to bring you something different and […]


Vineyard Wedding Inspiration At Monet Vineyards

June 3, 2019

Get ready to be inspired because we will take you through this beautiful wedding designed by Gather Events at the most picturesque vineyard we have EVER seen, Monet Vineyards, just outside of Portland, OR. The Scene is Set: The moment you step onto this incredible property, you’re instantly transported to the European countryside through the […]


Guest blog
Nossa Familia Coffee talks interiors

March 1, 2019

We asked our friends at Nossa Familia Coffee, an absolute must have experience for all your senses, to give us the rundown of what went into designing their gorgeous new (and 3rd in Portland) location. Background of Seven Corners Café location:When Community Vision, Inc. invited us to be the retail tenant in their new headquarters, […]


That time we brought a Bed into Blockhouse

February 7, 2019

Blockhouse, a GORGEOUS venue in the Pearl has a full kitchen for intimate dinner parties and weddings. Lucky for us, they let us turn their venue into a loft for a day. We were tasked with styling an intimate morning breakfast for one lucky Portland couple. We are so in love with EVERY ASPECT of […]