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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.

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inventory stories

New Black Ashwood Tables making a splash

January 19, 2024

We’re excited to launch new dining tables that are sure to rock your event design! These black Ashwood tables feature sexy curves through it’s curved legs and curved top edges. They pair well with both our Cane Chairs as well as our new Gray Boucle Chairs. Rent them here. If your theme is black or […]


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 […]


Groovy 70’s-inspired wedding featured in Oregon Wedding Day Magazine

January 27, 2023

Check out the latest edition of Oregon Wedding Day Magazine to see our rentals in this groovy 70’s-inspired wedding by our friends at Your Perfect Bridesmaid. The Arc Light in Oregon City sets a clean and effortlessly elegant backdrop for our Alder farm tables and cane dining chairs. Abundant natural light and gold accents from […]


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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 […]


Host an outdoor dinner on a farm – with a modern spin.

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. // update // this venue no longer […]


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, us!  @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 […]


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 […]


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! […]


Modern & Masculine at this intimate wedding

February 19, 2020

This gorgeous, minimal and masculine wedding was designed by Kamea Events. The design is masculine modern which is so fitting for this gorgeous minimal and clean venue. Photos by Deus Amor https://deusamor.co/ Inside, Black Door has ample natural light thanks to their roll up door and large windows. We set up our Alder Farm Table […]


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 […]


Rooftop Elopement overseeing the Portland skyline

January 13, 2019

Photographer Viktoriya Bogdanova asked Vintage Meets Modern to help with setting the stage for a rooftop elopement overlooking the Portland skyline. We searched for the perfect setting and came across 811 Stark, Portland’s newest unique, industrial, event and co-working studio in the heart of Portland’s Innovation Quadrant. The outcome was such a stunning picturesque setting […]