we hope you find inspiration here



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

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 […]


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 Redwood Deck

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 […]


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 […]


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

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 […]


Colorful Boho wedding
& ceremony inspiration

December 21, 2018

With the help of Aisha & Rachel, a real life couple, Peachy Keen Coordination joined forces with a team of Portland wedding creatives who strive for inclusivity and innovation to create a tasteful and colorful boho wedding inspiration shoot. The theme is colorful boho. Design features included orange and other pops of color incorporated through […]


How to style a desert inspired boho wedding anywhere

December 18, 2018

Whether your event is indoors or outdoors we’ve got some beautiful inspiration for your florals, ceremony, table settings and lounges. Soak up the desert sun anywhere in Portland or beyond! A team of talented Portland wedding vendors brought the quintessential desert boho vibe indoors, and we are in serious design love. We hope you get inspired and […]


Portland Coffee House Elopement

November 16, 2017

We’re thrilled to see our gorgeous, low-key, coffee filled Portland elopement shoot featured on Ruffled Blog. Our shoot took place at the Society Hotel in downtown Portland both on the rooftop and the coffee shop lobby. What a gorgeous shoot and backdrop! This romantic occasion took place at The Society Hotel, a restored historic building located […]


Host a stylish Island-meets-French-Luxury cocktail hour

October 21, 2016

Vintage Meets Modern teamed up with Ella Events to style the cocktail hour of our dreams, inspired by island greenery and french bistro luxury. This cocktail hour set up is a contemporary take of a cultural intersect between island florals and french luxury. Vintage Meets Modern’s marble top cocktail tables looked stunning in the remodeled […]