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Welcome To The Port Gamble Blog!

We're not experts, but we've been to a wedding or two. We'd like to help any and all future brides and grooms.

On our blog we talk about anything and everything wedding, we want to help create your perfect day! So grab something to drink or munch on and we'll see you in the blog posts!

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4 Big Reasons to Shop Local For Your Wedding Vendors

Shopping local has been trending for quite some time now, but we’re here to tell you why, when it comes to your vendors, local isn’t just trendy – it’s truly better! 1. Travel fees Choosing vendors that are local to your venue location can cut down on travel/delivery fees! 2. They know each other When […]

Wedding Show Survival Guide

If you’re engaged (congratulations!!), I hope you’re planning to attend at least one of the wedding shows this winter. They’re a great resource for meeting all sorts of vendors, and finding some inspiration. We’ve put together a few tips to help you get the most out of your day at a show. Come Prepared I […]

15 Couples Who Just Wanna Have Fun

It’s unfortunate when couples think that their wedding needs to be stuffy and reined in just because it’s a wedding. On the happiest day of their lives, we love to see couples truly celebrate and let loose – no matter what great-aunt Claire says! Here are 15 couples who let the good times roll. 1. […]

Did We Mention the New Tent?

The announcement has been posted on Facebook and Instagram, and anytime someone stops by the office we have to show it off, but if you still haven’t heard: we have a brand new tent! This beauty is our current pride and joy. The tent and liner were custom made for us, ten feet bigger than […]

11 Beautiful Bouquets to Inspire

When it comes to bridal bouquets, the options are so endless it can be both exciting and overwhelming. The great news is that no two brides will have the same bouquet, and it’s an opportunity to show off personality and style. Whether you’re inspired by the season, a color, a favorite type of flower, or […]

Meet the Staff

Eric AyalaWedding & Event Coordinator Eric Ayala has been a member of our team since August of 2013. He grew up in California then moved to Washington in 1989, where he worked as the Assistant Restaurant and Banquet Manager at the Hyatt Hotel in Bellevue. Eric has a degree in Business Administration from Cerritos College […]

Quick Tip: Music for Rehearsal

Although it is certainly not required, having the person in charge of your ceremony music at your rehearsal can help you get a better idea for how your wedding will go. It also helps that person figure out what their ques will be for changing and fading songs. The rehearsal is meant to put your […]

Guest Book Inspiration

Modern weddings have come a long way, and very few are 100% traditional any more. The guest book is no exception to this trend. We see pretty little books with lines for every guest to sign their name, but those are few and far between. It seems that now couples want something a bit more […]

Understated Rustic Wedding at The Hood Canal Vista Pavilion

Joel and Janie’s August wedding was light and airy with a focus on pastel colors and rustic touches like antlers and bare wood. The were married on the lawns of the Hood Canal Vista Pavilion with dinner in the adjacent tented space. Later, they moved into the Pavilion for an evening of dancing. All photos […]

Meet the Staff

Dionne CoreyWedding & Event Supervisor Dionne Corey grew up in nearby Poulsbo, WA. She received her degree in Hospitality Business Management from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) in 2009. She’s been working for Port Gamble Wedding and Events for 4 years. One of her favorite parts of the job besides meeting all the new people, […]