Weddings of the World

The NW's Largest Multicultural Wedding Show Presented by Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel

Enter to win a HAWAIIAN VACATION! $20 Raffle Ticket | Asian Wedding Showcase | Russian Wedding Showcase | Indian Wedding Showcase

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
by Jessica Kane

Indian Wedding Inspiration: Teal & Peacocks

At the first ever Weddings of the World show, Kenda Farnsworth of NW Events showcased a stunning modern Indian Wedding Showcase featuring colors of teal and orange as well as elaborate peacock decorations! 
The most spectacular part of her showcase was the custom mandap prepared by her team.

What is a mandap? A wedding mandap (विवाह मंडप, लग्नमण्डप) is a covered structure with pillars used for Hindu or Jain wedding. The main wedding ceremonies take place under the mandap. Use of a mandap is an ancient custom and is described in texts like Ramacharitamanas and various Sanskrit texts.

Traditional Hindu weddings are grand affair. They normally take place over several days with elaborate ceremonies, which lasts up to one week!

Showcase decorations provided by Kenda Farnsworth of NW Events and Barclay Event Rentals.

Lighting provided by Big Screen Presentations 

Monday, May 16, 2011
by Jessica Kane

Thank You - The generosity is overwhelming

Wow! What a whirlwind of a day! Thank you to the hundreds of brides, grooms, exhibitors and friends who came today. YOU made our first show a success! I'm so glad so many came out to see the hard work of all the wedding professionals that DONATED their time and energy.
We will be posting pictures soon on our facebook page at
Thank you again to the presenting sponsors who DONATED everything and made this show so beautiful in only two months!!
Barclay Event Rentals - Provided thousands of dollars from chairs to linen to candles and more!
Mega Music Mobile Entertainment
- Provided Music in every showcase (except Latino)!
West Coast Drape - Provided Drape for the Russian and Latino Showcases
Luxury Events by Victoria - Designed and Produced Russian Showcase
Novia Events - Designed and Produced Latino Showcase
NW Events - Designed and Produced Indian Showcase
Semper Fashion - Produced Fashion Show
Bunn Salarzon - Exclusive Event Photographer & photographed every inch of everyone's hard work.
More to come!! 
Jessica Kane

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
by Jessica Kane


As you visit the wedding showcases of the world, and get your passport stamps, you are entered into some amazing prize packages!

  • THREE Vacation packages with Airfare by Alaska Airlines & Hotel for Two!
  • Choose a FREE wedding ceremony or $500 off reception!
  • Engagement Photo Session with Ethan Phan | Photography worth $300!
  • And more!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
by Jessica Kane
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Thank you to the following sponsors for supporting the Weddings of the World show!

Presenting Sponsor and Host
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel

Luxe Event Productions - Exclusive Promotional Partner

MEGA Music Inc.


Barclay Event Rentals

West Coast Drape

Hybrid Moon Video Production

Novia Events

Luxury Events by Victoria

Kenda Farnsworth, NW Events

Alaska Airlines

Official Event Photographer

Paul Mitchell - the school - Portland

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Show Exhibitors & Sponsors

Vendors of the Show! See them and more May 15th!

AJ's Studio
A Sweet Event
Semper Fashion **Fashion Show Presenting Sponsor
Free Hand Mehndi
Bravo Portland
Ethan Phan Photography
Silk & Stone
Bumble Alley
Cakes by Design
Bouquets Unlimited
Premier Bride Magazine
Purple Iris Weddings & Events
Wedding Services by Olena

Cookie Lee
The Knot
Divine Moments Photo
Hush Sessions & Luxe Event Productions **Exclusive Promotional Sponsor
Mega Music **Presenting Sponsor
Novia Events **Presenting Sponsor
Luxury Events **Presenting Sponsor
The Candy Buffet
Paul J Garcia Studios
Garbero Photography
Barclay Event Rentals **Presenting Sponsor
West Coast Drape **Presenting Sponsor
Kenda Farnsworth, NW Events **Presenting Sponsor
Hybrid Moon **Presenting Sponsor

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About Weddings of the World - NWs First Multicultural Wedding Show

NWs First Multicultural Wedding Show presented by
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel

The Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel presents the Weddings of the World Show. A wedding show that will fill over 22,500 square feet of space in three separate ballrooms into an inspirational journey. Attendees will be greeted and offered their wedding passports, which will serve as their entry form into the many prizes including vacation packages with airfare and hotel covered as they get their stamps around the world showcases.

Brides will be greeted by the smells and sounds of the culture as they enter showcase ballrooms featuring Indian, Russian, Asian and Latino wedding traditions. They will enjoy music, complimentary appetizers prepared by renowned Sheraton Chef Barry Handley, exhibitor showcases from Portland's finest, and inspiration from around the world.

When: Sunday May 15th, 2011
Time:    1pm-3pm
Fee:       Free to enter
              Goodie Bags: Brides who register will receive a complimentary goodie bag!
What:   Portland's ONLY Multicultural Wedding Show, Weddings of the World
                3 Fashion Shows featuring multicultural wedding fashions for the entire 
                Free Entry
                HUGE PRIZES! Including 3 air/hotel vacation packages and more!
                Entire ballrooms decorated and featuring the following cultures:
                Russian, Latino and Indian

This event features complimentary entry. RSVP required at