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About Yours, Always

Yours, Always is a proprietorship based in Portland, OR, founded by Kara Brandon, your lead Planner & Coordinator. Yours, Always works hard to create unique, personalized, visually yummy weddings for our wonderful couples. Our approach to wedding planning is a combination of visual aids and inspiration to start, and an academic planning strategy full of comprehensive lists, summaries and a series of planning documents. We also host a great selection of online collaboration tools as well as live floor plans & renderings as needed. 


Kara graduated with a BA in Art & Design, focusing on studio art, graphic design, photography & art discourse. 
Post BA, Kara worked in Interior Design and furniture, learning about project management on large new construction projects, art installation and accessory design projects. She specialized in space planning, client management and design collaborations. She worked in the wine industry as she began her MBA before she launched her first business, Axe & Wedge Events.

Our Re-brand
Yours, Always is a direct re-brand of former Axe & Wedge Events, which conceptually began as a traveling, in-home wine tasting event service. "Axe & Wedge" is a by-hand wood splitting technique used in early stages to make staves for wine barrels. In the same right—it was the early stages—a foundation laid. Axe & Wedge Events morphed into event planning & styling far beyond the cannon of food and wine. Our clients were almost exclusively wedding clients. As the business took shape, the name & brand did follow.

Services Offered
Yours, Always offers a free consultation to discuss your ideas, expectations, and vision. Services include day-of coordination, planning, styling, and design.

Categories: Wedding Planner

Regions serviced: Portland

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Kara does it all. She is an incredible wedding coordinator/planner, florist, and all around wedding guru. I cannot speak highly enough about her attention to detail, ability to communicate quickly and effectively, and her calm under pressure; she is a true pro. Even though we knew our day fell in the middle of a busy wedding season we always felt like her main priority and she went above and beyond in every aspect of what she was hired to do. If I could point every one of my friends in Axe & Wedge’s direction I would, she and her staff made our day beautiful and so special. Here is a list of a few extra things Kara and her team did to make our day even more special:
1. When I ran out of time finishing the groomsmen's boutonnieres she finished them up like a true pro
2. She helped us configure our table layout, including 5 different options, a google maps satellite view, and organized last minute place cards when I added them in a few days before the wedding
3. She left the bride tribe a bottle of rose as we got ready in the morning
4. She made multiple flower market visits when the flowers we planned on using weren't available
5. Kara helped us order our flower vases from a wholesaler and dealt with the transportation and logistics of all of our flowers
6. She got everything done but also spent time talking with our families and everyone commented on how kind and caring she and her entire staff were
7. Our venue owner said that Kara was one of the reasons this was one of the most enjoyable weddings that they had hosted. They felt that the entire day was handled by a professional and had no concerns the entire time.
Below are a few examples of the florals and signs she made for our wedding.

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Profile Picture Carly, 6/16/18, 2 Reviews
Category: Flowers, Wedding Planning
Services Used: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Destination, Religious, Day-Of Coord., Timelines, To-Do Lists, Referrals

Kara was amazing to work with. She brought so much knowledge and experience. I gave her an idea of what I wanted and she ran with it. She did all the decorations, found vendors to fit our needs and our budget, did the florals, and even her husband jumped in to do the bar tending. We were so blessed by Kara's help. We had a baby in the middle of our 1.5 year engagement and we couldn't have had our perfect day without her. I would absolutely recommend Kara to all of my friends.
We feel so lucky to have found you Kara! Thank you for everything.
Danielle, Gerek, & Sorin

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Portland, OR 97214   See On Map
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Yours, Always is a wedding Planner and Coordinator from Portland, OR servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Portland Metro, Vancouver, and Beaverton. Yours, Always is a professional Wedding Planner that has been part of the West Coast wedding industry since 2015 specializing in design.