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.
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.
Yours, Always offers a free consultation to discuss your ideas, expectations, and vision. Services include day-of coordination, planning, styling, and design.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Chantelle · Married on 09/08/2018
Kara was amazing and made our day go so smooth and stress free! As soon as we met her, we knew we had made the right decision for a day of coordinator. All of our vendors loved Kara and she was so easy to communicate with. We will recommend her to everyone looking for a wedding coordinator. I honestly don't know what we would have done without her!Sent on 09/23/2018
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Lauren · Married on 08/26/2018
Kara was a dream come true! I tell everyone: I couldn't have gotten married without my husband AND Kara of Yours, Always. She was incredibly responsive and was creative in meeting my budget. Her skills in sign-making, other wedding tools, and designing (and making) all our floral arrangements was unlike anything I imagined when we initially booked. Book Yours, Always and get the wedding dream team you need!!
Katie · Married on 07/28/2018
Kara from Axe & Wedge events did a FABULOUS job as our wedding coordinator, and I highly recommend her. She helped us plan and execute all sorts of details that made our day special & stress-free, like making sure we had water stations set out for guests to stay hydrated pre-ceremony, decorating the arch that we got married under so it was picture-perfect, and ensuring that our whole wedding day went all according to plan.Sent on 08/14/2018
Yours, Always's reply:
Kara is such a dream to work with! She is cool, calm and collected, at all times and knows exactly what is going on from start to finish. She takes care of everything and makes the day run smooth. I would 100% recommend her to everyone looking for a coordinator!