Inspired Event Design
WEDDING PLANNING + SPECIAL EVENTS in PORTLAND
“I was initially drawn to Adornment because their website was the only one in the Portland area that featured diverse couples and that was extremely important to me. Carisa and Adornment Events were warm, relatable, and caring while also being organized and professional. Would do it all over again every year if I could, it was just that great and that much fun from day one to our wedding day.”
Your Story. Our Creative.
Full Service Custom Events
I love a great idea, and seeing what opportunities I can create within a space. Every single client and venue is unique and the design of an event should speak to that. After all, the Pacific NW is the most beautiful place full of insanely picturesque backdrops. Long farm table intimate celebration in the middle of a vineyard? I’m in. Ski Lodge where you are picked up via Snow Cat to climb a mountain to dine with your favorite people? Let’s do it. Married on a cliff with the Columbia River Gorge behind you? Perfect idea. Historic Urban Portland venue with giant windows laced with greenery? My favorite. It’s these unique locations that I’ve worked within partnered with the best clients a girl could ask for that keep me designing in this space year over year.
“Carisa and her team of rockstars at Adornment Events are so incredible. During our first phone call with Carisa, I could tell how much she cared about providing fantastic wedding day experiences for her couples, and how detail oriented she is.
I HIGHLY recommend Carisa and the entire team at Adornment Events. It was a joy to work with them while planning our wedding and we are so thankful for their hard work making our dream day a reality.”
Planning should be fun - let me help you.
Not all events are created equal, and who wants to plan something with zero enjoyment and still be stressed on your big day? Being present and fully immersing yourself in the experience is worth gold, and that’s what I’m here for. I take on a limited amount of clients, so I can dedicate myself to these special bookings. This will allow myself and the Adornment Team to be our best selves creatively and provide time in our calendar to customize full weekend experiences and travel as needed for those clients. If we sound like a match for you, we can’t wait to hear from you!
“Hiring Carisa at Adornment Events was the very best decision we made when it came to our wedding planning. Carisa listened to our ideas, was respectful of our busy work schedules and found a way to implement our ideas but in the end truly elevated the experience beyond our own imagination. Hire Carisa and get ready to not only make a friend for life, but have the wedding event of your dreams!”
About Adornment Events
Born and raised in the Pacific NW camping, coast day trips, and family vacations at my grandfather’s forest cabin are my favorite memories growing up. I also was lucky enough to be brought up by a collection of very strong women whose love language was gathering family and designing space. Setting tables in my Sunday best with my grandmother at age 8 for her dinner parties for change (as I call them now). A time where they would gather decision makers of the community to make positive impactful changes. In middle school and throughout high school I was obsessed with selecting textiles and paint swatch matching with my Mother who is an Interior Designer. Color, art, and creating space are all the things I love the most. I’m a firm believer that my clients match with me for a reason, and they become family to me. My passion to support them and their wild ideas has kept me learning, growing and creating events since 2008.