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  • November25th


    Do you know Christina is a native Oregonian?  Did you know she often refers to herself as a bit granola, a bit treehugger- but never one to do a sit-in for days on end? One of her ways to reduce waste is to continue how she was raised, recycle and reuse is a way of life for her personally and professionally.

    Green awareness isn’t merely something to talk about. As our mothers told us when growing up, “actions speak louder than words”. Dolce’s action is big for you ($$ in your pocket), us (inventory return) and most importantly, Mother Earth – her goods are reused rather than dumped into her lap.

    Recycle your event vases and receive 10% off per piece. Additionally, you don’t have to reuse the one you returned either! The only catch; it must not be broken, in poor condition, or need to be cleaned prior to return. Example, a wedding of 100 has 10 centerpieces for the wedding reception. A year later, you, the newlywed, return 7 vases and receive 10% off 7 arrangements for your 1st Anniversary, your sister’s engagement party or your own baby shower! Yes, it’s that easy! We reward our clients who recycle as you are a return yourself.

    Go Green, Save $$ and feel good that you are looking out for Mother Earth!

  • November20th

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    It’s a special venue that can make an ordinary event the talk of the company, family and/or friends for years. Truly jaw dropping beauty, vines woven meticulously as far as the eye can reach, where some tasting rooms have now been transformed to full fledged event spaces built to feel as though you time traveled into a European Castle, not still here in the States.

    Dolce has had the privilege of producing beautiful events at several vineyards and looks forward to more!

    Today however, I must write about a recent experience that stands out above the others. Recently, while away for an event, I had the pleasure of taking a private tour of a boutique estate winery in the Pacific Northwest. Beacon Hill Estate,, has got it figured out! Originally named Beacon Hill Vineyard for a lighthouse-like structure at the top of the hill, here’s a quick picture to set the mood.

    Dolce Designs Studio - Beacon Hill Winery - Wineries Wow!!!

    The owners, Razvan and Felicia, immigrants from Romania with 300+ years of vineyard experience in their family line, personally provided a step-by-step tour of the winery and the changes they have made and are making since purchasing the Estate in 2005. The passion and vision for the Castle tasting room and event space, drawn with precise detail by Razvan himself and now almost completed, is nothing but spectacular. I am honored to have spent an entire afternoon with him discussing all the possibilities for events and the opportunities for Dolce and Beacon to work together. The ideas have continued to flow through my head since I drove away over 24 hours ago! I can’t wait to attend the upcoming “Grand Opening” to launch the new tasting room and event space, the Beacon Hill Castle.

    I look forward to working with Razvan and his staff to create phenomenal memories for years to come. Brides can be assured that picking this venue (with Dolce Designs as the event producers of course) will be a European experience with all the conveniences and expertise of “home”! And for our corporate clients, I can’t speak to the peace and quiet enough, so quiet that it’s difficult to believe the city really is less than a hour away! The inhale of sweet scents throughout the property carry the stress away with each exhale, creating a perfect environment for free thinking, and, since the Castle is new, the technology is too! Beacon Hill Estate  is available for day/evening events, full weekend events or intimate private parties. If you are seeking to set yourself apart, THIS is the place to do it!