2574 NW Thurman Street
Portland, OR 97201
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About Us

Adornment Events was founded by Carisa Smith in 2012, after managing 18 years of unique events nationally and internationally for corporations, and planning local special events as a hobby. Adornment was built on the concept of creating a special experience for their clients and personally investing in every single one of them. With a team of design professionals, logistics stars and just plain fantastic wedding planners, we take great pride in our work ethic and integrity.

Adornment specializes in creating one-of-a-kind events for our clients. Event planning and design details for weddings and special events.


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Wedding Planning Service Offered
Day of CoordinationDestination Wedding PlanningFull Service Wedding PlanningRelated Wedding Event Planning



Carisa and her staff were fantastic. Great service, great people. Even though we had to work within a small budget, the money spent on their service was 100% worth it. Thank you!

Oct 18, 2014

Adornment made my wedding PERFECT! I literally don't know what I would have done without Carisa. There's not enough space here for me to rave about every detail she took care of. I was able to relax & enjoy my day because she is absolutely amazing!!

Sep 25, 2014

My wife and I are LA transplants and desperately needed someone one who could navigate the PDX wedding market. My wife was referred to Adornment Events by a wedding dress boutique in downtown PDX. Adornment Events’ owner, Carisa, won our trust with her warm personality, intelligence and experience. The real value of Adornment came through the wedding planning process as she advocated for our interest with various vendors, was always on our side while dealing with vendor conflicts, and was always empathetic to our needs. She was resourceful, cost conscious, and never hesitated to be proactive to our needs. On the actual day of the wedding, all of Adornment’s hard work of planning and vision building resulted in a beautiful event that ran like clockwork. All of the vendors that Adornment recommended were professional, on time, and did their job well. Adornment easily worked our photographer even though she was not referred by Adornment. Any gaps were filled by the Adornment team as they stepped up to put on finishing touches, making sure we both stayed calm, and picking up and keeping track of our loose items (cell phone, glasses) because we were both overwhelmed with the event. Yes, they pay attention to the details. But it was not only the operational details, but also the human/emotional details of taking care and being there for their clients. Adornment is in it for the long term. They are not here to make a quick buck or to process a high quantity of clients through w/ minimal effort. They service each client as if they are their only client and their efforts have resulted in Adornment’s great reputation in the PDX wedding industry community. Meeting and working with Carisa was definitely the best part of the wedding planning process ☺ Thank you for everything.

Apr 19, 2016

Carisa was wonderful to work with. A real joy with a terrific personality. We would recommend her to all. Mother of the Groom

Dec 01, 2015

Carisa was a joy to work with. She is professional and gives more than she is asked to do. She has a lovely personality and also is very calming. I would recommend her to everyone. She did a terrific job for our family.

Sep 25, 2015

Adornment Events is amazing, hiring them was the best decision I made. In hindsight I have no idea how I would have made it through my wedding day without Carisa. Very sweet ladies that really care and want to make your day amazing!

Aug 26, 2015

Hiring Carisa and her wonderful team at Adornment Events was the smartest decision I made in planning our wedding. Carisa and her team are the reason why our friends and family said that our wedding was the most amazing wedding they've attended!

Aug 26, 2015

It was a pleasure working with Carisa and the Adornment Events team. I hired Carisa and her team as my day of coordinator. Carisa also suggested me a lot of great ideas for my wedding decor, and my wedding turned out beautiful. Thank you!! -Grace-

Jul 28, 2015