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Wildly Creative Custom Invitations Set the Tone for Fall Events

New Portland, Oregon-based Event Bliss offers imaginative invitations, party services.

Portland, OR, September 21, 2005 --(PR.com)-- The autumn season brings the perfect opportunity to begin planning the numerous special gatherings to come: holiday parties, family gatherings, spring and summer weddings, and perhaps even the exciting announcement of a new baby. Portland, Oregon-based Event Bliss is born just in time to help brides and grooms, businesses, expectant moms and everyday Joes and Janes create inviting preludes to their special events with custom crafted invitations, announcements and creative event ideas. Event Bliss specializes in intuitive design that reflects the client’s unique personal style.

“In today’s chaotic world, weddings, births and other happy gatherings are cherished more than ever,” says Event Bliss owner Marlynn Jayme Schotland. “Having custom crafted invitations and announcements play a key role in getting people excited about what’s to come; they can help enhance that special connection between you, your friends and family in advance of the event.”

Event Bliss fashions invitations for every kind of event imaginable, whether carefree and whimsical, sophisticated and elegant, sassy and bold, or intimate and romantic. After an initial complimentary personal consultation, Schotland goes to work on the design using her imagination to include various papers and materials she feels would appropriately convey the theme or allure of the event. “The biggest trend in invitations continues to be the layered look,” says Schotland, “while popular invitation materials include ribbons, Envelopments™, custom adhesives, eyelets and brads. These embellishments can be easily customized to enhance the individuality of each invitation, and I love working one-on-one with clients to include special touches that really reflect their individuality.”

Schotland founded the company in 2005, after years of working as a newscaster and public relations director. When searching for invitations for her 2001 wedding, she could not find any companies or designers that were able to capture the essence of her or her husband’s style, and so she created her own. She has since designed imaginative, one-of-a-kind wedding invitations for couples throughout the globe, and has recently branched into creating baby announcements. With several years experience planning small- and large-scale business and residential events, Schotland also offers additional event planning services such as creating favors, establishing décor, and designing special touches to help carry the theme of the event from beginning to end.

Working with Event Bliss is like working with a close friend whom you trust knows you well enough to bring out the best of you in your event and your stationery. Visit the Event Bliss portfolio at www.eventbliss.com to view examples of work. For more information or to schedule a personal consultation, please call Marlynn Jayme Schotland at 503-250-4690 or e-mail info@eventbliss.com.

About Founder Marlynn Jayme Schotland
Marlynn Jayme Schotland is a lover of pretty packaging, unique papers, clever copywriting and making people happy. In addition to being the owner and designer of Event Bliss, Marlynn owns SchotlandPR (www.schotlandpr.com), offering small business clients, entrepreneurs and independent artists media relations, community relations, copywriting, event planning and publication services. She currently also serves on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Columbia Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators as the VP of Promotions/Community Relations. Marlynn’s creative portfolio includes 10 years of experience working in communications, as a television news anchor/reporter and as a public relations director for a design college in Portland, Oregon. She grew up in Portland and attended Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After a brief stint in Los Angeles, California, Marlynn returned to the green pastures of Portland 10 years ago, where she currently resides with her husband, their toddler son, and lovable Lab Retriever.

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