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    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 • Wedding Guide
Valley River Inn makes
every love story beautiful
t Valley River Inn,
each event is cus-
tomized to make your
dreams come true. With a
variety of rustic, grand-lodge
settings and sunlight-filled
river views on a natural loca-
tion within city limits, the
inn accommodates parties
from one to 1,000.
“Every love story is beau-
tiful—we can’t wait to hear
Life is better on the river,
and we want to encourage all
styles and all couples to
come talk with us on Feb. 11
between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
We will be showcasing our
true Valley River Inn style
with the funky/edgy trends
and hipster styles as we
embrace a “love all” attitude
and let’s not forget the clas-
sic old vintage creations too!
Living on the edge and
being non-traditional is our
forte; let’s make your cere-
mony, reception or celebra-
tion just as unique as you
Is tradition what you are
looking for? We are not
adverse to keeping with tra-
dition and holding true to the
classic sophistication of
beautiful timeless weddings.
Our enchanting courtyard
and river view ballrooms can
enhance the organic beauty
of love here at the Valley
River Inn.
For more information, con-
tact Valley River Inn at 1000
Valley River Way in Eugene,
call 541-743-1000 or visit
T h e v a l ue i n h i ri n g a D J
n today’s day and age, with the advancement
of technology and portable music and sound,
the value of hiring a DJ for any occasion
seems to be an unnecessary cost for many.
Everyone seems to know a friend of a friend that
can “DJ” their event. However, with a little
research, one can see that there is more than
meets the eye when hiring a mobile entertainer.
Here are a couple things to consider when debat-
ing on whether to hire a professional or not.
The term “disc jockey” (DJ) is perhaps a bit
outdated. Most mobile entertainers have gone
digital, utilizing mp3 files and professional DJ
mixing software to provide music. They use high
quality licensed files that they have paid for, and
usually making sure that they are radio edit to be
appropriate for your event. The software they use
is costly, designed to provide many effects,
including smooth transitions between songs so
that the music format is not choppy.
Amateurs and hobby DJ’s will often use sim-
ple programs like iTunes or Windows Media
Player to play music. This results in a line of
music with breaks between each song, and awk-
ward silences on the dance floor.
Professional DJ companies also pride them-
selves on being an MC, or Master of
Ceremonies. They have spent years learning the
ins and outs of a wedding or special event. They
can often act as a coordinator the day of the
event, working with the client for months prior to
the big day to plan the details.
Hiring a professional will give you ease of
mind on the day of your celebration, knowing
that you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your
labor, allowing them to run the show — making
announcements, collaborating with the other
hired professional vendors and helping you
achieve your perfect day.
Rising Phoenix Productions has been in busi-
ness since 2004, helping clients create the perfect
celebration, no matter the occasion.
With online planners for every type of event,
online music database, high-end pro audio equip-
ment, and mobile entertainers professionally
trained in all aspects of traditional events, plan-
ning and coordination. Rising Phoenix offers
DJs, karaoke, trivia, wedding officiating and
photo booths.
Contact Rising Phoenix today, at 541-953-
6222 for a detailed quote or visit www., to see how it can best assist you.
Elegant Weddings & Receptions
Cottage Grove’s Premier Florist Since 1984
Let us help you with
Flowers & Plants
Oregon Grown Roses • Large selection of Quality Fresh Cut Flowers
Premium Blooming and Green Plants • Creative Floral Design for all Occasions
Fresh & Silk Floral Arrangements
Clothing Boutique
Home Accessories • Candles • Cards • Mylar Balloons • Beautiful Gift Selection
Discover fine varietal wines at Cottage Grove’s only
winery. Beautiful tasting area and winery overlook-
ing a private 24 acre lake, surrounded by magnifi-
cent fir covered hills.
13 miles west of Cottage Grove. Once in Lorane, follow
the signs to the tasting room. Call ahead for hours or
Personalized Wedding Flowers • Invitations • Corsages • Bridal Bouquets
• Reception & Ceremony Flowers
Serving the Cottage Grove Area since 1984
• Over 75 years of combined Floral Design Experience
• Friendly and Professional Staff to serve you • Delivery available
• Flowers by wire anywhere
Open Monday through Saturday at 9:00 am
119 S. 6th Street, Cottage Grove
www.cottagegroveflowerbasket. com