Paper and More: Portland-Based Company 'Tie That Binds' Expands Into Event Design
After years of designing custom invitations and paper goods, Southwest Portland-based Tie That Binds’ Mekala Tinnin has expanded her services to include event design. “Event design is a natural extension of my existing design service. I work hard to make sure the paper goods effectively tell the love story of my clients, so ideally, the wedding day is a cohesive reflection of them as well,” she says.
Tinnin and her team create mock-ups to give clients a preview of event details. “Our digital tablescapes include all the flowers, stationery, rentals, linens, candles and other miscellaneous details all together – ensuring that the result precisely matches [the client’s] vision,” says Tinnin. Her sensibility is driven by a heavy focus on thoughtful details, floral design and the sense of place that comes from the ceremony and reception sites. “Moreover, the focus has always been on staying on trend while maintaining a sort of timelessness,” she says.