Hannah + Ben

 

Hannah and Ben are meant for each other. They both love to be surrounded by friends & family, laugh and dance the night away. When planning the wedding with Elizabeth, these things and many more were key elements in their wedding day. Hannah and Ben pick the Exchange Ballroom for their wedding. They wanted something, simple and modern with a light/open feel to the space. The Exchange Ballroom provided them a perfect window backdrop into the city for their vows. As the light flooded in through the windows, Hannah and Ben said "I do." 

The couple's vision was set from day one. Hannah and Ben knew exactly what they wanted - a clean, natural rustic look. From the flowers to the table scape, their vision was perfection. The reception tables were adorned with colorful print napkins from La Tavola, beautiful blue goblets and antlers from Something Borrowed and natural flowers from a family friend. There were gorgeous lush garlands full of different greens and herbs adorning the bars, cake table, and on top of mirrored signage throughout the venue. Some of the fun details included a variety of semi-naked cakes from Dream Cakes and the large balloons behind the bar that spelled out "cheers,"  Everything cake together perfectly!

Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Amanda K Photography

Photography: Amanda K Photography | Cinematography: Watertown Films | Beauty: Face Body Beauty | Rentals: The Party Place + Something Borrowed | Catering: Vibrant Table | Cake: Dream Cakes | Floral: Barb Hunter | Music: Cody Reinheimer

 

Brandi + Daniel

 
Bridalbliss.com | Denver Wedding | Colorado Event Planning and Design | Megan Alvarez Photography

In the very first meeting with Brandi and Dan, you could feel the upbeat energy surround them. They are both full of life, positivity and no fuss! Brandi's idea to host the ceremony three months prior the reception displayed these characteristic very well and also allowed for the couple to share a fabulous, carefree "Colorado" reception with 300 of their closest friends.

Hosted at Mile High Station, an old train station in the heart of Denver, the couple lit up the venue with glowing candles, multi-tiered glass vases and simple, clean flowers. The night was surrounded with local beers, Colorado influenced action stations and intense games of JENGA!

 

Emergency Kit

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Seattle Wedding Planner | Event Design | Powers Studios

No matter how meticulously a wedding is planned, there may be issues that pop up during the day (some small and some large!) that need to be dealt with.  We always bring fully stocked emergency kits to all of our events which include some unexpected items.  Take a peek at our segment that aired on KPTV's Good Day Oregon for some  tips to use on your own wedding day!

 

Jessica + Matthew

 

Jessica and Matt’s wedding was a soirée to remember. The event was held at the beautiful Scholls Valley Lodge just outside the city. The lush green landscape was the perfect backdrop to this late summer wedding. As many Portland summers days do, it rained just before the ceremony, but just as the bride was to walk down the aisle, the clouds cleared up and the sun came out, as if giving it’s blessing for the union. The bridal party wore jewel tones of navy blues and deep claret reds. The ceremony was simple, and many tears of happiness fell. Following the ceremony was the most fun reception and party. A Pacific Northwest organic feast was served by Pearl Catering with accompanying Willamette Valley wines. The toasts were equally emotional and hilarious and the dance floor was opened up by DJ Mighty Moves. Once the bride and groom started dancing, they didn’t stop. An epic night was had by all, with the perfect sweet finish in Donut Day – a wonderful service who creates fresh, hot-out-of-the-oil doughnuts. Congratulations on your awesome love story Jessica & Matt!

Photography: Laura Morseman Photography | Makeup: Jessica Belknap | Rentals: Party Place | Catering: Pearl Catering | Dessert: Donut Day | Floral: Emerald Petals | Ceremony Music: Columbia River Strings | DJ: DJ Mighty Moves

 

Anna + Schuyler

 
Bridalbliss.com | Salem Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Mosca Studio

Anna is one of our dear friends and the Private Events Director at the Oregon Golf Club, so when she asked Katy to assist with her wedding planning, we couldn't have been more thrilled.  With a gorgeous setting, such as Zenith Vineyards,  Anna & Schuyler wanted their guests to have a great time.  Zest Floral outdid themselves (again!) with gorgeous purple and magenta florals in an assortment of gold vases and mercury glass votives.  The head table was covered in gold leather dot linen by La Tavola with glass beaded chargers and long floral arrangements to finish the look.  Guests enjoyed the wines from Zenith's own vineyard along with a variety of other cocktails and delicious food provided by Vibrant Table along with a beautiful  three tiered gold dot cake from Laurie Clarke Cakes.  Pressure Point set the tone for a fun evening filled with dancing and even a surprise dance for the bride and groom performed by the Bride's mother, Aunts and a couple bridesmaids. Late night, guests were treated to a variety of late night snacks such as fried chicken & waffle bites, sliders and more. 

Bridalbliss.com | Salem Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Mosca Studio

Photography: Mosca Studio | Floral: Zest | Gown: Anna's Bridal | Catering: Vibrant Table | Beauty: Face Body Beauty | Cake: Laurie Clarke | Cinematography: Couture Motion Video | Band: Pressure Point | Photo Booth: Photobooth For You

 

Kids + Weddings

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Powers Studios

How do you feel about including children at weddings? Some brides love it and some are adamantly against it.  Take a peek at our segment that aired on KPTV's Good Day Oregon for some tips on including kids at events!

Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Powers Studios
 

Elizabeth + Phil

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Honeysuckle Photography | Blum Floral

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Liz and Phil planned their destination wedding in Portland and chose The Grotto and Gerding Theater at The Armory to truly capture Portland with the help of their coordinator, Meghan. The couple tied the knot with Phil's childhood priest officiating a beautiful ceremony in the outdoor chapel at The Grotto. Then, guests made their way downtown for a truly urban reception in the heart of the Pearl District. Once cocktail hour ended, guests headed way upstairs to an elegantly decorated reception with watercolor details, beautiful arrangements from Blum Floral, and airplants in gold, geometric vases that Liz and Phil made by hand for each guest. After a tasty dinner from Devil's FoodGuests were treated to a amazing section of individual desserts made by Phil's family- it was hard to pick just one! 

Photography: Honeysuckle Photography | Beauty: Kirstie Wight | Catering: Devil's Food | Cake: Rosie Cakes | Photo Booth: HappyMatic | Floral: Blum Floral | Ceremony Music: Brian Haskins | DJ: Stumptown DJ's 

 

Melissa + Scott

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Jessica Watson Photography

When it comes to personal details and a whole lot of love, Melissa & Scott definitely had it all! From a quilt guest book to a floral arch designed by family this day had it all. We couldn't have had a better summer day out at the historic Pomeroy Farms for their event. Their rustic and classic coral, blush and apricot decor was a perfect fit for the space. Lanterns and hues of pinks adorned the tables lit by beautiful chandeliers. Delicious mini pies and a classic car topped this day off for the group! Friends and family were a huge help in the day's success and proved how loved this couple truly is!

Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Jessica Watson Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Jessica Watson Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Jessica Watson Photography

Photography: Jessica Watson Photography | Beauty: Brooke Burgess | Rentals: Miss Formal Event Rentals | Catering: C + L Catering | Dessert: Pie Spot | Floral: Clark County Floral | DJ: Chad Dowling Productions