Desiree + Kate

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Engagement Session | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Jessica Hill Photography

Desiree and Kate had just moved to Portland from the Oregon Coast when it was time to take their engagement pictures with Jessica Hill Photography. They were super nervous about picking the right location and we quickly realized that a nice glass of wine at a hip urban winery, followed by fun at an arcade and a walk in the woods would be fitting for this adorable same sex couple! Judging from these darling pictures we found the perfect locations! We are just so excited for their upcoming wedding this Saturday. These two have been an absolutely blast to work with and we wish them nothing but the best.

 

Kait + Grant

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Fotovitae | Dosha

Kait and Grant worked with Natalia to plan their CASTAWAY wedding which took place on a rainy but beautiful Saturday night.  The couple wanted a wedding that perfectly described them as a couple – which meant their love of food,  the Arizona Wildcats and good music (think GOODFOOT on a Friday night). On the day of their wedding they got exactly what they wanted!

Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Fotovitae | Dosha

Even though the forecast called for rain all day, all parties decided to risk it and stick with the original outdoor ceremony plan.  To their luck, there was a break in the clouds and the ceremony took place in POMERIUS NURSERY.  Guests were treated to delicious appetizers and specialty cocktails and later a gorgeous and delicious buffet all from DEVIL’S FOOD CATERING.

Even though the forecast called for rain all day, all parties decided to risk it and stick with the original outdoor ceremony plan.  To their luck, there was a break in the clouds and the ceremony took place in POMERIUS NURSERY.  Guests were treated to delicious appetizers and specialty cocktails and later a gorgeous and delicious buffet all from DEVIL’S FOOD CATERING.
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Fotovitae | Dosha

The music was loud and the dance floor packed as Kait and Grant celebrated their nuptials with their closest friends and family. Traditions like a special “Loving Cup” ceremony by Grant’s fraternity brothers took place and the dessert was a large Arizona Wildcats basketball court full of cupcakes as well as delectable mini pie’s from PIE SPOT.  What a night!

Photography: FOTOVITAE, Hair/Makeup: DOSHA, DJ: STUMPTOWN, Cake: LE COOKIE MONKEY

 

Choosing Wedding Professionals

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Powers Max Monte Photography

One of the most daunting pieces of wedding planning, especially those attempting it without a planner, is choosing the wedding professionals that will work on your big event.  There are so many reasons why choosing the right vendors is important!  Take a peek at our segment that aired on KPTV's More Good Day Oregon this week!

photo by Max Monte

 

Ashley + Alex

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding| Oregon Event Planning and Design | Jennifer Morey Photography

Ashley & Alex celebrated their special day with a classic event held at THE OREGON GOLF CLUB. The venue was their ideal backdrop as they planned small personal details into this traditional and romantic setting. The palate of lilac, cool blues and soft pinks was set off with a super fun pop of coral. Guests were greeted into the ceremony by adorable chalk art as they found their seats. Their ceremony was sweet and intimate as Alex’s father had the honor of officiating. The view down the aisle was full of bright summer sunshine and lush rose bushes everywhere. The reception to follow was simple and timeless with a great display of the couple’s engaging personalities. Tables were covered in floating candles, orchids, hydrangea, and garden roses perfectly styled by BELLA BLOOM FLORAL. Bridesmaids entered rocking brand new bright coral Nike shoes, sure to be on the dance floor all night long. Friends and family spent the evening snapping photos in their photobooth by LIMELIGHT and playing yard games. The evening ended with a glow stick exit and a very happy couple.

Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding| Oregon Event Planning and Design | Jennifer Morey Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding| Oregon Event Planning and Design | Jennifer Morey Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding| Oregon Event Planning and Design | Jennifer Morey Photography

Photography by JENNIFER MOREY, Hair + Makeup by ERIN WEAVER, Cake by LAMB’S, DJ byMOBILE MUSIC, Transportation by LUCKY LIMOUSINE

 

Jessica + Aidan

 
bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Zest Floral | Jessica Hill Photography

Jessica and Aidan worked with ELIZABETH to help plan their intimate wedding. With almost their entire guest list traveling from around the world they wanted to show case all that Oregon has to offer. They decided to say “I do” at THE FOUNDRY which ended up being the perfect location.  The last weekend in July is typically one of the safest weekends in Oregon to get married outside.  However, this day it was greeted with a 51% chance of rain. After the morning rain passed the ceremony was able to take place outside. Memories were made as almost immediately as Jessica walked down the aisle with her dad a light mist came through. Guests popped up white umbrellas creating a beautiful outlook for Jessica and Aidan.  After the ceremony guests enjoyed a cocktail hour with breaks of sunshine, dinner and dancing the night away. At the end of the night guests were gifted personalized bottles of wine and in return guests gifted Aidan and Jessica a sparkler send-off to remember for the rest of their lives.

Bridalbliss.com | Lake Oswego Wedding | Bridal Bliss Event Planning | Zest Floral | Jessica Hill Photography | The Foundry at Oswego Pointe
Bridalbliss.com | Lake Oswego Wedding | Bridal Bliss Event Planning | Zest Floral | Jessica Hill Photography | The Foundry at Oswego Pointe
Bridalbliss.com | Lake Oswego Wedding | Bridal Bliss Event Planning | Zest Floral | Jessica Hill Photography | The Foundry at Oswego Pointe
Bridalbliss.com | Lake Oswego Wedding | Bridal Bliss Event Planning | Zest Floral | Jessica Hill Photography | The Foundry at Oswego Pointe
Bridalbliss.com | Lake Oswego Wedding | Bridal Bliss Event Planning | Zest Floral | Jessica Hill Photography | The Foundry at Oswego Pointe
Bridalbliss.com | Lake Oswego Wedding | Bridal Bliss Event Planning | Zest Floral | Jessica Hill Photography | The Foundry at Oswego Pointe
Bridalbliss.com | Lake Oswego Wedding | Bridal Bliss Event Planning | Zest Floral | Jessica Hill Photography | The Foundry at Oswego Pointe
Bridalbliss.com | Lake Oswego Wedding | Bridal Bliss Event Planning | Zest Floral | Jessica Hill Photography | The Foundry at Oswego Pointe
Bridalbliss.com | Lake Oswego Wedding | Bridal Bliss Event Planning | Zest Floral | Jessica Hill Photography | The Foundry at Oswego Pointe
Bridalbliss.com | Lake Oswego Wedding | Bridal Bliss Event Planning | Zest Floral | Jessica Hill Photography | The Foundry at Oswego Pointe

Photos by JESSICA HILL PHOTOGRAPHY, Catering by GOURMET PRODUCTIONS, Rentals by THE PARTY PLACE, Makeup by Styled by Chrystal, Cake by DREAM CAKES, Cinematography by Moving Picture Weddings, Floral by BLUM FLORAL, Officiating by A BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY, Music by CHAD DOWLING, Transportation by LUCKY LIMOUSINE + ECO SHUTTLE

 

Heather + Eli

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Wedding Planning and Design | Stark Photography

Heather & Eli met in the most darling way, they were coincidentally seated next to each other on an airplane! These two jet setters couldn’t be more of a perfect match. Their touching ceremony, coordinated by Carrie, was held outside at the ever sophisticated WAVERLEY COUNTRY CLUB. Lush champagne and pink florals decorated the arch they stood underneath overlooking the river. Their guests enjoyed cocktails on the patio and music by DUO CON BRIO h before being invited into the clubhouse for the reception. The rest of the night sparkled with gold and champagne colors, great music from the band 5 GUYS NAMED MOE and a stunning cake by DREAM CAKES. Heather & Eli shared their first dance to “Come Fly with me,” by Frank Sinatra followed by a special performance of Eli & his father.  What a night!

Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Wedding Planning and Design | Stark Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Wedding Planning and Design | Stark PhotographyBridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Wedding Planning and Design | Stark Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Wedding Planning and Design | Stark Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Wedding Planning and Design | Stark Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Wedding Planning and Design | Stark Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Wedding Planning and Design | Stark Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Wedding Planning and Design | Stark Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Wedding Planning and Design | Stark Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Wedding Planning and Design | Stark Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Wedding Planning and Design | Stark Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Wedding Planning and Design | Stark Photography

Photos by STARK PHOTOGRAPHY, Cinematography by OPEN LENS, Floral by CRYSTAL LILIES, Cake by DREAM CAKES, Hair/Makeup by COUTURE ARTISTRY

 

Emmaline + Christopher

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Wedding Planning and Design | Yasmin Khajavi Photography

Emmaline and Christopher are the most darling couple, and Kirsten had so much fun planning their wedding!  Emmaline grew up in Portland and so they decided to host their wedding at WEST END BALLROOM with all its vintage charm, even though they were planning from afar and now live in Maryland. Emmaline envisioned a glam but simple and whimsical look, and ZEST delivered with a stunning candle and twinkle light backdrop for their altar and pretty, romantic clusters of flowers in bud vases for their centerpieces.  Tones of peach and coral and bright summery greens contrasted beautifully with the navy blue silk table linens, while delicate touches of gold maintained the glamorous accent, along with the bride herself:  just look at that gorgeous dress!  In the end, fun cocktails, BLUE STAR DONUTS, tear jerking speeches and lots and lots of love made for a very happy wedding!  Congratulations Emmaline and Christopher!

Photography by YASMIN KHAJAVI, Rentals by PARTY PLACE and SOMETHING BORROWED, Music by JOHN ROSS, Catering by PEARL CATERING, Hair by KATERINA TSIRIMIAGOS, Makeup by JULIE LAMPROS, Flowers by ZEST, Cinematography by COUTURE MOTION PICTURES, Desserts by BLUE STAR DONUTS, Suits by THE BLACK TUX, Invitations by MINTED, Chalk Art by MARLY BEYER, Transportation by PDX PEDICAB, Printables by BORDEN SPECIFICS

Nicole + Chad

 
Bridalbliss.com | Oregon Wine Country Wedding | Willamette Valley Event Planning and Design | Jessica Watson Photography | Noho's

Nicole & Chad celebrated their special day at the gorgeous Maysara Winery on a beautiful August Saturday. Fields of grape vines surround the stone winery featuring the most stunning entrance. Guests arrived in First Student school buses and were greeted with tons of candlelight and chalkboard details. The ceremony and reception space was lined with wine barrels and sparkling café lights. Tons of ivory and green flowers completed the space adding a romantic and natural touch. Their guests raved about the authentic Hawaiian food served for cocktail and dinner hour by Noho's. Touching speeches and first dances led into an amazing party, the band Pressure Point had nearly everyone on the dance floor until the very end.

Photography: Jessica Watson | Catering: Noho's | Rentals: The Party Place | Cinematography: Candy Glass Productions |  Floral: Morrow's Flowers | Officiant: Ryan Pottle | Ceremony + Reception Music: Celebration Music | Transportation: First Student