Leslie + Robert

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

When Coos Bay sweethearts Leslie and Robert first recruited Bridal Bliss to help plan their wedding a few things were clear to me -- guests would be greeted at the ceremony with a glass of Champagne, there would be an open bar, the food would be delicious, and elegance and fun would define the look and feel of the entire celebration.

Finding the perfect venue was a beautiful compromise. Robert had his heart set on a golf course, while Leslie envisioned an exquisite ballroom. So we created a putting green inside a ballroom! The golf theme continued throughout. Specialty cocktails were inspired by golfing greats -- “The Hole in One”, “The Garden City” and “The Mother of Pearl” (the official cocktail of The Masters!) -- and each table was named after a golf course where Robert and Leslie had played.

Playing off the dramatic elegance of the ivory and navy blue ballroom, dinner tables were arranged in large Xs and Os and lush ivory florals of dahlias, roses, ranunculus and hydrangea, with simple touches of eucalyptus greenery added romance to the chic ivory and gold table settings. Each guest was greeted at their place setting with a mini cupcake, in a nod to Leslie’s passion for cake. It was the perfect sweet treat to nibble on as Leslie and Robert were introduced into the ballroom and started with a beautifully

Dinner was as lavish and delicious as imagined, and then the party only escalated! After heartwarming speeches it was time to kick off the dancing, including a special Polynesian dance performed by Leslie, her bridesmaids and the women in her family, and later a traditional Samoan money dance with both Robert and Leslie dressed up in full regalia! Undoubtedly the highlight of the evening.

It was such a pleasure to bring Robert and Leslie’s vision for their wedding to life. Surrounded by their friends and family, blending Polynesian and Oregonian histories together, and witnessing the start of a new chapter in their lives, I couldn’t have been happier to be their planner. Congratulations again, Robert and Leslie!

Coordinator: Kirsten | Paper Goods: Letters & Dust | Chalk Artist: Marly Beyer | Desserts: Ruby Jewel Ice Cream | Music: DJ Royale Entertainment | Florist: Blum Floral Design | Hair: Hair by Katerina | Makeup: Julie Lampros Skincare & Makeup | Photographer: Mosca Studio | Videographer: Moving Pictures | Rentals: Sedera Rental Co + Party Place


Kelsey + Drew

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

Kelsey & Drew were two of the best!! Every meeting we sat down and thought of ways to make this wedding more unique, more creative, and more classy! My favorite part about this one was definitely their unique escort card wall. I have a passion for a fun escort card wall – so when a client wants to do one – I want to make it even better than the last!

The pair wanted an elegant and classy color scheme with lush white floral and tons of greenery. Liz Rusnac totally accomplished their color dreams with beautiful ceremony arrangements and a GORGEOUS stairwell garland that set the tone for the entire evening.

Once we came up with the general design of the escort card wall, I took it to Liz to see if she could help us with the wreath portion. She blew it out of the park! Liz & her sweet husband ending up building a custom 5 foot by 9 foot circle garland for our one-of-a-kind escort card display. Guests were greeted by a gold foiled pocket card with an insert that had their name and table assignment. It was the perfect personal touch while still being elegant.

The ceremony was perfect in every way! Kelsey came down that magical staircase and met her dad at the bottom. They exchanged their vows, said “I do!” and got ready to party. Art of Catering passed delicious appetizers and yummy drinks, meanwhile the photo booth was open up in the Ovation Room. The Bylines (if you haven’t heard them perform yet, you have to!) were a phenomenal touch to cocktail hour, guests even started dancing!

After a fun cocktail hour and delicious dinner, Kelsey & Drew shared their first dance down on the dance floor while guests and family watched from above. It was amazing! They finished dancing the night away with delicious desserts and cake from Dream Cakes. Oh & not to mention, the adorable cigar bar we set up for guests (and mostly Drew ;) ) to enjoy in between dancing. Who knew they would have taken the entire party outside?!

It’s so fun when you become connected with a couple and watch everything come to life. Kelsey and Drew, it was such a pleasure getting to coordinate your dream day. Congratulations!

Coordinator: Catherine | Catering: Art of Catering | Cake: Dream Cakes | Cocktail Hour Music: House of Cards Music | Florist: Liz Rusnac Floral | Beauty: Powder Inc. Beauty | Officiant: Robert Griffen | Photography: Jessica Hill Photography | Reception Music: Bart Ferguson | Rentals: West Coast Event Productions | Transportation: NW Navigator | Photo Booth: Chad Dowling Productions | Paper Goods/Signage: Hey Halle | Escort Card Wall Paper Goods: Crave Design 


Christina + Drake


Where do I begin - this couple and this day were absolute perfection! From the very beginning, I knew I was lucky to work with Christina & Drake. Their sense of style, class and kindness is not often matched. Their vision came to life as the day began and late October weather cooperated. The wedding party toured around Portland in the Portland trolley before reaching the ceremony and reception location. Castaway lent the perfect urban backdrop while we packed the space with modern, yet soft and simple details.

 The ceremony was romantically draped and candle lit, while the couple stood underneath a lush installation of eucalyptus and olive leaves by Blum. Guests mingled with signature cocktails outside on the patio before being invited into the reception. Italian chocolate escort cards led family and friends to their seats where gold lanterns, crisp white blooms and sage colored greenery greeted them. Acrylic and gold laser cut details adorned the space, as well as hanging greenery hoops and Edison bulbs lining the head table.

 Heartwarming toasts and dances were held under perfectly executed lighting by Hollywood Lights. As guests danced the night away, Fifty Licks and Bunk sandwiches parked their trucks outside to curb late night cravings. This was truly a night to remember as every chic detail fell right into place and created a masterpiece! CONGRATS Christina & Drake, it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of your day!

Coordinator: Carrie | Beauty: Olivia Hawthorne | Rentals: Party Place + Classic Vintage | Lighting: Hollywood Lights | Catering: Vibrant Table | Food Trucks: Fifty Licks + Bunk Truck | Cake: Dream Cakes | Photographer: Jenn Byrne Creative | Paper Goods/Calligraphy: Letters & Dust | Videographer: Jenn Bryne Creative | Floral: Blum | Ceremony Music + Reception: John Ross Music & Production | Transportation: The Trolley


Monica + Erik


There was nothing conventional about Erik & Monika's Lan Su Wedding. Every detail deserved the finest attention to incorporate their unique vision for their special day.

The end result was a spectacular affair for the most spectacular couple. From the Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony, to an orchestrated ceremony processional, this night would not have been complete without a horse & carriage get-away ride through China Town. Red envelopes were flowing and guests were glowing with excitement after every outfit change from the bride of honor.

 Monica was truly a graceful magician on her wedding night, glowing with happiness as she was whisked from one side of the garden to the next, giving equal attention to guests who stopped to greet her and take her picture. Congrats to Erik and Monica - who complement each other to no end and who's love will be celebrated and remembered in the Chinese Year of the Rooster.

Coordinator: Kayley | Videographer: J & M Media | Photography: Powers Studio | DJ: Chad Dowling Productions | Beauty: Style on Second | Transportation: Special T Carriage


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Megan + Brandon

Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design |  Alexandra Grace Photography

From the start, I knew Megan and Brandon's wedding would be an amazing celebration. These two knew exactly what they wanted for their wedding day and had an amazing vision plus they are the such a sweet couple! 

They picked a modern grey and white color palette with rich greenery to fill the stunning Maysara Winery. Megan and Brandon wanted to add their own personal touches to their wedding day from handmade signage and seating chart displays to serving the bride's favorite cold brew to the groom making the stage and arbor which Bella Bloom adorned with lush florals. 

After a fun cocktail hour filled with lawn game and lounges for guests to gather and enjoy the beautiful weather, they made their way into Maysara where Bella Bloom had filled the center of each table with tall trumpet vases of greenery perfectly lined up. Once dinner had gotten underway, Megan and Brandon were announced and began their first dance outside for a few moments alone before the groomsmen opened the great doors. 

Dancing soon got underway outside under the bistro lights and DJ Royale Entertainment kept the party going all night. Megan and Brandon, I so enjoyed getting to know you both and help plan your big day! I wish you so much happiness!

Coordination: Meghan | Caterer: Pearl Catering | Florist: Bella Bloom Florals | Beauty: MAC | Photography: Alexandra Grace Photography | Videography: Caspian Me Productions | Cake: Dream Cakes | Music: DJ Royale Entertainment | Rentals: Party Place


Melissa + Alex


Melissa + Alex just knew that they wanted to get married at St. Mary's Cathedral with the celebration to follow at Portland Art Museum. As we began working together, it was clear that these two adored each other and it was fun getting to know them as a couple-- It turns out we lived in the same building for years, but never knew each other! 

After a beautiful ceremony at St. Mary's, guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the foyer of Portland Art Museum. As the reception doors opened for dinner, guests entered the sunken ballroom to classic white reception created by a dream team of vendors. From the stunning centerpieces created by Blum atop crisp white rentals to the beautiful cake by Laurie Clarke, their wedding details were the perfect combination for these two

After a delicious dinner by Vibrant Table, DesignBand kicked off the party and kept the dance floor packed all night. Such an amazing night and huge congrats to this wonderful couple! Thank you so much for having me as part of your special day! 


Coordinator: Meghan | Beauty: Powder Inc. Beauty | Photographer: Alexandra Grace Photography | Florist: Blum Floral Design | Music: Design Band | Caterer: Vibrant Table | Photo Booth: Original Photo Booth | Cake: Laurie Clarke Cake | Audio/Visual: Portland Art Museum | Rentals: Party Place | Transportation: Lucky Limousine | Stationary: Crave Design


Jackie + Blane


When you ask the wedding gods for a dream couple, Jackie & Blane are just kind of lovebirds that come to answer your prayers! They had an effortless connection from the first time I met them. It was in the way that Blane supported Jackie’s vision of their wedding day, and in the way that Jackie included Blane on key decisions, that made planning so seamless. The Foundry at Oswego Pointe provided the perfect backdrop for their intimate summer celebration.

As a nutritionist and food enthusiast, it was no surprise that Jackie chose Devil’s Food Catering to feed their guests. Their farm-to-table vegan menu was a hit for both meat & veggie lovers alike! In fact, every vendor that was carefully selected by this beautiful couple, served as a recipe for success.

These Colorado natives pulled off classic black & gold elegance, meets organic rustic greenery. Classic Vintage Rentals provided the perfect lounge area for guests to mingle over-looking the river. Event Team Entertainment provided music that had everyone on their feet! Moving Pictures and Powers Photography were the perfect team to capture it all! 

Coordinator: Kayley | Photography: Powers Studio | Caterer: Devil's Food Catering | Videographer: Moving PIctures | DJ: Event Team Entertainment  | Florist: Flowers by Alana | Hair & Makeup Artist: Brittany Blanchard Makeup | Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals