Scandinavian Spread


Being a part of an editorial spread is such an honor, and so much fun.  When Alisa + Amanda from Oregon Bride Magazine approached us with a Scandinavian theme, we were all in.  The challenge was that Katy and I had only two short weeks to pull it all together! Between narrowing down a simple yet refined aesthetic, sourcing all the items and coordinating vendors, it was definitely a bit crazy. That being said, we are thrilled with how it turned out and it was such a blast to shoot!

Photography: George Barberis | Floral: Old Town Florist | Silverware + Candlesticks +  Table Number Stands + Chair Rentals: Something Borrowed | Glassware Rental: The Party Place | Linens: La Tavola | China: Pottery Barn | Platters + Swedish Dala Horse Cookie Cutters: Sur La Table | Blankets: West Elm | Printed Items: Brittany Hampton | Catering: Art of Catering | Kransekake Cake: Rosycakes | Desserts: Whole Foods


Sonja + Shayan


Sonja and Shayan were a blast to work with! From the beginning, they knew what they wanted and kept the process fun and personal.  Selecting Aurora Colony Vineyards as their venue, Sonja hoped to bring in some rustic yet glamorous pieces to the space.  With everything from beautifully written chalkboard signage by Palomino to a cigar area with a very talented roller from Broadway Cigars, no detail was left unturned. The  couple opted to get ready at The Nines Hotel and have their first look at Departure Lounge, which made perfect sense, since that was where they met. 

Performed by Father Larry, the ceremony in the venue's amphitheater,  was kept light and personal for all who were able to witness the couple’s nuptials on the beautiful day in August. Wine barrels, adorned with a variety of white hydrangeas, surrounded the couple as they said their vows in front of their family and friends.  After the ceremony, guests made their way up to the top of the lawn where they enjoyed Aurora Colony’s wines and a variety of local Oregon beers.

Guests then found their seats by locating their very own jam jar, which the bride and her mother Jane had made themselves.  Sonja found the most adorable flatware print paper runner online that we incorporated along with white linens, navy napkins, a variety wine bottles and dahlia blooms.  Zest Floral created beautifully arranged centerpieces in shades of purples, blushes and whites that also adorned the guest tables.  After dinner and cake, guests danced the night away under café lighting while also partaking in the cigar bar area---which was a huge hit! One for the books!


Sonja & Shayan- thank you for allowing me to be a part of such a special day in your lives. Jane- it still brings me to tears to look at the quilt you made for me and how much time and effort went into making it. I will forever be grateful.  I wish you all the very best!!

Photography: Ben Pigao Photography | Floral: Zest Floral | DJ: Paradox Productions | Rentals: The Party Place + Something Borrowed | Cinematography: Happily Ever After Films | Cake: Lamb's | Chalk Art: Palomino | Cigars: Broadway Cigar


Aly + Nick


Aly & Nick were married in their hometown of Eugene amongst 200 of their closest family & friends. The day, coordinated by Katy and featured on Carats + Cake, was nothing short of incredible!  To start, guests entered the grounds of Shadow Hills Country Club through a structure built by the groom, adorned with floral and chiffon draping. They were then treated to champagne as they took their seats for the ceremony.  Blum Floral created a runner of petals down the aisle where Nick's Aunt Jan, performed the ceremony, under yet another beautiful wooden structure made by groom which was placed alongside a willow tree, leaving no dry eye in the crowd. As the couple was announced as husband and wife, an airplane with a banner congratulating the couple flew overhead, surprising all the guests, especially the couple! 

Guests made their way up to the clubhouse patio for cocktail hour and lounge area provided by Blush Event Rentals.  White leather couches, La Tavola sequin linens and a floral chandelier to complete the epic bar/lounge area.   With all of the planning for the wedding, Aly's father took it amongst himself to select the destination for the bride and groom- keeping it a secret until the day of their departure. A little nerve racking for the bride as he would play practical jokes on her weekly leading up to the wedding week! (think bug bite kits, immunization pamphlets, etc.--so funny!)  With this in mind Aly & Nick opted to have a giant framed map of the world where guests would pin their guess as to where they were headed. Guests would mark with a number pin where they thought they were headed and leave a note in a cute leather travel journal alongside their number.  The lucky winner would even receive a gift from Aly & Nick from their final destination.   


Guests found their way to their seats for dinner using the escort cards which were placed on a bed of hydrangeas. Surrounded by luscious landscaping and a beautiful water fountain, guests enjoyed their meal under beautiful gold & crystal chandeliers.  Gold beaded chargers on top of soft grey linens with a blush menu card and rosemary sprig at each place setting.  After a three course meal and touching toasts, guests then danced the evening away under the stars. It was an unforgettable evening! Oh! And in case you are wondering, Bali was the location of their honeymoon! 

Photography: Amanda K | Floral: Blum Floral | Lounge Rental:  Blush | Cake: Beeter's Bakery | Beauty: Face Body Beauty: Draping: West Coast Drape | DJ: Bass is Loaded | Ceremony Music: Dover String Quartet | Bar Rentals: My Bartender | Rentals: Party Place | Cinematography: Moetic Films | Gown: Kleinfelds | Cocktail Napkins: LH Calligraphy | Paper Goods: Card Bar 


Will + Scott | Bend Wedding | Central Oregon Event Planning and Design | Sergio Mottola Photography | Chad Dowling Production

When Will and Scott came to Bridal Bliss to assist with planning their wedding celebration, they had one goal in mind: to have as much fun as possible with their friends and family! With friends and family traveling to join them from around the country, they worked with KIRSTEN and selected BRASADA RANCH in Bend, Oregon to host their weekend-long party.  The couple filled their guests’ time with all kinds of fun activities for their guests from white-water rafting on the Deschutes River to golfing the Brasada golf course with it’s spectacular views.  As you will see from the photos (also featured in Portland Bride + Groom Magazine), Will and Scott love to laugh!

The ceremony was held on the lawn in the afternoon sunshine with the stunning natural backdrop of nine Cascade Peaks. Close friends provided the music – a string duo during the prelude, bagpipes for the processional, and “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” was sung during the ceremony. Guests were delighted with the inclusion of Will and Scott’s lovable canine companions, Zeus and Booker, as the ring bearers following after Will and Scott’s nephews who dropped doggie treats down the aisle rather than petals during the processional. Officiated by their dear friend who first introduced the couple, the ceremony was heartfelt and moving, highlighted with outbursts of laughter and a special personalized reading of Dr. Seuss’ “Oh The Places You’ll Go” by Will and Scott’s nieces. It was a very emotional day for everyone.

Cocktail hour followed immediately after the ceremony, and then guests were ushered to a dinner and dancing reception at the barn. Seating was arranged both indoors and outdoors creating the feel of a relaxed summer party. A stage was set on the lawn and Will and Scott surprised their guests with an 80’s cover band, RADICAL REVOLUTION, and the party turned into a summer concert! To keep the energy high at such high altitude an oxygen bar was offered for guests to enjoy, and the novelty was a hit! Meanwhile the s’mores bar, oxygen bar and fire pits drew guests who preferred to relax quietly and converse with old friends and family. Needless to say, all festivities continued late into the night. It was a fabulously fun filled ranch wedding weekend. Congratulations again to Will and Scott!



Catherine + Tyler


There is just something so special about the relationship that Catherine & Tyler share. Although their coordinator, Meghan, worked with Catherine and her mom during the planning process, she knew from the details Catherine shared about Tyler that these two were a wonderful match. On the wedding day, this especially showed in the meaningful gifts they exchanged, in the way they interacted, and the love that was felt by everyone.  This sweet couple met at the turnaround at the MAC and had to push back their wedding a year due to sickness.  So, this day was extra special for everyone involved.  Catherine wore a gorgeous gown she custom designed with Anna's Bridal and Tyler was dapper in a white tux jacket as the two shared their first look.  WeddingLovely even took notice and featured this fab event!

After a ceremony at Catherine's childhood church that truly captured these two as a couple together, guests made their way to Waverley Country Club for a stunning reception. The guests enjoyed live music from Pressure Point during cocktail hour in the adjoining room before heading into the ballroom for dinner where tables were decorated with beautiful garden style accents. As dancing began, the couple was surprised with a flash mob by their friends and family! So many great moments to make it a memorable celebration for everyone! 

Photography: Bethany F Photography | Beauty: Face Body Beauty + Cassandra Kennedy | Flowers: Forget Me Not Floral |  Gown: Anna's Bridal | Rentals: The Party Place | Cake: Lamb's | CInematography: New Beat Social | Ceremony Music: Kevin Walsh | Music: Pressure Point 


Courtney + Ryan


Courtney and Ryan celebrated the joining of their family with their adorable son Alexander at the beautiful and scenic Scholls Valley Lodge.  Lavender and pink florals dusted the ceremony and led to a stunning birch chuppah. Their reception at  Portland Golf Club couldn't have been any more fun with tons of upbeat songs, a surprise slideshow and sparkling mini bottles of LaMarca dipped in glitter! This couple's love was evident and it was such a pleasure to be a part of their day!

Photography: Powers Studios | Cinematography: Moving Picture Weddings | Rentals: The Party Place | Cake: Papa Haydn | Photo Booth: VIP Photo Booth | Floral: New Seasons | Music: Doug Stanley Productions


Melissa + Steve


Melissa and Steve are one fun loving, easy going and uber sweet couple. They worked with Elizabeth to plan their colorful yet elegant November wedding. The wedding took place at Sentinel which provided the perfect elegant backdrop for their wedding day.  Melissa and Steve decided not to see each other before the wedding which created a morning of fun anticipation for the ceremony. As Melissa walked down the aisle with her dad, Steve (with their dog, Rex!)  was swept away. Melissa looked absolutely stunning. Her Hayley Paige dress, from Anna's Bridal, was sparkling and fit her perfectly. She carried a gorgeous ombre bouquet from Zest that had a subtle cascade down the front. The ceremony presided over by Melissa Coe had family and friends captured. There were happy tears and laughter by all. 

After the ceremony guests were invited upstairs to the 4th floor Governor Ballroom which had been transformed into a candlelit, romantic reception. The room was adorned with colorful flowers including the head table ombre floral runner with green, yellow and orange. After dinner guests danced the night away with music from Precious Byrd and Chad Dowling including a fun confetti drop as the couple danced the last song. No detail went missed for this beautiful wedding! 

Photography: Powers Studios | Cinematography: Focal Point | Floral: Zest | DJ: Chad Dowling Productions | Band: Precious Byrd | Rentals: Party Place + Classic Vintage Rentals | Officiant: Melissa Coe | Beauty: Face Body Beauty | Gown: Anna's Bridal | Cake: Dream Cakes | Paper Items: Crave Design


Kristina + Rory


Kristina and Rory’s back yard wedding, coordinated by Miranda, was a true garden party full of Greek tradition.  Not only was the wedding held in Kristina’s beautiful childhood backyard, but also as Kristina’s maid of honor would reveal during her toast, “it was everything Kristina and I used to imagine as we laid by the pool each summer during high school!”  This fun loving couple kept the day traditional by exchanging meaningful music records (a fun tradition between the couple!) pre-ceremony rather than a first look and it was completely worth it to see Rory’s face as Kristina transcended the stairs in her stunning red floral gown accentuated by florals from Alder and Co.  Guests peppered the evening air with laughter while enjoying roasted lamb from Aybla Grill and Greek desserts made by family before dancing the night away.  We also heard a guest or two may have joined the inflatable swan in the pool for a swim at the end of the evening! This wedding, which was featured in Oregon Bride Magazine and on Bespoke Bride, was just a glimpse in to the life of love and laughter this couple will have in the years to come. 

Photography: Gabriel Boone | Hair: New Vintage Beauty | Rentals: The Party Place | Catering: Aybla Grill | Cake: Papa Haydn | Bar: My Bartender | Floral: Alder + Co and Sammy's