Vannessa + Marcelo | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Kimberly Kay Photography

Vannessa & Marcelo have a passion for traveling, so when it came time for their wedding we of course had to sprinkle this theme into their amazing day. From day one Vannessa had an amazing vision for her wedding day and I was so excited to help bring it all to life. Incorporating gorgeous candelabras, greenery, lots of candles and personal touches about their relationship - no detail was missed! 

After a beautiful ceremony at The Old Church guests headed over to The Nines which provided the perfect backdrop for this glam wedding with a touch of travel.  Guests were greeted at The Nines by an amazing escort card table. Each card had been carefully tied to a mini airplane, that had been spray painted gold by Vannessa & Marcelo. The table was adorned with vintage suit cases and framed pictures from their travel theme engagement shoot by Kimberly Kay. As guests awed over the table they enjoyed signature drinks including a Moscow Mule, Vannessa favorite, and a Caipirinha, a tribute to the grooms home country of Brazil. 

Inside the ballroom the tables were perfectly set for a romantic dinner being decorated in lush flowers and candelabras. One of the best details inside the ballroom was the lush and decadent sweets tables. Filled with fresh fruit, mini desserts and Brazilian truffles. It was truly a perfect night as guests dined and danced the night away. We loved being apart of Vannessa & Marcelo's wedding day and the pictures are just simply stunning! 

Coordination: Elizabeth Sheils | Photography: Kimberly Kay | Floral: Zest Floral | Ceremony Music: Duo Con Brio | DJ: Chad Dowling Productions | Videographer: J&M Media | Beauty: Face Body Beauty | Gown: Anna's Bridal


Venue Quiz


There are quizzes out there for just about everything in the wedding world. That being said, I recently took one that was really interesting, so I made the other girls in the office take it too! Here is what was interesting: the four of us who took this quiz have similar taste and style when we are designing a wedding, but three out of the four of us got different answers. This quiz specifically focuses on Which Wedding Reception Is Right For You, and the questions and pictures that WeddingWire take you through are what I found to be so intriguing. At no point in the series of questions are you picking an actual venue, it more about style of cake, bridesmaids dresses, etc. Newly engaged, recently married, or planning a wedding - take the quiz. It takes a few seconds of your time and seeing the results may surprise you. Have fun, and also check out these venues along the West Coast in cities like Seattle and Los Angeles if you're in the planning stages of your special day! 



Elizabeth + Tim


Elizabeth and Tim are the definition of class and fun! These two were such a pleasure to work with on a gorgeous October day that began with a ceremony at St. Patrick Catholic Church. The Trolley then escorted the bridal party in style and fun throughout the city to take photos with Bryan Rupp before making their way to cocktail hour on the roof of EcoTrust

Once downstairs guest were greeted by crisp white and navy linen accented with springs of greenery and bright pops of jewel toned floral by Sammy’s.  The evening was kept intimate and social with family style dinner served by Simpatica Catering, funny and loving toasts, and music from Chad Dowling that had Elizabeth and Tim’s friends grooving all night long!

The bride and groom shared sweet moments during their Papa Haydn cake cutting, which included a fun cake smash courtesy of the groom, captured silly memories in Boothshakalaka, and were showered in love by their guests.  Elizabeth and Tim, I wish you all the happiness life has to offer!

Coordination: Miranda Scheitzach  | Photography: Bryan Rupp Photography | Catering: Simpatica | Rentals: The Party Place | Beauty: Boucle Hair | DJ: Chad Dowling Productions | Floral: Sammys | Gown: Divine Design | Transportation: The Trolley | Cake: Papa Haydn | Photobooth: Boothshakalaka


Niki + Amit


Niki and Amit love adventures and exploring, so when it came time to pick out a wedding venue they wanted to share this love with their guests. Niki and Amit landed on Sunriver, Oregon for their 3 day wedding. With all of their guests traveling from out of town and about 90% of them never having visited Oregon this wedding was going to be their best adventure yet! Niki and Amit being two of the sweetest people and knowing that all their guests are traveling for the weekend planned an unforgettable time for everyone. 

The weekend was planned to perfection and the weather could not have been better. The festivities kicked off on Friday night with a Garba and Mehndi party. Guests were treated to an amazing set up at Besson Commons with lounge furniture, food stations, henna, S'mores and dancing all night long. 

Saturday kicked off with a lunch followed by a Baraat. The Baraat filled the streets of Sunriver with colorful attire, dancing and Amit riding in his red convertible.  Guests made their way to the Great Hall where Niki's family greeted Amit's family which kicked off the wedding ceremony. The ceremony was held on the Bachelor Lawn where West Coast Event Productions and Heirloom Florals did an amazing job transforming the space. The lush florals on the Mandap and ombre floral runner were two details that made their ceremony spectacular. 

After a little break in the day guests were invited back to the Great Hall for the reception. Niki and Amit dreamed up a gorgeous vision for inside the Great Hall. The tables were adorned with lush florals and fresh fruit spilling over the centerpieces and onto the tables. Around the room Aspen Trees were glowing with hanging candles from the branches. The best part however, the room was filled up with all their guests ready to celebrate and dance the night away. From family performances to a packed dance floor it was clear guests were there to celebrate and shower Niki and Amit with all the love possible. 

Coordination: Elizabeth | Photography: Jos Studios | Cinematography: JAM | Beauty: Kate Tuma | Floral: Heirloom Floral Design |  DJ: Dj Adi - Adihikar Dhakal | Rentals: West Coast Event Productions | Henna: Allura Henna - Bend | Photo Booth: Bend Photo Both


Deborah + Nick


Stunning views and amazing wine are just a couple of things the North West's wine country has to offer. Deborah & Nick fell in love with Sokol Blosser on a vacation, stemming their idea to bring 100 of their closest family and friends here to Oregon for their destination wedding. 

The ceremony was set among grape fields with wine barrels covered in berry toned blooms. Their lovable pooch joined their family for the processional, and Nick surprised Deborah by breaking out in a guitar solo during the ceremony. 

Cocktail hour was complete with a seafood tower and live band that continued into the night. Guests had a ball posing in the photo booth and dancing the night away. Koi Fusion sent the crowd home with a late night snack and real PDX food cart feel. The entire event was a true vacation for everyone involved! Deborah and Nick, I wish you both all the best! 

Coordination: Carrie | Photography: Jessica Hill Photography | Photobooth: VIP Photobooth | Floral: Pollination Flowers | Rentals: West Coast Rentals | Cake: Meianna Bakery | Beauty: Blossom & Beauty | Ceremony & Reception Music: Blue Wave Band | Catering: Vibrant Table | Food Truck: Koi Fussion | Tansporation: Lucky Limo | Nanny Service: NW Nannies


Kristen + Spencer | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Deyla Huss Photography

From day one Kristen and Spencer told me they wanted one big party with their family and friends. So we dove in and started planning one. Kristen and Spencer selected Left Bank Annex for their venue and it was the perfect venue. With the help of Kristen's good family friend, Left Bank Annex was brought to life by decorating the venue with branches, jewel toned flowers and lots of candles. 

At the ceremony, there wasn't a dry eye in the place however, not from what you think - it was all from laughter. Kristen and Spencer planned a ceremony that was sweet yet filled with humor and love. Guests definitely knew they were at the right wedding as these two love to laugh and have fun. 

Devils Food kept the drinks flowing all night with specialty cocktails named after the couple: the Feisty Ginger & the Belligerent Banker. They served up a delicious dinner treating many of their out of town guests to a true Northwest food experience. 

After toast Kristen and Spencer's wish came true. They had one big ol' party. Barely leaving the dance floor, Kristen, Spencer and their guests danced the night away. This was one wedding for the books and we were so glad to be apart of such an amazing night. | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Deyla Huss Photography

Coordination: Elizabeth Sheils | Photography: Deyla Huss | Floral: Bella Bloom Florals | Catering: Devils Food | Rentals: The Party Place | Beauty: Face Body Beauty


Sara + Brandon | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Emily G Photography

I was very eager to meet this couple! Especially when I heard that these two had invited nearly 400 people to their September wedding.  We first met out at the venue site, a working hop farm out near Salem, where the groom works.  It was a beautiful, windy drive through “hop country." Once on site, it was so wonderful to see the couple's vision come to life! Sara, who by the end of this I begged to come work with us, is a style mastermind, and had completely laid out how we were going to fit 400 guests comfortably on this gorgeous piece of land.

The day began with the ladies getting pampered with hair and makeup by Stacy Brown and Kelsea Fredrickson. The girls traveled from the Groom’s parents home to the venue site greeted by Emily G Photography and their beautiful bouquets from Bohemian Bouquets.

While Sara and her bridesmaids did a TON of DIY and work on this set up, rentals were brought in from Danner & Soli for the ceremony and reception. After the couple was married by a family friend, guests were treated to specialty cocktails, and some awesome craft beer.

McKillip’s catering was on hand serving up some seriously mouth-watering barbeque. Once dinner was finished, everyone gathered close to hear a pretty epic line up of speeches, finished by a heartfelt thank you from the couple.  Guests were then treated to a selection of cakes from Cutsforth Bakery. After the Bride and Groom slipped into their custom dancing shoes, the party started, and went well into the night.

Every person involved with this wedding was such a pleasure to work with, showing me what a wonderful life these guys have ahead of them!! PS- Sara, still waiting on that call that you’re ready to come to Bridal Bliss!

Coordination: Cam | Photography: Emily G Photography | Beauty: Bria Beauty Boutique + Blownout Hair Studio | Floral: Bohemian Bouquets |  Cake: Cutsforth Bakery | Catering: McKillip Catering | DJ: Daniel Hailey | Rentals: Danner & Soli | Officiant: Jeff Newman


Cake Cover Contest


We recently had the opportunity to style dessert editorials in two magazines, Portland Bride + Groom and Seattle Met Bride + Groom.  Our images made both covers--both out at the same time! One was dark, organic and moody while the other was crisp and sleek with gold accents.  Which do you like best??

Portland styling by Elizabeth + Nora, Seattle styling by Molly + Elizabeth