May + Adam

 

May + Adam were so great to work with! They were both very laid back but knew they wanted a great experience for their guests attending their wedding, since majority of them were not from the area.

With a venue like The Foundry, they were already showcasing the beauty Oregon had to offer.  

Their ceremony was held on the pavilion under a floral filled arch created by Seventh Stem.

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers on the back patio from Devil's Food with Event Team Entertainment playing a mix of Arabic and American music, blending the two cultures that both Adam and May's family represented.

Guests enjoyed a delicious Middle Eastern inspired meal, sitting at tables with soft grey linens, gold flatware accents and beautiful white floral.

With a cake from Dream Cakes and an epic dance party, the night couldn't have been better!

Thank you May + Adam for allowing me to be a part of your enchanted evening!!

Coordinator: Katy | Beauty: Blossom + Beauty | Cake: Dream Cakes | Catering: Devil’s Food | DJ + Lighting: Event Team Entertainment | Florist: Seventh Stem Floral | Paper Goods: Crave Design | Photographer: Powers Studio | Rentals: Bridgewood Rentals | Transportation: Lucky Limo + Eco Shuttle

 

Stacy + John

 

Stacy & John were the sweetest couple.  They planned a majority of their wedding from out of state so Arlette, John's step-mom, took the lead.

 It worked out perfectly, as the festivities took place at her stunning home and perfectly manicured garden! "Garden" doesn't quite describe it...the property was modeled after a European garden and it was immaculate!

This wedding had to go off without a hitch, as John's father also happens to be my father's boss!! Thankfully, it did.

The day flowed effortlessly and the ceremony was so meaningful, especially when the couple's three kids took part.

With rain looming in the forecast, we had to execute our weather plan and bring in quite a bit of tenting. The girls from Seventh Stem did an absolutely amazing job adorning the tents and really tying it into the overall design scheme.

When all was said and done, we were all so happy that we brought in tents as the lighting and hanging greenery was drop-dead-gorgeous!

Guest cocktailed around the pool and then enjoyed a delicious dinner and heartfelt toasts under the glowing wedding tent. DJ Zimmie started the party poolside with a sparkler first dance and the festivities went into the wee hours!

Stacy + John--it was a pleasure getting to know you and your family.  Congrats to you both!!

Bridal Bliss was exceptional in helping us plan a perfect garden wedding for our son. The wedding was at our home and so organized I was completely able to enjoy the whole day, it was flawless! The attention to detail, communication with vendors and follow up after each meeting was impressive. Meghan and Nora went above and beyond to put together a rain plan and tent that ended up being magical with chandeliers , candles and hundreds of white roses. They were always so professional and lovely to work with. We are now currently working with them a second time for our daughters wedding! I would highly recommend Bridal Bliss to help you plan your perfect wedding day.
— Arlette Nelson

Coordination: Nora | Beauty: Olivia Hawthorne + Michelle Stearns Beauty | Cake: Dream Cakes | Catering: Dalton’s Catering | Ceremony Music: The House of Cards | Florist: Seventh Stem | Lighting: Greenlight Creative | DJ: Modern Event Solutions | Flagging: D&H Flagging, Inc. | Photographer: Enchanted Images | Rentals: Bridgewood Event Rentals + Luxury Restroom Trailers | Videographer: Watertown Films | Signage: Letters + Dust | Transportation: M Executive

 

Guest Etiquette

 

Wedding season is upon us! Whether you’ve received one or ten save-the-dates, you may be wondering what you’re supposed to do. Check out Nora’s segment on KPTV’s MORE Good Day Oregon giving some tips on guest etiquette!

A few tips…

  • RSVP!! This is a big one…make sure to send that RSVP in on time!

  • Pay attention to the invitation envelope—it tells you exactly who is (or isn’t) invited.

  • Send a gift in advance, don’t bring to the wedding.

  • Arrive early to the ceremony. 10-15 minutes is perfect and will help the ceremony to begin on time.

  • Dont. Wear. White. EVER!

  • At the reception, don’t change your seating assignment. So much effort has gone into the perfect seating combinations and it really is a drag to shift settings. Tough it out…it’s just for dinner!

 

Laura + Jacob

 

I knew planning would be a breeze with Laura & Jacob after our first meeting together. They are the kindest couple with a great eye for design. Laura's vision translated beautifully to their venue, Maysara Winery.

We created a romantic and elegant garden feel. The ceremony was held on Maysara's patio overlooking a stunning view. Laura truly looked angelic in her gorgeous dress.

Guests then enjoyed drinks and yard games before entering the reception.

Whimsical florals in tones of white and blush covered the tables. Tons of votive candles touches of gold added just the perfect compliment.

Following dinner guests danced the night away and roasted s'mores by the fire pit.

My favorite touch was the photo bus, it was unique and kept everyone smiling all night! Congrats Laura & Jacob, it was a pleasure being a part of your day!

We worked with Carrie as our day of coordinator for our wedding in June 2018 at Maysara Winery, and she was absolutely delightful! She was organized, thoughtful, and even thought of important questions for wedding planning that I hadn’t considered. On the day of the wedding we completely trusted her to set up our decor exactly how we wanted - and it was perfect! We can’t thank her enough!
— Laura + Jacob

Coordinator: Carrie | Beauty: Austie Eckley | Catering: Pearl Catering | Desserts: Lux Sucre | DJ: Stumpton DJs | Florist: Heirbloom Floral | Photo Booth: The Little Photo Bus | Photography: Sweetlife Photography | Rentals: Party Place + La Tavola Linens

 

Jen + Robert

 

I had the pleasure of working with my husband’s cousin Jen and Robert. They wanted a party with NW rustic vibes with a splash of glam and they are huge music fans!

The ceremony was held under the gazebo which we referred to as the “manger” because without anything that’s what it looks like.

I added draping to both sides (that was interesting as I had never done that before but it all worked out with a staple gun – ha). The florists (family friend) added 3 statements pieces above where J + R stood and the guests were provided wood benches to keep the NW rustic vibe.

The reception space was transformed by Bridal Bliss and the Lovely Night team (CORT setup the draping Thursday).

The tables were covered in navy linens accompanied by a wood round in the middle of the table. On top of the round were two glass vases filled with moss and white candles. We added a single blush rose and one white dahlia that laid level with the wood round to complete the NW table scape.

Seeing my family laugh, dance, drink and be happy all afternoon and evening made for a successful event and I was so honored to be a part of it!!

Catering: A Lovely Night | Dessert: Kristina Bartleson | DJ: Wayne's World of Music | Photographer: Maurice Photo Inc | Rentals: CORT Party Rental + Sweet Buffet Lady | Transportation: British Motor Coach | Videographer: Belscope Weddings

 

Christine + James

 

Christine + James were so wonderful to work with and I truly enjoyed getting to know them throughout the planning process! They knew exactly what they wanted for their wedding day and chose Redland Family Farm as the perfect setting to celebrate.