Anne + Rob

 

Just wait - this wedding is a stunner and such a perfect wedding as the weather turned from summer to fall on September 30th. 

Anne and Rob select Waverley Country Club as the perfect venue for their wedding. Anne's style is timeless and elegant, the perfect combo for the venue. When working through the design and style for her wedding, her vision included lush flowers with a romantic details. The wedding day went off without a hitch. 

Anne and Rob said "I Do" in the ballroom with not a dry eye in the room. After the heartfelt ceremony, guests were invited into a gorgeous room for dinner and toasts. The tables were adorned with candles and beautiful flowers, vibrant in colors making the room glow. 

Cocktail hour kicked off and reception was set for a party. The tables were adorned with candles and beautiful flowers, vibrant in colors making the room glow. 

After dinner and toasts, guests were eager to hit the dance floor and dance the night away. It was a perfect day and we loved being apart of it! Anne and Rob, it was such a pleasure getting to know you and your families! 

Coordinator: Elizabeth | Photographer: Amanda K Photography | Music & Lighting: Chad Dowling Productions | Rentals: Party Place | Florist: Blum Floral Design | Transportation: NW Navigator | Cake: Papa Haydn

 

Vihangi + Alex

 

Vi and Alex are such a wonderful couple and I truly enjoyed getting to know them! They had a stunning vision of vibrant florals and beautiful details for their wedding at Oregon Golf Club and wanted to make sure their guests had a great time! 

It was a sunny Fall day and they were married in the rose garden at Oregon Golf Club by one of their closest friends. Guests then enjoyed signature cocktails and appetizers on the patio before making their way into the reception tent. 

The reception tent was filled with vibrant fuchsia arrangements by Bella Bloom Florals for a fun pop of color in the white tent to match the bridesmaids Saris. Before the party got started, Jessica Hill snuck the bride and groom off for some incredible sunset photos! After, Vi and Alex were announced in to loud cheers by their friends and family and then began a traditional Sri Lankan lamp ceremony with their immediate family on the dance floor. 

Once dinner was done, DJ Zimmie kept the dance floor packed and guests were treated to dessert with S'mores from Nineteen27 S'moresdelicious cake from DreamCakesand cupcakes from Saint Cupcake. It truly was a fun celebration! Vi and Alex, it was so amazing being a part of your wedding day and getting to know you both during planning! 

Coordinator: Meghan | Caterer: Oregon Golf Club | Photographer: Jessica Hill Photography | Florist: Bella Bloom Florals | DJ: DJ Zimmie | Beauty: Olivia Hawthorne | Rentals: Barclay | Photo Booth: The Original Photo Booth | Cake: Dream Cakes | Desserts: Saint CupcakeNineteen 27 S'mores | Lighting & Rentals: Chad Dowling Productions | Transportation: First Student Inc. | Videographer: J & M Media

 

Kendall + Kyle

 

I had the absolute pleasure of working with the Westphal family twice this season!  Both sisters were married this summer and selected Bridal Bliss to help coordinate their special days. After getting to know the bride and groom quite well, I couldn’t wait to see Kendall and Kyle’s vision come to life. 

The two opted for a traditional Catholic ceremony at The Madeleine Church in NE Portland. The church was filled with friends and family from both Oregon and Texas, Kyle’s home state.  

After the ceremony concluded, everyone headed over to the west side of town, to The Portland Golf Club. Guests were greeted by the golf club staff with local beer and wine, before gathering on the patio, where John Ross of John Ross Music was serenading the crowd with an acoustic set.  They also had the opportunity to snap a polaroid for the custom guest book designed by the couple. 

After making their way through the gorgeous dining room, filled with hand picked rentals from the Party Place, and lush floral arrangements from Good Seed Floral, guests were seated for a beautiful plated meal, prepared by the golf club. Watertown Films was able to catch the adorable first dance, the newlyweds shared before dinner. 

We were treated to a pretty amazing line up toasts, seriously both sisters NAILED it at each others weddings, and then some delicious cake from Beaverton Bakery. Everyone also had the opportunity to snap a few silly photos in the photo booth provided by Snap Bar.  Then, it was time to party, and these Texans know how to party!!  Armed with music by The Coastline, everyone danced well into the night.  I’m just glad that Amanda K Photography was there to get the whole, fabulous day on film! Kendall and Kyle, I wish you nothing but a lifetime of love and laughter!! As for both Westphal women, PLEASE call me if you need coordination in the future, you guys really know how to throw a party!!

Coordinator: Cam | Beauty: Powder Inc Beauty | Ceremony Music: The Madeline Church | Cakes & Desserts: Beaverton Bakery | DJ: John Ross Music | Florist: Good Seed Floral | Music: The Coastline | Photographer: Amanda K Photography | Rentals: The Party Place | Transportation: Portland LX Limo | Videography: Watertown Films

 

Nicole + Nicolas

 

When I first met Nicole and Nic and they told me they wanted a Harry Potter-themed wedding, I was excited. After asking a few more questions I found out what they really wanted was: A Harry Potter Wedding. I was giddy! Every last detail was planned with a magical swish and flick, and by the end I felt the same delight as Professor McGonagall when she declared: “I’ve always wanted to use that spell!”

The muggle-free ceremony was held in the charming garden at The Aerie at Eagle Landing, presided over by Melissa Coe with her invariable twinkle of mischief in her eye. Nicole and Nic took an unbreakable vow that “nothing will ever Sever-us apart!” and rings were exchanged. Love letters and potions (aka Nicole and Nic’s favourite bottles of hooch!) were sealed in a quidditch case, custom made for the occasion, to be opened on their first anniversary.

With the “mischief managed”, Nicole and Nic led their guests through the brick wall at Platform 9 ¾ to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at The Three Broomsticks. Specialty cocktails included Nicole’s “Amortentia” (known to muggles as a blood orange sangria) and Nic’s “Peeve’s the Poltergeist” (or a Tom Collins for muggles). After pausing for a picture with Harry at the photo booth, guests found the way to their dinner tables thanks to the Sorting Hat, their escort cards on wands supplying the last magical accessory necessary!

Each table was named for a magical place (of course Nicole’s parents were seated at Gringotts!) and decorated with antique texts, plants you would expect to find in Professor Sprout’s Herbology class, crystals that Professor Trelawny would be proud of, and scales and beakers seemingly snatched from Snape’s Potions class! Guests were lavished with a dinner worthy of the Yule Ball and treated to a Honeydukes candy and dessert buffet, complete with chocolate frogs and fizzing whizzbees! A chocolate fountain offered the cure to the dementor’s kiss and a cauldron of butter beer bubbled gently on the bar.

No-one wanted the magical night to end, but as all good things must come to an end so too did the festivities. At eleven o’clock friends and family raised their wands and let sparks fly, and Nicole and Nic made a grand exit through the avenue of sparklers, bidding their guests good-bye. My heartiest congratulations again to Nicole and Nic! Your magical wedding will hold a special place in my heart. Always.

Big thanks to Portland Bride + Groom for the feature in their Winter/Spring 2018 issue!

Coordinator: Kirsten | Catering: Aerie at Eagle Landing | Cakes/Desserts: JaCiva's | Cake: Dream Cakes | Stationary: Crave Design | DJ: David Efaw Productions | Florist: Blum Floral Design | Officiant: Melissa Coe Ceremonies | Wine: Oregon Wine Reserve | Photographer: Andrea Zajonc | Videographer: Moving Pictures | Rentals: Barclay Event Rentals

 

Annie + Colin

 
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When you meet a bride who has both incredible style and is extremely organized, you just know her wedding is going to be amazing. That is how I felt the first time I spoke with Annie on the phone.  She had a clear vision of she wanted out of the event, and I was so excited to help her execute what would turn out to be a fantastic weekend filled with love and celebration.

Annie, Colin and their families selected SoDo Park by Herban Feast as their venue.  And although most couples who get married there play up its industrial look, Annie chose to bring a different aesthetic to the venue.  Her vision, which included a neutral palette of whites, nudes and grays brought both an elegant and modern feel to the space.

Guests took their seats under a canopy of white fabric streamers illuminated by dozens of candles, before our bridal party including Annie's niece and nephew (who were complete show stoppers!) made their way down the aisle.  Annie in a gorgeous Luly Yang gown and her dad followed, Colin's dad, Jed officiated this special moment, in what was arguably one of the best ceremonies I have ever heard.  My personal favorite part was when he asked Annie's parents and his wife to celebrate the connection of their families - something I had seen throughout the planning process, and a very special moment for them all.

After an emotional ceremony, guests were ready to celebrate!  Cocktails were enjoyed before we moved into the dining room which had been beautified by the talented Flora Nova team, rentals from both Cort and Fanciful Rentals, and paper goods by Robinson Paperie.  As our amazing dinner, provided by Herban Feast came to a close, we enjoyed several toasts and a heartfelt thank you from Colin and Annie. 

Our next event - cake, was made even more special as Annie changed into a custom-designed Luly Yang jumpsuit (that was to die for!).  Our cake was cut and the dancing began!  The 9's killed it, with guests only breaking for a quick picture in the Photo Booth or a snack break - Dick's Burgers!

The night ended much too quickly, as I had so much fun helping Annie and Colin bring their vision to life.  I feel truly lucky to have had an opportunity to work with such an amazing couple, one whose lives are already filled with so much happiness and love.

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Coordination: Molly | Caterer: Sodo Park | Florist: Flora Nova | Beauty: Erin + Shannon Rasheed |Officiant: Jed Curtis | Photography: Molly Landreth | Videography: Moses Lee | Photobooth: Digi Photobooth | Desserts: Honey Crumb | Late Night Snacks: Dick's | Music: The 9's | Ceremony Music: Puget Sound Strings | Rentals: Cart Party + Fanciful Events | Transportation: Aces Town Car | Hotel: The Thompson

 

Megan + Andrew

 

I knew this was going to be one for the books when I first talked with Megan and her mom. I instantly feel in love with their personalities, style and wedding ideas. Throughout the process we bounced around various ideas, with a vision for clean whites and lush greenery (hello gorgeous!). 

They chose Pronghorn for their September wedding and the entire day was absolutely perfection. Megan and Andrew said I do on Event Island at Pronghorn, which overlooks a picturesque scene.

After the heartfelt ceremony guests were invited into a reception tent that had been transformed by Heriloom Floral and West Coast. The tent was made to feel intimate by hanging floral chandeliers and a garland backdrop for the head table.  Guest tables were styled with perfection which included flowers and mixed metallic candles and wood table numbers from Hey Halle

As the sun began to set, guests danced the night away under the tent. Of course after the tent reception, there was an afterparty with pizza and more dancing. What more do you need? It was a perfect day and we were so happy to be apart of it! 

Bridal Bliss is AMAZING! When attempting to write this review we did not think it was possible to put into words how spectacular Elizabeth and the Bridal Bliss team were throughout the entire planning process, as well as on the big day. Not only was Elizabeth there for our families every step of the way, she also problem solved before we ever knew an issue occurred, was extremely organized, provided amazing input and brought our vision to life to create what will always be one of the most memorable days of our lives. We cannot thank Elizabeth & Bridal Bliss enough for all you do - this wedding would not have been possible without you!!!
— Megan + Andrew

Coordinator: Elizabeth | Photography: Amanda K Photography | Beauty: Face Body Beauty | Band: Precious Byrd | Cakes & Desserts: Foxtail Bake Shop | DJ: Event Team Entertainment | Florist: Heirloom Floral Design | Rentals: West Coast Event Productions

 

Amanda + Sam

 

Pretty much from our first meeting I knew that Amanda and Sam along with Amanda's mom, Lynn, were going to be amazing clients and I was going to love planning with them. They were so nice and we had so much fun meeting to chat about details. 

Amanda and Sam spent the afternoon taking photos as Sweetlife Photography beautifully captured the moments and details of the day before arriving at Left Bank Annex for their ceremony. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful as Amanda made her way down the aisle with her mom!

After the ceremony, guests mingled downstairs for cocktail hour as the main room was transformed for dinner. They had worked with Brenna Burnett Florals to create a soft, romantic feel in Left Bank Annex. The juxtaposition of the pillar candles and loose greenery to the urban feel of the space, was a perfect look for these two. 

Devil's Food served a delicious meal before guest made their way to the dance floor for bite size desserts and dancing! Peter Ford Entertainment kept the dance floor packed all night with the couple's favorites! Amanda and Sam, I am so happy I got to know you two and be a part of your wedding! You two are such amazing people and a wonderful couple. 

Coordinator: Meghan | Catering: Devils Food Catering | Florals: Breanna Burnett Florals | Beauty: Powder Inc. Beauty | Rentals: The Party Place | Photography: Sweetlife Photography | DJ: Peter Ford Entertainment | Signage: Hey Halle | Transportation: VIP PDX | Stationary: Crave Design

 

Wedding Anxiety

 

Nora went on KGW's Portland Today to discuss wedding anxieties and how to deal with them.  Take a peek!  For name change info, click here.