Shannon + Joe

 

I have had the pleasure of knowing Shannon for over ten years.  I met her at Urban Waxx when she was a one-woman show in a tiny flex space. Since then she's grown her company to over eight locations (with more to come!) and I'm lucky enough to call her a friend.  She is an inspiring business woman, but what I love about her most is her sense of humor.  Seriously, she makes me laugh SO hard. When Shannon asked me to plan her wedding I was over the moon!!  I met Joe early on and the two of them together are like a comedy routine.  Such a sweet couple and just good, solid people.

When it came to their wedding, they wanted nothing to do with planning.  All I knew is that they like rose gold and they wanted good food.  So...rose gold they received along with marble accents (that bar though!), lush peonies (why not include my favorite when I have free reign?!?!), dramatic anemones and a color scheme of white, black, grey and rose gold. The design was sleek, sexy and modern and went perfectly with the lines of their beautiful home, where their event was held. Thankfully, they loved it all!

Guests arrived, valeted their car, walked under a dramatic balloon arch by Balloons on Broadway, and were treated to appetizers and delicious cocktails by White Pepper.  They headed down to the lawn for a standing ceremony by Kevin Yell that was so sweet and personal.  Shannon + Joe's love for each other and for their children is heartwarming. The kiddos, who are super close, watching their parents get married with tears in their eyes was everything.

Afterwards, DJ Evil One spun dinner right into a serious dance party and of course Shannon had to change into a reception dress.  It was such a great night and best of all, so personal! Congrats Shannon + Joe, I loved every second of planning your fab event!

Nora executed ever detail flawlessly. From moving all of the furniture out of our home to coordinating the day of, everything was PERFECTION! I cannot think of any other words except that. Perfect.
Seriously, if you are looking for an event planner, Bridal Bliss is the best ever. I will never plan an event without Nora.
— Shannon Beekman

Coordinator: Nora | Cake: Dream Cakes | Caterer: White Pepper | DJ & Sound: DJ Evil One | Hair & Makeup: Olivia Hawthorne Beauty | Photographer: Honey Suckle Photography | Videographer: Duran Creative Co | Floral: Honor Floral | Transportation: Premiere Valet | Moving Company: Bridgetown Moving | Rentals: Vintage Meets Modern | Lighting & Rentals: Chad Dowling Productions | Balloons: Balloons on Broadway | Design/Rentals: Rose Bean | Gown: White Dress | Alterations & Accessories: Anna’s Bridal | Paper Goods: Crave Design | Officiant: Kevin Yell

 

Shannon + Bill

 

Shannon and Bill's fall wedding was an absolute favorite of mine! From the get go, Shannon and I hit it off and had a blast planning her and Bill's big day. Every meeting we both got equally excited about her fall color scheme, custom dress by Elizabeth Dye, and their big day at Pronghorn

The ceremony was sweet and intimate in the entrance of the classic golf resort. The fireplace and floral covered mantle was the perfect backdrop for Shannon and Bill to say I do! 

Post ceremony, Shannon and Bill snuck off for some amazing sunset photos with the incredible Benjamin Edwards. Guests mingled in the bar area and even found themselves outside on a cool fall evening sitting by the fireplaces. It really was the perfect setting for a dreamy fall day. 

Dinner went off without a hitch and guests listened to sweet toasts from Shannon's son and both of Bill's sons. It was so sweet watching two families come together as one!  

Blue Wave Band had guests on their feet dancing the night away. It was an absolute perfect night and I couldn't be happier I got to be apart of the celebration. Shannon and Bill, you were two of my absolute favorites! Congratulations on your new marriage! 

Coordinator: Catherine | Beauty: Kate Tuma | Cake: Foxtail Bakeshop | Music: Blue Wave Band | Florist: Summer Robins Flowers | Photographer: Benjamin Edwards | Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Videographer: Troy Costa Films | Photo Booth: Bend VW Photo Bus | Stationary: Crave Design | Signage: Hey Halle

 

Team Photo Shoot 2018

 

I’ve been meaning to post photos from our ultra-glam photo shoot for months now, but wedding season had other ideas! So excited to share these images with you, and especially thank our super talented vendor team for making it happen. We had the BEST time!

The most difficult part of a team event is finding a date that works for everyone! Thankfully we were able to come together, let loose and share A LOT of laughs.

The Full Team!

Portland Team (Left) and Seattle Team (Right)

Check out our bio pages to learn more about these talented ladies!

Photography: Amanda K Photography | Cinematography: Fibre Creative | Wardrobe: BHLDN | Set: Classic Vintage Rentals | Beauty: Olivia Hawthorne Beauty | Venue: District East | Catering: White Pepper

 

Ruby + Spencer

 

Ruby & Spencer made planning their wedding a blast.  Both the bride and groom were in the thick of their medical residency programs so most of the planning took place over late night FaceTime sessions. We became immediate friends filled with non-stop laughter throughout the process.  Being from Oregon, Spencer wanted to showcase the beauty of the Gorger- not to mention, this is where he proposed to Ruby. Being Indian, Ruby wanted to incorporate some of her cultural traditions in their big day. 

The weekend started off with a Menhdi party at Springhouse Cellars.  Guests dined on traditional Indian cuisine, and even get henna artwork done if they chose.  The night was filled with colorful traditional Saris, and a dance performance by Ruby's cousins who had choreographed a dance just for the couple.  

For the ceremony and reception, Ruby & Spencer chose the ever-so-stunning Mt. Hood Organic Farms with the most stunning view of Mt. Hood in the background at pretty much any angle.  Their traditional Hindu Ceremony took place under a mandap that had the gorgeous mountain peering above. 

Guests then made their way to cocktail hour while enjoying specialty cocktails that Ruby & Spencer both came up with- Spencer's - a Cloud 9 (with dry ice to boot) and Ruby's - One Amore, both which were a huge hit. For dinner, guests found their seats via a constellation board where they were assigned their seating arrangement and were then treated to the most delicious family style dinner served by Cultivate Catering, with all local ingredients forged from just miles away from the farm. 

After dinner, Ruby surprised Spencer with a special serenade of "Vision of Love" by Mariah Carey to kick off their dance party. Guests were also treated to Voodoo Donuts and Staccato Gelato for dessert.  The night was definitely out of this world and one for the books! 

Coordination: Katy | Catering + Bartending: Cultivate Catering | Hair + Makeup: Kirstie Wight Makeup Artists | Florist: Lucy's Informal Flowers | Henna Artist: Blooming Lotus Henna | DJ + Photobooth: Event Team Entertainment | Cinematography: Moving Pictures | Photography: Blaine & Bethany Photography | Desserts: Voodoo Donuts + Staccato Gelato | Rentals: Party Place | Paper Goods: Crave Design | Transportation: EcoShuttle + First Student | White Horse: Equine Elegance Horse & Carriage Service 

 

Megan + Jack

 
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Jack & Megan are two of the best people. I have had the privilege of knowing Jack (and his family) pretty much my entire life as he has been good friends with my younger brother since Kindergarten. They went on to High School together at Seattle Prep where Jack met Megan. Megan has a glowing personality and contagious smile - which captured Jack early on. They played it cool as friends for a few years, but finally gave in and have been together since. When you meet these two, it clicks. They truly are meant to be together. They are both down to earth, hard workers and value every person in their life. Planning their wedding was truly an honor. 

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We dove into planning two days of events. Jack & Megan wanted to get married in the backyard of Megan's grandmothers house. They loved the idea of getting married in the gardens, walking barefoot on the grass and saying "I do" at the same place Megan's parents were married many years ago.

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We planned a fun Spanish inspired night for their families and bridal party on Friday. It included amazing music from Rio Con Brio, a Spanish themed menu from Paella Works, craft cocktails from Perfect Pour and a sweet ending with pies from Yippie Pie Yay

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The following day, we planned a large reception at AXIS Pioneer Square. They couple had a quick vow renewal - but kept it lighthearted and fun. The ceremony felt personal as they selected upbeat music and had everyone dancing down the aisle to kick off the ceremony. 

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Guests knew immediately they were in store for a fun night. From there guests were treated to delicious drinks & appetizers from City Catering while we worked to flip the room for dinner. Fun note - Jack owns Aslan Brewing, so the beer was of course amazing! 

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The room was designed perfectly. Crimson Haze strung cafe lights over the dinner tables, which were adorned with hanging greenery by Eleanor from Bash & Bloom

Everything was bright, cheerful and full of life - just like Megan & Jack. Following dinner Megan & Jack cut into an amazing 5 tier blackberry cake from Sweetside then hit the dance floor. Yogoman kept the dance floor pack spinning vinyls into the night. 

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Favorite details included the seed packet escort card display, the strategic placement of the cake in the art gallery (how fun!), and Jack's amazing lion shirt. What a weekend and what a pleasure to plan with this amazing couple! 

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Coordination: Elizabeth | Photographer: Mitch Olsen | Caterer: Paella Works + City Catering Company | Bartender: Perfect Pour | Music: Rio Con Brio + Yogoman | Florist: Bash & Bloom | Rentals: CORT Party Rental | Lighting: Crimson Haze

Jessica + Michael

 

Skamania Lodge is a gorgeous resort, not only because of it's breathtaking views of the Columbia Gorge, but also their beautiful lodge. It was the perfect location for Jessica & Michael's November nuptials!

With a love for the outdoors, Jessica wanted to bring the outside in, while keeping a formal and elegant feel.  The ceremony, which was performed by the couples' close friend, took place in front of the greenery and candlelight adorned fireplace. 

For dinner, we transformed the room with navy linens, gold beaded chargers and Chiavari chairs among  the tall centerpieces with firs and lanterns enhancing the mood at each table and the amazing talent from Dancehall Days, guests danced all night and enjoyed celebrating the new couple!

Our planner communicated clearly, respected our budget, and connected us with vendors that were both within our budget, and would help us achieve our vision for our wedding day.
— Jessica Tillman & Michael Dunlevy

Coordination: Katy | Photographer: Deyla Huss Photography | Catering: Skamania Lodge | DJ: Dancehall Days | Cinematographer: Moving Pictures | Florist: Amanda Karam Floral | Rentals: Party Place | Stationary: Crave Design | Hair + Makeup: Face Body Beauty

 

Kelly + Ben

 

Kelly and Ben are the type of couple you meet and you want to automatically be their best friend! They have that easy-going spirit that you know anyone could get along with. So it was no surprise that their Coopers Hall wedding had that elegant, natural, simplicity about it. 

No frills, just some quality people throwing a quality wedding affair to celebrate their oh-so-sweet love. This teacher-lawyer duo seemed to compliment each other to no end. It was such an honor to help them celebrate their big day!

The day kicked off with beautiful ceremony officiated by none other than Ben's dad. Their vows were unique and tender, in that kind of way that only their closest family and friends could understand. Laughter, good conversations (the type you couldn't interrupt if you tried) and LOTS of dancing filled the air for the rest of the evening. 

The food was some of the best, truly. But not complete on this hot July day without Ice Cream Renaissance's ice cream filled cookie sandwiches. Oh take me back to this food-lover's dream wedding! Naturally, Coopers Hall was filled only with the simplest greenery. Wishing these newlyweds the best as they travel the world and build their new lives together!

Coordinati0n: Kayley | Catering: Coopers Hall | DJ: Chad Dowling Productions | Florist: Sammy's Flowers | Desserts: Ice Cream Renaissance | Transportation: NW Navigator | Photographer: Emily Hall Photography

 

Anna + Alan

 

We spend a good amount of our season traveling to different parts of Oregon. I was so excited to get to head down to Bend to help Anna and Alan with their beautiful golf club wedding last July!

After a traditional catholic ceremony at the new St.Francis church, the couple chose the gorgeous Broken Top Golf Club to host their wedding reception. While the two met living in Wyoming, they chose to come back to Anna’s home state to tie the knot.

Guests arrived to the golf club and were greeted with handmade photo collages from the couple. Once inside, they were able to imbibe in some local beer and wine while overlooking the fabulous greens of the golf course. Kelly Anne Photography finished up with the bridal party shots, and once everyone was back inside, it was time for a delicious meal prepared by the golf club.

Bend Event Sound was on hand to assist with toasts as well as set the musical tone for the evening. After a beautiful series of speeches, everyone got to indulge in a mouthwatering piece of cake from Dreamin' Desserts.

The rest of the night was for drinking, dancing and, if you were so inclined, a keepsake photo from Adventure Box Photo Booth. Anna and Alan, your wedding was such a joy to be a part of!! Thank you for having me there to celebrate with you!

Wow, I don’t know where to even start. Bridal Bliss did a wonderful job preparing my wedding. They were very professional and communicated exceptionally well. When it was the day of the wedding, Cam made my day so easy and relaxing. The vendors all knew the plan, the schedule, and what they were expected. Cam again did an amazing job and I truly enjoyed working with her. Thank you again Bridal Bliss!
— Anna Bosley

Coordination: Cam | Catering: Broken Top Golf Club | Florist: Wildflowers of Oregon | Photographer: Kelly Anne Photography | Hair + Make Up: King Kim Make-Up | Cake + Dessert: Dreaminn' Desserts | Dj + Sound: Bend Event Sound |Transportation: Destination Transportation | Photo Booth: Adventure Box Photo Booth