Kai + Reese

 

I still remember the first time meeting Kai, she had this beaming personality and infectious smile.  She was madly in love with Reese and wanted to celebrate their love with close family and friends. Having selected Lewis & Clark for their venue, I knew I could create her vision perfectly as it's one of the most versatile venues in town. 

For the ceremony, which was held behind the Manor House overlooking Mt. Hood, we set gold chiavaris, fuchsia and white petals down the aisle and kept the altar arrangements simple as to not obstruct the view.  

After the ceremony, guests made their way down the historical steps surrounding the reflection pond for cocktail hour, enjoying the garden and delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails from Art of Catering.  For dinner, guests found their seating assignment on an acrylic board and made their way into the glamorous tent with gold chandeliers and breathtaking fuchsia floral arrangements by Blum Floral Design.  

Strung above the head table was a 24 foot lush floral garland with greenery and pops of fuchsia roses. Each table boasted gold Chameleon chairs, champagne linens, glass beaded chargers and an acrylic menu card It was personalized for each guest with their name calligraphed on a black band and their meal choice on the menu. The mirrored bar for drinks with a boxwood backing and floral dripping from the top was pure magic. For dessert, guests enjoyed a stunningly beautiful black cake with a glorious white sugar flower from Dream Cakes

Kai & Reese shared their first dance under the stars on a black and white checked dance floor surrounded by glam lounge furniture from Classic Vintage Rentals.   Guests danced the night away to music by DJ Zimmie and had a great time.  It really was a magical evening.  

Coordination: Katy | Florist: Blum Floral Design | Caterer: Art of Catering | Hair + Make Up Artist: Blossom & Beauty | Photographer: Amanda Meg Photography | Videographer: J&M Media | DJ: DJ Zimmie | Music: Duo Con Brio | Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals + Party Place + West Coast Event Productions | Cake: Dream Cakes | Photo Booth: Event Team Entertainment | Paper Goods + Chalkboard Signs: Letters & Dust | Transportation: Foursom Gold Carts + Lucky Limousine

 

Bridget + James

 

 

Bridget grew up with Lewis & Clark College as her backyard playground, so when James proposed, it made perfect sense to get married there.  When we met, she described a boho-chic relaxed wedding for her big day and we accomplished just that!

The ceremony was held in the cobblestone with a to-die-for altar area by Blum Floral Design.  A circular arch dripping in greenery and floral surrounded the couple as they said their vows in a ceremony performed by James' father. 

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktail hour around the reflection pond while also enjoying the beautiful grounds with stunning views of Mt. Hood to boot. Guests enjoyed a variety of lawn games, from corn hole, giant Jenga and Connect 4 which was placed amongst  a relaxing colorful lounge area provided by Classic Vintage Rentals.

As guests made their way to the dinner tent, escort tags were strung along vintage bottles collected by the bride's mother, which also served as a sweet personalized favor. 

Vintage silverware, blue patterned china, and Reidel glassware adorned the long reclaimed wood tables. Blum dolled up the gold chandeliers with dripping greenery while also providing a variety of herbs in terra-cotta pots and blooms with cream, green and pops of coral in vintage medicine bottles for the table tops--the cutest! Guests enjoyed a family style dinner service by Devil's Food Catering, a delicious semi-naked cake by Dream Cakes and danced the night away with music provided by Event Team Entertainment.  It was an amazing night! Big thanks to Oregon Bride Magazine for featuring this one-of-a-king wedding!!

Working with Katy from Bridal Bliss was an absolute dream. Aside from being an awesome person she made the entire wedding planning process completely stress free and fun. (I am easily overwhelmed by planning and coordinating events so this is a huge accomplishment!) Every time we met at the Bridal Bliss offices Katy always had a little champagne waiting for us. From our first meeting, Katy immediately knew the aesthetic I was going for and set us up with all the best vendors to help bring that vision to life. She is also clearly well-respected amongst her fellow coordinators and event vendors. Our photographer, caterers, florist, and others all gushed about how amazing Katy is and I couldn’t agree more. Our wedding was absolutely gorgeous. Katy was also fast-acting and when the historic arbor that we were supposed to be married under collapsed weeks before the wedding — she stepped in and arranged for getting us a discount from the venue AND worked with our florist to create a floral arbor arch last minute. I had full faith that whatever she had in mind would be beautiful and it was insanely gorgeous. We feel so lucky that we got to work with Katy and grateful for her amazing work making our dream wedding a reality! Thank you Katy and thank you Bridal Bliss!!
— Bridget + James

Coordination: Katy | Photographer: Deyla Huss Photography | Florist: Blum Floral Design | Rentals: Party Place + Classic Vintage Rentals | Caterer: Devil's Food Catering | Cake: Dream Cakes | Paper Goods + Chalkboard Signs: Letters + Dust | DJ: Event Team Entertainment | Transportation: Foursom Golf Carts | Cinematography: Focal Point Digital Media

 

Bahareh + Nick

 
.Bridalbliss.com | Portland Engagement Session| Oregon Event Planning and Design | Dina Chmut Photography

There are so many weddings to blog about, that we sometimes forget to post our clients’ engagement sessions!  With such a glam vibe and a couple this gorgeous, we couldn’t resist this shoot with a variety of backdrops at LEWIS & CLARK!  We can assure you, their wedding was even more amazing! Check back soon to see photos from Bahareh + Nick’s big day.

Bridalbliss.com | Portland Engagement Session| Oregon Event Planning and Design | Dina Chmut Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Engagement Session| Oregon Event Planning and Design | Dina Chmut Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Engagement Session| Oregon Event Planning and Design | Dina Chmut Photography