Sally + Rob

 

I had such a fun time getting to know Sally and Rob!!  They are the most upbeat, fun couple that truly wanted nothing but the best for their special day!!  We traveled down to Sunriver, Oregon to help the pair set up for their wedding weekend.

After several days of fun, family filled events, Sally and Rob’s beautiful August wedding started out with clear blue skies, and happy people everywhere!  Sally and the girls were pampered in their Bridal Suite at Sunriver, by the talented artists with Kate Tuma Artistry. Once ready, Kimberly Kay and Moving Pictures were ready to capture the couple's romantic first look. They were able to finish family and bridal party photos before everyone was picked up by The Bend Trolley, and driven into Bend for the ceremony at The Old St.Francis Church.

Post ceremony, guests headed back out to Sunriver, and were greeted in the Great Hall, with local beers and wine. Dove String Quartet followed the bridal party from the church to set the sound for cocktail hour. Everyone mingled and snapped polaroid shots for the custom guest book, while the couple made their rounds saying hello to all of their guests. Eventually, it was time to transition into the Great Hall for dinner. Tables were set with unbelievable arrangements by Heirloom Floral Design, as well as custom chocolate boxes from the bride's favorite candy shop in Seattle. The talented Ryan Innes played piano as the group dined. After the toast, the bride played an emotional tribute to family and love that left everyone in tears. 

What cures tears?? Cake!! Good thing we had a stunner of a cake from Foxtail Bakeshop to indulge in.  As for the dancing, well there was no shortage. Flip Flop sounds was able to play the soundtrack that took this party long into the night. Sally and Rob, you’re the kind of people who turn days around, and make people smile. I hope nothing but the happiest life for the two of you!

Coordination: Cam | Florist: Heriloom Floral Design | Desserts: Foxtail Cake Shop | Beauty: Katie Tuma Artistry | Photography: Kimberly Kay | Rentals: West Coast Event Productions | Food Truck: Country Catering | Videography: Moving Pictures | Ceremony Music: Dove String Quartet | DJ & Sound: Flip Flop Sounds | Bartender: Twist Cocktails

 

Kelly + Ryan

 

I first met Kelly through a mutual friend about 7 years ago. We ran into each other time and time again. Over the years I learned that Kelly is one of the sweetest, and most caring people. When Kelly got engaged to Ryan, I was over the moon for them. Just a few weeks after being engaged Kelly emailed me and we dove head first into planning.

Ryan and Kelly decided on Sunriver for their wedding. From there we began planning and bringing their vision to life. Using creams, gold and blush for the colors - the design of the room came to life. Heriloom Flowers adorned some of the tables with tall gold branches, orchids and hanging votives. Other tables were low and lush floral arrangements. All the tables were filled with candles. The room was glowing and simply stunning! 

The level of detail into this wedding was something out of a magazine. each guests was given a personalized champagne glass which also displayed their seating assignment. Allowing guests to sip and be seated. Inside the Great Hall dinner menus were adorned with touches of gold foil. The dessert table was absolutely decadent with Dreammin' Desserts designing a table that contained three individual cakes and cupcakes. 

But perhaps the best detail and surprise of the evening was during the first dance, Kelly and Ryan had gold confetti shoot off - filling the room and kicking off on epic dance party. Kelly and Ryan danced the night away with a room filled with their family and friends. It was so fun seeing everyone celebrate these two as they are two very loving and caring people. An extra special thank you to Grace Ormonde for featuring the event on her swoon-worthy blog!

Coordination: Elizabeth | Rentals: West Coast Event Productions, Bend | Beauty: Kate Tuma | Photographer: Mosca Studios | Florals: Heriloom Floral Design | Cakes/Desserts: Dreamin' Desserts | DJ: Event Team Entertainment

 

Nikki + Jared

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Kimberly Kay Photography

Sunriver was the perfect setting for Nikki & Jared’s wedding. Their love for the outdoors and the beauty of Oregon was reflected beautifully! Guests from across the globe came to Sunriver to celebrate the couple and enjoyed a weekend full of festivities. The ceremony was out on the Bachelor Lawn overlooking Mt. Bachelor on a gorgeous day. Guests laughed and cried as the couples said their sweet vows to one another. Nikki wore a gorgeous “Grace Kelley-esque” dress with a veil handmade by her mother, it was adorned with pearls and lace from her late Grandmother. So sweet!

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed the warm weather & good view with a cocktail in their hand on the back patio. Guests were greeted with a hand-written note from the couple, which acted as their escort card – such a personal touch! The group made their way into the Great Hall where tables were decorated with soft grey linen, purple napkins and gorgeous blooms by Heirloom Floral.

After a delicious meal and cake, guests danced the night away to music provided by Flip Flop Sound DJs. The admiration for this couple filled the room, it was so great to see how loved this couple was by all the guests who travelled miles to be attend the celebration!  It was an evening to remember. Thank you, you two, for letting me be a part of your big day.

Coordination: Katy Haley | Cakes/Desserts: Foxtail Bakery | Rentals: Ohana Party Rentals + Party Place | Photography: Kimberly Kay | Florals: Heirbloom Floral | Music: Flip Flop Sound

 

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

 

Natalie + Jordan

 
Bridalbliss.com | Bend Wedding Planner | Oregon Event Design | Powers Studios

Have I mentioned how much I love winter weddings? When the weather is chilly and often bleak, it is a wonderful time to cozy up with the ones we love and throw a great party! Natalie and Jordan did just that.  They chose Sunriver for their venue which already held so many great childhood memories, and turned the rustic Great Hall into an elegant backdrop for their celebration.  

Fragrant flowers in shades of ivory, champagne and pale peach were loosely arranged with lush greenery for a dreamy garden feel, and hundreds of votive candles mixed in with chunky ivory pillar candles and gold and glass geometric lanterns added warmth and set the romantic atmosphere. Thoughtful symbolism added subtle personalization to their day: garden roses in Natalie’s bouquet were reminiscent of her grandma’s rose garden; rosemary sprigs at each place setting were a nod to fond memories of times spent in her grandpa’s herb and vegetable garden; the living ivy strewn along the head table was a cutting from the same ivy plant that was used in Natalie’s mother’s wedding flowers. Natalie also continued the tradition of incorporating accents of gardenia into her flowers like her mother had done for her wedding, the intoxicating fragrance connecting to so many fond memories.

After dinner and a luscious dessert bar filled with a variety of treats, guests traded their fancy shoes for flip flops and hit the dance floor! The dance floor was packed all night long, making the patio outside a refreshing escape for guests (including Phil Knight!) looking to cool off. They were greeted with s’mores to roast around fire pits and a whiskey bar for those who wished to enjoy a nightcap. What a party!  Congratulations again, Natalie and Jordan!

When I first started planning our wedding I didn’t think we would need a wedding coordinator. After my first meeting with Bridal Bliss, I quickly changed my mind. I was immediately at ease with the level of customer service and expertise I received in that initial meeting. Being paired with Kirsten was by far a saving grace. She was there for every detail, every meeting and always available to me throughout the entire planning process. She brought our dream day to life. She coached me when I needed coaching, guided me when I needed guidance but most importantly she gave me the ability to bring every detail together to bring this amazing celebration to life. She was our rock on our wedding day and even when things didn’t go perfectly, they did as far as we were concerned because she was always at ease. Our wedding day was one we will never forget thanks to Kirsten and the Bridal Bliss team. If there is one thing I learned throughout this entire experience it’s to enjoy everything that goes into the planning process. The wedding day is amazing but all the memories and moments that go into the planning help create a special bond and many happy memories to look back on. A huge thank you to Kirsten and the entire Bridal Bliss team for making our dreams a reality!
— Natalie + Jordan, via Wedding Wire

Coordination: Kirsten Smrtka | Floral: Blum Floral | Officiant: Mike Meeks | Beauty: Kate Tuma | Cinematography + Photo Booth: Blue Bus Creatives | Photography: Powers Studios | Music: Flip Flop Sounds + Bend Event Music | Rentals: West Coast Event Productions | Dessert: Be-Bop Biscotti + Ida's Cupcake Cafe + Dreamin DessertsSugar Shapes | Chalk Art: Marly Beyer | Paper Products: 1st Comes Love | Gown: Anna's Bridal

 

Barbi + Devin

 
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Devin and Barbi‘s love story can’t be fully understood unless you know that the couple met at work and dated long distance before getting engaged. Devin from the East Coast and Barbifrom the West Coast. No matter the distance, no one can deny that these two were made for each other. When searching for wedding venues, Barbi and Devin fell in love with SUNRIVER the minute they stepped on site. They thought it would be the perfect setting for guests from both coasts to vacation, explore and see all that Oregon has to offer. We are honored to have been a part of several weddings for this super fun group of friends!

Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Central Oregon Event Planning and Design | Kimberly Kay Photography | Zest Floral
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Central Oregon Event Planning and Design | Kimberly Kay Photography | Zest Floral
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Central Oregon Event Planning and Design | Kimberly Kay Photography | Zest Floral
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Central Oregon Event Planning and Design | Kimberly Kay Photography | Zest Floral

Photography: KIMBERLY KAY, DJ: PARADOX PRODUCTIONS, Hair/Makeup: KATIE TUMA, Chairs: OHANA PARTY RENTALS, Cupcakes: IDA’S CUPCAKES, Floral: ZEST FLORAL, Ceremony Music: DOVE STRING QUARTET

 

Anna + Jeff

 
Bridalbliss.com | Sunriver Wedding | Central Oregon Event Planning and Design | Michelle Cross Photography | Flip Flop Sounds

Anna and Jeff got married at SUNRIVER as it has always been a wonderful place for them to visit and relax over the years. So when it came time for their wedding they wanted their guests to see the beauty of Sunriver and experience a weekend full of celebration. Anna and Jeff are two of the most loving people and wanted their personal touches to shine throughout the evening.Anna, who works for Coca Cola ,loved the idea of serving up mini rum and cokes during cocktail hour. They also created personalized mad libs during the night for guests to fill out. Dinner was served in the Great Hall with romantic cafe lights strung from the ceiling and candles throughout the hall. After dinner the dance floor remained packed all night long. The best part of the night was Jeff’s 16 year old son Tyler’s toast, he had the entire room on their feet. Such a wonderful night filled with love for two of the most deserving people.

Photography by MICHELLE CROSS, Cinematography by TROY COSTA, Ceremony by BEND EVENT MUSIC, Hair & Makeup by ARTISTRY BY ANGELA, Rentals by WCEP, Cake by Sweet & Swanky Cakes, Floral by BLUE DAFFODIL, Reception Music by FLIP FLOP SOUNDS