Jessica + Jake

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Christy Cassano-Meyer Photography

I began wedding planning planning with Jessica and Jake while they were still living the hipster life in San Francisco and just starting to make plans to move to Portland. Jake is originally from Boston, and Jessica from Anchorage, so Portland is the perfect location for them to meet halfway and establish their home together with their fur babies, Boo and Sam. 

After much consideration, I'm certain Jessica and Jake were married in a previous life or alternate dimension. It was such a delight to see what incredible partners they have already become. Their shared core value of equality was demonstrated in every decision right from the start -- both Jessica and Jake wore engagement rings -- until the end where they chose a new last name to take together. Combined with a shared passion for food and travel, I was basically in Portland wedding planning heaven! 

Urban-chic rustic elegance with lush greenery, natural wood, and lots of textured florals set the backdrop at Union Pine. For this foodie couple a cider-glazed pork belly amuse bouche decorated their place setting, and kicked off a decadent seasonal four course dinner complete with wedding cake and a dessert display! In keeping with their color scheme of shades of green we created a specialty Chartreuse Champagne cocktail that we named "Health & Happiness" for the wedding toasts, a marvelous pairing with the chocolate wedding cake. Congratulations again, Jessica and Jake! 

Coordination: Kirsten | Photography: Christy Cassano-Meyer | Floral: Botanica Floral PDX | Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals | Cake: Dream Cakes | Makeup: Julie Lampros | Hair: Hair by Katerina | DJ: Chad Dowling Productions | Photo Booth: The Original Photo Booth | Ceremony Music: Ryan Walsh | Catering: Devil's Food | Transportation: Lucky Limousine | Bridal Gown: Martina Liana | Groomsmen Attire: Provided by Estes

 

Mica + Peter

 

What a pleasure it was working with Mica and Peter on their stylish and very Portland wedding. The couple from Chicago picked Portland to host their wedding as a nod to the brides hometown and to show off Portland to all their family and friends. As a nod to Peter's Greek heritage the couple selected Holy Trinity for their ceremony location. 

From there, Mica's vision for her wedding day really came to life when we landed on Union Pine for the reception. Union Pine offered a cool modern backbone to the reception and Mica styled the rest perfectly. The long wood farm tables were adorned with lush flowers from Blum. The centerpieces were sprawling with bright colorful flowers and mixed in medicine bottles. Each place setting included a sprig of rosemary and lavender. For a little pop of color the water glasses were blush crystal cut goblets from Something Borrowed. The room was absolutely beautiful and glowing. 

Guests dined on a delicious menu from Chefs Table which included, St. Jack Chicken Liver Mousse, a grilled romaine salad and a family style dinner. Dessert included Salt & Straw paired with Voodoo Doughnuts. Talk about a Portland meal! Guests danced the night away with DJ Zimmie playing hit after hit and keeping the dance floor going into the wee hours of the night! The wedding was amazing and I was so thrilled to be apart of it! Congrats! 

Coordination: Elizabeth Sheils | Photography: Ellie Asher | Floral: Blum Floral Design | Catering: Chefs Table | Dessert: Salt & Straw + Voodoo Doughnuts | Ceremony Music: Duo Con Brio | Reception Entertainment: DJ Zimmie | Stationary: Crave Design | Rentals: The Party Place + Something Borrowed |

 

Stephanie + Dallas

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Newspin Films

The moment I met these two I knew we were going to have a blast wedding planning! Dallas and Stephanie had a perfect vision of their day - a chic, bohemian Portland wedding at Union Pine. With the help of some amazing wedding professionals we achieved just that, and Portland Bride + Groom Magazine featured the event in their current issue!! The ceremony included 80 of their closest family and friends and one of them was their sweet bulldog Kinsley. Stephanie wore the most gorgeous flower crown while Dallas looked sharp in his dark blue suit.  Guests enjoyed delicious Hawaiian food and Blue Star Donuts and danced the night away. The best part of the night was Stephanie and Dallas' sparkler send off.. Right as guests were lighting their sparklers a crazy downpour started. Being the awesome newlyweds they are, Dallas and Stephanie posed and kissed in the rain despite of getting drenched. Loved everything about this wedding. Congrats, Stephanie and Dallas!! 

Coordination: Natalia Barwegen | Photography: Newspin Photography | Rentals: CommonwealthSomething Borrowed | Catering: Kalua Brothers | Dessert: Blue Star Donuts | Floral: Carrie Newson | DJ: Chad Dowling Productions

 

Industrial Meets Bohemian Inspiration Shoot

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding Planner | Oregon Event Design | Courtney Z Photography

For this editorial shoot featured by The Perfect Palette, our team wanted to work together to create something unique and thought outside the box to find inspiration from non-mainstream avenues. As wedding professionals we often work with couples who are overwhelmed by the mainstream wedding images and popular wedding traditions. Courtney, of Courtney Z Photography, really wanted to provide some inspiration for how to create a beautiful scene that is unique and still attainable. We targeted vendors who love working on weddings but also work in other areas of their expertise. We encouraged the team of professionals to fit within our broad concept but to take risks and create something that they love and want to share with future clients. The palette of deep reds, purples and golds complimented the gorgeous texture of fruit in the table design and the setting of Union Pine lended itself perfectly. The most fun detail of our day was that our "real couple" had recently gotten married in a small and intimate ceremony. They did not however have any professional photos - therefore this shoot really topped the charts for not only the fabulous vendors involved, but also our most adorable same-sex couple

Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding Planner | Oregon Event Design | Courtney Z Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding Planner | Oregon Event Design | Courtney Z Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding Planner | Oregon Event Design | Courtney Z Photography
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding Planner | Oregon Event Design | Courtney Z Photography

Coordination: Carrie Newson | Photography: Courtney Z Photography | Venue: Union Pine | Floral: Emerald Petals | Stationery Set: Jehn Glynn | MUAH: Carrie Strahle | Attire: Wildfang (female suit) | Wedding Gown: Elizabeth Dye | Dessert: The Pie Spot | Ruby Jewel Ice Cream | Rentals: Sellwood Vintage Rentals