Best of Bride 2017


Oregon Bride Magazine is has an amazing reputation, for several reasons.  First (of many), is putting out a truly beautiful publication.  Second is the annual Best of Bride bash!  It is the industry event of the year and each themed party is better than the last.  Not only is it a blast reconnecting with some of the area's finest wedding professionals (and some of our favorite vendors!), it is also when all of the Best of Bride winners are announced, which makes it all that more exciting. 

This year's theme was "fire + ice" and I had the honor of working with Heather Matheny to bring it all to life! We included all kinds of fun details like ice bars, nitro appetizers, fire dancers, costumed stilt walkers, coordinating cocktails (the Prosecco, St. Germain and Pineapple slushies were amazing!) snow machines, spiked popsicles a sleek loungey vibe to name a few.  My favorite detail? The firemen that carried the hosts, Heather and Alisa, to the stage! 

The night was capped off with a big win for Bridal Bliss--we were named "Best Wedding Planner" and "Best Day Of Coordinator" of 2017! Thank you to Oregon Bride Magazine and a big congrats to all of our fellow winners and nominees.

It takes a very special person to be a wedding planner. According to Forbes, we have the fifth most stressful job out there. While there are certainly stressful aspects, it is also incredibly fulfilling and so much fun.  What makes Bridal Bliss special is our team.  In my humble opinion, we have the most dedicated staff around.  This crew gives up evenings and weekends to take care of our clients and make sure their wedding is everything they had hoped for and more.  We take on the stress so that they don't have to. I'm so blessed to be surrounded by such a special group of people.  These women inspire me with their creativity, their willingness to go above and beyond, their encouragement to each other and their attention to detail. They truly make me a better person and planner.

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Catering: The Nines | Popsicles: Sloshy Pops | Photography: Powers Studios | Cinematography: Moving Pictures | Lighting: Greenlight Creative | Rentals: Peter Corvallis Productions | Wall Decor: Letters + Dust | Ice Art: PDX Ice | Cupcakes: Lightning Cupcakes | DJ: The Music Trust | Photo Booth: Happymatic | Snow: Chad Dowling Productions | Fire Dancers: Flamebuoyant Productions