Keira + Alex

 

When two stylish and sweet people are getting married you know it's going to be one for the books! Alex and Keira were so fun to work with during wedding planning. Both living in Arizona but planning a wedding in Portland we set up weekly calls to make sure every detail was looked after and boy, was it worth every minute! 

Guests were invited into the Billiard Room for the ceremony. NW Events draped the full room creating a romantic, soft glow to the room.

Honor Flowers created a show stopping geometric backdrop adorned with rich colored flowers and greenery.

After the ceremony guests were invited upstairs to a show stopping reception. Place settings included grey stoneware plates, rose gold dinner menus with geometric tiles as the place cards.

Chad Dowling kept the guests entertained & dancing all night with the amazing Alyssa Brooke capturing every little moment.

 A sparkler send-off ended the amazing evening for one amazing couple. We loved being apart of it - thank you Keira & Alex! 

Coordinator: Elizabeth | Cake: Papa Hadyn | DJ: Chad Dowling Productions | Florist: Honor Flower | Beauty: Sara Bria | Photographer: Alyssa Brooke Photography | Rentals: NW Events | Videographer: Kevin Ryan Films

 

Heather + Peter

 

When I first met Heather I instantly fell in love with the vision of her wedding. I was so excited to be part of her and Peter’s day!

We had so many little details to think about while planning that I couldn’t wait until the big day!

On June 16th, Heather and Peter said “I do” in front of their closets friends and family.

The ceremony was everything you could of hoped for, romantic, sincere with a hint of humor. Kevin Yell really performed a beautiful ceremony!

After the ceremony guests were greeted to delicious appetizer from Jake’s Catering.

They were also treated to a gorgeous room full of details that really brought Heather’s vision to life.

After dinner, Heather and Peter danced into the night and enjoyed wonderful sweets and treats from Luxe Sucre!

Thank you Heather and Peter for allowing me to be part of your day! It was one for the books!

Coordinator: Natalia | Bridal Gown: Anna’s Bridal | Cake: Lux Sucre | Caterer: Jake’s Catering | Florist: Swoon Floral Design | Music: Duo Con Brio + Event Team Entertainment | Officiant: Kevin Yell | Photographer: Sweetlife Photography | Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals + Hayward Decorations

 

Sandy + Kyle

 

Sandy + Kyle celebrated their wedding day at Sentinel Hotel and it was the perfect setting for their romantic and elegant wedding details.

It was a perfect Portland summer day. After their first look, Sandy and Kyle went around the city to take photos with their bridal party.

They were married in the hotel’s green accented Billiard Room beneath a beautifully draped Chuppah accented with coral, peach, and white florals.

Guests were then invited into the Library Room for cocktail hour featuring Berry Agua Fresca as Sandy and Kyle made their way to the Fireside Room for a traditional Tea Ceremony with their families.

For dinner, guests made their way upstairs to the Governor Ballroom where Blum Floral had adorned tables with a mix of pretty arrangements filled with orchids, roses, and hydrangeas.

After a delicious meal from Jake’s Catering, Sandy and Kyle cut the beautifully water-colored cake by Dreamcakes and then begin their choreographed first dance.

Such a great night and huge congrats you two! Thank you for having me as part of your special day!

Coordinator: Meghan | Beauty: Powder Inc | Cake: Dream Cakes | Caterer: Jake’s Catering | Florist: Blum Floral Design | Music + Lighting: Chad Dowling Productions | Photographer: Yasmin Khajavi Photography | Rentals: Bridgewood Event Rentals + Sedera Rental Co | Signage: Letters & Dust

 

Amanda + Adrian

 

I don't know how I got so lucky to work with such a fun loving, genuine couple. Amanda and Adrian from day one were two amazing people that wanted to treat their family and friends to a special and fun day. After looking at a few different venues we landed on the Sentinel

They loved everything about the venue but what really sealed the deal was the ability to host cocktail hour at Jackknife. Jackknife was one of Amanda & Adrian's first dates so it felt like a homecoming of sorts. We worked with an amazing team of vendors to bring their vision to life. Mosca, Event Team, Seventh Stem, Crave Design, Sedera, Party Place and Dream Cakes all worked hard to bring in a effortless romance to the day. 

The couple said "I do" in the Renaissance Room, followed by cocktail hour at Jackknife and the reception in the Governor.

The ballroom was kept simple with white chairs, white linens and then elevated with lush green and white flowers. The room was glowing and created the perfect setting for a special celebration. As the toasts came to an end the guests anxiously awaited to hit the dance floor and pretty much never left it. Event Team kept the party rocking till the wee hours. We were so lucky to be apart of such a special evening. Big thanks to Amanda and Adrian! 

Bridal Bliss was incredible and made the process of being engaged SO enjoyable!!! Elizabeth was just so fun to be around and positive and we felt overall that she really understood us - who we are as a couple - and that was reflected in everything she helped us with. It made our day so special and so us. We couldn’t recommend Bridal Bliss more.
— Amanda McKeel + Adrian Olsen Beinema

Coordinator: Elizabeth | Cake: DreamCakes | Catering: Jakes Catering | Dessert Display: Bridal Bliss | DJ: Event Team Entertainment | Florist: Seventh Stem | Paper Goods: Crave Design | Photography: Mosca Studio | Rentals: Party Place + Sedera Rental Co

 

Ande + Michael

 

Ande and Michael are two of the sweetest people and I could not be more thrilled to share pictures from their stunning wedding day, captured by Jessica Hill! The wedding is extra fun as I have known Ande's family for many years, growing up with cabins next to each other and then becoming friends at the University of Portland. So when Ande asked me to plan her wedding, I was over the moon! 

The day was pure bliss as Ande and Michael said "I Do" at First Presbyterian Church. Followed by a fun cocktail hour at Jackknife.  As the sun began to set, guests were welcomed to the 4th floor of the Sentinel Hotel in the Governor Ballroom. The room was perfectly designed for a fall wedding. The colors were dark and romantic, with candles glowing in the room. Blum Floral Design knocked it out of the park with the flowers bring in lush fall leaves and gorgeous blooms. 

As the night carried on guests ate, drank and danced the night away (thanks to the rocking guys from Precious Byrd). It was a night to remember and I loved being apart of it. Thank you Ande & Michael for including me in your special day!

Coordination: Elizabeth | Caterer: Jake’s Catering | Cake: Dream Cakes | Ceremony Music: Notes of Celebration | Florist: Blum Floral Design | Beauty: Face Body Beauty | Audio + Visual + Lighting: Think AV | Photographer: Jessica Hill Photography | Videographer: J&M Media | Band: Precious Byrd | Rentals: Party Place

 

Leslie + Robert

 
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When Coos Bay sweethearts Leslie and Robert first recruited Bridal Bliss to help plan their wedding a few things were clear to me -- guests would be greeted at the ceremony with a glass of Champagne, there would be an open bar, the food would be delicious, and elegance and fun would define the look and feel of the entire celebration.

Finding the perfect venue was a beautiful compromise. Robert had his heart set on a golf course, while Leslie envisioned an exquisite ballroom. So we created a putting green inside a ballroom! The golf theme continued throughout. Specialty cocktails were inspired by golfing greats -- “The Hole in One”, “The Garden City” and “The Mother of Pearl” (the official cocktail of The Masters!) -- and each table was named after a golf course where Robert and Leslie had played.

Playing off the dramatic elegance of the ivory and navy blue ballroom, dinner tables were arranged in large Xs and Os and lush ivory florals of dahlias, roses, ranunculus and hydrangea, with simple touches of eucalyptus greenery added romance to the chic ivory and gold table settings. Each guest was greeted at their place setting with a mini cupcake, in a nod to Leslie’s passion for cake. It was the perfect sweet treat to nibble on as Leslie and Robert were introduced into the ballroom and started with a beautifully

Dinner was as lavish and delicious as imagined, and then the party only escalated! After heartwarming speeches it was time to kick off the dancing, including a special Polynesian dance performed by Leslie, her bridesmaids and the women in her family, and later a traditional Samoan money dance with both Robert and Leslie dressed up in full regalia! Undoubtedly the highlight of the evening.

It was such a pleasure to bring Robert and Leslie’s vision for their wedding to life. Surrounded by their friends and family, blending Polynesian and Oregonian histories together, and witnessing the start of a new chapter in their lives, I couldn’t have been happier to be their planner. Congratulations again, Robert and Leslie!

Bridal Bliss is a must when planning a wedding! Our coordinator did an outstanding job throughout the entire planning process. She was respectful of our budget, professional, punctual in all communication and had a very calm but positive energy that made the planning and big day a major success! We highly reccomend the full service option with Bridal Bliss. Every detail was perfect, absolutely nothing was missed and they make you feel like you’re their number one priority. Overall, Bridal Bliss is an outstanding company with creative ideas, sincere employees and a dedication to providing excellent service to the bride + groom. Best money we ever spent!
— Leslie + Robert, via Wedding Wire

Coordinator: Kirsten | Paper Goods: Letters & Dust | Chalk Artist: Marly Beyer | Desserts: Ruby Jewel Ice Cream | Music: DJ Royale Entertainment | Florist: Blum Floral Design | Hair: Hair by Katerina | Makeup: Julie Lampros Skincare & Makeup | Photographer: Mosca Studio | Videographer: Moving Pictures | Rentals: Sedera Rental Co + Party Place

 

Leah + Ryan

 

Pretty much from our first meeting I knew that Leah & Ryan along with Leah's mom, Charlotte, were going to be amazing clients. They were so sweet and excited about wedding planning from day one. After landing on The Old Church & Sentinel for the wedding day - plans began to fall into place. 

Working with Blum Design, Leah's color palette of green, gold, blush and marsala came to life. Incorporating garden roses, ranunculus, anemones, dahlias, blackberries, and more - the flowers stole the show. 

Paired with lots of candles, the ballroom at Sentinel was glowing on their wedding day. Palomino hand calligraphed individual plates for each guest in a gold metallic pen - putting a personal touch as guests were welcomed to their seats.

One detail that often gets overlooked at wedding is the kids table. With such a large family on Leah's side - Charlotte and Leah spent time personalizing and decorating the kids tables. Details included custom wedding coloring books, personalized cups, all the art supplies you could imagine, movies, stuffed animals, snacks and more. Even adults wanted to be at the kids tables. 

The evening was perfect. Guests enjoyed heartfelt toasts, a personalized slideshow video from Charlotte, and delicious late night snacks. Chad Dowling kept guests on their feet dancing the night away to classic hits. Ending the night with a colorful balloon send off. We loved being apart of this sweet couples wedding and Yasmin Khajavi captured their love and sweetness perfectly! 

Coordinator: Elizabeth | Floral: Blum Floral Design | Photographer: Yasmin K Photography | Videographer: J & M Media | Cake: Dream Cakes | Music: Chad Dowling Productions | Rentals: Sedera Rental Co | Lighting & Rental: Chad Dowling Productions | Beauty: Face Body Beauty 

 

Brooke + Tom

 

Brooke + Tom (and Brooke's mom!) were so wonderful to work with and I truly enjoyed getting to know them throughout the planning process! They knew exactly what they wanted for their wedding day and chose First Presbyterian and Sentinel's Governor Ballroom as the perfect settings to celebrate. Brooke envisioned a soft, elegant look with white, pink, and navy details and assembled an amazing team of vendors to create it!