Ballroom Wedding

Enora + Stan

 

One of my favorite things about this job, is when a client’s vision comes to life in the most fantastic way. I met Enora and Stan last February when they were getting started with their panning for their wedding in July at The Sentinel. Enora was so organized (which I LOVE) and her and Stan were both so enthusiastic about all of the details, the feel of the evening, and most of all, each other. Fast forward to July 28th, it was an unbelievably gorgeous day here in Portland, and all hands were on deck to make sure Enora and Stan’s big day was everything they had worked to so hard for.

The morning started out with hair and makeup by Makeup by Whit and Thairapy PDX, at Hotel de Lux in SW Portland. Once the ladies were all ready to go, the bridal party headed to a secret gem of a location for the bride and groom’s first look. Lexxi Smith Photography flew in from Utah just for this perfect day.

Back at The Sentinel, vendors were busy creating the perfect look for the couple. There are so many amazing spaces at the Sentinel, and we were all lucky to use three separate rooms for this event.

For the ceremony, we were in the Renaissance Room. For the Love of Flower pulled out all of the stops for the amazing backdrop that would frame the couple as they said their vows. Bridegwood Event Rentals helped to ordain the aisle with gold lanterns to accent the color scheme.

Once the bride made it down the aisle in her stunning dress from A&Be Bridal, Father Yell was ready to make things official.

Guests transitioned down to The Library for cocktail hour. Live music was being played by John Ross Music, while they were treated to specialty his and hers cocktails, and delicious nibbles from Jake's Catering.

Once the bride and groom got a sneak peek at their reception space, it was time to invite the party upstairs. Prior to entering the Grand Ballroom for dinner, the couple stationed their unique guest book in the entry way for people to sign. It was a small replica of the love bridge in Paris, France. Each guests signed a note on a lock, and then attached it to a small grid that Enora and Stan can hang on their wall.

After grabbing their custom escort “keys”, with calligraphy by Old City Mailroom, the reception doors were open, and everyone could make their way to their seats. What a stunner this room turned out to be!

Between the hand drawn table numbers from Old City Mailroom, vintage gold votive holders from Bridgewood Event Rentals, and the custom dyed table runners and Mustard-toned centerpieces from For the Love of Floral, this was one for the books!

After dinner and toasts, guests were treated to a plethora of delicious treats from Lux Sucre, and photo booth favors from HappyMatic, before they danced the night away to music from John Ross Music. Oh and to top it all off, Jake's catering busted out a custom Poutine station for late night snacks..... Yes POUTINE!

Enora and Stan are the kind of people I love meeting. They are happy, creative, fun and in love! There is zero doubt in my mind that every person at their wedding felt the same way.

Enora and Stan, thank you for having me as a part of your amazing wedding day! I wish you a lifetime of love, laughter and all of the amazing food you can get :)

Coordinator: Cam | Cake: Lux Sucre | Calligraphy: Old City Mailroom | Catering: Jake’s Catering | Florist: For the Love of Floral | Hair Stylist: Thairapy PDX | Makeup Artist: Makeup by Whit | Music: John Ross Music | Officiant: Kevin Yell | Photo Booth: HappyMatic Photo Booth | Photography: Lexxi Smith Photography | Rental: Bridgewood Event Rentals | Wedding Dress: A&Be Bridal

 

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

 

Leslie + Robert

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design |  Mosca Studio Photography

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