Private Residence Wedding

Stacy + John

 

Stacy & John were the sweetest couple.  They planned a majority of their wedding from out of state so Arlette, John's step-mom, took the lead.

 It worked out perfectly, as the festivities took place at her stunning home and perfectly manicured garden! "Garden" doesn't quite describe it...the property was modeled after a European garden and it was immaculate!

This wedding had to go off without a hitch, as John's father also happens to be my father's boss!! Thankfully, it did.

The day flowed effortlessly and the ceremony was so meaningful, especially when the couple's three kids took part.

With rain looming in the forecast, we had to execute our weather plan and bring in quite a bit of tenting. The girls from Seventh Stem did an absolutely amazing job adorning the tents and really tying it into the overall design scheme.

When all was said and done, we were all so happy that we brought in tents as the lighting and hanging greenery was drop-dead-gorgeous!

Guest cocktailed around the pool and then enjoyed a delicious dinner and heartfelt toasts under the glowing wedding tent. DJ Zimmie started the party poolside with a sparkler first dance and the festivities went into the wee hours!

Stacy + John--it was a pleasure getting to know you and your family.  Congrats to you both!!

Bridal Bliss was exceptional in helping us plan a perfect garden wedding for our son. The wedding was at our home and so organized I was completely able to enjoy the whole day, it was flawless! The attention to detail, communication with vendors and follow up after each meeting was impressive. Meghan and Nora went above and beyond to put together a rain plan and tent that ended up being magical with chandeliers , candles and hundreds of white roses. They were always so professional and lovely to work with. We are now currently working with them a second time for our daughters wedding! I would highly recommend Bridal Bliss to help you plan your perfect wedding day.
— Arlette Nelson

Coordination: Nora | Beauty: Olivia Hawthorne + Michelle Stearns Beauty | Cake: Dream Cakes | Catering: Dalton’s Catering | Ceremony Music: The House of Cards | Florist: Seventh Stem | Lighting: Greenlight Creative | DJ: Modern Event Solutions | Flagging: D&H Flagging, Inc. | Photographer: Enchanted Images | Rentals: Bridgewood Event Rentals + Luxury Restroom Trailers | Videographer: Watertown Films | Signage: Letters + Dust | Transportation: M Executive

 

B + A Wedding

 

We had the pleasure of working with the two sweetest people on their private property wedding. B + A from day one wanted a magical fern-gully inspired wedding day. After months of planning and fine tuning all the details our team brought their dreams to life.

The ceremony was held in the courtyard with a ceiling of greenery, a moon-gate backdrop and mirage chairs to supply a slight juxtaposition to the garden provided by Blum.

For dinner the space was transformed by a amazing team of vendors include Vintage Meets Modern, Party Place, Blum and Letters & Dust

The tables were etherial and romantic. Lush flowers, moss and candles set the tone.

Guests dined on a five course, family style meal provided by the always talented team at Atuala.

Ending the night on a sweet note Atuala provided churros and ice cream in addition to a colorful donut wall by Bridal Bliss.

Guests danced the night away under a star filled sky and music going into the late hours with Event Team. Not missing a detail, Focal Point & Mosca Studio captured it all. 

The night was absolutely perfect and so magical. Seeing B + A's family and friends celebrate the two of them make the night extra special for us. We were honored to be apart of it.

Coordinator: Elizabeth | Beauty: Face Body Beauty | Bridal Gown: Anna’s Bridal | Caterer: Ataula | Cinematographer: Focal Point | Dessert Display: Bridal Bliss | Florist: Blum Floral Design | Music: Duo Con Brio + Event Team Entertainment | Paper Goods: Letters & Dust | Photographer: Mosca Studios | Rentals: The Party Place, Vintage Meets Modern + Luxury Restroom Trailers

 

Kari + Sharat

 

When you first hear the words, 'married in my parents' backyard' there so many thoughts and questions that run through a planner's mind. 

The biggest one, are you sure?  In this case, the answer was YES, and we could not have asked for a more perfect space or weekend for Kari and Sharat.

In keeping with the theme of the weekend we wanted the wedding to feel beautiful and classic, but also relaxed and fun.

Guests made their way down to the waterfront where they were wowed by the incredible backdrop, and flowers by the talented, Eleanor Blackford of Bash and Bloom.  

Kari and Sharat said I do in the same backyard as her parents had years before, and by the same officiant, making it an even more special celebration for their families and loved ones.   

Following the ceremony we invited guests to mingle as many had traveled to the celebration while enjoying cocktails and light bites from the Lisa Dupar team. 

As the sun began to lower we moved into the tent for a water-side dinner capped off by a round of toasts and well wishes for the couple.

The laughter continued with lawn games, ice cream & pie (A la Mode), a homemade dessert - provided by the bride's mother, Lisa, a traditional Norwegian Wedding Cake which tasted even more incredible than it looked. 

Guests left with personalized sunglasses (such a fun touch for this sunny July wedding), full bellies - pizza from local favorite Pagliacci capped off our night of eating, tired feet from the hours of dancing (music provided by Rudy of the RudEvents), damp hair (for some) from a late night dip in the lake and smiles are on the their faces.

So incredibly happy for this amazing couple. Kari and Sharat thank you for letting me be a part of your special day!

Check out even more from their wedding featured in Carats + Cake!

We loved working with Bridal Bliss, and our incredible wedding planner, Molly Corr. Molly’s skillful organization, positive attitude, flexibility, and calm demeanor took the stress out of wedding planning. Our wedding came together smoothly and beautifully thanks to Molly’s attention to details and lovely style. We would absolutely recommend Molly and Bridal Bliss for anyone looking for a wedding planner!
— Kari + Sharat

Coordinator: Molly | Beauty: Shannon Rasheed | Caterer: Lisa Dupar Catering | Ceremony Music: Windsong Trio | Dessert: A la Mode | Florist: Bash & Bloom | Music: RUDYvents | Photographer: Matthew Land Studios | Rentals: CORT Party Rentals

 

Shannon + Joe

 

I have had the pleasure of knowing Shannon for over ten years.  I met her at Urban Waxx when she was a one-woman show in a tiny flex space. Since then she's grown her company to over eight locations (with more to come!) and I'm lucky enough to call her a friend.  She is an inspiring business woman, but what I love about her most is her sense of humor.  Seriously, she makes me laugh SO hard. When Shannon asked me to plan her wedding I was over the moon!!  I met Joe early on and the two of them together are like a comedy routine.  Such a sweet couple and just good, solid people.

When it came to their wedding, they wanted nothing to do with planning.  All I knew is that they like rose gold and they wanted good food.  So...rose gold they received along with marble accents (that bar though!), lush peonies (why not include my favorite when I have free reign?!?!), dramatic anemones and a color scheme of white, black, grey and rose gold. The design was sleek, sexy and modern and went perfectly with the lines of their beautiful home, where their event was held. Thankfully, they loved it all!

Guests arrived, valeted their car, walked under a dramatic balloon arch by Balloons on Broadway, and were treated to appetizers and delicious cocktails by White Pepper.  They headed down to the lawn for a standing ceremony by Kevin Yell that was so sweet and personal.  Shannon + Joe's love for each other and for their children is heartwarming. The kiddos, who are super close, watching their parents get married with tears in their eyes was everything.

Afterwards, DJ Evil One spun dinner right into a serious dance party and of course Shannon had to change into a reception dress.  It was such a great night and best of all, so personal! Congrats Shannon + Joe, I loved every second of planning your fab event!

Nora executed ever detail flawlessly. From moving all of the furniture out of our home to coordinating the day of, everything was PERFECTION! I cannot think of any other words except that. Perfect.
Seriously, if you are looking for an event planner, Bridal Bliss is the best ever. I will never plan an event without Nora.
— Shannon Beekman

Coordinator: Nora | Cake: Dream Cakes | Caterer: White Pepper | DJ & Sound: DJ Evil One | Hair & Makeup: Olivia Hawthorne Beauty | Photographer: Honey Suckle Photography | Videographer: Duran Creative Co | Floral: Honor Floral | Transportation: Premiere Valet | Moving Company: Bridgetown Moving | Rentals: Vintage Meets Modern | Lighting & Rentals: Chad Dowling Productions | Balloons: Balloons on Broadway | Design/Rentals: Rose Bean | Gown: White Dress | Alterations & Accessories: Anna’s Bridal | Paper Goods: Crave Design | Officiant: Kevin Yell

 

Kerrin + Chris

 

A smoking hot couple, Kerrin and Chris envisioned their wedding celebration as a long weekend of equal parts relaxing and partying, all focused on spending time with their friends and family from near and far. They found a perfect retreat in Central Oregon at a private residence on the outskirts of Bend with plenty of space to house their bridal party and all kinds of activities on site to entertain, from a putting green (and several golf tees scattered about the estate) to a pool table! Even a lake on property offered perfect relief from the hot summer days for lazy floating with a cocktail in hand. Despite the terrible forest fires in the area that choked the air with smoke, Kerrin and Chris maintained a great spirit and enjoyed an unforgettable celebration -- it was smoking and hot, just like them!

The ceremony was held simply on a spit of lawn with the high desert on one side and the lake on the other. A large tent was set on the lawn across the lake for the reception, with corn hole and cocktails to entertain the guests in the space between. Large sprawling installations of greenery with hops, eucalyptus, olive branches and other hardy plants were accented with the soft white and ivory floral of garden roses, hydrangea, lisianthus, and dahlias to highlight focal points. Meanwhile the tables were simply dressed in ivory linens with a soft chiffon runner, greenery and votive candles to add romance to the tables. In keeping with the clean, modern, sophisticated black and white theme, marble table numbers identified tables. Individual menus were printed with the marble motif and hand calligraphed place cards were affixed with mini black and silver binder clips, adding both a fun mod decorative element and function in keeping the stationery stationary!

Comfort food was on the menu including ribs and a mac n cheese buffet. Guests were offered sassy disposable bibs to protect their dressy attire -- tuxedos for the gents and a cheeky “Marriage is Messy” aphorism printed for the ladies! Pies and late night snacks of tater tots and soft pretzels (with all the fixings) kept guests full and happy on the dance floor until the s’mores smorgasboard came out and a curated selection of fine whiskey capped off the night.

It was so much fun working with Kerrin and Chris and helping them to create a memorable setting for their wedding and so rewarding to see their guests having such a great time. Congratulations again, Kerrin and Chris!

Coordinator: Kirsten | Catering: Bleu Bite Catering | Beauty: Kate Tuma Artistry | Music: Bend Event Music | DJ & Sound: Flip Flop Sounds | Florist: Heirloom Floral Design | Photographer: Kimberly Kay | Lighting & Rentals: Incredible Events | Rentals: West Coast Event Productions + Classic Vintage Rentals + Luxury Restroom Trailers | Photo Booth: Bend Photo Booth | Paper Goods/Chalkboard Signs: Hey Halle

 

Carlyn + Nick

 

It’s hard not to see the fun loving personality of these two in their epic wedding at a private residence in West Linn, coordinated by EMILY. From start to finish, Carlyn and Nick wanted their guests to have an unbelievable night full of laughter, love and dancing. Playing with the home’s modern yet rustic design, their wedding featured subtle rustic decor with peach and blue hues intermixed. The one of a kind views provided the backdrop for the ceremony and reception where guests were treated to delicious northwest cuisine. Once the dancing got started, the bride and groom received a special surprise of their own when Elvis showed up for a one of kind performance for the father -daughter dance! Once the sun set the couple were sent off with a sparkler light show!

photography by MAX MONTY, hair by Emily York, makeup by Chrystal Kovisto , catering byPEARL CATERING, bar by MY BARTENDER, video by MOVING PICTURE WEDDINGS,  cake by Lamb’s Thriftway, dj by CHAD DOWLING PRODUCTIONS