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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

 

Laura + Jacob

 

I knew planning would be a breeze with Laura & Jacob after our first meeting together. They are the kindest couple with a great eye for design. Laura's vision translated beautifully to their venue, Maysara Winery.

We created a romantic and elegant garden feel. The ceremony was held on Maysara's patio overlooking a stunning view. Laura truly looked angelic in her gorgeous dress.

Guests then enjoyed drinks and yard games before entering the reception.

Whimsical florals in tones of white and blush covered the tables. Tons of votive candles touches of gold added just the perfect compliment.

Following dinner guests danced the night away and roasted s'mores by the fire pit.

My favorite touch was the photo bus, it was unique and kept everyone smiling all night! Congrats Laura & Jacob, it was a pleasure being a part of your day!

We worked with Carrie as our day of coordinator for our wedding in June 2018 at Maysara Winery, and she was absolutely delightful! She was organized, thoughtful, and even thought of important questions for wedding planning that I hadn’t considered. On the day of the wedding we completely trusted her to set up our decor exactly how we wanted - and it was perfect! We can’t thank her enough!
— Laura + Jacob

Coordinator: Carrie | Beauty: Austie Eckley | Catering: Pearl Catering | Desserts: Lux Sucre | DJ: Stumpton DJs | Florist: Heirbloom Floral | Photo Booth: The Little Photo Bus | Photography: Sweetlife Photography | Rentals: Party Place + La Tavola Linens

 

Evie + Sean

 

I absolutely loved working with Evie and Sean! It was clear from the beginning of our planning that the two adored one another and envisioned a simple, yet elegant wedding day surrounded by their loved ones.

Evie and Sean chose to be married in a traditional Greek ceremony at Holy Trinity Greek Church, and after saying “I do”, they headed downtown Portland in their vintage getaway car.

Everyone then made their way to Portland Art Museum for cocktail hour and the reception. While the bride and groom took photos around the park blocks, guests sipped on cocktails and enjoyed views of the art museum’s sculpture garden in the summer sun.

The reception took place inside, where the white columns and classic design of the sunken ballroom were accented by amber lighting and simple greenery.

The absolute highlight of the décor was the meaningful fig tree centerpieces that Evie and Sean prepared for each table.

Along with each tree, there was a card that read, “In the 1960’s, Evie’s Grandfather, Pappou Sotiris, brought a cutting of a fig tree inside a shoebox from his village, Plataies, Greece to Portland; however, upon arrival, US Border Patrol quarantined the “plant material.” After certification and release, it was planted in his home in the SW Hills of Portland. Years later, the tree was transplanted in Dalton and Keti’s yard, where it continues to thrive, in a small way to honor Pappou’s memory, we rooted cuttings earlier this year to share as centerpieces tonight…”

At the end of the night, guests were also invited to take a fig tree home with them.

Vibrant Table served dinner family style, and while everyone enjoyed their food, Evie and Sean made their way around to each family table to personally thank everyone for coming to celebrate with them.

After toasts and the official dances took place, the dance floor and photo booth were open for business. I will never forget the moment that Bryce with Event Team Entertainment proclaimed that the dance floor was open; it was a mad rush to get on your feet, and not a single person remained in their seat!

The energy in the room was infectious, and everyone loved the mix of current dance music, wedding classics, and class Greek song.

Coordinator: Amber | Caterer: Vibrant Catering | Ceremony Music: Rob Stoltz + Christopher Woitach | Florist: Flowers by Riley | Hair: Hair by Katerina | Makeup: Julie Lampros Skincare & Makeup | Music: Event Team Entertainment | Photographer: Yasmin K Photography | Photo Booth: Stumptown Booth

 

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

 

Jen + Stan

 

Jen and Stan were an absolute pleasure to work with.  This couple had a general idea of what they wanted, and let me run with it.  

They are super mellow and really just wanted to throw a fun party with all their friends and family.

Honor Flowers created a simple greenery arch for the ceremony with just enough to serve as a backdrop but not too much to hide the gorgeous view.  

After the emotional vows, guests were ready to party with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres (including Waverley's legendary maple bacon!) and a big dinner.

With the reception being held at Waverley, we let the setting speak for itself and adorned tables with tones of white, green and pops of apricot and gold.

Jen, a member of Notre Dame's national champ soccer team (and one of the school's most celebrated athletes!), was toasted by four of her teammates.  A super memorable part of this wedding is watching three of the gals having a complete laughing attack while the fourth recited a poem. It was so sweet to see how close everyone was after all these years and the whole room was in stiches!

Post laughs and tears listening to all the toasts, Jen, Stan and their guests danced the night away!

I loved getting to you know both--wishing you love and happiness for years to come!

Coordinator: Nora | Beauty: Olivia Hawthorne | Bridal Gown: Anna’s Bridal | Cake: Nothing Bundt Cake | Caterer: Waverley Country Club | Cinematographer: Duran Creative | Florist: Honor Flowers | Music: Event Team Entertainment | Photographer: Honeysuckle Photography | Transportation: M Executive

 

Laura + Sven

 

From the second I met Laura, I knew I wanted to be her wedding coordinator.

She was such fun to chat with and had a stunning vision of dusty rose and mauve with copper and marble accents that matched perfectly with their style.

As we planned, they booked a dream team of vendors that perfectly fit with the style and feel they wanted for their wedding day at Oregon Golf Club.

When the morning of their wedding day came, they both were just so excited to see each other and be married—their smiles were contagious throughout the day.

It was a perfect Oregon summer day as they took photos of their first look and with their bridal party.

Guests were greeted with champagne upon arrival before making their way into the garden for the ceremony.

It was such a sweet ceremony that even included their pup, Bear, as a the Ring Bear.