Anne + Rob

 

Just wait - this wedding is a stunner and such a perfect wedding as the weather turned from summer to fall on September 30th. 

Anne and Rob select Waverley Country Club as the perfect venue for their wedding. Anne's style is timeless and elegant, the perfect combo for the venue. When working through the design and style for her wedding, her vision included lush flowers with a romantic details. The wedding day went off without a hitch. 

Anne and Rob said "I Do" in the ballroom with not a dry eye in the room. After the heartfelt ceremony, guests were invited into a gorgeous room for dinner and toasts. The tables were adorned with candles and beautiful flowers, vibrant in colors making the room glow. 

Cocktail hour kicked off and reception was set for a party. The tables were adorned with candles and beautiful flowers, vibrant in colors making the room glow. 

After dinner and toasts, guests were eager to hit the dance floor and dance the night away. It was a perfect day and we loved being apart of it! Anne and Rob, it was such a pleasure getting to know you and your families! 

Coordinator: Elizabeth | Photographer: Amanda K Photography | Music & Lighting: Chad Dowling Productions | Rentals: Party Place | Florist: Blum Floral Design | Transportation: NW Navigator | Cake: Papa Haydn

 

Molly + Connor

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Ashley Forrette Photography

From the moment I met Molly and her mom Teresa I knew this wedding was going to be fun, classic, and incredibly gorgeous.  Molly and her groom Connor picked two perfect venues with a ceremony at Sacred Heart, which was Molly's home church growing up, and reception on the gorgeous grounds of Waverley Country Club. Guests arrived at Sacred Heart where they were greeted by gorgeous music from Notes of Celebration and a full Catholic Mass preformed by Fr. Bob, who is a close friend of the family. 

Once at Waverley, guests mingled on the lawn while enjoying delicious bites from the venue catering staff and the gorgeous views of the golf course.  As the dinner bells rang, tables drenched in crisp white and delicate green florals and shiny gold votives from Swoon Floral Design filled the room.  The couple also used their escort cards as an opportunity to write personal hand written notes to each of their guests. 

The evening was full of heartfelt toasts, continuous music and dancing from 5 Guys Named Moe, and yummy french quarter beignets instead of cake. Ashley Forrette Photography and J and M Media were able to capture touching moments and sweet dance moves - some even accentuated by LED tambourines.  There was not a single detail missed by this sweet and loving couple.  Molly, Connor and Teresa, it was such an honor to help bring your wedding dreams to reality.  We wish you a fantastic future and know you will go far.

Coordination: Miranda | Photography: Ashley Forrette Photography | Music: 5 Guys Named Moe | Videography: J & M Media | Floral: Swoon Floral Design | Rentals: The Party Place | Beauty: Cashmere Beauty Lounge | Piano: Notes of Celebration | Ceremony Location: Sacred Heart

 

Kate + Zac

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Ben Pigao Photography

One of my favorite parts of the job is having the opportunity to truly connect with couples. With Kate + Zac, who met while working at Nestle,  it was no different. This was a super busy couple who lived out of state, ended up changing jobs and moving all during the planning. Kate + Zac always had smiles on their faces, were super laid back, thoughtful and really let me get creative without micromanaging. The end result was spectacular, if I don't say so myself! 

The couple wanted a classic event, so Waverley was the perfect venue.  The soft grey and white color palette was elegant and sophisticated. I loved the fluffy florals by Zest, the silver table numbers, patterned linens and overall welcoming and personal vibe. Plus...have you seen a cuter flower girls and ring bearers?

Post-ceremony, the newlyweds beamed as they drove off for a spin in their golf cart. They took photos while guests cocktailed and enjoyed Waverley's candied bacon (I can vouch...it's amazing!).  

Toasts had guests crying and laughing and dinner service was on point. Kate + Zac wanted a fun party that their guests would remember for years to come. Enter The Pork Tornadoes....a band that delivered just that! One of the member's is Zac's cousin so you better believe they brought their A game and the packed dance floor proved just that. For those that needed a bite between dancing, the ever fabulous Pips doughnut cart and a Nestle candy station as there to keep guests energized until the glow stick send-off! It was a fabulous day and I loved every second I was able to spend with this couple and their family!

Coordination: Nora | Photography: Ben Pigao Photography | Cinematography: Moving Pictures | Beauty: Face Body Beauty | Floral: Zest Floral | Transportation: Lucky Limousine + White Cloud Luxury Cars | Cake: Dream Cakes | Band: Cory Talbot | Ceremony Music: Duo Con Brio | Audio: Focal Audio | DJ: DJ D-Money | Lighting: Greenlight Creative | Rentals: Party Place + Sedera Rental Co | Paper Goods: Crave Design | Balloons: Balloons on Broadway | Doughnuts: Pips Donuts | 

 

Kaitlin + Kyle

 
Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design | Jenni Carmon Photography

Kaitlin and Kyle have a love story that makes you believe in fate. The first time they met was on a flight sitting next to each other and as fate would have it, ran into each other a few times after that. At one point in the planning process Kaitlin told me it was as if the universe was making this happen. I couldn't believe in this more as once you meet these two - they belong together! 

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We dove in planning head first and settled on Waverly Country Club as the perfect venue for their wedding. Kaitlin's style is timeless, classic and simple. When working through the design and style for her wedding, her vision was just this. It was simply stunning. Come the wedding day, the sun was shinning, the temperature was what every bride dreams about and the day went off without a hitch. Kaitlin and Kyle said "I Do" on the lawn with personalized vows, gorgeous flowers from Zest Floral and a sparkling view of the river. After the heartfelt ceremony, guests moved towards the flag pole where they enjoyed cocktail hour and dinner on the lawn. One little detail I thought was especially cute was that Kaitlin and Kyle opted to not go for the traditional salad instead served guests a chilled soup. As they both love soup! It was a perfect start to a delicious summer dinner. 

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After dinner and toasts as the sun began to go down, guests were invited inside for champagne, cake and dancing. The guys from Precious Byrd made sure the dance floor was packed as guests danced the night away! We absolutely loved being apart of this wedding! 

Bridalbliss.com | Portland Wedding | Oregon Event Planning and Design

Coordination: Elizabeth Sheils | Photography: Jenni Carmon Photography | Floral: Zest + Crystal Lilies | Rentals: The Party Place | Beauty: Blossom + Beauty | Cinematography: Watertown Films | Band: Precious Byrd

 

Meghan + Alexander

 

Meg & Alexander were such a pleasure to coordinate for, I enjoyed their personalities so much I really never wanted this event day to end!  They are such a fun and vibrant couple while still maintaining class and impeccable taste. Waverley provided the perfect setting for their special day.  Their personal ceremony on the lawn overlooking the river was led by a close friend and sealed with an adorable dip and kiss. Inside, the club sparkled with candles, neutral tones and a pop of navy blue. Simplicity really was key! A signed bottle of Dom Perignon surprised the couple as they entered the reception--it is clear how much this wedding party loves them! Cafe lights were strung on the back patio for added warmth and an inviting feel as guests danced the night away indoors and out. They definitely achieved the ultimate country club chic wedding! Congrats Meg & Alexander!

Coordination: Carrie Newson | Photography: Powers Studios | Beauty: Portland Hair + Makeup | Lighting: Greenlight Creative | Cake: Beaverton Bakery | Floral: Zest | Music: Duo Con Brio + Chad Dowling Productions | Paper Goods: Crave Design

 

Erin + Alex

 

Have you ever met someone and instantly known you’d want to be friends with them?  That’s how I felt meeting Erin during our first meeting.  Not only was she the cutest, most well dressed, first grade teacher and bride-to-be, but she was kind and easy-going and just SO excited to marry her soon to be husband, Alex.  When the big day finally arrived Erin and Alex were married at Erin’s dream wedding venue, St Patrick Catholic Church.

After the ceremony guests made their way to Waverly Country Club where they enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the first hole.  The couple surprised their guests by popping a bottle of champagne from the balcony overlooking cocktail hour, which started the night with a bang!  Guests then made their way to dinner where they sat amongst a combination of indoor and outdoor seating with white and navy linens and stunning white and pink arrangements with pops of greenery.   

Family and friends toasted the couple with sweet, eye watering and funny toasts, bringing home my original assumption – Erin (and Alex!) are so sweet and loved! This was truly a night to remember as guests enjoyed funfetti cake from a simple, yet stunning 5 tiered cake and celebrated the night away with Red Curtain Photobooth and Swingline Cubs.  Erin and Alex, it was such a pleasure getting to know you and your families! 

Coordinator: Miranda | Photography: Powers Studios | Gown: Anna's Bridal  | Band: Swingline Cubs | Cake: Laurie Clarke Cakes | Cinematography: Moving Pictures | Hair: Rubia Hair | Makeup: Kim King | Photo Booth: Red Curtain Photo Booth | Floral: Susie Anderson 

 

Susie + Nick

 

I love a wedding at Waverley Country Club.  They are always elegant and timeless and Susie & Nick's wedding was nothing short of that.  With a beautiful ceremony that took place inside the ballroom, Susie and Nick walked down an aisle filled with flowers and floating candles to say their vows atop a white stage that was adorned with florals around the base. Susie wore a beautiful lace Reem Acra gown with her bridesmaids in berry Monique Lhuillier floor length gowns while Nick and the groomsmen wore tuxedos from The Black Tux.  After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d' oeuvres on the back patio while also enjoying some persian sweets, an homage to Susie's maternal side's heritage.  

For dinner guests made their way into the dining room where they sat amongst a combination of long and round tables with champagne linens, glass gold beaded chargers and beautiful ivory & blush arrangements with pops of greenery.  Guests enjoyed a slice from the stunning four-tiered cake full of gorgeous blooms between each layer for dessert decorated by Papa Haydn along with some additional Persian pastries by Bon Bon Bakery.  The ceremony space was transformed into a dancing area with live music and custom sunglasses as a favor.  In perfect fashion, Nick & Susie exited the club with a glow-stick send off in Nick's 1984 Volkswagen Westfalia Camper.  Epic end to an epic evening! 

Coordination: Katy Haley | Photography: Erin Grace Photography | Beauty: Jessica Ballecellieri + Sokha Sok | Rentals: Party Place | Floral: Blum Floral | Cake: Papa Haydn | Band: Swingline Cubs | Ceremony Music: Melegari Chamber Music | Paper Products: Crave Design

 

Catherine + Tyler

 

There is just something so special about the relationship that Catherine & Tyler share. Although their coordinator, Meghan, worked with Catherine and her mom during the planning process, she knew from the details Catherine shared about Tyler that these two were a wonderful match. On the wedding day, this especially showed in the meaningful gifts they exchanged, in the way they interacted, and the love that was felt by everyone.  This sweet couple met at the turnaround at the MAC and had to push back their wedding a year due to sickness.  So, this day was extra special for everyone involved.  Catherine wore a gorgeous gown she custom designed with Anna's Bridal and Tyler was dapper in a white tux jacket as the two shared their first look.  WeddingLovely even took notice and featured this fab event!

After a ceremony at Catherine's childhood church that truly captured these two as a couple together, guests made their way to Waverley Country Club for a stunning reception. The guests enjoyed live music from Pressure Point during cocktail hour in the adjoining room before heading into the ballroom for dinner where tables were decorated with beautiful garden style accents. As dancing began, the couple was surprised with a flash mob by their friends and family! So many great moments to make it a memorable celebration for everyone! 

Photography: Bethany F Photography | Beauty: Face Body Beauty + Cassandra Kennedy | Flowers: Forget Me Not Floral |  Gown: Anna's Bridal | Rentals: The Party Place | Cake: Lamb's | CInematography: New Beat Social | Ceremony Music: Kevin Walsh | Music: Pressure Point