Nora Sheils


Born and raised in Portland, Nora Sheils has been smitten with weddings since she was a child. After graduating from Gonzaga University with a degree in Psychology & Business and working several years in the bridal industry, she decided it was time to take her expertise to the next level. Bridal Bliss opened its doors for business in 2002 and has since risen through the ranks as one of Portland and Seattle’s top event planning firms. Nora's savvy leadership has guided her team to earn several awards as well as national and international recognition. She has appeared regularly as a wedding expert on several local television shows including KATU’s AM Northwest, KPTV 12’s Better Portland and MORE Good Day Oregon, KOIN 6’s Studio 6, KGW NewsWeddings Portland Style, and Portland Bridal TV.

When Nora is not on the job, you can find her doing what she loves most...spending quality time with friends and family including her husband Tyler (whom she met at a wedding!) and sons, Gavin and Dylan. She also loves sitting on the board of Levé, checking out Portland's vibrant food scene, sipping Prosecco, getting sucked into Pinterest and long chats with her mom.

Nora's attention to details, strict standard for quality, fun enthusiasm, and comforting demeanor put her clients at ease and have catapulted her as a leader in the wedding industry.

One of the most significant life time memories a parent can experience is the marriage of their children. Planning a wedding certainly adds to the experience but being able to plan and then enjoy the actual festivities without worry and stress completes the memory. Noral Sheils and her team from Bridal Bliss were the professional wedding planners for Chris and Libby’s wedding and they hit it out of the park with their execution of this event. Bridal Bliss excelled because they were incredibly organized, well connected, accessible and communicated at a very high professional level. From the outset I knew we needed a good wedding planner because our daughter was out of town attending medical school. However, my real appreciation of their incredible work came together in the week leading up to and the actual day of the event as all of the pieces (vendors and time line) came together. Every great orchestra needs a great conductor and every great football team needs a great quarterback; a memorable wedding needs Nora Sheils and her team from Bridal Bliss.
— Joe + Suzie