Anna and Jeff got married at Sunriver as it has always been a wonderful place for them to visit and relax over the years. So when it came time for their wedding they wanted their guests to see the beauty of Sunriver and experience a weekend full of celebration. Anna and Jeff are two of the most loving people and wanted their personal touches to shine throughout the evening. Anna, who works for Coca Cola ,loved the idea of serving up mini rum and cokes during cocktail hour. They also created personalized mad libs during the night for guests to fill out. Dinner was served in the Great Hall with romantic cafe lights strung from the ceiling and candles throughout the hall. After dinner the dance floor remained packed all night long. The best part of the night was Jeff’s 16 year old son Tyler’s toast, he had the entire room on their feet. Such a wonderful night filled with love for two of the most deserving people.
Mary and John were a darling couple that picked Fiala Farms for their wedding venue and worked with Elizabeth on all the details of the day. With John’s last name as Bartlett, it was a no brainer when they picked the old pear orchard for their wedding reception. The wedding lights were done by the groom and groomsmen which were hung in an intricate design providing romantic lighting throughout the night. During the day guests enjoyed amazing drinks, lawn games and comfort food throughout the evening. To top it all off, the family members all provided homemade treats for the dessert bar to go along with the cinnamon roll “cake,” and were a huge hit! Both Oregon Bride & Portland Bride & Groom have this farm wedding featured in their current issues!
This vibrant brunch wedding inspiration shoot we designed in collaboration with some of Portland’s top-notch wedding professionals was easily one of our favorites! Between the amazing floral runner, the mini treats and all the sweet details, what’s not to love? Style Me Pretty agreed–click here for their feature!
We selected a brunch theme as the city of Portland is is very well known for their brunches. With patrons waiting in line for hours, we decided to skip the lines and bring a delicious brunch menu and atmosphere to a new venue in town. Washington High School, which opened it’s doors soon after our shoot, has an incredible roof top deck with a stunning view of Portland.
When planning the brunch we wanted to create a clean but festive feel with vibrant spring colors. Spring is a wonderful time of year in Portland and we wanted to capture the freshness and bring it to life. From personal mini cakes to crossword puzzles, we adorned the table with fun details wedding guests would enjoy.
Merrin & Andy were an incredible couple that Meghantruly enjoyed working with. They lived in San Francisco, but chose to get married in Portland and wanted to create a wedding full of details to showcase the beauty of the area. Stormy skies lingered throughout the June day to create a dramatic backdrop for their wedding ceremony on the The Foundry Promenade. Guests then moved inside to enjoy a delicious Pacific Northwest inspired dinner provided by Food in Bloomand treats from Ruby Jewel Ice Cream and Mother PeachHazelnut Caramel Corn. Zest Floral filled the room with beautiful floral and candle centerpieces and hanging lanterns for a pop of color M+A celebrated their American and Canadian roots by creating a themed Photo Booth shot by Jessica Watson Photography– complete with hockey sticks, flags, jerseys, and so much more.
When Katie met Lane in school she knew instantly that Lane would be be her husband. Not wasting any time the two became engaged and began planning the wedding of their dreams. Katie, with the help of her coordinator Elizabeth, planned up a romantic and timeless evening. Katie and Lane said “I do” in the which Abernethy Chapel which is picture perfect and situated among beautiful gardens with lush green trees. As the Northwest rain started to come down, guests made their way from the chapel to the ballroom. The room was filled with candles and gorgeous rosette linens on all the guest tables. Most importantly the room was also filled with personal touches like Hawaiian leis as a nod to Katie’s heritage and pictures printed on their wedding cake. During the formal dances Katie and Lane played a slide show dedicated to their loved ones. There was not a dry eye in the room! The wedding evening was made even sweeter as Katie surprised Lane with a amazing wedding gift and get away car, a vintage truck that Lane had been eyeing. Katie keeping it a secret purchased the truck months before the wedding and arranged for it to be Lanes gift on their wedding day. Talk about a perfect send off.
Ali & Bob’s gorgeous wedding was held at The Colony in St. John. It was a beautiful evening filled with love, laughter and happy tears, with the help of Annie’s coordination. The bride’s and groom’s parents along with their dogs, walked each of them down the aisle and a close friend officiated the ceremony with heartfelt words. The well-behaved dogs, Maestro & Freya, laid at the front of the aisle for the entire ceremony as if to give their blessing for the union. The tables were simply set with glorious green and white natural floral table runners, and guests sat in their designated places for the ceremony and dinner. Guests dined on an Italian-style feast of steak, polenta, and orzo, finished off with a self-serve pie bar. Laughter filled the room as Ali danced with her Dad to “Twist and Shout,” a dance they had clearly been doing since she was a little girl. The dance floor opened, the wine was flowing, confetti was popped, and the party began a fun-filled time for all. Congratulations on your love story Ali & Bob!
Natalia and James tied the knot on a crisp April day with Jen as their planner. Although all of our weddings are memorable and unique, this one was extra special. Natalia has been a lead coordinator with Bridal Bliss for several years, so it was even more meaningful to be a part of her big day!
The simple, yet gorgeous, spring wedding ceremony was held at Cathedral Park and officiated by Leslie Sharp. Framed by the stunning underside of the St Johns Bridge, friends and family surrounded the couple as they exchanged vows. They even had a special guest included in the ceremony– their sweet Boxer puppy, Hendrix. Photographer and friend, Dave Russell, from their hometown of Denver, captured the magical day perfectly. He was even able to snag a couple photos of the Natalia and James standing in the middle of the St Johns Bridge!
Immediately following the ceremony, Natalia and James were ready to celebrate with all of their guests at their reception venue, Village Ballroom at the Oregon Public House. Natalia and James chose this venue because it combines two things they are passionate about; charity and beer. Oregon Public House is the world’s first non-profit pub with 100% of its’ net profit going to various charities. Every single detail of this wedding was unique and meaningful to the couple. Crave Design created paper products featuring legos…a mutual hobby of the couple. All the floral, including the custom made Lego boutonnieres that matched each groomsman’s personality, were provided by one of our other Bridal Bliss coordinators, Carrie.
As implied by their wedding hashtag, #partyoftheyear411, James & Natalia’s wedding reception was definitely a night to remember. They had everything from salsa dancing taught by the father of the bride, Javier, to delicious food provided by Ate-Oh-Ate and Tamale Boy. There was even a surprise appearance made by a Storm Trooper, thanks to DJ Chad Dowling, who kept the party going all night with tunes from the 90s.
Ever wonder why brides carry flowers, why you wear a wedding ring or why wedding cake is a “thing”? Learn more about how these and other wedding traditions came to be on our recent segment on KATU’s AM Northwest!
Sara and Tom were one spectacular couple. They are truly two of the most genuine and fun loving people. From day one they expressed to Elizabeth that wanted to plan a wedding at home that would represent them as a couple. Sara and Tomdecided to get married in the backyard of Tom‘s parents house. 60 of their closest family and friends gathered around while they said “I do” with the Columbia River as their backdrop. Sara and Tom met while at a Dance Dance Revolution competition, so when it came time to plan their wedding we of course had to have a DDR machine. Guests lined up all night long to dance the night away. Sara and Tom of course had an outfit change later in the evening – something a little more suitable for the DDR machine. The day was absolutely beautiful.
J+J were a super sweet couple that were a complete joy to work with. They were laid back and just wanted to have a wonderful event at The Sentinel Hotel. Busy with two kiddos, they didn’t have much time to plan and relied on Nora to pull together their wedding day together. The couple wanted a red color scheme and a double happiness chinese symbol scattered throughout. With a large Chinese contingent, we even printed the escort cards in two languages! The couple entered their reception followed by traditional Chinese lion dancers and it was so fun to watch the guests’ reactions. A good friend of the couple and well known mixologist, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, curated the signature cocktail menu. All in all, the day was perfectly executed and there wasn’t a single hiccup. J+J went on a honeymoon to Bali a few days after the big event, and then planned a family honeymoon to Disneyland a few weeks after. So happy for this darling couple and their new family!