Allie & Nick’s Oregon Golf Club wedding was the perfect mix of elegant details and personal touches to make their big day capture them so well as a couple. Coordinated by Meghan, the celebration began with a beautiful outdoor ceremony in the club’s rose garden. After a fun cocktail hour on the patio filled with personalized corn hole and a giant Jenga made by one of the groomsmen, the guests made their way into the draped tent. The reception was gorgeous with beautiful pink floral arrangements from Blum Floral for a pop of color and sequin linens for some shimmer. After Event Team Entertainment kicked off dancing, the couple was joined on the dance floor for a traditional Greek dance to celebrate their marriage. Guests parted with wine bottle candle favors handmade by the father of the bride himself!
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Katy had a blast planning with Katrina and Garret and her darling mother, Kathy. The couple was married on a beautiful day in November at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, and Katrina was absolutely stunning in her gown from Anna’s Bridal Boutique. With it’s proximity to the Portland Art Museum, guests walked across the park for a stunning reception in the Fields Ballroom. Garret handmade the guest book, a carved tree stump (his last name is Stump!) which sat among photos of the couple’s parents and grandparents on their own wedding day. Each table was set with grey linens and a Moroccan print runner, which added a nice element to the beautiful floral arrangements provided by Vibrant Flowers. The energy in the room was electric. This group was FUN with the wedding party dancing in as they were announced, the bride and groom’s never ending laughter, a packed dance floor and even the father of the bride jumping off the glass railing ledge into the dance floor crowd!
photography by Powers Studios, hair by Kristy Cooley, makeup by Powder, Inc., catering by Vibrant Table, cake by Dream Cakes, cinematography by Moving Picture Weddings, DJ by Event Team Entertainment, transportation by Twilite Limo
The day before Denise & Danniel’s wedding was the most beautiful day a couple could ask for. Clear skies, warm weather, picture perfect for their gorgeous outdoor ceremony on the Cascade Rooftop at the Exchange Ballroom! But on their wedding day, this amazing couple was unfazed by the smoke, haze and clouds that filled the sky because of the nearby fires. Instead, they were consumed by the love they shared for each other and their family and friends that traveled near and far to share this day. A tasty summer buffet from Vibrant Table fueled guests to dance through the evening. A mixture of music allowed everyone from children, grandparents, and Brazilian friends to dance the night away!
Laurie and Brett’s classically chic wedding was held on a picture perfect day at Black Butte Ranch. The Bride wore Vera Wang and the sun shone on this beautiful couple as they said their “I Do’s” in front of the backdrop of the picturesque Three Sisters mountains. The love was really felt as the couple was lauded by their family and friends. The toasts were beautiful and personal with stories of Laurie & Brett’s childhoods and relationship. The tables were set with gorgeous white floral arrangements and pacific northwest blueberries by Zest Floral. The couple danced to “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John, and the lyrics spoke to where they first met with “Blue jean baby…L.A. Lady…” Guests dined on local fare and delicious wedding cake with a nod to the couples love for beer in the Black Butte Porter Cake. Sadly, the couple was in a horrible car accident headed home from Central Oregon and spent some time in the hospital. We are thrilled to share that they are both on the mend and enjoying married life to the fullest!
When Melanie’s dad discovered Long Farm Barn, he just knew the venue would be a perfect fit for his daughter and soon to be son-in-law who were planning their wedding from afar. He was definitely right! The rustic feel and gorgeous views were ideal for the wedding day they were envisioning and with the help of coordination from Meghan it all came together perfectly. Melanie and Matt were married by a close friend overlooking country views in the front lawn of the farm. After a cocktail hour filled with fun lawn games, dinner was served by Dalton’s Catering under the beautiful old tree on the property. To continue the celebration, guests moved inside the historic barn for an evening full of dancing.
It would be hard to find a more stylish or charming couple than Lauren and Nic. Coordinated by Kirsten, their Mt. Hood wedding exemplified an elegant garden party set on the beautiful grounds of Mt Hood Bed & Breakfast. Personal and intimate, friends and family gathered from around the world to witness the touching and humorous ceremony that was officiated by the bride’s brother. The outbursts of laughter and expressions of love set the tone for the entire party!
After the ceremony Devil’s Food Catering served delicious hors d’oeuvres and wickedly good signature cocktails, while DJ Mr. Mumu spun vinyl records showcasing an eclectic mix of music that perfectly captured the vibe of the party. Dinner was served family style on long wood farm tables, with all locally sourced gluten-free ingredients.
Dessert featured Staccato Gelato complemented with tasty cookies. After a spectacular sunset, and hilarious toasts from the bridal party and father of the bride, dancing was not to be missed! DJ Mr. Mumu kept the dance floor packed for the rest of the night – an unforgettable party! Congratulations again to Lauren and Nic!
Flowers: Blum, Rentals: The Party Place, Photography: Jessica Watson Photography, Videography: NW Film Co., Transportation: Columbia Wine Tours, Dress: Monique Lhuillier from Marcella’s La Boutique, Suits: Nordstrom
When Will and Scott came to Bridal Bliss to assist with planning their wedding celebration, they had one goal in mind: to have as much fun as possible with their friends and family! With friends and family traveling to join them from around the country, they worked with Kirsten and selected Brasada Ranch in Bend, Oregon to host their weekend-long party. The couple filled their guests’ time with all kinds of fun activities for their guests from white-water rafting on the Deschutes River to golfing the Brasada golf course with it’s spectacular views. As you will see from the photos, Will and Scott love to laugh!
The ceremony was held on the lawn in the afternoon sunshine with the stunning natural backdrop of nine Cascade Peaks. Close friends provided the music – a string duo during the prelude, bag-pipes for the processional, and “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” was sung during the ceremony. Guests were delighted with the inclusion of Will and Scott’s lovable canine companions, Zeus and Booker, as the ring bearers following after Will and Scott’s nephews who dropped doggie treats down the aisle rather than petals during the processional. Officiated by their dear friend who first introduced the couple, the ceremony was heartfelt and moving, highlighted with outbursts of laughter and a special personalized reading of Dr. Seuss’ “Oh The Places You’ll Go” by Will and Scott’s nieces. It was a very emotional day for everyone.
Cocktail hour followed immediately after the ceremony, and then guests were ushered to a dinner and dancing reception at the barn. Seating was arranged both indoors and outdoors creating the feel of a relaxed summer party. A stage was set on the lawn and Will and Scott surprised their guests with an 80’s cover band, Radical Revolution, and the party turned into a summer concert! To keep the energy high at such high altitude an oxygen bar was offered for guests to enjoy, and the novelty was a hit! Meanwhile the s’mores bar, oxygen bar and fire pits drew guests who preferred to relax quietly and converse with old friends and family. Needless to say, all festivities continued late into the night. It was a fabulously fun filled ranch wedding weekend. Congratulations again to Will and Scott!
We had the pleasure of coordinating two weddings for a set of identical twins! Stephie, a past Bridal Bliss intern, was married in 2013 and Ruthie just this last summer (watch for a blog feature soon!). How darling is this photo they re-created?
We just love it—twin weddings are a first for us!