Archive for March, 2011

Kelly + Mark’s Sophisticated Soiree

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Kelly was one of those brides that is an absolute dream to work with.  She was super low maintenance and easy going which made planning that much more fun.  Kelly and I were friends back in elementary school and hadn’t seen each other for several years.  Kelly & Mark have such a sweet relationship, impeccable taste and really know how to have a good time.

Photos by Eric Cable

Photo by Eric Cable

The wedding was pure elegance—fluffy and textured flowers, an amazing cathedral and ballroom, gorgeous lighting, tones of champagne and fleshy pinks, and a few unexpected details.  The cake was one of my absolute favorites!!

Photos by Eric Cable

Photos by Eric Cable

Great couple, great families and great friends.  What a fun wedding to work at!!

Photo by Eric Cable

Photos by Eric Cable, Flowers by Kevin Inouye, Lighting by Audient Events, Rentals from Peter Corvallis Productions

Best Wedding Blogs

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Last week I had the fun opportunity to go into the Channel 12 studios and shoot a wedding segment on MORE Better Portland about my favorite wedding blogs.  I absolutely adore going in and chatting with Kim Maus (who’s fabulous wedding I’m planning for this coming September!).   She could not be sweeter and Kim is always so energetic and super into everything wedding. 

Click here to watch the show that aired last week.  There are so many gorgeous wedding blogs out there that it was really difficult choosing just a few to feature for the segment.  However, in my opinion, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Green Wedding Shoes and Wedding Snob really set themselves apart from the rest.  You can find amazing and unique real weddings, great DIY ideas, fun inspiration shoots, out of the box decor details and recommendations for fabulous vendors.   Style Me Pretty actually featured a Bridal Bliss wedding a few months back—we were so honored!

If you are looking for wedding inspiration and some serious eye candy, defintely take some time and check out these blogs.  I’d love to hear what you think!

Upcoming Trunk Shows at Anna’s Bridal

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

A few new Trunk Shows have been scheduled at Anna’s Bridal Boutique and you do not want to miss these if you are still on the search for your wedding gown!

Marisa, March 25-26

Mandalena, March 25-6

Vineyard, Reverie & Jewel Collections, April 1-2

Make sure to call ahead for an appointment if you’re planning on stopping by.  Remember—ordering your dress over a Trunk Show weekend means 10% off!

www.annasbridal.com***503.636.1474

Nicole + Shawn–Plum Perfection

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Nicole & Shawn were married on a rainy November day at Venue Pearl.  We planned their entire wedding in less than four months and created an urban event with a unique Asian flair. 

Photos by Powers Studios

Nicole loved the look of long banquet style tables but also wanted to add some additional interest and depth to the room.  We worked with the Plum, Apple and Pewter color scheme and incorporated bamboo accents into the cake, place setting and decor details to tie everything together. 

Photos by Powers Studios

Photo by Powers Studios

The final result was a warm, intimate atmosphere with bursts of sass.  We brought in warm cider as guests entered the room, colored hanging lanterns over the dance floor, a photo booth with fabulous props, a delicious cheesecake and a dance floor that was packed the entire evening.

Photos by Powers Studios

Although we didn’t have much time, with great vendors we were able to pull the wedding details together and everything turned out perfect, even with everyone’s busy schedules and busy lives.  Nicole & Shawn are a great couple with an amazingly friendly group of family and close friends.  I had a blast getting to know them and to help meld everyone’s ideas together into one spectacular event.  Congrats!!

Photo by Powers Studios

Photos by Powers Studios, Flowers by Zest, Bride and Bridesmaids Attire by Anna’s Bridal Boutique, Rentals by West Coast Event Productions and Peter Corvallis Productions, Catering by Pearl Catering, Printing by Crave Design and Cake by Bambi Sorenson

Plum + Slate + Apple Inspiration Boards

Friday, March 11th, 2011

This last fall I worked with a great couple, Nicole & Shawn, on a fabulous urban wedding with an Asian accent.  We worked on a design scheme that would make everyone happy—a little dose of plum for Nicole and nothing too girly for Shawn.  Check out our two inspiration boards and I will post photos from this amazing wedding next so you can see how we pulled it all together!

How Wedding Traditions Came To Be

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Ever wonder why brides carry flowers on their wedding day or why we have bridesmaids and groomsmen?  Click here and here to check out my two spots that aired on KPTV’s Better Portland yesterday and learn about where several wedding traditions come from!

Thanks so much to the fabulous Kim Maus (a 2011 client!) and the crew at KPTV.

 
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