Archive for June, 2012

Natalie & Tyler

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Natalie and Tyler were SUCH a great couple to work with.  Both were super busy with work, but really wanted their wedding to be an event that their guests would remember.  Alene, Natalie’s sweet mom, was super involved in the planning and her excitement over the big event was contagious.

The wedding day was perfect—it went off without a hitch and was the perfect representation of Natalie & Tyler and their life as a couple.  It was one of those special events where the energy and the excitement for the bride and groom, and the new union was absolutely electrifying.  Guests had an amazing time…so much so that the couple added on over two hours for the band to keep the party going!

Take a peek at their video recap by Shields Films below, and click here for a slideshow of stunning images by Holland Studios.

Natalie + Tyler from on Vimeo.

Ceremony Venue: St. Patrick Church, Reception Venue: The Governor Hotel Heritage Ballroom, Makeup: Event Cosmetics, Hair: Boucle, Rentals: Ohana Party Rentals,  Lighting: Audient Events, Photo Booth: Limelight, Flowers: Geranium Lake, Ceremony Music: Duo Con Brio, Reception Music: Design Band, Transportation: VIP PDX

Meet Megan!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Megan brings an amazing sense of creative design to each and every wedding. Her unique taste and imaginative vision can put an artistic twist on any theme or vision.  Megan’s 5+ years of wedding experience and attention to detail ensures that each event element will be executed to perfection. Her outgoing personality has done its fair share to connect her with some of the best vendors in the industry. This connection will be passed on directly to you, making certain you have the best vendors for your unique event!

 A few fun questions and answers….

Favorite part of a wedding day: Father/Daughter dance, makes me cry EVERY.SINGLE.TIME.

Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some: At the bottom of a bowl of chocolate, I would have a wonderful time rediscovering it every time.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up:  A secretary! I just loved taking phone messages and writing checks. Wow, how things have changed!

When you go to the zoo, what is the one animal you absolutely HAVE to see: animals? No way, I want a t-shirt, take me straight to the gift shop!

If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to: Something sassy! Maybe call me…Veronica! ha

Who is your hero: My sister, she is the most calm, collected, level headed and beautiful person I know!

 Photos by Evrim Icoz Photography , Makeup by Event Cosmetics , Hair by Powder, Inc., Venue The Nines Hotel

New Wedding Wire Reviews!

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Here at Bridal Bliss we insist on providing our brides with the highest level of services, throughout planning and on the wedding day itself.  It is so nice knowing that the time and effort which have culminated into one magical event are truly appreciated.  That is why we LOVE when past clients take the time to write online reviews!

We have several five star reviews on Wedding Wire, and below is our most recent glowing review from a darling bride, married just a few short weeks ago.

Hiring Bridal Bliss is a MUST for anyone planning a wedding in the Portland area! 
We worked with Katy, and she was absolutely fantastic to work with.  We hired her as a Day-Of wedding planner, but we met with her several times in the months leading up to our wedding.  She helped us create a framework of what we needed to do and when, which was super helpful.  After we hired all of our vendors, she communicated with all of them in advance to coordinate and plan for the wedding day – this was a HUGE stress reliever!  She was so responsive and prompt with every question that we asked of her. 
Most importantly, my family, bridesmaids, and I didn’t have to worry at all about the wedding day.  Everything that Katy was in charge of coordinating went off flawlessly.  We just got to have fun, dance, and enjoy the night.  Hiring a Day-Of planner is worth every penny you will spend.  We had a FANTASTIC experience with Katy, and we cannot recommend her or Bridal Bliss highly enough.

Did you love working with us?  Leave a review here!

Meet Elizabeth!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

A Seattle native, Elizabeth enjoys all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.  She loves everything from amazing food to long trail runs, as staying busy and active is a must for her.  After graduating from the University of Portland, Elizabeth decided the wedding industry was the right fit for her and started with Bridal Bliss in 2009.  Not wanting to waste any time, she dove in head first gaining experience in everything from wedding gowns to invitations and of course, planning.  Elizabeth is now a lead coordinator!

A few fun questions and answers….

Favorite part of a wedding day:  I absolutely love the moment when the groom sees his bride for the first time. You can see their excitement and feel the love they have for one another.

Favorite quote: “A laugh is a smile that bursts.” – Mary Waldrip

Theme song of your life: Irish Celebration by Macklemore. The song always puts me in a good mood and makes me want to dance.

What is one place you would love to visit right now: I would love to visit Tel Aviv. It is situated along the Mediterranean and is known for its amazing food and nightlife. What more could I need?

When you go to the zoo, what is the one animal you absolutely HAVE to see: The Howler Monkeys. They put on a pretty good show anytime I see them!

Who is your hero: That is tough, I think I have two. My grandfather, a retired Seattle Police Office and US Marshal. He is the definition of generosity and unconditional love. And second, my grandmother, who began teaching me at a young age the importance of throwing a good party and how to be a hostess with the mostess. Both have helped shape who I am today!

One interesting fact that not many people know about you: I can talk with my mouth closed, it’s weird.

Meet Brittney!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

These next few weeks, you will get to meet each exceptional person that makes up the Bridal Bliss team.  We’re starting off with the beautiful and talented Brittney today!

Brittney has a bachelor of science from the University of Oregon in Business Administration and has joined the Bridal Bliss team as an assistant coordinator.  She has a fun personality, is extremely detail oriented and makes building and maintaining relationships a priority.

A few fun questions and answers….

Favorite part of a wedding day: The Father/Daughter Dance 

Favorite quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world”- Gandhi (Although it’s cheesy, its  engraved on a ring I wear everyday)

Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some: Autzen Stadium, because it never rains at Autzen : )

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up: Elementary School Teacher

If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to: My middle name, Brynn

Who is your hero: My great grandmother, we call her “Nanny”

Bridgeport Fitness

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Renea Ostermiller is a personal trainer and owner of Bridgeport Fitness.  She also happens to be a past Bridal Bliss bride!  Renea grew up playing sports and weight training for the last 20 years.  After having her second child, she decided to start training for a figure competition. During that preparation she was inspired by how weight training and proper nutrition can change a person’s body.  Renea decided to follow her passion and help other individuals gain that confidence and knowledge.

Take a peek at a special discount Renea is offering Bridal Bliss clients and friends…

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life.  Let me help get you and your significant other in the best shape of your life.  Your photographs will look awesome and you will feel great!!

First introductory session is $40 for a single session.  If you buy a package of 5 single sessions they are $55 per session.  If you would like to make it a team effort buddy sessions are $60 for the first session and $75 per session if you buy a package of 5 single sessions.

Our Bridal Bliss Team

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Last month, all of the fabulous women that make up the Bridal Bliss team met up at The Nines Hotel and were pampered with bubbly, makeup by Event Cosmetics & hair by Powder, IncEvrim Icoz Photography took us out for a super fun photo shoot—we had a blast!

I ADORE these girls and am so thrilled to have each and every one as a part of our ever growing team.  Be sure to check the blog the next few weeks to learn more about each of these fabulous team members.  Thanks so much for all your hard work ladies!


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