A Love Letter to 2011

As I sit here on New Year’s Day reflecting on the past year, I am overwhelmed with all the wonderful blessings the last 365 days have brought along, both personally and professionally.

Personally, the year had a rough start as we mourned the loss of a dear friend.  However, Tyler and I celebrated five years together and shared some fun trips to locales like Hawaii, San Francisco, New York, Hawaii, St. John USVI, Bahamas, St. Martin and of course one of our favorite places, Black Butte Ranch. We recently bought a new house in Portland and have been busily working on renovations and making it feel like home. Most importantly, our amazing families are happy and healthy, we have the best friends in the world and life truly couldn’t be better.

Bridal Bliss had the busiest year ever with 59 events in 2011!  We were named Portland’s “Best Wedding Planner” and “Best All Around Wedding Vendor” by Oregon Bride Magazine and I was also featured in an amazing new book, Graduate & Go.   Our work was featured in several national publications and blogs including The Wall Street Journal, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style and Style Me Pretty to name a few.   I am continuously overwhelmed and thankful for the great feedback we receive on our events!

What has truly made Bridal Bliss thrive are the amazing women that put their hearts and souls into our events and go out of their way to ensure that every client is nothing less than thrilled. The Bridal Bliss Team is a truly exceptional and FUN group of girls.  Thank you for all your hard work this year ladies!

photo by Powers Studios 

We’ve had the opportunity to work with some of Portland’s most talented wedding professionals that never cease to amaze me.  From photographers to florists to printers to videographers, we could not be successful without a great group of vendors that treat our clients as their #1 priority and work as a team.  Thanks to all the wonderful wedding professionals out there that go above and beyond for us and for our treasured brides and grooms!

Our clients this year were out-of-this-world amazing, to say the least.  We worked with some of the most BEAUTIFUL girls you have ever seen that were not only sweet, but so fun to get to know.   I am thrilled to make a unique connection with clients that turns into a great friendship after the wedding.

photo by Holland Studios

photo by Holland Studios

2012 marks our TENTH (!!!) year in business. I still can’t quite believe it has been so long since my first wedding back in 2002!  Our calendar is quickly filling up for next summer and we have some really fabulous weddings on the horizon to look forward to.  I am beyond excited to see what this next year will bring.

Wishing YOU a very happy, healthful, successful and FUN new year!!!

photo by Michelle Pearl Gee

 photo by Michelle Pearl Gee

3 Responses to “A Love Letter to 2011”

  1. Kimberly Weishoff Says:

    Congratulations on such a successful year Nora! Matt and I are so thankful for all that you and your fabulous Bridal Bliss team did to help make our wedding day such a memorable one! Here’s wishing you even more success in 2012! xo

  2. Katie Easley Says:

    So great Nora! Congrats on such an awesome year…

  3. Joaquin Goga Says:

    A Love Letter to 2011 was a good read.. really inspire me :).

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