Archive for the ‘Events’ Category
There are so many bridal shows in Portland each year that its hard to keep track of them all. That being said…if you’re looking for a show to attend, Oregon Bride Magazine’s Urban Unveiled at Leftbank Annex is the one!
What other show sets you up with cocktails, scrumptious appetizers, desserts, raffles & a fabulous fashion show produced by Project Runway winner and Portland fashion icon Seth Aaron Henderson?? This year’s event is showcasing a “Midnight in Paris” theme so it should be beautiful. Take a peek at last year’s event!
We have a limited number of free tickets for the show–if you are intersted in attending contact email@example.com. First come first serve!
Every year, Oregon Bride Magazine hands out “Best Of Bride” awards for the wedding industry. Past clients, friends and family are given the opportunity to vote for their favorite professionals in the industry. This year, the voting had a new twist…instead of just one round, finalists were named and then a second round of voting (reserved for wedding vendors only) decided who the actual winners would be!
I am THRILLED to share that Bridal Bliss won FOUR separate awards!
Best All Around Wedding Vendor
Best Wedding Planner
Best Day-Of Coordinator
People’s Choice Award (most votes from the first round of voting)
Thank you so much to each and every one of you that took the time to vote for us!! This is such a huge honor and we are so very much appreciative. Knowing that our peers made the final decision makes it all that much sweeter. We love what we do and to be recognized is incredibly humbling.
Our team this year is the best its ever been. I love each of these ladies and their level of talent never ceases to amaze me. It is because of each one of these wonderful ladies’ dedication to our clients that our company has such a great reputation.
This year’s event to announce the award recipients had a “white” theme and was so much fun. From fab cocktails to amazing decor and a darling cupcake display…it was an event not to be missed!
Take a peek at the video recap.
Click here for a list of all the big winners—Portland is oozing with talent!!
We were so thrilled to be a part of the second annual Rocked at the Nines bridal show sponsored by Portland Bride & Groom Magazine! While last year’s show was a blast, this year’s was even more of a smashing success.
photos courtesy of Jessica Hill Photography
Our area, appropriately named “Rocked with Style” came with this description…”Experience modern glam through a wedding styled with fashion forward patterns and shades of bold amethyst, chic lavender, and elegant silver. Our fresh vibe is complete with a romantic ceremony, reception designed with an edge, sexy bar, over the top table settings and a trend setting ombre dessert display.”
What do you think?
Every other year, we throw a big New Year’s Eve party to benefit local charities. This year, we held the fab event at Bridgeport Brewery and our chosen charities were The American Cancer Society and Leve. It was a huge success with lots of dancing, bubbly and a super fun group of people!
A huge hit at the party was the dessert buffet designed by Blissfully Sweet!
Every December, a color of the year to come is named by Pantone…the authority on all things color related. This year, the chosen color is Emerald Green. They describe the color as ”Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”
I have to be honest, initially I wasn’t thrilled by this tone. However…the more I look at it, the more I like it. Emerald is a very flattering color (lucky bridesmaids!), and looks crisp and clean against whites, or rich and elegant with other jewel tones. There is so much you can do with it, and it can certainly make a statement.
What do YOU think?? Do you remember what Pantone named as 2012′s color? Click here to find out!
photos from modernlywed.com
Last week the gals at Geranium Lake Flowers treated us to a SUPER fun day at their shop assembling wreaths and sipping yummy cider. Although not all of our team members could make it, those of us that did had such a great time getting crafty!
From an assortment of nuts, to ornaments to cinnamon to ribbon….we were setup with all kinds of fun supplies and hot glue to make it all come together.
How cute is sweet Aryana’s face poking out the side of her pack??
Thanks so much Kim, Natalie and everyone at Geranium Lake….we had a great time chatting and designing! We love working with you!!
Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving! We have so much to celebrate and be thankful for this year–hope you are all spending the day with those you love most!
For a quick way to decorate and personalize your Thanksgiving table, grab your leftover mini-pumpkins (or pick some up from the store…they are still available!), and slice somewhat diagonally down the stem. Cut out small cards out of basic paper stock, write out each guest’s name, slip them in the slice you created and voilà…cute place-cards and a darling holiday table!!
Did you know that these are also edible? Stuff them with veggies, a starch, or even dessert for each guest!
Every year, my mom (Anna, owner of Anna’s Bridal Boutique), head to New York for Bridal Market, which is fashion week for the wedding industry. We always have the best time, and this year did not disappoint. Look for a future post on fashion trends…this one is going to focus on the festivities! We were able to attend two parties, one hosted by Martha Stewart at their headquarters, and another by The Knot held at The New York Public Library. To say these soirees were over the top would be a huge understatement!! Take a peek–
photo by leangreenbride.com
Our evening started out at Martha Stewart. The catering by Peter Callahan was to DIE for…. the hors d’ ouevres tasted as good as they looked! One item I didn’t get a photo of was a small meatball with a tiny big of spaghetti on top—so stinkin’ cute. Basically, there was a huge bar in the middle of the space, and the perimeter of the room had fun stations like henna art, photo booths, manicure stations, all white cheese and crudites, and so on. They even had a couple that was married AT the party–Martha officiated!
Mini pizzas in bedazzled boxes. SO cute.
Crazy ice sculpture adorning the DJ table.
One of my favorite aspects of the party was our tour of the Martha Stewart offices. Above is Darcy Miller’s (the editor) office.
This is a VERY small piece of Martha’s “prop room.” They have hundreds of thousands of items from cake plates to forks to vases, to anything you could possibly imagine to accessorize a spread in this huge room. It is all perfectly cataloged and organized…I was drooling.
Both events had all the big names of bridal in attendance. I met celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss on our way out…made my night! (excuse the terrible photo…but I just HAD to share!)
We left the Martha Stewart event and headed to the library–The Knot put one a GREAT party! From huge tufted open bars, to gelato stations to a band putting on one heck of a show, The Knot’s gala was certainly an event to remember.
Waiters served oysters in the half shell with all the fixings made right in front of you to your liking. Genius idea!
My mom and I–such a great trip!