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Parissa & Tommy’s Beach Wedding

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

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Parissa & Tommy were married at Surfsand Resort near Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach.  They planned their beach wedding while living in Chicago, and took just a few trips out to plan.  The couple worked with Katy and infused both Persian and Chinese traditions to honor the bride’s parents.  The family connected so well with Katy that they have cerebrated holidays together!   Oregon Bride Magazine agreed that this was a beautiful wedding and decided to feature it in their current issue!

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Parissa’s mom, Poh (who is as cute as can be), had guests write messages on a fabric square at the welcome reception in Portland. On the wedding day she had the closest family & friends squares sewn closest to the center, with extra squares for other guests to sign who hadn’t already.  Afterwards she created a beautiful quilt for the newlyweds!

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Parissa’s dad walked her down to the first look with her groom.  I love this!BEN_PIGAO_PHOTOGRAPHY_SCANLAN_WEB-149

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Parissa & Tommy had a Catholic ceremony at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church.

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After the ceremony, guests were welcomed to the hotel with a traditional Tea Ceremony as a nod to Poh’s Chinese background.

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Following the Chinese Tea Ceremony was an outdoor Cocktail Hour.

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After the Cocktail Hour, Parissa & Tommy had a traditional Persian Sofreh (ceremonial spread) set up for another cultural ceremony…this time a Persian “Aghd.”

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The Ballroom at Surfsand was laid out with long tables, gorgeous flowers and elegant chiavari chairs. BEN_PIGAO_PHOTOGRAPHY_SCANLAN_WEB-615

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This cute favor bag included the couple’s favorite salt water taffy.BEN_PIGAO_PHOTOGRAPHY_SCANLAN_WEB-622

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Design Band does it again!  Never been at a party they’ve performed at without having tons of fun!BEN_PIGAO_PHOTOGRAPHY_SCANLAN_WEB-1068

Click here for more photos from this wedding.

Photos by Ben Pigao Photography, Hair/Makeup by Mascola’s Salon, Rentals by Ohana Party Rentals, Flowers by Jennie Greene Designs, Ceremony Music by Duo Con Brio, Paper Products by Crave Design, Photo Booth by Portland Photo Booth Company

Best of Bride 2014

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

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When I was training for a marathon a few years ago, my brother sent me a song to sync up and listen to while I would be running up the biggest hill.  It not only completely pumped me up, but stuck with me and I think of it when I’m feeling pretty amazing about life.  That song,  “The Best Around” from The Karate Kid (you laugh…but it is a a great song!!) could have been my theme song a few weeks ago at Oregon Bride Magazine’s “Best of Bride” awards.© http://www.MoscaStudio.com

The general public voted Bridal Bliss into the finals for “Best All Around Wedding Vendor,” “Best Wedding Planner” and “Best Day-Of Coordinator.”  From that point, the wedding industry took over and made the final decision on who would be named  “Best of Bride” with another round of voting.  I am so thrilled to share that we won in all three categories we were nominated!  We have been named “Best of Bride” since 2006 (the year the awards started), and I have to be honest, it doesn’t get old!  I am so honored and appreciative to everyone that takes the time to vote for us.  The love and support over the year from friends, family, clients and fellow wedding professionals is truly overwhelming.

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While we are happy to be in the background executing events, it is fun to be recognized.  That being said, I must pay credit where credit is due.  Our company would not be the best if it wasn’t for the talented team that make up Bridal Bliss.  Each one of these women brings something special to the table and never cease to amaze me with their talent, creativity, and commitment to our clients.  It truly is a spectacular team.

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This year’s big event was held at The Oregon Golf Club, a Bridal Bliss favorite.  We had the opportunity to help coordinate and execute a Vintage Carnival themed party with Heather Matheny, an Oregon Bride veteran.  From Rum & Coke’s in vintage bottles, to carnival games, to an amazing dessert display, to aerial dancers, to fab and festive decor, it really turned out great….despite the weather deciding not to cooperate.

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Accepting our award from Alisa Welch, editor of Oregon Bride

 Thanks again for all the love and support—we appreciate each and every one of you more than I could ever express.  A big congrats to all the fellow finalists and winners!

Photos by Mosca Photo, Rentals by Peter Corvallis Productions, Music by John Ross & Event Team Entertainment, Desserts by Artisan Cake Company, Invitations by The Card Bar, Venue & Catering by Oregon Golf  Club

New Address!

Monday, August 4th, 2014

I am so excited about our new office space that I can hardly stand it!  The new floors and chandeliers went in over the weekend, the walls are painted, and we are pulling together all of our furniture and decor.  Our office is in the same building as Anna’s Bridal, and their girls are  filling up the space as well– it couldn’t be more gorgeous!  We can’t wait to have you in, but until then…please note our new address.

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Best of Bride 2013 Recap

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

The 2014 Best of Bride awards party, thrown by Oregon Bride Magazine each year, is coming up later this week.  We are SO excited to be named finalists in three categories and cannot wait to hear which talented wedding professionals will be taking home the title of “best of” for 2014!  Even more exciting is being a part of the planning team and seeing our “Vintage Carnival” theme come to life.  Here is fun recap of last year’s fab party and awards, courtesy of Moving Picture Weddings.  Our fingers and toes will be crossed on 6/26–good luck to all the nominees!!

Lucky in Love Finalists!

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Please meet your Lucky in Love finalists! Only one couple will win. Directions on how to vote are below the finalist profiles.

The winning couple will receive a gift certificate valued at a minimum of $1000 from each of the following vendors, with the total prize value well over $20,000!

Photographer: Krissy Allori Photography
Floral: Swoon Floral Design
Vintage Rentals and Styling: Something Borrowed Vintage Rentals
Cake: Artisan Cake Company
Videography: Moving Picture Weddings
Venue: Gerding Theater at the Armory
Hotel: Hotel Deluxe
Bartending: Mint+Mirth
Caterer: Artemis Foods
Custom Designed Gown: Michelle DeCourcy
Hair and Makeup: Jein King Hair & Makeup
Wedding Planning: Bridal Bliss
Invitations and Graphic Design: Modern Moments Designs
Custom Laser Cut Wood Favors & Decor: Nimbi Design
Transportation: PDX Pedicab
Music: John Ross Music
Photobooth: Happymatic
Rentals: West Coast Event Productions

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To vote, please leave a comment on this blog post with the couple’s names.

Really want them to win? You may go to each of the links below to vote for your favorite couple, for a total of 30 votes!

To vote via other vendor’s blogs, click each of the links below and leave a comment with the couples names.
Krissy Allori Photography
Mint + Mirth
Modern Moments Designs
Something Borrowed
Nimbi Design
Artisan Cake Company
West Coast Event Productions
Moving Picture Weddings
The Gerding Theater at the Armory
Swoon Floral Design
Jein King Makeup

To vote via vendor’s FB pages, click each of the links below, like the vendor’s FB page, find the couple you want to win, and leave a comment on their photo (note – comments on the main album will not count, only on individual photos, and votes will only count if you have liked the vendor’s page).
Krissy Allori Photography
Mint + Mirth
Bridal Bliss
Modern Moments Designs
Michelle DeCourcy
Swoon Floral Design
Jein King Makeup
John Ross Music
Something Borrowed
Nimbi Design
Artisan Cake Company
West Coast Event Productions
Moving Picture Weddings
The Gerding Theater at the Armory
Happymatic Photo Booth
PDX Pedicab
Artemis Foods
Hotel Deluxe

Voting rules: You may vote for your favorite couple once on each of the pages for a total of 30 votes. Multiple votes from the same person on the same link will not count. For a FB vote to count, the page (not just the album) must be “liked” AND a comment must be made on the specific couple’s photo. Please direct any questions to luckyinlovepdx@gmail.com.

Lucky in Love Giveaway!

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Feeling lucky?

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A dream team with 18 of Portland’s most talented wedding professionals have banded together to create Lucky in Love – an exceptional giveaway valued at over $20,000! Only ten uniquely Portland couples will be selected from the submissions to participate in the promotion.  This means that each finalist will have a one in ten chance of winning!!!

If you, or someone deserving that you know, is engaged and interested in being considered for this once in a lifetime opportunity, please send an email to: luckyinlovepdx@gmail.com.

 
Your email must include:

* A photo of the couple

* Answers to the following questions with as much detail as you’d like (one paragraph for each question):
1. What makes you, as a couple, unique?
2. What do you love most about Portland and why?
3. Describe your dream wedding and tell us whether your wedding date is already set or if the date is flexible.

Once the 10 finalist couples have been selected, it will be up to the general public to vote for the winning couple.

What might a Uniquely Portland wedding look like? Well, look no further.

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The winning couple will receive a gift certificate valued at a minimum of $1000 from each of the following vendors, all whom made this inspirational photo shoot happen.

Photographer: Krissy Allori Photography
Floral: Swoon Floral Design
Vintage Rentals and Styling: Something Borrowed Vintage Rentals
Cake: Artisan Cake Company
Videography: Moving Picture Weddings
Venue: Gerding Theater at the Armory
Hotel: Hotel Deluxe
Bartending: Mint+Mirth
Caterer: Artemis Foods
Custom Designed Gown: Michelle DeCourcy
Hair and Makeup: Jein King Hair & Makeup
Wedding Planning: Bridal Bliss
Invitations and Graphic Design: Modern Moments Designs
Custom Laser Cut Wood Favors & Decor: Nimbi Design
Transportation: PDX Pedicab
Music: John Ross Music
Photobooth: Happymatic
Rentals: West Coast Event Productions

Email luckyinlovepdx@gmail.com and let us know if you’re feeling lucky in love!

This promotion is open to all engaged couples who reside in the greater Portland, Oregon area. Full details, terms and conditions will be shared with potential finalists. Once the final ten couples have been selected, the promotion will no longer consider additional entries, so please contact us immediately if you are interested.

Giving Back!

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

I love our team for many reasons.  One of which is the girls’ willingness and excitement to give back and donate their time helping our local community.

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Meghan, Carrie, Nora, Kirsten, Katy and Elizabeth

Last week a few of us spent the afternoon at The Blanchet House serving lunch and touring their impressive facilities.  Blanchet House’s mission is “to feed, clothe and offer shelter and aid to those in need” and they do it in a very inspiring fashion.  The day was such a wonderful experience that we’ve decided to make it a regular event for our team.

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In addition to The Blanchet House, our coordinators are involved in several local charities including Leve, Girls on the Run, Friends of Trees, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Junior League of Portland and Bradley Angle.

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Kate Spade Flash Sale

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

I am a sucker for all things Kate Spade…so I just have to share details of their wedding flash sale happening NOW! There are some really cute items at great discounts.  Need a statement necklace for your gown, or cute bridesmaids gifts? 

Check it out…sale ends Wednesday, March 19th!

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Golden Globes Wedding Comparison!

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Did you watch the Golden Globes last weekend? From the fab fashion to the awkward award speeches…its easy to get lost in all the glamour!  Click here to take a peek at a funny article posted by The New Yorker comparing the awards show to a drunk wedding.  Spot on!

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Urban Unveiled 2013!

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

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!

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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 nora@bridalbliss.com.  First come first serve!

 

 
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