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Leslie & Devon’s Waverley Beauty

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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There are some clients you connect with more than others, and I fell in love with Leslie the moment I met her.  She is carefree, beautiful and has an inner strength amid the trials that life has thrown her way.  The three of us had such a wonderful time planning their November wedding together and the end result couldn’t have been more beautiful.  The navy, blush and champagne color palette was drop dead gorgeous.  Quite frankly, I think everything about this Waverley wedding was drop dead gorgeous.  From the dreamy plexi and candle ceremony, to the elegant gold up-lighting to the amazing florals…there was nothing not to love.  Take a peek!

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A gardenia adorned each place setting.  To say the room smelled amazing would be an understatement! nev_396

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Once dancing got started, we set out pashminas with a note that read “to have and to hold, and keep you from the cold” with instructions to head outside at 9:30 PM where guests would be surprised with firework show!nev_425

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We also arranged for a special lounge setup for the guys with high ends scotch and cigars.
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In addition to gingerbread & pumpkin ice cream sandwiches from Ruby Jewel (my fave!!), guests were treated to warm cookies and shots of milk!nev_564

 

For those that over-imbibed…a hangover helper station was just the right touch.nev_567

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Photographer: Altura Studio, Flowers: Geranium Lake, Lighting: Greenlight Creative, Cake: Dream Cakes, Paper Products: Grand Papery, Video: Shields Films, Transportation: Best Car in Town, Gown: Marcellas Le Boutique, Reception Dress: Anna’s Bridal

Nina + Kevin’s Nines Wedding

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

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Nina & Kevin’s wedding took place last June at St. Patrick Church and The Nines Hotel.  Katy worked this wedding and fell in love with the couple.  Their church is easily one of my favorites in town…it is drop dead gorgeous and it allows you to have a ceremony later in the day.  This is rare for Catholic churches!  The turquoise, yellow and white tones of this Spring wedding are fresh and beautiful and I love the use of succulents (especially as the escort cards!).  Plus…her dress is unique and stunning.  Take a peek!

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Photos by Bryan Rupp Photography, Flowers by Sammy’s, Hair by Pulse Salon, Makeup by Kim King, DJ by NW Premier Mobile DJ’s

Holiday Nuptials at The Governor

Monday, December 16th, 2013

I love winter weddings, especially those around the holidays.   Take a peek at this beautiful Governor Hotel event.  The ceremony was held in the Renaissance Ballroom and the reception was in the Library Room.  The decor was beyond elegant with touches of whites, champagnes, golds  and holiday garlands.  The entire feel of this day was warm and intimate–so lovely!

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photos by Brandon Witzel, flowers by Geranium Lake, cake by Papa Haydn’s

The Crown Effect

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

This summer we saw several flower crowns on brides, bridesmaids, flower girls and even ring dogs! We just love the whimsical look these create. Here are some fun tips to make sure your crown is wedding day ready!

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photo by Holland Studios

A crown can create various looks and style by using different flowers. Delicate flowers with minimal greenery can create a boho chic look. For a glamorous look use more substantial and full flowers. While bright and cheerful flowers are great, wedding crowns are often best using subtle colors. These subtle colors will allow the crown to compliment your look and not take all the attention.

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photo by Ray Hendricks

Flower crowns are great because they can be made from real flowers, dried flowers or even silk flowers. You can wear it during your ceremony or reception or just for pictures.

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photo by Holland Studios

Poppin’ Peonies

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

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Peonies are one of the most requested wedding flowers (definitely my favorite!) and while peonies are a very seasonal flower- here are some tips to get the fluffy and romantic peony look all year round!

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Peonies are in season during the spring and possibly into early summer depending on the year’s weather. If your wedding date falls within this timeline then you are in luck. Peonies are very full, lush and beautiful during this time. The flowers are desirable but because of the short season they cannot always be utilized. If your wedding date does not fall within the peony season and you are not willing to pay the extra expense to fly some in internationally, we wanted to give you some great alternative flowers to use for your wedding.

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Old Fashioned English Rose: these amazing roses have the same puff petal style and full-round shape. They are very full flowers that are available year round. These roses offer similar color styles to peonies from pastels to cranberry.

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photo courtesy of Holland Studios

Ranunculus: The petal texture is very similar to peonies but on a smaller scale. These flowers can be used in a grouping to create the look of peonies and are also a great option for boutonnieres. The colors of ranunculus are very versatile and can be matched as well.

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photo courtesy of Artistique Photography

Jessica & John at Leftbank Annex

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

This image is quite possibly the best first look photo I have ever seen…

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Enjoy a few more images from Jessica & John’s beautiful wedding at Lefbank Annex!

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photos by Bryan Rupp, flowers by Rosemary Stafford, Catering by Devil’s Food Catering, Makeup by Whitney Stassi

Laura & Nitin at The Allison

Monday, November 4th, 2013

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Laura & Nitin’s September wedding at The Allison Inn was easily one of my all time favorites.  This couple was very hands off and let myself and their crew of professionals surprise them with an epic wedding.   The only requests were to include unique performances throughout the evening and lavish florals.  Laura peeked in on details along the way and encouraged us to get creative…thankfully they loved the end result!

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Cocktail hour followed the ceremony, which included plentiful hors d’ oeuvres, unique cocktails and an aerial dancer performance!

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Our gorgeous dinner tent–each place setting included a personalized menu.

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Once dinner and toasts were over, belly dancers shimmied in to lead guests to the party! 

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The candle lit walkway led guests to our lounge.

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Partway through dancing, the party was lead out to the patio for a fire dancer performance! 

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…and the party continued for hours!

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Photos by Ben Pigao, Flowers by Zest, Rentals by Party Place & West Coast, Aerial Dancing by A-WOL Dance Collective, Belly Dancing by Sedona Belly Dance, Fire Dancing by Flamebuoyant, DJ Anjali & the Incredible Kid, Cake by Dream Cakes, Printed Items by Crave Design,

Erin & Paul’s Youngberg Hill Wedding!

Friday, October 25th, 2013

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Erin & Paul’s September wedding took place at Youngberg Hill in the Willamette Valley, a venue that has one of the most breathtaking views around.  The pops of color and nods to the groom’s English heritage made this wedding one for the books!  The couple was as sweet as can be and their personalities were really reflected in the festivities.

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Photography by Kate Kelly, Catering by Art of Catering, Transportation by Lucky Limo, Video by Focal Point, Flowers by Geranium Lake, Makeup by Kirstie Wight, Live Music & DJ by John Ross, Cupcakes by Bliss Bake Shop

Yassi & Ali’s Persian PAM Production!

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

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Yassi & Ali’s entire wedding design scheme was inspired by a dress that Yassi loved.  She loved the way it looked and she loved the richness of the color.  From there we worked with Geranium Lake to translate it all into a gorgeous wedding!  This couple was incredibly thoughtful in choosing each of their vendors and working on details to ensure that the event had a “wow factor.”  Ali owns ABC Jewelry downtown, so I can ssure you that the jewels were out of this world!

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Yassi & Ali included a traditional Persian ceremony (and “Aghd”) and a huge peice of that is the wedding spread, or “Sofreh.”  Each item included in the Sofreh represents a wish for the couple…like honey to represent a sweet life, or eggs to represent fertility. 

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Dancers began the ceremony processional with incense.Yassi and Ali! Please share and tag! ps. I appreciate if you leave my copyright notice/logo on the picture, esp. when using as a profile picture.:) Please tag others!

Another Persian tradition that I LOVE includes a thin cloth held above the couples heads, with happily married women rubbing sugar cubes together over them and wishing them a sweet life. 

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Between the ceremony and reception, guests were treated to yummy cocktails, hors d’ ouevres and an amazing spread of fresh fruit.

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The ceremony and cocktail hour took place on the first floor at the Portland Art Museum.  The reception was awaiting on the third floor.

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The  gobo projected onto the back wall was a custom monogram of the couple’s initials in Farsi.Yassi and Ali's Wedding

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How amazing is this cake?  It had its own riser and was a focal piece in the room. 

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The couple was showered with bills during their entry dance! 

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This group knew how to party!! 

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 Photos by Evrim Icoz, Video by Moetic Films, Flowers by Geranium Lake, Cake by Dream Cakes, Chairs by Ohana Party Rentals, Makeup by Event Cosmetics, lighting by Portland Art Museum, Catering by Devil’s Food,

Baby Bliss

Friday, October 11th, 2013

While weddings are our forte here at Bridal Bliss, we also plan several other events including corporate functions, birthday parties and bridal showers. We also plan baby showers…and  my dear friends and fellow Bridal Bliss team member Katy and Heather threw a shower for me that was one for the books!

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Katy & Heather originally planned the shower with a “ready to pop” theme.  However, my baby boy Gavin decided to show up two months early (!!!) and unfortunately the party had to be cancelled.  Instead the girls planned a “Sip n’ See” for a smaller group of industry friends to be able to meet my little man and enjoy some food and drinks at one of our favorite venues, The Foundry.

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This event was no ordinary shower.  Katy & Heather took the details to a whole new level with adorable invites by Crave Design, a yummy spread by Food in Bloom Catering, darling Blissfully Sweet dessert display, delicious cake by Dream Cakes, gorgeous flowers by Zest, an awesome lounge and rentals from Ohana & Party Place and even a cotton candy station from Fairy Floss…all captured by Ben Powers.  My friends know me well…I have a ridiculous sweet tooth!

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One of my favorite details was a fun activity that guests were invited to participate in.  26 blank wood blocks were prepared and guests were asked to choose one letter of the alphabet, and decorate a block that letter.  Gavin now has a complete set of alphabet blocks and they are all personalized by my friends.  What a clever idea!

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Such a great party—a HUGE thanks to Katy & Heather, and also to everyone that made it out!

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Debbie ALWAYS has a smile on her face!

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Gavin and his two grandmas…this is one spoiled boy!  So lucky to have these two amazing ladies in our lives.

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My little guy and I

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We had a wonderful time and I loved introducing Gavin to so many friends.  Thanks again Heather & Katy!

 
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