Katy & Natalia worked with Gretchen’s mom, Jackie, to plan this beautiful outdoor wedding at her property in Castle Rock, Washington. This stunning home and meticulously manicured grounds provided the perfect backdrop for the event. Take a peek!
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Elaine & Shawn were married on a perfect Oregon summer day in the downtown Park Blocks at the Oregon Historical Society. This couple planned their wedding with us from afar and incorporated apple escort cards, beautiful wood tables and even surprised their guests late night with the pink Voodoo Doughnut truck.
Photos by Yasmin Khajavi, Rentals by Ohana Party Rentals, West Coast Event Productions, Something Borrowed & Avery’s, Catering by Heathman Hotel, Cake by Dream Cakes, Pies by Honey Pot Bakery, Hair/Makeup by The Prettiest You, Floral by Geranium Lake, Officiating by Robert Griffin, DJ: Encore Mobile DJ
We met this cute couple when Kara was a maid of honor at one of our weddings….they were adorable then and they are adorable now. Kara & Scott decided to have their wedding at McMenamin’s Cornelius Pass Roadhouse and worked with Emily to fine tune their details. So many fun DIY projects…my favorite is the ceremony backdrop!
Photography by Stark Photography, Cinematography by Prophezy, Makeup by Ebel Artistry, Rentals by West Coast Event Productions, Dessert by Crave Bakery, Flowers by Punch Portland, Ceremony Music by Max’s Midnight Kitchen, Reception Music by Paradox Productions, Transportation by Double Decker PDX and First Student, Photo Booth by Happymatic
We love coordinating weddings at Oregon Golf Club, especially when it means working with a super fun couple on an event full of gorgeous details. Sharon & Manny worked with Meghan and celebrated their big day with shades of purple, beautiful white draping, a bevy of unique touches and one heck of a good looking guest list. Enjoy!
Love this first look photo!
The wedding design was created by the groom himself! It adorned the dessert display backdrop, and all the printed items.
Photos by Tyler Gould, Catering by Oregon Golf Club, Hair/Makeup by Powder, Inc, Rentals by The Party Place, Desserts by Blissfully Sweet, Cake by Laurie Clarke Cakes, Photo Booth by Paparazzi Tonight, Cinematography by Ian Pratt, Floral by Flowers for You,
Sarah & Matt worked with us to plan their Leftbank Annex wedding while they were living in New York and in the middle of school, hectic work schedules, a move and all around craziness. It is refreshing to work with clients that have an idea of what they want, but are open to ideas from the wedding professionals they have hired. We loved the soft, clean palette and the juxtaposition of the exposed brick and raw space. From the GORGEOUS wedding gown, to bringing in Portland’s hottest ice cream cart to renting gorgeous furniture to create lounge spaces, this wedding (which was featured on Style Me Pretty!) was one to remember.
Once the ceremony was over guests headed downstairs for a the Cocktail Hour, while a large team of wedding professionals “flipped” the space upstairs. Let me tell you…as beautiful as they are, those tables are not light!
Photos by Lauren B Photography, Rentals by The Party Place & Classic Vintage Rentals, Draping by West Coast Drape, Flowers by Geranium Lake, Catering by Devil’s Food, Late Night Treats by Salt & Straw, Cake by Dream Cakes, Band: Wayne Foster Entertainment, Makeup by Event Cosmetics, Paper Products by Press Engaged
We coordinated a bevy of weddings at private residences this past season, and they were each fabulous in their own way. Natalia worked with Melisa & Justin on their summer wedding at home, which was definitely a stunner. So many thoughtful details and unexpected elements. My favorite are the chair ties–so beautiful and uniquely done!
Maria & Brian were SO much fun to plan with. They always brought a dose of humor to our meetings and were very straight forward and low maintenance. They didn’t have particular feelings towards the design and decor, so I really was able to have fun and get creative. Thankfully…they loved it!
We plan quite a few events at this Oregon Golf Club, but more often than not they take place outside or in a large tent. It was fun having the opportunity to coordinate a wedding inside the clubhouse, as it has a warm, unique and cozy feel with huge windows that show off the great view.
Guests took full advantage of the Iphone charging station with pave floral!
Photos by Bryan Rupp Photography, Cinematography by Moving Picture Weddings, Floral by Zest, Rentals by Ohana Party Rentals, DJ by Chad Dowling Productions, Dessert by Blissfully Sweet, Transportation by Lucky Limousine, Paper Products by Crave Design
Gretchen & Chad’s wedding was super special to me, as Chad is a very good industry friend of mine. We worked together on the very first wedding I coordinated back in 1999 and have been tight ever since. Chad was the DJ at my own wedding in 2009, and has been the DJ at every party we’ve thrown since. He has the talent of keeping a dance floor packed ALL NIGHT.
I’ve watched Chad’s darling little girl, Emma, grow up and we’ve spent many Saturdays together wedding season after wedding season. So, I was beyond honored when Chad and his beautiful bride, Gretchen, asked me to help coordinate their wedding at The Governor Hotel’s Renaissance & Billiard Rooms. Gretchen & Chad compliment each other so well and they are both into Star Wars, goth and their pug Helga…all of which made an appearance at the nuptials.
Here is where the “goth” and first peek at “Star Wars” came into play. We had the Manhattan Monk officiate the wedding and Gretchen was set with having the lights dim way down right as he walked in and the ceremony started. She meticulously picked out music (which was perfect) and it started out with what sounded like a somber monk chant. Once the officiant walked down the aisle, the music brightened up and the processional began. It was very dramatic!
Rather than a having unity candle or sand ceremony, the officiant mixed up a cocktail with liquors representing qualities of a good marriage such as trust, love, etc. The bride and groom toasted with this cocktail and it added a nice humorous, yet meaningful, twist. I loved it!
Why wouldn’t he pull out a light saber for the cake cutting??
Photos by Powers Studios, Cinematography by Moving Picture Weddings, Flowers by Zest, Cake by Dream Cakes, Catering by Jake’s Catering, Chair Covers by Avery’s, Makeup by Powder, Inc., DJ/Lighting/Photo Booth by Craig/Chad Dowling Productions
Stephie & Andrew’s wedding was especially important to us, as Stephie is a past Bridal Bliss assistant! We were so excited to be a part of her Aurora Colony Vineyards wedding and it all came together flawlessly. The venue was stunning, the sun was shining and everyone had a good time. I like the vineyard couple pics almost as much as I love the photos with Stephie and her twin sister. Take a peek!
I love working at Waverley Country Club. The setting could not be more gorgeous, and it just has such a formal, old school feel. Mix in some preppy stripes and you have a fun, festive event. Erica & Matt’s wedding had it all…personal touches, fab decor, and a party that left everyone hurting the next morning. Enjoy!
Photos by Take 5 Photography, Beauty by Anastasia’s, Rentals by Ohana Party Rentals, Cupcakes by His Bakery, Flowers by Zest, Officiant from Portland Ministers, Band: Design, Transportation by JMI Limo