Archive for the ‘Fun Details’ Category

Gretchen & Ben’s Private Residence Event

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

DSC_7585

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!

DSC_5657

DSC_5672

61410036

DSC_7600-Edit

DSC_7470

DSC_7564-Edit

DSC_7755

61420030

61400005

Rentals by Specialty Events & Rents, Catering by Simpatica, Photography by Bella Lucia, DJ by Twin City DJ, Flowers by Chris Gould

Elaine & Shawn’s OR Historical Society Wedding

Monday, August 18th, 2014

0289ShawnElaine_Wedding

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.

0567ShawnElaine_Wedding

0062ShawnElaine_Wedding

0444ShawnElaine_Wedding

0366ShawnElaine_Wedding

0470ShawnElaine_Wedding

0270ShawnElaine_Wedding

0272ShawnElaine_Wedding

0279ShawnElaine_Wedding

0335ShawnElaine_Wedding

0340ShawnElaine_Wedding

0342ShawnElaine_Wedding

0519ShawnElaine_Wedding

0328ShawnElaine_Wedding

0612ShawnElaine_Wedding

0310ShawnElaine_Wedding

0693ShawnElaine_Wedding

0759ShawnElaine_Wedding

1003ShawnElaine_Wedding

1019ShawnElaine_Wedding

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

Kara & Scott’s Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Wedding

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

sonnerswedding_starkphotography073

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!

sonnerswedding_starkphotography005

sonnerswedding_starkphotography007

sonnerswedding_starkphotography010

sonnerswedding_starkphotography024

sonnerswedding_starkphotography025

sonnerswedding_starkphotography027

sonnerswedding_starkphotography028

sonnerswedding_starkphotography034

sonnerswedding_starkphotography042

sonnerswedding_starkphotography049

sonnerswedding_starkphotography054

sonnerswedding_starkphotography069

sonnerswedding_starkphotography070

sonnerswedding_starkphotography071

sonnerswedding_starkphotography074

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

Sharon & Manny’s OGC Wedding

Monday, August 11th, 2014

5thAveMay17-0524

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!

5thAveMay17-5628

Love this first look photo!

5thAveMay17-6540

5thAveMay17-7183

5thAveMay17-7093

5thAveMay17-7095

5thAveMay17-0679

5thAveMay17-0713

5thAveMay17-0762

5thAveMay17-7942

5thAveMay17-7926

5thAveMay17-7422

5thAveMay17-7459

5thAveMay17-7406

The wedding design was created by the groom himself! It adorned the dessert display backdrop, and all the printed items.

5thAveMay17-7341

5thAveMay17-7391

5thAveMay17-7328

5thAveMay17-8499

5thAveMay17-1036

5thAveMay17-9561

5thAveMay17-9526

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’s Leftbank Affair

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

bridalblissselects-044

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.

bridalblissselects-137 bridalblissselects-017 bridalblissselects-023 bridalblissselects-035 bridalblissselects-046

There were so many personal aspects to this wedding, my favorite being the huppa Talit designed by all the guests. bridalblissselects-051

bridalblissselects-058 bridalblissselects-055 bridalblissselects-062 bridalblissselects-065 bridalblissselects-071 bridalblissselects-079

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!bridalblissselects-088

bridalblissselects-090 bridalbliss-3 bridalbliss-4 bridalblissselects-094 bridalblissselects-099

I love watching the Hora…and these dads did not disappoint!  The looks on their faces are priceless!bridalblissselects-101

bridalblissselects-102 bridalblissselects-103 bridalblissselects-104 bridalblissselects-121 bridalblissselects-130 bridalblissselects-135

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

Melisa & Justin’s wedding at home

Monday, July 21st, 2014

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!FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-11

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-114

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-126

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-136

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-138

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-175

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-139

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-140

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-142

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-148

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-157

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-162

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-167

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-182

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-240

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-318

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-430

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-454

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-466

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-467

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-473

FritzPhoto-Phillips-001-487

Photos by Fritz Photo, Catering by Two Chicks & A Rooster, Floral by Sophisticated Floral, Rentals by The Party Place and Barclays, Hair/Makeup by The Prettiest You, Dessert by Hope’s Bake Shop,

Maria & Brian’s Greek Orthodox & OGC Wedding

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Brian+Maria-0167

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!

Brian+Maria-0586

Brian+Maria-0224

Brian+Maria-0165

Brian+Maria-0192

Maria & Brian were married in a traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony at Holy Trinity Church.  The hour long ceremony was followed by cocktails and a reception in the clubhouse at Oregon Golf Club.

Brian+Maria-0331

Brian+Maria-0333

Brian+Maria-0356

Brian+Maria-0365

Brian+Maria-0388

Brian+Maria-0447

Brian+Maria-0510

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.

Brian+Maria-0516

Brian+Maria-0517

Brian+Maria-0565

Brian+Maria-0590

Brian+Maria-0594

Brian+Maria-0725

Brian+Maria-0731

Brian+Maria-0499

Brian+Maria-0506

Brian+Maria-0738

Brian+Maria-0746

Guests took full advantage of the Iphone charging station with pave floral!

Brian+Maria-0488

Brian+Maria-0646

Brian+Maria-0490

 

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 Governor Affair

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

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.

13-0927fersch-0123(1)

13-0927fersch-0137(1)

13-0927fersch-0169(1)

13-0927fersch-0226(1)

13-0927fersch-0233(1)

13-0927fersch-0311(1)

13-0927fersch-0328(1)

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!

13-0927fersch-0329(1)

13-0927fersch-0340(1)

13-0927fersch-0360(1)

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!

13-0927fersch-0396(1)

13-0927fersch-0398(1)

13-0927fersch-0424(1)

13-0927fersch-0427(1)

13-0927fersch-0467(1)

13-0927fersch-0497(1)

13-0927fersch-0499(1)

13-0927fersch-0514(1)

Why wouldn’t he pull out a light saber for the cake cutting??

13-0927fersch-0691(1)

13-0927fersch-0723(1)

13-0927fersch-0738(1)

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 Vineyard Wedding

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-9964

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!

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-9246

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-9229

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-9131

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-0895

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-9262

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-9366

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-1136

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-9352

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-1098

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-9636

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-9766

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-9378

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-9386

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-9796

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-9397

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-0060

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-0146

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-0011

andrew-stephie-wedding-photo-0545

Photos by Kira+Matt, Catering by Its Party Time Catering, DJ by Alpine Productions, Rentals by Ohana Party Rentals 

Erica & Matt’s Waverley Wedding

Monday, June 30th, 2014

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!

0015

0038

0061

0065

0066

0072

0071

0075

0076

0078

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

 
BridalBliss is proudly powered by WordPress and strategized, designed + built by oneredkey
Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS).