Archive for the ‘Real Weddings’ Category
It is such an honor for us to work with military couples and to be able to give back to those that are serving our country. Eunji & Edmund were one of those couples and Emily worked with them to plan a local wedding in December while they were stationed in Korea. The wedding was held at the Governor Hotel downtown Portland and incorporated a traditional Korean ceremony, saber arch, guys in uniform and pops of fuchsia!
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!
Mr. & Mrs!
Cocktail hour followed the ceremony, which included plentiful hors d’ oeuvres, unique cocktails and an aerial dancer performance!
Our gorgeous dinner tent–each place setting included a personalized menu.
Once dinner and toasts were over, belly dancers shimmied in to lead guests to the party!
The candle lit walkway led guests to our lounge.
Partway through dancing, the party was lead out to the patio for a fire dancer performance!
…and the party continued for hours!
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 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.
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 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!
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.
Dancers began the ceremony processional with incense.
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.
Between the ceremony and reception, guests were treated to yummy cocktails, hors d’ ouevres and an amazing spread of fresh fruit.
The ceremony and cocktail hour took place on the first floor at the Portland Art Museum. The reception was awaiting on the third floor.
How amazing is this cake? It had its own riser and was a focal piece in the room.
The couple was showered with bills during their entry dance!
This group knew how to party!!
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,
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 members Katy and Heather threw a shower for me that was one for the books!
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.
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!
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!
Such a great party—a HUGE thanks to Katy & Heather, and also to everyone that made it out!
Debbie ALWAYS has a smile on her face!
Two of my favorite ladies…could their little ones be cuter??
The Bridal Bliss girls!
Gavin and his two grandmas…this is one spoiled boy! So lucky to have these two amazing ladies in our lives.
My little guy and I
We had a wonderful time and I loved introducing Gavin to so many friends. Thanks again Heather & Katy!
Annie & Brian were easily one of the busiest couples we have worked with. They lived out of state and both had careers with pretty crazy schedules. Annie & Brian both have very relaxed and laid back personalities, so making decisions was a snap. Julie, the mother of the bride, was involved in some of the planning and was a joy to work with. Annie & Brian squeezed a few Portland trips into their schedules, and Christina was able to execute a gorgeous wedding for them at The Allison Inn & Spa.
Christina & Tyler’s February wedding took place at a very unique space called Really Big Video, in Portland’s Pearl District. It is basically a video production company’s empty warehouse space and it made for the perfect venue for this fun couple’s festivities. Now, Christina isn’t just any bride, she is a Bridal Bliss lead planner so as you can imagine that this was a wedding we were really looking forward to! From handmade striped and polka dot runners, to napkins folded in bows, to darling printed items…Christina pulled out all the stops and the end result was a wedding pure perfection.
Fuller’s Coffee Shop was the perfect locale for some photos…although unrelated, the newlyweds are now Mr. & Mrs. Fuller!
Another great sign hanging down at the venue’s entrance.
The napkins folded like bows—how adorable are these?!?
Christina & Tyler hand wrote letters to EACH guest, which were received with the table assignments.
Christina had this big smile on her face ALL night…nothing beats a happy bride.
This was definitely a fun crowd…the dance floor was packed all night!
Our groom was such a dance machine that half way through the reception…he realized his ring was missing! The band made announcement and within minutes it was found. Lucky guy!!
I ADORE this photo. Christina watching from outside and taking it all in. Job well done…so thrilled to have been a part of your big day!!
Photos by Nate Broshot, Catering by Art of Catering, Flowers by Zest Floral, Soul Vaccination Band, Chad Dowling DJ, Security by Rover Security, Transportation by Lucky Limousine, Gown by Anna’s Bridal Boutique,