Archive for the ‘Real Weddings’ Category
Katy had a blast planning with Katrina and Garret and her darling mother, Kathy. The couple was married on a beautiful day in November at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, and Katrina was absolutely stunning in her gown from Anna’s Bridal Boutique. With it’s proximity to the Portland Art Museum, guests walked across the park for a stunning reception in the Fields Ballroom. Garret handmade the guest book, a carved tree stump (his last name is Stump!) which sat among photos of the couple’s parents and grandparents on their own wedding day. Each table was set with grey linens and a Moroccan print runner, which added a nice element to the beautiful floral arrangements provided by Vibrant Flowers. The energy in the room was electric. This group was FUN with the wedding party dancing in as they were announced, the bride and groom’s never ending laughter, a packed dance floor and even the father of the bride jumping off the glass railing ledge into the dance floor crowd!
photography by Powers Studios, hair by Kristy Cooley, makeup by Powder, Inc., catering by Vibrant Table, cake by Dream Cakes, cinematography by Moving Picture Weddings, DJ by Event Team Entertainment, transportation by Twilite Limo
The day before Denise & Danniel’s wedding was the most beautiful day a couple could ask for. Clear skies, warm weather, picture perfect for their gorgeous outdoor ceremony on the Cascade Rooftop at the Exchange Ballroom! But on their wedding day, this amazing couple was unfazed by the smoke, haze and clouds that filled the sky because of the nearby fires. Instead, they were consumed by the love they shared for each other and their family and friends that traveled near and far to share this day. A tasty summer buffet from Vibrant Table fueled guests to dance through the evening. A mixture of music allowed everyone from children, grandparents, and Brazilian friends to dance the night away!
Laurie and Brett’s classically chic wedding was held on a picture perfect day at Black Butte Ranch. The Bride wore Vera Wang and the sun shone on this beautiful couple as they said their “I Do’s” in front of the backdrop of the picturesque Three Sisters mountains. The love was really felt as the couple was lauded by their family and friends. The toasts were beautiful and personal with stories of Laurie & Brett’s childhoods and relationship. The tables were set with gorgeous white floral arrangements and pacific northwest blueberries by Zest Floral. The couple danced to “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John, and the lyrics spoke to where they first met with “Blue jean baby…L.A. Lady…” Guests dined on local fare and delicious wedding cake with a nod to the couples love for beer in the Black Butte Porter Cake. Sadly, the couple was in a horrible car accident headed home from Central Oregon and spent some time in the hospital. We are thrilled to share that they are both on the mend and enjoying married life to the fullest!
When Melanie’s dad discovered Long Farm Barn, he just knew the venue would be a perfect fit for his daughter and soon to be son-in-law who were planning their wedding from afar. He was definitely right! The rustic feel and gorgeous views were ideal for the wedding day they were envisioning and with the help of coordination from Meghan it all came together perfectly. Melanie and Matt were married by a close friend overlooking country views in the front lawn of the farm. After a cocktail hour filled with fun lawn games, dinner was served by Dalton’s Catering under the beautiful old tree on the property. To continue the celebration, guests moved inside the historic barn for an evening full of dancing.
It would be hard to find a more stylish or charming couple than Lauren and Nic. Coordinated by Kirsten, their Mt. Hood wedding exemplified an elegant garden party set on the beautiful grounds of Mt Hood Bed & Breakfast. Personal and intimate, friends and family gathered from around the world to witness the touching and humorous ceremony that was officiated by the bride’s brother. The outbursts of laughter and expressions of love set the tone for the entire party!
After the ceremony Devil’s Food Catering served delicious hors d’oeuvres and wickedly good signature cocktails, while DJ Mr. Mumu spun vinyl records showcasing an eclectic mix of music that perfectly captured the vibe of the party. Dinner was served family style on long wood farm tables, with all locally sourced gluten-free ingredients.
Dessert featured Staccato Gelato complemented with tasty cookies. After a spectacular sunset, and hilarious toasts from the bridal party and father of the bride, dancing was not to be missed! DJ Mr. Mumu kept the dance floor packed for the rest of the night – an unforgettable party! Congratulations again to Lauren and Nic!
Flowers: Blum, Rentals: The Party Place, Photography: Jessica Watson Photography, Videography: NW Film Co., Transportation: Columbia Wine Tours, Dress: Monique Lhuillier from Marcella’s La Boutique, Suits: Nordstrom
When Will and Scott came to Bridal Bliss to assist with planning their wedding celebration, they had one goal in mind: to have as much fun as possible with their friends and family! With friends and family traveling to join them from around the country, they worked with Kirsten and selected Brasada Ranch in Bend, Oregon to host their weekend-long party. The couple filled their guests’ time with all kinds of fun activities for their guests from white-water rafting on the Deschutes River to golfing the Brasada golf course with it’s spectacular views. As you will see from the photos, Will and Scott love to laugh!
The ceremony was held on the lawn in the afternoon sunshine with the stunning natural backdrop of nine Cascade Peaks. Close friends provided the music – a string duo during the prelude, bag-pipes for the processional, and “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” was sung during the ceremony. Guests were delighted with the inclusion of Will and Scott’s lovable canine companions, Zeus and Booker, as the ring bearers following after Will and Scott’s nephews who dropped doggie treats down the aisle rather than petals during the processional. Officiated by their dear friend who first introduced the couple, the ceremony was heartfelt and moving, highlighted with outbursts of laughter and a special personalized reading of Dr. Seuss’ “Oh The Places You’ll Go” by Will and Scott’s nieces. It was a very emotional day for everyone.
Cocktail hour followed immediately after the ceremony, and then guests were ushered to a dinner and dancing reception at the barn. Seating was arranged both indoors and outdoors creating the feel of a relaxed summer party. A stage was set on the lawn and Will and Scott surprised their guests with an 80’s cover band, Radical Revolution, and the party turned into a summer concert! To keep the energy high at such high altitude an oxygen bar was offered for guests to enjoy, and the novelty was a hit! Meanwhile the s’mores bar, oxygen bar and fire pits drew guests who preferred to relax quietly and converse with old friends and family. Needless to say, all festivities continued late into the night. It was a fabulously fun filled ranch wedding weekend. Congratulations again to Will and Scott!
We had the pleasure of coordinating two weddings for a set of identical twins! Stephie, a past Bridal Bliss intern, was married in 2013 and Ruthie just this last summer (watch for a blog feature soon!). How darling is this photo they re-created?
We just love it—twin weddings are a first for us!
Lucy and Tim are two of the most genuine people and their wedding day truly captured their relationship. In a traditional catholic mass the two were married at St. Ignatius Parish surrounded by friends and family. Lucy‘s friends and group that she sings with performed the music as she walked down the aisle with her father and saw Tim for the first time that day. Guests then made their way to the Sentinel Hotel for cocktail hour and the reception coordinated by Meghan. Lucy and Tim wanted to highlight the fall by using a beautiful bold color palette of red, orange, and brown with gorgeous floral centerpieces by Stacey’s Flowers at their wedding. The guests danced the night away with music played by NW Mobile DJ.
The newlyweds randomly ran into these guys walking into their reception!
Saffron Fields is one of Dundee’s newest vineyards and we were honored to work with such a talented team on a recent inspiration shoot at the venue. With it’s beautiful landscape and architecture, showcasing the property without too much of a distraction was our goal. The over-sized patio overlooking the beautifully designed pond and garden is the perfect ceremony backdrop. Guests are able to enjoy the beauty of the landscape in an area designed by the former director of the Portland Japanese Gardens, Hoichi Kurisu, who has also designed some of the country’s best Japanese Gardens. The tasting room, which converts to cocktail space along with the bar for events, showcases artwork from various contemporary artists, collections of the owners. For the reception, a large well groomed field with a stunning view of the vineyards can hold up to 150 guests. As saffron itself is of golden-yellowish color, it only made sense to include yellow floral as part of the decor. With white pin tuck linens, combination of long and round tables and chiavari chairs, the floral was a great element to add to the space. As a favor to the guests, a small personalized container of saffron was placed alongside the place card and menu cards. With a gorgeous space and good wine, you definitely can’t go wrong!