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Best of Bride Awards 2015

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Oregon Bride Magazine Best Of Bride 2015 Award Ceremony | Eastside ExhangeBallroom, Portland Oregon | Photography by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio

Last week we had the honor of attending Oregon Bride Magazine’s annual Best of Bride Party at one of Portland’s newest event venues, The Exchange Ballroom & Rooftop!  Every year they outdo themselves with unique details and the most cutting edge designs…and this year was no different!

Oregon Bride Magazine Best Of Bride 2015 Award Ceremony | Eastside ExhangeBallroom, Portland Oregon | Photography by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio

Oregon Bride Magazine Best Of Bride 2015 Award Ceremony | Eastside ExhangeBallroom, Portland Oregon | Photography by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio

Best part?  Bridal Bliss was named “Portland’s Best Wedding Planner” and “Portland’s Best Day Of Coordinator” of 2015, for the sixth consecutive year!  We are beyond thrilled and so appreciative of everyone that took the time to vote for us and keep our streak alive.  The magazine holds an initial vote, narrows it down to finalists and then the wedding industry makes the final decision.  That makes the awards so much more meaningful!

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Kirsten showing some love to Laura from Moving Picture Weddings!

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This team busts their butt for each and every client.  While there are many perks, being a professional wedding planner is not always glamorous (I will not get into details!).  To receive a little recognition for everything we do behind the scenes really means and lot.  Who doesn’t love a pat on the back?  This team of strong, talented and FUN women is truly amazing and inspiring.

Oregon Bride Magazine Best Of Bride 2015 Award Ceremony | Eastside ExhangeBallroom, Portland Oregon | Photography by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio

Katy & Nora from Bridal Bliss with Josh from Mosca Studio

Oregon Bride Magazine Best Of Bride 2015 Award Ceremony | Eastside ExhangeBallroom, Portland Oregon | Photography by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio

Elizabeth with Anna & Nicole from Oregon Golf Club–one of our favorite venues, and a big winner of the night!

It was so fun to watch many collaborators in the industry accept well deserved awards (including Anna’s Bridal!), and to catch up with old friends.  Portland is so lucky to have such talented wedding professionals! Oregon Bride brought in Poison Waters to make the announcements and to say she was a riot would be an understatement.  She had us in stitches!  What a great party–thank you Oregon Bride and congrats to all of our fellow award winners and nominees!  Also–thanks to each and every one of you that took the time to vote.  Your love and support over the years is genuinely appreciated!

Oregon Bride Magazine Best Of Bride 2015 Award Ceremony | Eastside ExhangeBallroom, Portland Oregon | Photography by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio

Oregon Bride Magazine Best Of Bride 2015 Award Ceremony | Eastside ExhangeBallroom, Portland Oregon | Photography by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio

Nora with Alisa & Heather from OR Bride accepting awards

Oregon Bride Magazine Best Of Bride 2015 Award Ceremony | Eastside ExhangeBallroom, Portland Oregon | Photography by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio

Click here to meet our team!  We missed a few, but had a good turnout!

Top row from L to R: Kirsten, Jennifer, Katy, Elizabeth, Jen & Cam.  Bottom row: Meghan, Nora, Natalia & Carrie

Oregon Bride Magazine Best Of Bride 2015 Award Ceremony | Eastside ExhangeBallroom, Portland Oregon | Photography by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio

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Anna’s Bridal accepted FOUR awards including best dress shop!

Oregon Bride Magazine Best Of Bride 2015 Award Ceremony | Eastside ExhangeBallroom, Portland Oregon | Photography by http://MoscaStudio.com #moscastudio

BOB After

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Nora & Heather, an Oregon Bride Lifer!

PHOTOS BY MOSCA STUDIO

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How to Make Your Guests Feel Welcome

Monday, June 15th, 2015

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photo by Jessica Hill Photography

Many brides get tied up in planning the perfect wedding, and sometimes forget about the guest’s experience.  Take a peek at Nora’s segment on AM Northwest with some great ideas on how to make your wedding guests feel welcome!

Bridal Guide Feature

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

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We were thrilled earlier this month when Bridal Guide asked us to weigh in on a pressing wedding etiquette topic.  Here it is—do you agree with Nora or Jove?

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Big thanks to Be Inspired for reaching out for the Bridal Guide feature!

A fun Seattle Touch to Any Wedding Reception

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

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Are you from Seattle? Getting married in Seattle? Or love candles as much as we do? Well we have just the tip for you! Glassy Baby rents out their gorgeous votives for private events and weddings. Candles are one of our favorite accents to any wedding, and they are inexpensive too! The lighting and glow gives any wedding an extra touch of romance. At just $5 a piece, you can now transform any table scape or add a personal touch to your reception and have the choice of huge range of colors. Here are a few pictures from weddings we have coordinated in Seattle, Portland and Bend that have all utilized them.

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photo by Jessica Hill Photography

Aerial Artists

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

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Want to keep your guests on their toes with a fun surprise?  How about hiring talented aerial artists to perform or even serve champagne to guests?  Guests loved it at Sam & Devin’s ArmAory weddingJOS photographers - IMG_1516  JOS photographers - IMG_1739

Aerial Performers: A-wol Dance Collective, Photographer: Jos Studios

Wedding Etiquette on AM NW

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Will you be attending a wedding this summer as a guest?  Take a peek at our recent segment on KATU’s AM Northwest for some good etiquette tips!

Linen Trends

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

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We received some new fabric samples in our office today and we love the linen trends of bold patterns and colors. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and colors for your wedding- it adds a fun dimension and element of design! Here are some of our favorites we paired together. If you are interested in renting linens for your wedding, we can help!

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Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

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Asking bridesmaids to be in your wedding is such a fun task and something we are always asked about. We decided to put together a simple, fun and cost effective way to ask each friend or family member for a little inspiration!

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Step 1: Gather all your supplies.

Here are some fun ideas for supplies:

Mini Champagne bottle– We love all things glitter so we decided to spray paint the bottle of champagne with gold glitter paint.

Nail polish– Grab a bottle in a coordinating wedding tone.

Ring– Little rings or pieces of jewelry can be found online for pretty inexpensive. It’s a fun detail to gift your bridesmaids!

Sign– How cute is this celebration sign? Get crafty and create you own card to ask each bridesmaid. Here is a balloon filled with confetti that instructs each girl to inflate, pop and then celebrate. Ridiculously adorable.

Packaging: Grab a good size box, packaging supplies and don’t forget cute ribbon or twine!

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Step 2: Package

If you are mailing your boxes make sure to package them safely. If you are hand delivering we recommend doing a little layering so there are lots of fun surprises when opened.

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Step 3: Card & Mail

Make sure to write a personal note to each bridesmaids and attach to the top. Then either mail or hand deliver to each girl!

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Save the Veil

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

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While in New York for Bridal Fashion Week this last fall, we came across an idea so genius yet simple that we kicked ourselves for not inventing it first!  Who has been to an outdoor wedding with a bride wearing an amazing veil?  More often then not, that veil is flying in the wind and the poor girl ends up fussing with it for half of the ceremony. Enter Save the Veil.  These elegant weights are easily attached to the veil (and can be simply removed), and will ensure that it stays in place despite any breeze!  The magnetic jewelry can be ordered to coordinate with the gown and after the wedding can even be made into earrings.

Interested?  You can find these locally at Anna’s Bridal Boutique in Lake Oswego!

photo by Jos Studio

Summer Wedding Trends

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Interested in 2015 summer wedding trends?  Take a peek at our segment from AM Northwest which aired live last week on KATU Channel 2!

 
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