Newly engaged? Curious about wedding budgets? Look no further! Nora recently shared some easy ways to cut back costs on KPTV’s Good Day Oregon. Budget analysis is a very important part of wedding planning that brides and grooms should consider very early on in the process, and certainly before anyone is hired or decisions are made. This is just one of the many services that Bridal Bliss can assist with!
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This vibrant brunch wedding inspiration shoot we designed in collaboration with some of Portland’s top-notch wedding professionals was easily one of our favorites! Between the amazing floral runner, the mini treats and all the sweet details, what’s not to love? Style Me Pretty agreed–click here for their feature!
We selected a brunch theme as the city of Portland is is very well known for their brunches. With patrons waiting in line for hours, we decided to skip the lines and bring a delicious brunch menu and atmosphere to a new venue in town. Washington High School, which opened it’s doors soon after our shoot, has an incredible roof top deck with a stunning view of Portland.
When planning the brunch we wanted to create a clean but festive feel with vibrant spring colors. Spring is a wonderful time of year in Portland and we wanted to capture the freshness and bring it to life. From personal mini cakes to crossword puzzles, we adorned the table with fun details wedding guests would enjoy.
Photography: A Lovely Day, Gown: Anna’s Bridal, Floral: Zest, Rentals: Party Place, Linens: La Tavola, Printing: Paper Bloom, Cocktails: Mint & Mirth, Hair/Makeup: Blossom & Beauty, Cakes: Dream Cakes, Favors: Stumptown, Catering: Pearl Catering, Men’s Formal Wear: Este’s, Models: Amber Shewbert & Steven Bustrin
A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to be one of the first to execute what just may be a hot new wedding trend in Oregon…a marijuana bar! We posted a few photos on social media and they have gone completely viral. Details from our interview have been posted internationally in such publications as Elite Daily, USA Today, Huffington Post, Mashable, Cosmopolitan, Metro UK, Food World News and Yahoo UK to name just a few. The response has been either love or hate, which is no surprise.
This idea was completely thought up by the client and they chose all of the weed varietals on their own. The groom also happens to grow marijuana professionally. Elizabeth Corr worked with a licensed “Bud Tender” to manage the bar on the private property and made sure transportation was available for guests. While our coordinators obviously did not partake, they did mention that it was very well received by guests. This may not be for everyone–this particular couple was thrilled with the outcome. Love it or hate it, this is clearly a very unique idea for the wedding industry. To each their own, right?!?
photos provided by Jessica Hill Photography
Having a wedding emergency kit on-site at every one of our events is very important! Sometimes we need something as small as a safety pin, and other times we need to pull out the big guns. Check out our segment that aired on KATU’s AM Northwest last week with some suggestions of what you should stock your wedding emergency kit with!
We recently opened up a gorgeous invitation order for some of our clients and just have to share a few pictures! Given our obsession with all things “gold dot,” these were a big hit in our office. Bridal Bliss offers a wide variety of invitations at every price point. Sugar on top? All Bridal Bliss clients receive a discount on their invitation suites as well as etiquette advice! Email your coordinator today to learn more or set up an appointment.
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!
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!
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.
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!
Nora with Alisa & Heather from OR Bride accepting awards
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
Anna’s Bridal accepted FOUR awards including best dress shop!
Nora & Heather, an Oregon Bride Lifer!