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Role Reversal!

Monday, November 17th, 2014

I came across a video today that is too funny not to share!  This is what would happen if there were a role reversal between bridesmaids and groomsmen-enjoy the laugh!

Bridal Show Survival

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Wedding show season is here and we are so lucky in Oregon to have a large variety of great shows. While the shows are super helpful they can also be a little overwhelming. So, here are a few tips to help you prepare for the show and make the most out of your time.

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models from Anna’s Bridal from the Portland Bridal Show

Bring a friend- it is important to bring a friend, bridesmaid, mom or someone who can help you navigate through the show.  They will be a great soundboard and able to soak up information from vendors too.  That being said…don’t bring too many friends or the different opinions can be overwhelming as well.

Take Notes- bring your phone or couple of pens and a pad of paper. Take notes about the various vendors you like. At the end of the day it can all seem like a blur, so your notes will be very helpful when going back through everything.

Collect- collect goodie bags, business cards and handouts from vendors that stick out to you.  These will come in very handy and you will be able to cross-reference your notes (see above).  The business cards and handouts will allow you to have important vendor’s contact information at your fingertips. Some vendors will offer bridal show specials so make sure to take anything they are passing out in the off chance you have some a little money.  It is helpful to bring labels with your names, contact info and wedding date so you do not waste time filling out paperwork at different booths.

Photographers- talk with photographers as they get booked up quickly, so it is important to talk with them and take notes about who you like best.  Ask questions about their communication, style, pricing. If you are sold on a certain company or person, don’t be afraid to book them at the show (with your planner’s blessing!). 

Checkbook/Credit Cards- some vendors will accept deposits at bridal shows.  If you end up loving a vendor and you are ready to book, do it.

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian’s Wedding

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

I have to admit it…watching the Kardashians is my guilty pleasure.  I love to hate them…especially when it comes to their over-the-top parties!  I can’t wait to see what Kanye West’s ridiculousness brings to the table for the upcoming nuptials. 

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The Huffington Post is reporting that the E! Network will be filming and paying for the whole wedding (click here for the article).  People Magazine is taking guesses at possible venues, one of which being Versailles (click here for the article)!  I would DIE to see photos from a spectacular wedding in the Hall of Mirrors…easily one of my favorite places!  What do you think?

Sparkler Photos

Friday, January 17th, 2014

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Sparklers make for adorable wedding pictures. Whether you plan to use sparklers for pictures or as a send off, it is important to get the right type. Some brands of sparklers can give off too much smoke or only last for a couple of seconds which can make capturing the pictures very difficult. We have searched high and low for the best sparklers and have found them at Sparklers R Us.  We recommend ordering the 20 inch gold sparkler wedding package for a send off and most pictures. If you wish to capture a certain design in your pictures or a long word, we may suggest going with the 36 inch sparkler.  Depending on the size of your wedding you can order in increments of 50.   http://www.sparklersrus.com/

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photos by Jos Photographers

Reflecting on 2013

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

 This is always one of my favorite posts of the year…although I can’t believe 2013 is already over! I love taking some time after the madness of the holidays to sit back and reflect on the past year, while also planning goals for the year to come. 2013 was a doozie, to say the least. Personally, it was one of the best while also the scariest of my life. My husband, Tyler, and I welcomed our baby boy Gavin into the world in March. Unfortunately, he decided to make his appearance two months before he was due, so we spent a month with him getting bigger and stronger in the NICU.  

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Today, Gavin is 9 months old and that little three pounder I met is now more than five times his birth weight, happy and most importantly, healthy. The support from our family and friends was overwhelming and so appreciated. We are truly blessed.

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Professionally, 2013 was our biggest and busiest year yet with more events than ever before, and the best team in our company’s history. From winning awards to being featured nationally, there is so much to be excited about.  I may be biased but I truly believe that our Bridal Bliss Team is nothing short of spectacular. Each of these wonderful women bring something special to the table.  In addition to their expertise, willingness to go above and beyond and creative spirit, these girls are FUN! They really stepped up their game this last season while I was out with Gavin, and the weddings they coordinated were stunners.  We’ve celebrated our own weddings, births, engagements and kicking cancer’s butt this year and I’m so fortunate not only to work with these women, but also to call them my friends. My team members keep me humble and on my toes, and I am so very grateful.

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2014 looks to be yet another busy year. We have never been so booked this early on and the couples we are working with could not be more darling. I’m excited to have recently connected with some new local wedding professionals offering unique services and it will be fun to incorporate them into our events. We will continue to take exceptional care of our clients and also support the vendors that have taken extra special care of us and our couples for the last 12 years. I look around at our local wedding community often and am always taken aback by the level of creativity, skill and quality that we have at our fingertips here in Portland. So many wonderful people to work with…and I’m lucky to call many my friends.

I’m so energized for the year to come, to watch my son grow, to take a few trips, to connect with friends/family and to work with some amazing clients.  Thanks so much for your ongoing support, I wish YOU and yours a very happy and healthy 2014.

Mikhael & Evan’s New Year’s Eve Nuptials

Monday, December 30th, 2013

 There is no better way to kick off a new year than by celebrating with all of your friends and family…and that is exactly what Mihael and Evan decided to do!  This fab wedding took place at Sandbox Studio and definitely didn’t disappoint–take a peek!

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I adore the simplicity of this cake!

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 Flowers by Geranium Lake, Cake by Dream Cakes, Music by CA Honeydrops, Catering by Food in Bloom

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

There are so people in my life that I am incredibly thankful for today and everyday.  From my family and friends to my rock star Bridal Bliss team, to all the wonderful wedding professionals that I have the pleasure of calling colleagues and friends.  Most of all today, I am thankful for this little game-changer.

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Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving and holiday season. 

Your support means the world to me.  Now go eat some pumpkin pie!

National Recognition from The Daily Meal!

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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Very exciting news for us over here at Bridal Bliss!  The Dealy Meal just this last weekend released names of 2013’s best wedding planning firms across the country and our team has been chosen for the state of Oregon!  This website currently produces more culinary content than any other resource and delivers a fresh take on dining news and trends, so this is quite an honor.

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The Daily Meal featured our photo shot by Ben Pigao Photography of a Gatsby themed dessert buffet.  This beautiful spread from an August wedding was created by Blissfully Sweet

We love how The Daily Meal highlighted what makes each company stand out from their state’s competitors.  Here is what they said about Bridal Bliss…

Every aspect of event planning is essential and we love that Bridal Bliss manages to perfectly execute grand weddings with their tailored services, which have been noted in dozens of publications and highly ranked reviews. However, what caught our eye about this company was their emphasis on working with dessert designers to make sure your sweet table acts as the perfect accent to your themed wedding event.

Click here to read the full article and here to view other featured companies throughout the nation.

Our Team

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Our team this year is the best it has ever been.  Each of our talented coordinators strives to take the best possible care of our clients, and deliver not only a low-stress planning experience, but a wedding day that will exceed every expectation.

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We all recently came together  for a team shoot with photos taken by Evrim Icoz Photography and makeup by Powder Inc Beauty and had the BEST time.  The gorgeous tablescape came together thanks to Zest FloralOhana Party Rentals and The Party Place.  The day was full of champagne an laughter…these ladies are as funny as they are beautiful!!!  Take a peek at each of these fabulously creative girls…I hope you have time to learn a little more about each one! 

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Click here to learn more about Brittany  

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Click here to learn more about Christina

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Click here to learn more about Elizabeth

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 Click here to learn more about Emily       

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Click here to learn more about Katy

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       Click here to learn more about Meghan

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 Click here to learn more about Natalia

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Click here to learn more about Nora

Celebrity Wedding Crashing

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Katy Perry did it; Robert Pattinson did it, and now its John Travolta’s turn.  This cute couple from Georgia met Travolta the night before the wedding.  He showed up on the day of the wedding and posed for pictures with the couple and bridal party!  Talk about a good sport.

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And the icing on the cake… this is not Mr. Travolta’s first time crashing a wedding!  The actor back in 1977 crashed another wedding with Robin Williams.  I love it!

click here for more details from USA Today

 
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