Every season, a few clients tend to stand out from the rest.  I met Nicole and Tyler and instantly fell in love with them.  They share a love that is true and unique, and wanted nothing more than to celebrate that love with their friends and family.  Nicole & Tyler’s sense of style was chic, clean and elegant, with a touch of sass.   We were graced with ideal Oregon summer weather, our bride was stunning, the guests ooh’d and ahh’d over all of the fun details (especially the late night doughnuts!)  and we didn’t have to deal with a single hiccup.  Working with Nicole & Tyler was a dream, and their wedding did not disappoint!  Style Me Pretty couldn’t pass this Waverley event up and featured it on their blog!


No detail was overlooked from the “something blue” on Nicole’s gown, to the fabulous ceremony Chuppa, to the milk vases adorning the tables, to the band that kept guests dancing the entire night, this wedding was perfection. BEN_PIGAO_PHOTOGRAPHY_JAQUES_WEDDING_WEB-36

The gown’s sash sparkled as we had it custom made to include the bride’s late Aunt’s ten carat blue topaz (something blue.) 















The black & white stripes were the perfect modern accent to the traditional country club setting.  Nicole & Tyler really took the time to personalize their event by choosing music with meaning, scattering bits and pieces of their lives throughout the wedding and especially by including family traditions and heirlooms.  BEN_PIGAO_PHOTOGRAPHY_JAQUES_WEDDING_WEB-666




Nicole’s cousins rang bells to start the ceremony in loving memory of her late Grandmother. As a young girl, she would always tell her that when Nicole got married she would be at the wedding, wearing bells.  BEN_PIGAO_PHOTOGRAPHY_JAQUES_WEDDING_WEB-763

Nicole & her dad  drove up in a 1950’s Bentley  and descended down the aisle to “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder, the first song they danced to when Nicole was five. 














CLICK HERE for more images and details from this fab Waverley wedding!

Photography by Ben Pigao, Video by Shields Films, Transportation by English Classic Limousines, Flowers by Zest Floral, Rentals by Ohana Party Rentals, Desserts by Blissfully Sweet,Late Night Treats by Voodoo Doughnut, Ceremony Music by Duo Con Brio, Reception Music by Design Band, Makeup by Face Body Beauty



Planning an event out of the area certainly has its challenges, but it is also so much fun! Especially when that location happens to be the beautiful Durham Ranch in St. Helena near Napa!  Elizabeth worked with Whitney & John who live in San Francisco, as well as Whitney’s parents (who are local) to plan this elegant affair.  Style Me Pretty recently published the chic wedding on their site (click here for the feature)! Take a peek–


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Photos by Kim & Niki, Catering by Paula LeDuc, Hair by Sublime Salon, Rentals by Classic Party Rentals, Dessert by Kara’s Cupcakes, Video by Justin Fone Productions,  Floral by Soul Florals, Band by Suite Love Express

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Treat is a new local skin care and waxing studio and we cannot say enough good things!  Bridget, our friend and a past Bridal Bliss bride, is offering a free brow wax or tint with any booked service for the month of June.  This is open to anyone who is interested! Take full advantage of this…you can’t afford not to!



Treat also offers 20% off services for Bridal Bliss clients (can’t be combined with this promo!) in June and beyond.  



The talented folks at Moving Picture Weddings quickly edited Rehearsal Dinner,  wedding prep and ceremony footage to surprise Jaclyn & Chad’s guests with a same day edit at the reception.  Love this wedding and this darling couple!!

jaclyn + chad :: SDE :: portland from Moving Picture Weddings on Vimeo.

Want to see even more?  View their feature film below or click here to check out photos by Jos Photographers.  Enjoy!

Jaclyn + Chad :: Feature Film from Moving Picture Weddings on Vimeo.


Please meet your Lucky in Love finalists! Only one couple will win. Directions on how to vote are below the finalist profiles.

The winning couple will receive a gift certificate valued at a minimum of $1000 from each of the following vendors, with the total prize value well over $20,000!

Photographer: Krissy Allori Photography
Floral: Swoon Floral Design
Vintage Rentals and Styling: Something Borrowed Vintage Rentals
Cake: Artisan Cake Company
Videography: Moving Picture Weddings
Venue: Gerding Theater at the Armory
Hotel: Hotel Deluxe
Bartending: Mint+Mirth
Caterer: Artemis Foods
Custom Designed Gown: Michelle DeCourcy
Hair and Makeup: Jein King Hair & Makeup
Wedding Planning: Bridal Bliss
Invitations and Graphic Design: Modern Moments Designs
Custom Laser Cut Wood Favors & Decor: Nimbi Design
Transportation: PDX Pedicab
Music: John Ross Music
Photobooth: Happymatic
Rentals: West Coast Event Productions

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To vote, please leave a comment on this blog post with the couple’s names.

Really want them to win? You may go to each of the links below to vote for your favorite couple, for a total of 30 votes!

To vote via other vendor’s blogs, click each of the links below and leave a comment with the couples names.
Krissy Allori Photography
Mint + Mirth
Modern Moments Designs
Something Borrowed
Nimbi Design
Artisan Cake Company
West Coast Event Productions
Moving Picture Weddings
The Gerding Theater at the Armory
Swoon Floral Design
Jein King Makeup

To vote via vendor’s FB pages, click each of the links below, like the vendor’s FB page, find the couple you want to win, and leave a comment on their photo (note – comments on the main album will not count, only on individual photos, and votes will only count if you have liked the vendor’s page).
Krissy Allori Photography
Mint + Mirth
Bridal Bliss
Modern Moments Designs
Michelle DeCourcy
Swoon Floral Design
Jein King Makeup
John Ross Music
Something Borrowed
Nimbi Design
Artisan Cake Company
West Coast Event Productions
Moving Picture Weddings
The Gerding Theater at the Armory
Happymatic Photo Booth
PDX Pedicab
Artemis Foods
Hotel Deluxe

Voting rules: You may vote for your favorite couple once on each of the pages for a total of 30 votes. Multiple votes from the same person on the same link will not count. For a FB vote to count, the page (not just the album) must be “liked” AND a comment must be made on the specific couple’s photo. Please direct any questions to


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Jaclyn & Chad’s wedding was one of our most detail oriented events of the season.  Emily worked with this fabulous bride to incorporate keys into several aspects of her romantic Domain Margelle Ceremony, outdoor Cocktail Hour with swanky lounges and lawn games and chic Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Reception.  From tea carts to sprigs of lavender to darling birdcages to lace runners…there were so many moving pieces to this wedding that Emily needed FIVE assistants to execute it!  While there were truly so many amazing aspects to this wedding, I have to say that the ceremony and chandelier backdrop were my favorite.  Gorgeous!!  Click here for a True Tour, courtesy of Visiting Media.

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Photos by Jos Photographers, Video by Moving Picture Weddings, Hair/Makeup by Bri Ellis, Rentals by 50 Chairs, Catering by Pacific Wild, Cake by Sugarhouse Bakery, Paper Products by 1st Comes Love, Flowers by Punch Floral, Officiating by Melissa Coe, Ceremony Music by Allen Matthews, Reception Music by Mobile Music DJ, Transportation by VIP PDX, Gown by Anna’s Bridal Boutique

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Yesterday, Cathy Marshall from Channel 8 contacted me to film a segment about trends for the upcoming wedding season.  Take a peek at my interview that aired on KGW news and King 5 news in Seattle!  What do you think?

Photos by (in order of appearance) Altura Studio, Bryan Rupp Photography, Ben Pigao Photography, Kim & Niki Photography

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The New York Times recently reported a new trend when it comes to wedding parties….including Grandma as a bridesmaid!  We’ve had Grandma’s as flower girls, but I think the idea of her standing up as a bridesmaid is adorable! What do you think?


We are honored to have be chosen as a top wedding planning firm by Bride’s Magazine yet again!  Such a thrill to be considered in the same league as Yifat Oren & Sasha Souza.  This time, they asked us to submit our favorite wedding venues in the northwest…two of which made it into their “Best Venues in America” article in the February issue.

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Katherine & Dan were married at First Congregational Church with a reception following at The Portland Art Museum.  Katy pulled all of the details together including some seriously amazing ceremony music (the bride is a music professor at Lewis & Clark).  She wrote a song for her new husband and had a group of over twenty friends sing a Capella.  Totally magical.

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Photos by Jos Photographers, Flowers by Zest Floral, Rentals by Ohana Party Rentals and The Party Place, DJ by Chad Dowling Productions, Cake by Piece of Cake, Catering by Food in Bloom


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