Bride Ideas Blog

Sunday, July 27 2014
Photographer Ashley Cook and coordinator Becky Hart created a dreamy, fairytale atmosphere inspired by the delicate elements of lavender and lace for this styled shoot, while Springfield’s McKenzie River Lavender provided a pastoral amethyst-toned backdrop. Naked cakes and two-tone blueberry cupcakes by Jana Fitch Cakes added a rustic touch to the otherwise feminine tablescape of vintage tea cups, muted, mossy florals, and lacy touches. An eclectic mix of mercury glass vases and cake stands in...
Tuesday, July 22 2014
Talk about a modern-day proposal – when Max Medvedev, 21, proposed to girlfriend of two years, Karina Vasiliuk, also 21, standing atop an Oceanside cliff in Cannon Beach, he first propped his iPhone up and set it to a timer, managing to capture a photo of the exact moment he got down on one knee and proposed at the couple’s favorite Oregon Coast site. After she said yes, the couple joined their closest friends for a celebratory beach bonfire. When they decided to have engagement photos taken,...
Tuesday, July 15 2014
When Terrebone, Oregon couple Rachel Bomberger, 36, and David Fiocchi, 44, got engaged under the stars while camping at Central Oregon’s Walton Lake, it only made sense to hold their nuptials in the great outdoors as well. Rachel, a Georgia native, was initially drawn to Fivepine Lodge by its towering pines that reminded her of home, but the resort’s cabin accommodations for out-of-town guests sealed the deal. Family members from Virginia to Massachusetts gathered in Sisters, Oregon for the...
Sunday, July 13 2014
Oregon's uniquely talented wedding industry vendors are what make our state a place where, with the right team behind her, a bride can truly watch her dream wedding come to fruition. Our annual Best of Awards offer the best and brightest of these talents an opportunity for recognition from brides and other professionals alike.Congratulations to the winners of our Best of 2014 awards. Find out more about each winner in the latest issue of Oregon Bride magazine, Fall/Winter 2014. Best New...
Monday, July 7 2014
When Edwin Maestas, 24, proposed to Alicia Bennett, 24, in the kitchen of their Portland apartment the weekend before Christmas, the moment was a sweet prequel of what their wedding day would look like—sentimental photos of the two lifelong friends throughout the years were strung about their home, while a smattering of confetti and balloons kept things whimsical and celebratory. In planning their wedding, Edwin’s affinity for Wes Anderson married perfectly with Alicia’s adoration of the 1920’s...
Thursday, July 3 2014
So far, we've featured the cakes, the flowers, the decor, and the highlight reel, but our Best of Bride 2014 party coverage wouldn't be complete without highlighting the stunning aerial dance performance that left the crowd in awe. A-Wol Dance Collective, a Portland-based group of trained dancers who mesmerizingly practice the art in midair using hoops, ropes and draped cloth to stay aloft, kept guests entertained while waiting to snack on carnival treats and discover this year's Best of Bride...
Tuesday, July 1 2014
From John Ross Music's crowd-pleasing wedding-themed rendition of "Blurred Lines" to the stunning aerial dance performance by A-WOL Dance Collective, our 2014 Best of Bride party at the Oregon Golf Club was an unforgettable night for all in attendance. Nothing beats experiencing the combined talent of our incredible network of Oregon wedding professionals in person, but this Moving Picture Weddings highlight video sure comes close!
Monday, June 30 2014
We've blogged about the gorgeous floral arrangements by Zest Floral and the creative cakes by Artisan Cake Company featured at our annual Best of Bride party, but what tied all the pieces together was the creative power behind Peter Corvallis Productions. Among the show-stopping design elements were a vintage popcorn machine, vintage light-up marquee letters and hearts, fun carnival games stationed throughout the venue, a funhouse mirror, a caged stuffed polar bear, gilded toy animals...
Monday, June 30 2014
Zest Floral, a Best of Bride 2014 finalist and 2012 winner in the Best Florist category, took our Best of Bride vintage carnival party theme to a whole new level of creativity with off-white hydrangeas spilling out of a vintage popcorn maker, red and white striped popcorn cups filled with florals, and elegant bouquets of red roses and white hydrangeas scattered about the Oregon Golf Club event. Scroll below for the gorgeous photos!
Saturday, June 28 2014
A big thanks to all of the incredible vendors who made the trek to the picturesque Oregon Golf Club on Thursday, June 26 for our annual Best of Bride awards party! These are the people who make the Oregon wedding industry such a dynamic and exciting one to be a part of. Winners will be announced in the Fall/Winter 2014 issue, on newsstands in July. In the meantime, keep checking orbridemag.com/blog and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest for more photos and videos of our big...