Bride Ideas Blog

Monday, August 18 2014
Every October, Oregon Bride hosts their annual wedding show, Urban Unveiled to celebrate local nearly-weds and the region's most creative wedding vendors. This evening of opulence is a chance for brides and grooms to meet and mingle with the Urban Unveiled partners who can make nuptial visions a reality, while guests enjoy fine wines, nibble on sumptuous cuisine and indulge in to-die-for desserts. The evening ends with an amazing raffle and an awe-inspiring fashion show.From now until the event...
Sunday, August 17 2014
When high school sweethearts Jessica Noldge, 29, and Dustin Draper, 31, took an Oregon Coast surfing trip-turned-surprise engagement party complete with beachside bonfire and s’mores, they knew they wanted to keep the celebration to come a family-oriented one. Throughout the planning process, the down-to-earth couple made every effort to incorporate their families into the wedding and highlight the beautiful desert landscape at Aspen Lakes Golf Course. Jessica’s heirloom ring and the 100 paper...
Thursday, August 14 2014
My job as editor of Oregon Bride has its perks but nothing like the chance to have a gown made just for me. I was thrilled when Portland designer Sunjin Lee agreed to create a special dress for Oregon Bride's 2014 Best of Bride party. "My inspiration for the dress was to make sure that you caught everybody's eyes," says Sunjin. "In my opinion, nothing is more effective than glitter and sequins." Now, please know this: I'm not a bespoke customer. With two young kids and a dresser full of cotton...
Monday, August 11 2014
Every October, Oregon Bride hosts their annual wedding show, Urban Unveiled to celebrate local nearly-weds and the region's most creative wedding vendors. This evening of opulence is a chance for brides and grooms to meet and mingle with the Urban Unveiled partners who can make nuptial visions a reality, while guests enjoy fine wines, nibble on sumptuous cuisine and indulge in to-die-for desserts. The evening ends with an amazing raffle and an awe-inspiring fashion show.From now until the event...
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...
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!