Smitten: a Guest Post by Nora Sheils of Bridal Bliss Event Planning

As a visual person who appreciates design, my path tends to cross with others who have the same love. I was leafing through a copy of Oregon Bride Magazine, watching the sun rise from my suite at the gorgeous Allison Inn & Spa, and I noticed some beautiful wedding design. The woman with the vision turned out to be Nora Sheils of Bridal Bliss, and here she is today as a guest on my blog.  

 They say the happiest girls are the prettiest. How would you like to work with these gorgeous girls? Photo credit:   Mosca Studio

They say the happiest girls are the prettiest. How would you like to work with these gorgeous girls? Photo credit: Mosca Studio

Bridal Bliss specializes in creating fabulous weddings from start to finish with an intrinsic attention to detail. They have gained a strong reputation in the Northwest wedding industry, rising through the ranks as one of Bend, Portland, and Seattle’s top event planning firms, as innovative coordinators, willing to go the extra mile to ensure that every event is unique and exceptional. 

 See a video of Nora   here  ; you are just going to love her. Photo credit:   Falcusan Photography

See a video of Nora here; you are just going to love her. Photo credit: Falcusan Photography

At the helm is the extraordinary Nora Sheils. Nora's savvy leadership has guided her team to earn several awards as well as national and international recognition. Nora's attention to details, strict standard for quality, fun enthusiasm, and comforting demeanor put her clients at ease and have catapulted her as a leader in the wedding industry. She loves weddings, and it shows!

When I asked Nora if she would like to be a guest on my blog, she pointed out how important it is to use a Luxury Travel Advisor when it’s time to plan the Honeymoon

From Nora: "Not too long ago (or so it feels), I was a bride myself, thinking and planning all the details for my big day. About three months into planning, I realized I had completely forgotten to start planning the honeymoon. Sure I had dreamed about going away to a beach and doing absolutely nothing. But when I realized I needed to actually begin researching, it kind of became something I was dreading. The last thing that I wanted to do was spend more time planning something. I wanted the honeymoon to be our sweet escape, maybe even a little surprise."

"I ended up hiring a travel advisor to help with the planning and it was hands down the best decision. It took all the work and worry out of travel. It was such a relief to know that this part was being handled by professionals and they were looking after every detail. Pretty much the exact same reason you hire a wedding planner! Leave it to the professionals, enjoy the process and have fun!" 

 Photo Credit:   Bethany F Photography

Photo Credit: Bethany F Photography

"On our honeymoon we had the opportunity to relax, unplug and escape. It was the best. All of our transportation, accommodations and activities were well thought out. Outside of being a totally stress-free experience we received great deals and discounts along the way. When people ask me what's the one thing I learned when planning my own wedding - I tell them, hire a wedding planner and a travel advisor (not kidding). Weddings and honeymoons are two of the best things in life and they both happen within the same time. So don't stress about the details - let someone execute your vision!"

Bridal Bliss offers Full Service Wedding PlanningPartial PlanningDay-Of Wedding coordination and special event planning in the Portland, Central Oregon and Seattle areas.  Their goal is to make wedding planning a fun and low-stress experience.  They listen to your  needs and ideas, offer creative suggestions and bring your dream wedding to life. 

 Photo Credit:   Bethany F Photography

Photo Credit: Bethany F Photography

 

Bridal Bliss has received national recognition for both Portland and Seattle via Bride’s MagazineWedding Wire & Wedding Industry Experts as a top planning firm.  Their team has also won Oregon Bride Magazine’s Best-Of awards ten separate years, and was recently named Portland’s Best Wedding Planner of 2016, for the seventh consecutive year. Bridal Bliss continues to be constant fixture in several print, online and TV media outlets

Let Bridal Bliss bring your dream wedding, and Kristen Meckem Travel bring your dream honeymoon, to life. Then you can enjoy all of the magical and beautiful moments, and... the living happily ever after.

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