The Winners Of Oregon Bride's Best Of Bride 2019

Plan the perfect wedding with Oregon's best photographers, planners, florists, DJs and more
Best of
Plan the perfect wedding with Oregon's best photographers, planners, florists, DJs and more

The results are in! Oregon Bride gathered thousands of votes for Best of 2019, presenting you with today’s top wedding vendors across the state. No matter what your vision is for the big day, you and your intended will be in good hands with these professionals.

ANIKO Photography

Best All-around Wedding Vendor 

Adornment Events 
Known for: A full-service company with a wealth of experience that will help your day run smoothly whether your wedding is small and intimate or a large and lavish affair. 
Finalists: Bridal Bliss, Portland Makeup & Hair 

Outside Portland 
AE Creative (Bend) 
Known for: Emphasizing the design aspect of the planning process while choosing the right vendors inorder to stay true to your individual preferences. 
Finalists: Bella Brides (Bend), Edge Hair & Makeup (Bend), Gallivan Photo (Bend)

Gallivan Photo

Best Wedding Coordinator

Bridal Bliss 
Known for: Ensuring that you get hitched without a hitch, with services ranging from full-service planning to day-of coordination and everything in between. 
Finalists (wedding coordinator): Adornment Events, Danielle Caldwell Events 
Finalists (day-of coordinator): Adornment Events, Peachy Keen Coordination 

Outside Portland 
AE Creative (Bend) 
Known for: See above
Finalists (wedding coordinator): Bend Weddings and Events (Bend), Britt and Bixby (Bend) 
Finalists (day-of coordinator): Britt and Bixby (Bend), The Indigo Bride (Bend)

Victoria Carlson Photography 

Best Event Design
AE Creative
Whimsy meets rustic perfection at this wedding inspired by Wes Anderson’s filmic style. Loloma Lodge, nestled within a forest and exuding its cool camp atmosphere, was the perfect backdrop to this unique reception. Planning, Decor Rentals, Styling and Paper Goods: AE Creative; Calligraphy: My Fair Letters; Florist: Hey You Flowers; Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen; Photographer: Victoria Carlson Photography; Rentals: Curated Event Rentals; Venue: Loloma Lodge 

Best New Wedding Vendor

Danielle Caldwell Events 
Known for: A boutique event-planning company led by a visionary with more than a decade of experience at the helm and an intention to form a true relationship with each client. 
Finalists: Kamea EventsKeen Events 

Outside Portland 
1859 Entertainment Company (Salem)
Known for: A one-stop shop for Pacific Northwest weddings, offering videography, DJs, photography and other services. 
Finalists: Bespoke Bride (Bend), Bespoke Wedding Planning (Salem)

Gallivan Photo

Best Dress Shop

The White Dress 
Known for: Owned by a husband and wife who provide comfortable private bridal suites, a knowledgeable staff and a showroom filled with breathtaking gowns. 
Finalists: Anna’s Bridal, Charlotte’s Weddings & More 

Outside Portland 
Bespoke Bride (Bend) 
Known for: A flagship showroom that caters to the modern bride, with looks that range from classic to bohemian. 
Finalists: Bella Brides, Blush Bridal (Bend); Blush Bridal (Eugene) 

Catalina Jean Photography

Best Dressed
Molly and Ryan Tischler 
Molly and Ryan Tischler embraced their personal style on their wedding day. Drawn to timeless elegance with a twist, Molly chose a lace dress with a birdcage veil and red lips. Ryan kept his look modern by opting for a dark green custom-made Hockerty suit. Bridal Gown & Accessories: “Nadine” by Calla Blanche; Florist: Bloomsbury; Hair & Makeup: Portland Makeup & Hair 

Best Formal Wear

The Black Tux 
Known for: A simplified, hassle-free, tech-savvy way to outfit your wedding party. 
Finalists: Men’s Wearhouse, Mr. Formal 

Outside Portland 
Bella Brides (Bend) 
Known for: An impressive collection of bridal gowns, tuxedos and formal clothing. 
Finalists: The Bridal Suite (Bend), Men’s Wearhouse (statewide) 

Best Mother-of-the-bride Dresses

Anna’s Bridal 
Known for: A wide array of looks to accommodate any size or price point and to make moms (or any other member of the wedding party) look regal. On-site alterations alleviate stress. 
Finalists: Charlotte’s Weddings & More, Nordstrom

Outside Portland 
Bella Brides (Bend) 
Known for: See Formal Wear category. 
Finalists: Merrime Bride & Soirée (Albany), Nordstrom (statewide)

Best Dress Designer

Hayley Paige 
Known for: Lace, tulle and flounce skirts for a romantic vibe, and plunging necklines and backless gowns for a sexy, edgier look. There is a dress in this designer’s collection that speaks to every desired silhouette. 
Finalists: Claire La Faye, Elizabeth Dye 

Outside Portland 
Vien Couture (Salem) 
Known for: A visionary with a gift for designing eye-catching couture, drawing inspiration from art, history, culture and more.

Gallivan Photo

Best Moment Captured in a Photo
Gallivan Photo
Gallivan Photo captured this unforgettable father-daughter dance between bride Lora her dad. Making the memory even sweeter: They danced to a song that her father had written with his band for this very occasion.

Best Hair and Makeup

Portland Makeup & Hair 
Known for: An award-winning team of personable and professional stylists who make sure brides look camera-ready. 
Finalists: Makeup by Whit, Olivia Hawthorne Beauty, Powder Inc. Beauty 

Outside Portland 
Edge Hair & Makeup (Bend) 
Known for: Hair styling that can accommodate any length or texture, together with airbrushing or the traditional application of makeup either on-site or in the Edge salon. 
Finalists: Cassidy Elise (Bend), Kate Tuma (Bend) 

Best Rings 

Twist Portland 
Known for: An ever-changing collection of artisan-crafted pieces, featuring a variety of stones and metals to suit many tastes. 
Finalists: Alchemy JewelerMaloy’s Jewelry 

Outside Portland 
Saxon’s Fine Jewelers (Bend) 
Known for: A personalized shopping experience and a carefully curated collection of fine and fashion jewelry from exclusive designers, both local and from around the world. 
Finalists: John Paul Designs (Bend), Skeie’s Jewelers (Eugene) 

Best Local Jewelry Store

Kassab Jewelers 
Known for: A variety of masterfully handcrafted works to suit all tastes, whether it’s a band, bracelet, brooch or other sparkly bijou. 
Finalists: Alchemy Jeweler, Twist Portland 

Outside Portland 
Saxon’s Fine Jewelers (Bend) 
Known for: See above
Finalists: Jackson Jewelers (Salem), John Paul Designs (Bend) 

Best Spa Services

Dosha Salon Spa 
Known for: Offering a number of packages at the salon or a location of your choosing so you can pamper yourself before walking down the aisle. 
Finalists: Löyly, Sage Springs Club & Spa 

Outside Portland 
The Allison Inn (Newberg) 
Known for: A lavish 15,000-square-foot facility with a full-service spa menu. Treatments and products incorporate blends of ecological elements inspired by the Willamette Valley and Oregon’s surroundings. 
Finalists: Anjou Spa (Bend), Brasada Ranch (Powell Butte)

Hazelwood Photo

Best Caterer

White Pepper 
Known for: Fresh and seasonal ingredients comprising ambrosial meals inspired by Pacific Northwest cuisine. 
Finalists: ChefStable, Vibrant Table Catering & Events 

Outside Portland 
Willaby’s Catering (Salem) 
Known for: A full-service caterer with more than 25 years of experience in creating mouthwatering fare. 
Finalists: Bleu Bite Catering (Bend), Bowtie Catering Co. (Bend) 

Gallivan Photo

Best Cakes and Desserts

Dream Cakes 
Known for: Headed by two women with impressive culinary baking and pastry credentials, and who never compromise on taste or technique. 
Finalists: Lux Sucre Desserts, Hungry Hero 

Outside Portland 
Foxtail Bakeshop (Bend) 
Known for: Strikingly beautiful wedding cakes, fruit or cream pie tables, and a smorgasbord of other delicious treats (éclairs, truffles, macarons and more) that will satisfy your sweet tooth. 
Finalists: Sugar Rush Bakery (Medford), Sweet Couture Designer Cakes (Salem) 
Dessert Finalists: Mad Batters Bakery (Eugene), Too Sweet Cakes (Bend)

Best Beverage Caterer 

White Pepper 
Known for: A full-service bar that boasts a wide array of beverage options, including unique cocktails, locally brewed beer, delicious wines and plenty of nonalcoholic thirst quenchers. 
Finalists: My Bartender, Public Provisions 

Outside Portland 
Twist Cocktail Catering Co. (Bend) 
Known for: Customized libations, signature cocktails and spirits served with style and speed. 
Finalists: Garnish With a Smile Beverage Catering (Eugene), Just Us Girls Bartending (Salem) 

Aexandra Grace Photo  

Best Bouquet
Foraged Blooms
This gorgeous hand-tied bouquet is pure romance with subtle color blocking transitioning from the softest of golds to delicate greens. Best of all, the blooms were all grown in Oregon and locally sourced, resulting in a truly blooming beauty. Bridal Gown: Elizabeth Leese Bridal; Florals: Foraged Blooms; Photography: Alexandra Grace Photo; Planning & Styling: Kamea Events; Venue: The Cedar School 

ANIKO Photography

Best Florist

Blum Floral Design 
Known for: Exceptional arrangements for centerpieces, venue decor and bouquets. 
Finalists: Bella Bloom FloralsSwoon Floral Design 

Outside Portland
Summer Robbins Flowers (Bend) 
Known for: Elegant, textural, organic arrangements and bouquets. 
Finalists: Distinctive Designs by Denice (Salem), Stem Designs (Salem)

Mylyn Wood Photography

Best Floral Decor
Mylyn Wood Photography
Ditch the veil in favor of a couture hat adorned with florals. Photographer and stylist Mylyn Wood and Anela Events were inspired to introduce black to make the bright, beautiful blooms by Sarah Renard Floral Design truly sing. The look is one that gives whimsy a fashionable edge. Bridal Gown: Carol Hannah Bridal; Event Coordination: Anela Events; Floral Design: Sarah Renard Floral Design; Hair and Makeup: Blossom & Beauty

Best Boutique Rentals 

Vintage Meets Modern 
Known for: Collections in which every piece is either custom-created or curated to satisfy and elevate your style. Items like a Northwest walnut round table or the bar cart from the Marie Antoinette lounge look add a touch of class. 
Finalists: Archive Rentals (formerly Something Borrowed), Classic Vintage Rentals 

Outside Portland 
For the Love of Pete (Salem) 
Known for: Hundreds of items to rent at reasonable rates, from vintage tables and chairs to teacups, goblets and Mason jars. 
Finalists: Curated Event Rentals (Bend), Danner and Soli Event Rental (Salem) 

Best Rentals

Bridgewood Event Rentals 
Known for: A friendly, professional staff and an extensive inventory of high-quality items to fulfill all your wedding requirements. 
Finalists: The Party PlaceVintage Meets Modern

Outside Portland 
Curated Event Rentals (Bend) 
Known for: Offering everything from tables to trunks to tepees to help complete any wedding scene. 
Finalists: Danner and Soli Event Rental (Salem), For the Love of Pete (Salem) 

Best Invitations

Letters and Dust 
Known for: Having a number of preexisting designs, or the option of customizing, using traditional materials or specialty wood, acrylic and leather options. Possible add-ons include belly bands, metallic foil and letterpress. 
Finalists: Crave Design, Seek Paper Co. 

Outside Portland 
My Fair Letters (Bend) 
Known for: Custom invitations, signs and even modern calligraphy workshops to teach brides the basics of the art of lettering. 
Finalists: Blue Bonsai Printing (Woodburn), Pretty Things (Eugene)

Hazel Eye Photography

Best Photographer (Individual)

Deyla Huss Photography 
Known for: A creative, affable professional who captures beautiful images to help you memorialize one of the most important days of your life. 
Finalists: Honeysuckle Photography, Jessica Hill Photography, Yasmin Khajavi Photography 

Outside Portland 
Hazel Eye Photography (Grants Pass) 
Known for: Capturing all the fine details and moments that you won’t want to forget. 
Finalists: Ely Roberts (Bend), Morgan Skye Photography (Medford)

Byron Roe Photography

Best Photography (Team)

Sweetlife Photography 
Known for: Helping couples tell their unique love story through fine-art film photography. 
Finalists: MoscaStudio, Shoffner Media 

Outside Portland 
Byron Roe Photography (Bend) 
Known for: Documenting the exhilarating beauty of the Pacific Northwest as it serves as a backdrop for the joyous, emotional occasion. 
Finalists: Gallivan Photo (Bend), Roman Studios (Springfield) 

Best Videographer

Moving Pictures 
Known for: Its fly-on-the-wall approach; you and your guests will barely notice the presence of team members as they strive to incorporate true artistry into your wedding film. 
Finalists: Goodco StudiosWatertown Films 

Outside Portland 
Focal Point Digital Media (Salem) 
Known for: Creating authentic and artistic wedding films with expertise and only the highest-quality, professional-caliber equipment. 
Finalists: Mike Hiatt Media (Bend), Shoffner Media (Independence) 

Best Photo Booth

Happymatic Photobooth Co. 
Known for: An assortment of fun backdrops and props that will add an extra layer of levity to your celebration. 
Finalists: Smirk Photobooth Co., White Tower Photo Booth 

Outside Portland 
Bend VW Photo Bus (Bend) 
Known for: A shiny, ruby red 1971 Volkswagen bus turned rental photo booth, whose presence lends a touch of nostalgia to your event. 
Finalists: Adventure Box Photo Booth (Bend), Blue Bus Creatives (Eugene) 

Best DJ 

John Ross Music and Production 
Known for: Two complete sound systems, charismatic DJs and great music that can make even wallflowers want to hit the dance floor. 
Finalists: Chad Dowling Productions, Event Team EntertainmentParadox Productions 

Outside Portland 
Flip Flop Sounds (Bend) 
Known for: A team of talented DJs making a seamless transition for one song to the next for every stage of your reception. They play only what you want to hear throughout your night. 
Finalists: Apogee Events (Salem), Fallon Love Productions (Eugene)

Mike Hiatt Media

Best Highlight Film
Mike Hiatt Media
A truly sweet couple and an adorable golden retriever combined with beautiful shots of the Metolius River and the surrounding landscape add up to a moving film that captures a day filled with love, happiness and one major party.

Best Reception Band

Hit Machine 
Known for: A fun, energetic group of five that will have your guests glued to the dance floor all night long. 
Finalists: Blue Wave Band, John Ross Music and Production 

Outside Portland 
Precious Byrd (Bend) 
Known for: Upbeat, original music as well as new renditions of classic hits that will have people on their feet and moving all night long. 
Finalists: Rogue Suspects (Medford), We Three (McMinnville) 

Best Audiovisual Company

Greenlight Creative 
Known for: Offering exquisitely lighted milieus, with choices ranging from pin spotting and custom patterns to simple up lighting and stringlights. 
Finalists: Event Team Entertainment, Really Big Video

Outside Portland 
Flip Flop Sounds (Bend) 
Known for: Quality sound equipment, interactive DJs, specialty lighting and slideshow projections that enhance the sensory experience. 
Finalists: Apogee Events (Salem), Sights and Sounds Unlimited (Grants Pass)

Best Ceremony Musicians 

John Ross Music and Production 
Known for: Live music that promises an acoustically enriching experience. 
Finalists: Columbia River Strings, Duo con Brio

Outside Portland 
Precious Byrd (Bend) 
Known for: See above
Finalists: Bend Event Music (Bend), We Three (McMinnville) 

Dylan M. Howell

Best Catering Idea
Art of Catering and Bridal Bliss
Alexis Lobodocky and Wynn Giles held their reception at Portland’s Jacobsen Salt Co., a self-described gastronomic society, so it was fitting for their reception to have such culinary flair. They wanted a casual feel for dinner, so Bridal Bliss and Art of Catering combined forces to create three unusual food stations, featuring local dishes inspired by the Pacific Northwest. Catering: Art of Catering; Coordinator: Elizabeth Sheils with Bridal Bliss

Best Officiant 

Melissa Coe Ceremonies 
Known for: Creating an incredibly personal, meaningful and memorable experience for all couples. 
Finalists: Reverend Dee Richardson of Diva Matters Ministry, Steve Sharp of A Beautiful Ceremony NW 

Outside Portland (Tie) 
Reverend Chris Lewis, “The English Gentleman” (Redmond) 
Known for: A charming British accent, calming presence and sense of humor that put couples at ease as they take their vows. 
John Lloyd (Willamette Valley) 
Known for: His decades of experience and careful attention to detail. 
Finalists: Wendy Duncan (Bend) 

Best Garden and Outdoor Venue 

Lewis & Clark College 
Known for: Immaculate gardens, hand-cut cobblestone walkways, a stunning reflective pool, gorgeous gazebos and much more. 
Finalists: Abernethy Center, The Water Oasis

Outside Portland 
Black Butte Ranch (Deschutes County) 
Known for: Sweeping views of mountains, lakes and meadows with more than 120 guest accomdations
Finalists: Log House Garden (Keizer), Oregon Garden Resort (Silverton) 

Best Historic Venue

Sentinel Hotel 
Known for: A 1909 national historic landmark located in Portland’s vibrant West End, which has undergone an extensive renovation, including the restoration of the Italian Renaissance frescoes in the Grand Ballroom. 
Finalists: The EvergreenTreasury Ballroom 

Outside Portland 
The Old Schoolhouse (Newberg) 
Known for: A charming 90-year-old schoolhousesurrounded by landscaped gardens and hazelnut orchards. 
Finalists: Deepwood Museum & Gardens (Salem), Sunriver Resort (Sunriver) 

Best Intimate Venue

Coopers Hall Winery and Taproom 
Known for: A mid-20th-century Quonset hut featuring farm-to-table feasts, specialty cocktails and handcrafted wines. 
Finalists: Blockhouse, Opal 28 

Outside Portland 
FivePine Lodge (Sisters) 
Known for: A rustic-chic vibe, complete with a pond in the midst of a pine forest and lovely cabins. 
Finalists: Aspen Hall (Bend), The Old Schoolhouse (Newberg) 

Best Museum Venue

Portland Art Museum 
Known for: A tasteful but vibrant aesthetic that is sure to please not only art enthusiasts, but all attendees. 
Finalists: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland Center Stage at The Armory 

Outside Portland 
High Desert Museum (Bend) 
Known for: Wildlife appearances and prized artifacts that complement wood, stone and glass structures. Optional supplements include the presence of birds of prey or a living-history costumed greeter. 
Finalists: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (Eugene), Willamette Heritage Center (Salem)

Grace Helen Photography

Best Urban Venue

Castaway Portland 
Known for: A sophisticated warehouse restored in 2007 that features high ceilings, exposed wooden beams and an outdoor patio. 
Finalists: Coopers Hall, Everett West, The Evergreen 

Outside Portland 
Venue 252 (Eugene) 
Known for: Contemporary and urban-industrial design, with ample capacity and several unique spaces to choose from. 
Finalists: Salem Convention Center (Salem), Vue Corvallis (Corvallis)

Kimberly Kay Photo

Best Country Club or Golf Course Venue 

The Oregon Golf Club 
Known for: The newly built Rose Pavilion, 
which features high ceilings and grand windows that offer flattering views of the garden and well-manicured grounds. 
Finalists: Langdon Farms Golf Club, Waverley Country Club

Outside Portland 
Pronghorn Resort (Bend) 
Known for: Panoramic views of the Cascade Mountains and its serene, picturesque setting, which invites guests to share your special day on a private island, in a castle-like edifice or on a large lawn. 
Finalists: Eugene Country Club (Eugene), Tetherow (Bend) 

Best View Venue 

Mt. Hood Organic Farms 
Known for: A sprawling, secluded 200-acre property with ponds, trails and orchards that transport the couple and their guests to a place of timeless beauty. 
Finalists: Exchange Ballroom, Youngberg Hill 

Outside Portland 
Pelican Brewing (Pacific City) 
Known for: A coastal setting where you can watch the sun set over Cape Kiwanda and Haystack Rock. 
Finalists: Black Butte Ranch (Bend), Brasada Ranch (Powell Butte)

Best Hotel Venue

Sentinel Hotel 
Known for: Luxury, complete with a wine lounge, curated art and fine accommodations. Jake’s Grill and Jackknife, two of the city’s finest establishments of their kind, provide fantastic culinary and bar experiences for any visitor. 
Finalists: Hotel deLuxe, The Nines 

Outside Portland 
Sunriver Resort (Sunriver) 
Known for: Towering trees and scenic views of the Cascades, offering both indoor and outdoor options on the idyllic property. 
Finalists: Ashland Springs Hotel (Ashland), The Grand Hotel (Salem, Bridgeport) 

Best Rustic Venue & Best Resort Venue 
Statewide Pick 
Brasada Ranch (Powell Butte) 
Known for: The only LEED Gold–certified resort in Oregon is enhanced by its rustic landscape, 
breathtaking views and five award-winning venues. 
Finalists (rustic venue): Scholls Valley Lodge (Hillsboro), SilverFalls Lodge and Conference Center (Sublimity), Sunriver Resort (Sunriver) 
Finalists (resort venue): Black Butte Ranch (Deschutes County) Silver Falls Lodge (Sublimity), Pronghorn Resort (Bend), Sunriver Resort

Bethany Small Photo 

Best Floral Decor
Brier and Ivy
This unique hanging floral display, created by Portland florist Brier and Ivy, tops the floral charts. Featuring a suspended cloud of baby’s breath awash in shades of blush and white, this installation is a dream come true. Design and styling: Mae and Co. Creative; Florist: Brier and Ivy; Rentals: Vintage Meets Modern; Venue: The Evergreen PDX

Best Winery Venue

Maysara Winery 
Known for: A majestic winery surrounded by more than 500 acres of the Momtazi Vineyard. 
Finalists: Coopers Hall Winery and Taproom 

Outside Portland 
Zenith Vineyard (Salem) 
Known for: Attentive staff who cater to your every whim in this lush green oasis nestled in the Eola-Amity Hills American Viticultural Area. 
Finalists: Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards (Terrebonne), Sweet Cheeks Winery (Eugene) 

Best Wedding Night Hotel

The Nines 
Known for: A contemporary hotel with a chic design and original art in every room. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Portland. 
Finalists: Sentinel Hotel, The Benson Hotel

Outside Portland 
The Allison Inn & Spa (Newberg) 
Known for: Attractive amenities and lodging that features fireplaces, wet bars, original artwork and custom-crafted furnishings. 
Finalists: The Oxford Hotel (Bend), The Grand Hotel (Salem) 

Best Transportation

Double Decker PDX 
Known for: Transporting the wedding party in style with modern double-decker buses. 
Finalists: EcoShuttle, Lucky Limousine 

Outside Portland 
The Bend Trolley (Bend) 
Known for: A 35-foot red trolley with sleek wooden benches. 
Finalists: EcoShuttle (Sherwood), NW Navigator (Portland)