The pages of Portland Bride & Groom came to life on February 18 at the Nines Luxury Hotel in downtown Portland for Rocked, the magazine’s seventh annual couture bridal event. Over 400 brides, grooms, and bridal squads sipped champagne and mingled with 50 of the region’s most elite wedding service providers. One lucky guest won a honeymoon vacation to the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, and more than $500 was raised for our event beneficiary, Brides for a Cause. A special thanks to our honeymoon sponsors, Columbia Gorge Hotel, Spa Remedease, Barefoot Wines & Bubbly, SheBop, and Mountain View Cycles, for making this possible!

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Floral designers, venues, caterers, photographers, videographers, dress and suiting shops, jewelers, and more took over the sixth floor of the Nines to create a bridal inspiration wonderland. Portland’s top wedding planners took over the grand ballroom to create some of the most spectacular vignettes Rocked has ever seen.

Axe & Wedge created a modern mid-century vignette with unforgettable pops of moody green and gold with the help of Greenlight Creative. Bend Weddings & Events decked out their space in the theme of Meadow Boho highlighting rustic details and field fresh florals. Fern + Grace, true to trend, brought Millennial Pink Dreams to life in their vignette complete with a lounge and alter. 

This year, we brought back the “Gentlemen’s Lounge” thanks to MillerCoors and Urbanite. The Gentlemen’s Lounge, where Highlife bottles were poppin’, Olympics were streaming, and suit fittings were pinning truly shared what gentlemen get to look forward to on their path to partnership. 

Beautiful models were outfitted in Anna’s Bridal, Ania Bridal, The English Department and Marios, and were pampered by Dosha Salon & Spa for hair and makeup. 

It was an afternoon of true bridal bliss and wedding inspiration. We’re already looking forward to next year! Happy planning, lovebirds! #getrockedpdx

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