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Planner in Portland, Oregon,
(360) 567-5922

About Us

Every couple has a story. What makes a wedding memorable is when that story is woven into the celebration. Led by Swiss trained Director Gabrielle Dowding, the award team of Black Swan brings these stories to life. From intimate to grand, from traditional or in a cathedral of trees, couples entrust Black Swan with one of the most significant moments of their lives. "Look in the mirror. That is beauty. Look at your fiance. That is your story. When we infuse those elements into a client's wedding, then we create brilliance." Gabrielle Dowding, Director

What is your story?

Services Offered

No matter the couple, culture or tradition, all weddings have one thing in common: Everyone wants their wedding to be remembered fondly for years...and we absolutely will push the limits of what we can afford to do that.
The wedding industry, social media and cultural pressures can quickly turn one of the most joyful times in a couples life into one fraught with unrealistic expectations and unmanaged cost.
What if you could distill down your wedding to 3 Keys that would ensure you the celebration of a life time without putting the couple in crushing debt? And what if I told you that the answer to every question and concern you will have, you already hold and you can unlock them by referring back to these 3 Keys?
It really is that simple. Here are the 3 Keys.

1) Honor your story 2) Honor your budget 3) Honor your guest

Because every couple is different, Black Swan offers fully customized planning. From intimate to grand, wether you exchange vows in the most traditional setting or in a cathedral of trees, your unique wedding story is the foundation. Bringing the production, logistical and financial expertise of over 700 weddings nationally and internationally, Black Swan is committed to exceeding their clients expectations.

Other Services

Black Swan works on many different types of weddings. We specialize in fusion and cultural weddings.

Other wedding types we plan:

  • Civil
  • Destination
  • Double weddings
  • Eco-friendly
  • Elopement
  • Military

Laura Caldwell

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  • Gabrielle Lennartz with Black Swan Events was so professional, knowledgeable, and personable. She supported us each step of the way, brainstormed ideas to create the wedding that fit us, thought of so many details, and handled vendors before and day of wedding to make it all go seamlessly. We got to just be immersed in the moment and didn't have to worry about anything. It was the perfect day. I would highly recommend Gabrielle to anyone planning a special event. She is also very reasonably priced, and makes herself completely available.

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    Thank you so much Laura and Al. A love story, shared in a autumn vineyard, surround by people who celebrate you. You gave me the perfect ingredients to make an incredible wedding day.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Planner

    What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

    $ 1,757.00

    What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

    $ 1,500.00

    What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

    $ 3,500.00

    Do you offer an hourly rate?


    What is the hourly rate?

    $ 65.00

    What wedding events do you provide services for?

    Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner

    What wedding planning services do you offer?

    Budget Analysis, Day-of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Guest List Creation, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals

    What weddings do you have experience planning?

    Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Elopement, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious

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