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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. Creating over 700 weddings nationally and internationally, Gabrielle and the award team of Black Swan brings these stories to life. From intimate to grand, from traditional or in a cathedral of trees, couples trust Black Swan to exceed their expectations. "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, everyone wants their wedding to be remembered fondly for years.
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 encuring crushing debt? It really is that simple.

The 3 Keys :

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

Because every couple is different, Black Swan offers fully customized planning.

You are not a package. Nether should your wedding be.

We invite you to bring your vision, skills, knowledge and passion to the table. Together we will create and event that celebrates your story.

Let's create something brilliant!

Congradultaions on love well found.

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

Kylie Brunger

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  • HIRE GABRIELLE! I planned a wedding of 35 people at the end of August 2020 during all the corona virus craziness. Gabrielle was fantastic to work with. I was very skeptical that I needed a day of coordinator but once we hired her we decided it was the best decision we made. Her communication was top-notch, very consistent, extremely detailed. Her knowledge and advice about weddings was incredible. She brought things up that I would never think about, down to the very last detail. Gabrielle went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of and our wedding went extremely smooth. When you hire Gabrielle you are hiring someone who truly cares about you and your wedding, you will not regret it!

    responded with the following comments.

    Dear Kylie and Ryan, It was a joy to work with you and your family! One of the coolest things you did was how you brought so many personal elements to the celebration. You where wonderfully organized and your and Ryan's sense of fun infused every element of the celebration. No wonder your guest where literally dancing on the roof! Your ability to balance personal touches with delegating tasks has inspired Black Swan's article Boutique Wedding Brilliance - When and Why to DIY. Thank you so much for an incredible experience!

    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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