Ribbon and Twine Floral

When you think of your wedding, what do you see?
Beachside or fireside, infused in tradition or in a cathedral of trees your wedding should reflect your style, your romance, and your story.
You are not a package, neither should your wedding be.
Every couple has a story. Helping you define that vision, then translating it seamlessly into a reality is what Black Swan does.
​Director Gabrielle Dowding works personally with every couple on each step of planning and production. She will help you select the perfect site, incorporate meaningful details, and customize an award-winning Dream Team of professionals so you, your family, and your friends will be free to relax and enjoy your wedding.
We invite you to bring your vision, skills, talents, and passion to the table. Together we will create an event that celebrates your story. Amazing starts here!

Congratulations on love well found!

Black Swan Events
Black Swan Events


It begins with your story. You are not a package and neither should your wedding be. Having coordinated over 700 weddings nationally and internationally, Black Swan delivers exceptional events infused with the couples personality, on budget.

What sets us apart:

Experience – For 20 + years Director Gabrielle Dowding has been creating high touch events for high profile clients internationally. “Whether coordinating an intimate event for a former president, leading a team for the 5000 guest opening of the NIKE World Campus, or creating the wedding of a life time, we are, above all, in a business forged in relationships. Clients entrust us with some of the most important moments in their lives. It is up to us, to exceed their expectations.”

All coordination services include unlimited meetings and pre-event coordination time – No matter the size or complexity of the wedding, the most important and costly decisions are made in the first months of planning. Whether you are newly engaged, or overwhelmed & need help getting back on tract, having access to a full time planner throughout the entire process, empowers you to make decisions with confidence.

​All professional discounts extended to Black Swan are passed on, in full, to the clients – Many vendors extend special pricing for Black Swan clients. These discounts are passed directly to the couple significantly increasing the capacity of their wedding budget.

Pricing is based on the complexity and size of the wedding, not a package – All clients have assess to the full array of services .

Wedding Options

In a complimentary pre-planning consultation couples are invited to ignite their imaginations. They begin to define their vision, identify their priorities and develop an understanding of what resources will be needed to bring their vision to life. They leave empowered to take the next steps in planning with confidence. From this initial consult we can create a customized proposal tailored to your needs.

Boutique Weddings

Starting at $1,900.00

These intimate weddings, often less than 75 guests, allow couples to share a highly personalized experience with those who have most enriched their lives.

Casual Elegance

Starting at $3,600

Ideal for couples wishing to create a a wedding that is elegant but not pretentious. Often the venue is non traditional, a family farm or winery, and the guest count averages 100 – 150.

Grand Celebrations

Starting at $7,600.00

Showcasing breathtaking designs, these often feature multiple events, sangeet, mehndi, baraat, ceremony, garba and culturally specific menus. They incorporate more than one venue & usually span 2 days.

Wedding Confidential: DIY Planning Special $500

The most important and costly decisions are made in the first months of planning. This package helps couples define their vision, establish their priorities and make their decisions with confidence. Great for DIY brides!

Services include:

  • 6 hours of consultation
  • 6 month planning timeline
  • Customized ceremony & reception timeline
  • Key vendor recommendations
  • Realistic budget and cost savings strategies


Photography & Wedding Films


Artistique Photographie


Bridgewood Events


Crave Catering


Devil’s Food Catering


Makeup Artist

Decor & Lighting

Holland Studios


John Ross Music and Production 

Live Music

Lush Floral Design


Maureen Haley


NW Mobile DJ Service


Paparazzi Tonight

Photo Booth Rental

Steady State Studios

Wedding Films

Weddings Portland Style

Photography & Wedding Films