Nora Sheils

What sounds do you love?

A laughing snort.  Nothing is more contagious!

Who is your hero?

My mom. She met my dad at 22 and was married within three months, the next week moved to a country where she didn't know a soul, raised two kids and now owns a successful bridal shop. Plus... she's the cutest thing ever and as sassy as can be!!

Where is your dream travel destination?

I would love to visit the Maldives.  Its remote, exotic, stunningly beautiful, and pure indulgence mixed with a cultural encounter.

Other interesting facts we should know about you?

I’m a full blooded wacky Iraqi. My favorite smell is "newborn neck" and I’m slightly obsessed with Pinterest and bubbly cocktails.

What I do…

I serve on the Advisory Committee for Levé. I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this organization and give back to a community that has enriched my life so much.  My life revolves around special events both personally and professionally, so having the opportunity to put time and effort into a party that benefits local non-profits makes it that much more fulfilling.

I was born and raised in Portland, and grew up surrounded by a huge extended family. I have been smitten with weddings since being a child which led me to where I am today. After graduating from Gonzaga University with a degree in Psychology & Business and working several years in the bridal industry, I decided it was time to take my passion to the next level. Bridal Bliss opened its doors for business in 2002 and has since risen through the ranks as one of the Northwest's' top event planning firms. Since, I have become a part of an exclusive panel on Wedding Industry Experts and have appeared regularly as a special event authority on several local television shows and national print media. We have won Oregon Bride Magazine’s Best Of awards regularly since 2006, and have been a constant fixture in several local and national media outlets. I love my job and hope to use my skills to benefit Levé and our partners! Between work, play, volunteering and being a mom of two, my life is chaotically wonderful.


About Nora

Member Since: 2012

Role: Advisory Council Member

Favorite Quote:

Go big or go home.