The Fireman and the Lady are wed

Lisa and John were married September 1 (Labor Day weekend).  The weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding.  Lisa’s dad is a Fire Chief, so it was no surprise that she married a fire fighter too.  There were lots of photos taken before the 5:30 ceremony.  The evening was celebrated with a catered dinner from Wooden Nickel Catering of Silverton, beautiful wedding cake and grooms cake (fireman themed) by Haute Cakes and Confections from Aumsville.  The couple was married by the Fire Hall pastor in a lovely ceremony that was filled with meaningful songs, prayers and sand ceremony.  Stephanie Decker was the photographer. Congratulations to the couple!

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Kayla and Erick’s beautiful wedding day

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It was a warm sunny evening when Kayla said “I do” to Erick.  The weather was perfect for an evening wedding.  Kayla’s flowers were Yellow Gerbera Daisies and Yellow roses.  The flowers adorned the wedding cake, wedding pavilion and the bridal parties flower arrangements.  Erick’s mom did all of the flowers including the colorful Gerbera Daisy table vases.  The men sported ball caps with their tuxes, which helped with the brightness of the sun going down.  Deb VanOver was the wedding officiate, Kris Kitchen created the cake, Mama’s Fine Italian catered the event. Congratulations to the couple!

Thoroughly modern wedding for Heather & Ryan

Heather Mulllins married Ryan Nakata on August 18th.  It was an evening wedding outside and the weather was perfect for the guests that attended. Heather catering worked hard to put her special touch on her special day.  She made small cloth napkins for the middle of the tables in fuchsia, orange and pink. Friends put together a filling dinner of lasagna, garlic bread, green salad and penne pasta with the perfect Alfredo sauce.  Cold drinks kept everyone cool. Ryan gave all of his groomsmen special Nike tennis shoes made just the occasion.  The guys wore black with orange ties.  Heather made the centerpieces which were mason jars, filled with sand and shells with a wrapped bouquet of orange and pink gerbera daisies. There were disposable cameras with an ‘I Spy’ game on each table. The ‘I Spy’ games asked you to take pictures with the disposable cameras of specific things that guests would be doing, such as 2 people smiling, people laughing, holding hands, etc.  Heather made special favors for her bridesmaids which included personalized baskets with black flip-flops, special earrings, water bottle & thank you note. Cupcakes and top cake were made by Nut Cakes in Philomath. It was a picture perfect wedding.  Congratulations and Aloha to the couple who honeymooned in Hawaii. 

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Teal and Purple for Ashli & Justin’s Wedding

Ashli and Justin were married on August 11th  a warm summer evening.  I know Justin’s family and was happy to have them married at this venue.  It was a nice wedding and reception featuring a potluck dinner, where everyone brought their favorite salads.  The colors were purple and teal and the colors were echoed in the wedding cake colors, the matching ties tha the men wore.  A little cake in the face was an unexpected surprise for Justin!  The couple lives just a short walk away from the hall.  I hope they have happy memories of their special day when they pass by.  Congratulations!

Fresh picked and patriotic wedding

Patriotic wedding cake

Lindsay Noble was wed to Kaleb Davis on July 28th 2012.  It was a sunny and very warm summer day with friends and family celebrating.  It was a red-white-blue color scheme.  The centerpieces were small fish bowls with a white votive candle in the middle with fresh picked blueberries placed around the candle.  The centerpieces were placed in the middle of a red tablecloth with stacked white and blue napkins that looked very much like a quilt star pattern.  Favors included monogram bubbles, cake pops with red or blue sprinkles.  Lindsay’s grandmother and mother were very busy making salads, cake pops and lots more. Since Kaleb had to postpone their marriage by 2 weeks because the military postponed his leave so that he could help fight wildfires in Colorado, it was good to see him and Lindsay arrive from Kentucky where he is stationed.

Lindsay & Kaleb receiving vows

 It was a busy few days with them arriving, packing belongings and heading straight back.  Their wedding was heartfelt and homemade with the wedding cake made and decorated by Lindsay’s grandmother.  Congratulations to both of you!

Amanda & Dustin’s marriage

Amanda Greiner wed Dustin Kelly on June 23rd. It was an indoor wedding and outdoor reception. There was lots of well wishes for the young couple.  The ceremony was short but filled with emotions as Pastor Garland Rogers married the couple.  The flower girl also pulled a little red wagon with the couple’s toddler inside down the aisle to the front row.  I didn’t get to take any photos, so hopefully someone can provide me with some. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Bright

April 28th had a bright spot in it; that is the marriage of Mishell Barclay to Michael Bright. The couple had a small intimate wedding and reception.  Mishell was escorted down the aisle by both of her sons. The weather was beautiful for outdoor photos.  Instead of a wedding cake and champagne glasses, the couple had a small cheesecake for their ‘cake’ and drank out of ‘Bride’ and ‘Groom’ shot glasses. Michell’s sister did a great job preparing the food as well as the color themed candy buffet.  The wedding colors were dark turquoise and bright yellow. The guys wore long-sleeved turquoise shirts with new black jeans.  Judge Joanne Bilyeu  delivered the vows and a favorite uncle provided a blessing for the couple. Mr. and Mrs. will reside in Prineville, Oregon. Congratulations!

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Nov 11, 2011 Wedding for Julie & Robert

A fall themed wedding was in order for Julie Fox and Robert  White on their wedding day, Friday 11-11-11.  A gathering of friends and family came together for a lovely evening wedding.  Julie & Robert were married by Judge JoAnn Bilyeu. The men wore rust colored ties and pocket kerchief with their dark brown tuxes. The women wore dark brown long  dresses and held bouquets of flowers in deep reds and yellows. Fall leaves were repeated on the brown ribbon, cake topper, toasting glasses & cake cutting set and guest book. The colors were chocolate brown, deep yellow and deep red. Julie put together wedding favors of brown taffeta bags with brown ribbon accents which were filled with truffles and yellow, brown and dark  red M & M’s.  The guests were encouraged to write down wishes on blank business card papers which will go into a Memories book. The outside of the book said “Wishes” and had falling leaves embossed on the cover.  Hurricane lamps had a chunky white candle in the middle and were placed in middle of each fall leaf strewn table.  The couple went to the Oregon Coast for their honeymoon getaway.  Congratulations on your new married life together!~  

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Nikki & Tim’s wedding day

Nikki & Tim celebrated their wedding day on Saturday, September 3rd, 2011.  They planned it all themselves and it was a great day.  The wedding took place around noon, which worked well on this hot day that reached into the 90’s. All the elements were there for a beautiful celebration, friends, family, food, music and cake! Heather Kem of Bee Photographee was the photographer, Judge Joann Bilyeu was the wedding officiate.  The theme was bubbles – they used    in a ceremony much like a sand ceremony. The colors of the wedding were a deep turquoise, white and black.  Nikki used black tablecloths, then placed a turquoise colored napkin in the middle of the table, then placed a small fish bowl in the middle of this. The fishbowls  were filled with large blue and white gum balls with a silk turquoise colored gerbera daisy in the middle.  Also on the table were blowing bubbles and a bottle of chilled sparkling cider in a small white tub.  Tim surprised his new bride by singing her a song! It was a great day for a great couple – Congratulations!

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Beach Theme wedding in Brown and Blues

 Karyn and Kyle live outside the area, but found Santiam Place on the web last year.  Their wedding day finally arrived on Saturday, August 6th, 2011.  It was a long wait for this day, but it was a beautiful day.  Their wedding was beach themed and there were lots of great elements to their wedding: the program had starfish design.  there were starfish on the brides bouquet, on the table tops too. The favors for the young kids was a coloring book of sea life and crayons, as well as a hot wheel and small container of play dough.  There were shell shaped fans placed on each chair and the guests received shaped candy favors in white and milk chocolate.  The tables had blue tablecloths with fish bowls with blue and clear colored glass rocks on the bottom, topped with seashells, then filled with water and topped with a floating candle. The unity candles was embellished with small shells, blue and brown ribbon. the shells were covered with a white tulle netting which gave the appearance of a fishing net.  On the guest book table, the bride made a tablescape on a platter.  The platter was wrapped in brown bag colored paper, then a layer of sand, large shells, pearls and letters spelling out their last name.  The sand was actually made of crushed up graham crackers and brown sugar! The two families were very much involved and prepared the food, punch, brides flowers, fans, favors and more. The get away car was a 1950 Chevrolet with 33,000 original miles on it. The old car belonged to the brides deceased grandfather.  The bride and the 2 bridesmaids (family members) carried a small photo of grandfather with them during the ceremony wo that they could share the special moments. the couple was married by the brides uncle. After a honeymoon to Disneyland, the couple will live in Salem in their new apartment. 

Congratulations to you!