Tuesday, August 15, 2000

Wedding Day

Our Wedding 8/12/00
We choose Lakeside Gardens in Portland as our wedding location.   Having an outside wedding to showcase the Northwest's beauty was important to us.  Lakeside was perfect with its cedars, willows, and great little lakes.

We got married right in front of this gazebo.  The string quartet sat inside for music before and after the ceremony. We had a great friend sing as well.

 This is how the ceremony seating was set up.  I loved that Lakeside could accommodate larger groups because we had about 230 people.

This was where we first saw one another.  Lakeside Gardens had this great little island where the bride walks up to the grooms turned back and they see one another for the first time.  The photographer is able to capture the moment from the bridge.

I got my dress here. The staff make you feel like a princess! It was such fun to go with my Mama and sisters to choose the dress.

Ashely and Austin were so cute as the flower girl and ring bearer.

Bridesmaids Carrie, Mari, Maid of Honor sister Shelly, Katie and sister Lauralea. I almost got their dresses at Macy's but found the exact same ones at JcPenny's for much cheaper. Macys did have matching shoes for all of them though.  

Ashley saw her dress in a bridal magazine and we ordered it from New York. I found cute little shoes for her at Nordstrom.

Dave and his Mama

The best man, Jon


The groomsmen: Joe, Jon, John and Dave's brother Matt.


What a wonderful day. I'll never forget it!

Our Wedding Reception

The reception was held at the Garden's Terrace Room at Lakeside Gardens.

Cake here

My sweet Mama looked so pretty!

All photos by Adams and Faith