Dear and I were up very early on Saturday morning to drive about 3 hours to Nate and Abbie’s wedding at Bridal Veil Lakes in Corbett, Oregon. The setting is east of Portland close to the Columbia River. Umbrellas were a needed accessory for the day. The bride and groom were not bothered by the rain or if they were their faces never showed any concern.
A Beautiful tree canopy led the way to the wedding venue.
Guests were reminded that the wedding venue was outdoors and that because it was in the Pacific Northwest rain was very possible and to be prepared.
The private road to the wedding venue.
This is the mother of the groom, Heidi, with her daughter Nicole. Heidi and I were best buddies in my college years and into our early married years. When Nicole and her brother Nathan were very little they lived across the street from us. This next photo is of Heidi, Nicole, and Nate back in 1984 in Huntington Beach, California where we all lived.
The walkway to the wedding ceremony site. The wedding was at eleven a.m. with a brunch reception following the ceremony.
The setting was so beautiful and peaceful.
The showers would come and go throughout the duration of the wedding and reception.
My cousins arrived via a shuttle bus from the hotel where most of the wedding party and guests were staying. These are two of the couples that we are sharing 40th wedding anniversary celebrations with this year!
Time for the groom, Nathan, to escort his mom and dad to their seats.
Nate’s sister Nicole is due with her and Jason’s 2nd little boy in a month.
Here comes the ring bearer in the wagon with his dad, Jason. Little E. is Jason and Nicole’s firstborn. He was looking dapper in his little suit. Wonder how he’ll react to his baby brother coming soon?
Here comes the beautiful bride, Abigail.
The bride’s grandfather and father performed the ceremony.
Parents of the groom trying to stay dry eyed.
Man and Wife
At the reception we were seated with my cousins and their spouses.
Dear was sporting one of his father Rex’s Bolo ties. Fun memories. Maybe he’ll start a new trend.
The wedding cake was actually wedding doughnuts that were provided by a well known shop in the Portland area.
As we were leaving I caught the groom rowing his bride away.
One thing was true for this day, rain or shine Nate and Abbie would be married and start their new life together. They were showered with blessings and we pray that God will shower their marriage with love and stability and longevity!