Storm clouds gathered and thunder rolled during yesterday’s ceremony on the grounds of the Mt. Hood Bed & Breakfast in Parkdale. Talk about electric energy. It was a race against the rain which held off until just moments after pronouncing Eric and Arianna husband and wife. Guests who had traveled from PA, CA, NJ, SD and even Australia, retreated to the banquet barn for a joyful celebration featuring live music and Lebanese cuisine. After a honeymoon on the Amalfi coast, the newlyweds return to their home in Southeast PDX and their careers in nursing and mental health. And they’ll plant the hemlock tree used for their unity ritual during the ceremony. Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. DiIlio. May your hearts forever hold the love you so beautifully reflected on your wedding day.
Even triple degree heat couldn’t detract from the gorgeous views and happy hearts at yesterday’s wedding for Jodie and Stoney. The Mt. Hood B&B provided the breathtaking backdrop of Oregon’s favorite mountain along with acres of fields and flowers. Guests beat the heat with parasols, fans, iced tea and mango margaritas. The newlyweds are off to a secret honeymoon before continuing on their mutual career paths in physical therapy. Congratulations, Jodie and Stoney!