Andina in Portland’s Pearl District was the perfect venue for yesterday’s evening wedding for Alexie and Aaron. From the intimate surroundings of the George V private dining room to the accommodating and courteous staff, everyone felt warm and welcomed. The bride’s children, Nolan and Madeline, escorted the couple to the altar and also did the readings. The ceremony included a tree planting ritual featuring an Upright Japanese Maple which is admired for its brilliant orange foliage. Following the wedding vows, guests enjoyed dinner created by Andina’s award winning chefs. The 3-course menu offered scrumptious choices and a variety of seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes prepared with a Peruvian flair. The newlyweds will honeymoon in Eastern Oregon in their shiny Airstream and enjoy a week of camping and skiing. After some well deserved R & R, they’ll return to their home in Portland where Alexie teaches at PCC and Aaron is a project manager for a construction company. Congratulations, Mrs. & Mrs. McKee, and Happy Trails always!
The Crown Ballroom in downtown PDX provided glitz and glamour at last night’s wedding for Danielle and Justin. Dean Martin’s classic “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head?” serenaded the newlyweds back down the aisle as guests cheered. Opulent decor and smiling hearts – a perfect combo. After a Hawaiian honeymoon, the sweethearts return to their mutual careers in finance. Congratulations, Danielle Justine and Justin Daniel … you are truly a class act! Click here to see slide show.