Gorgeous weather for whale watching and viewing the full moon set a perfect stage for Saturday’s wedding of Erika and Ruben. The Portland couple rented a spacious beach house in Seal Rock and invited their closest friends and family members to join them for a 3-day celebration. The intimate ceremony featured a poem composed by the groom’s father and a sand exchange ritual using sand collected by the couple earlier in the day. The altar was decorated with flowers, a handcrafted photo mobile and colorful stones painted by the guests. After the celebratory toasts and hugs, the wedding party traveled seven miles up the coast to enjoy dinner at the popular Local Ocean seafood restaurant on the Newport Bay marina. This was such an interesting mix of global influence. The groom’s father was from Argentina, his mother was from France. He was born in California. The bride’s mother was from New York. She was born in Canada. Is it any wonder that these two LOVE to travel? They plan a tropical honeymoon in November. Meanwhile, they reside and work in PDX where Ruben is a physician with Providence and Erika is a project manager. Congratulations, Dr. & Mrs. Halperin! May laughter and love be constant companions wherever your travels lead.
Peach was the color of choice for Santina and Nate as they exchanged vows last Sunday in Camas, WA. From the bridesmaids dresses to the abundance of roses … everything was peachy perfection. A unity sand ritual was included in the ceremony and guests kept cool with the thoughtful hand fans which included the wording “My heart is yours forever.” A lavish appetizer buffet reception showcased more peach with the peach themed candy bar and the lovely wedding cake. Turquoise was the accent color and displayed in the ladies jewelry and the bride’s shoes. After a honeymoon in Florence, Italy; the couple return to their careers in physical therapy. Congratulations, Mrs. & Mrs. Pileggi! May your journey through life together be filled with much joy and laughter.