Grace and Michael, August 31st 2008

Grace and Michael love Oregon. These former East Coasters chose to say their vows at the View Point Inn to share with their family and friends why they’ve fallen in love with their new home state. As if Mother Nature knew it was her time to shine, their wedding day could not have been more profoundly Pacific Northwestern. There was the rain in the morning, followed by sunshine in the afternoon, followed by hail in the evening and then giving way to a magnificent sunset. Grace and Michael, here’s to a lifetime of happiness, shared joy and adventure!

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Grace’s friend and bridesmaid Anja made their wedding cake. It is truly the most beautiful cake I’ve ever seen!

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Yaaay!!! Just married:)

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The rain held off until about 10 minutes after the ceremony ended. The timing was perfect!

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Once the rain stopped, Grace, Micheal, and I took off to do some photos at the Women’s Forum….

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That’s the View Point Inn just over their shoulder…

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We also did some photos at Crown Point Vista House. A spectacular view of the Gorge!

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This is the rain/hail storm that passed through right after dinner…

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The weather cleared up just in time for the sunset…

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Grace changed into a traditional Chinese wedding dress for their first dance…

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Her sister Christine sang their first dance song…

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Good times:)

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Michael + Grace = Love. Congrats, you two!

12 Responses to “Grace and Michael, August 31st 2008”

  1. WOW! How beautiful. I get to me in my best friend’s wedding here at the ViewPoint next weekend, so it’s fun to see the weddings you’ve shot there :). Gorgeous work!

  2. Nancy Brown says:

    Grace and Michael

    This was one of the most beautiful, decorative, well-thought-out and elegant weddings I have ever been to! It was a joy to share your happiness and celebration. I feel honored to have been included. Thank you!

    May your lives be filled with beauty, love, good health, fun and sharing.

    Much love,

    Nancy Brown

  3. Jamal and Janice says:

    What a beautiful wedding! We were unable to be there so thank you for sharing the pictures. Congratulations Grace and Michael and to your families.
    - Janice and Jamal

  4. Kathleen McCall-Thompson says:

    Darling Grace-
    My little Hero has grown into one of the most beautiful, striking young women I have ever known. I am so sorry not to have been able to share in your most glorious day as you did in mine. But my thoughts, prayers and blessings go with you and Michael as you venture forth into a wonderful new life together. “…love is not love which alters when it alteration findes, or bends with the remover to remove. o no, it is an ever fixed marke that lookes on tempests and is never shaken…..” William Shakespeare
    Our love to you both…..Kathleen, Kent and Alex

  5. Linda Wallace says:

    Dear Grace and Michael,

    I found myself wiping tears away as I looked through the pictures. Every picture captured the joy in everyone’s hearts. I can only imagine the mountain of tissues that I would have used if I was there! Thank you for sharing them.
    Love and Best Wishes,
    Linda Wallace

  6. Fran Kochis says:

    Dear Grace & Michael.

    We so enjoyed looking at these pictures. Our visit to Portland was amazing!
    Unfortunately there was not enough time to really catch up, but seeing you and meeting Grace & her family was very precious. We wish you much happiness, health and abundance of love through your lifetime together.

    Love,

    Fran & Larry Kochis

  7. Elaine Russo says:

    Dear Michael & Grace,
    I am sorry to have missed the most spectacular wedding celebration ever. The photos captured the beauty of the atmosphere, the joy in the faces of family and friends, and the overwhelming love you have for each other. Your special day could not have been more than perfect!
    Thank you so much for sharing these pictures so that I could experience a little of the feeling that was present at your wedding. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
    Happiness always,
    Elaine

  8. Javed, Asma and Sophia Butler says:

    Lovely wedding and pictures that I’m sure you’ll remember for a lifetime. We are sad that we missed this joyous occasion. Much congrats and warm wishes as you start your new life as a family together.
    Javed, Asma and Sophia

  9. Choke & Robert says:

    Wow!! It was great viewing your beautiful pictures and reliving the wonderful day. We so enjoyed every moment of your glorious wedding and are thrilled to have these photos as a memory. Our compliments to your photographers!

    Love,
    Choke & Robert

  10. Ricardo Cury says:

    Michael and Grace,

    What a fantastic wedding! I wish I could share these moments of joy that will be unique in your memories. All the best in this new life and hopefully Ana Beatriz and Little Ricardo will have some friends to play soon.

    Love and best wishes,

    Ricardo

  11. Myra Boxer says:

    What a beautiful celebration and what a beautiful family. You see joy and love and happiness in all these pictures. So glad the weather provided beauty and drama for this wonderful occasion. What lovely families you both have.

  12. Lynn Shereshewsky says:

    The beauty and love is evident in all the faces. Best wishes for health and happiness always.

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