Aaron & Nikki: a beautiful country wedding

This past weekend, Luke, my sister and I went to a wedding in Central Oregon. I used to live in Central Oregon with my family, so we got to see a lot of old friends and people that we consider our extended family. This wedding was by far the best wedding that I’ve ever been to. It definitely helps when you grew up with the groom and are super close with his family, too.

The wedding was located away from our old little Oregon town and out a gravel road, turned into dirt road, turned into an amazing grassy landscape with 360 degree views of farmlands and canyons. And in true central Oregon summertime fashion, there were wildfires all over the area, so the sky contained lingering smoke all night (which actually gave a beautiful hazy glow and luckily made for an amazing sunset, see last pic…).

Their wedding was filled with thoughtful details, handmade rustic structures and so many personal touches that fit Aaron and Nikki’s style and personalities. And the food. The food was to die for and the best wedding food we’ve ever had. But enough from me, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Being a tourist in my own city

One of my favorite bridges in town (and there are lots of bridges in this town) is the Broadway Bridge. It’s very bright red and you can walk up a steep set of stairs to walk across the bridge to some incredible views of the city. This past Sunday Luke and I took a walk up the steep steps and I snapped a ton of pictures (what else is new, right?!)! Here was our view:

I hope you enjoyed these views of my city!

Oregon Brewers Festival & some pretty flowers

This past Friday evening I went to the Oregon Brewers Festival with Luke and Abby. The Brewers Festival (aka Brewfest) is the absolute best festival I’ve ever been to. Located on the scenic downtown Portland waterfront, on a hot sunny afternoon, it’s the perfect place to run into all of your old co-workers, friends you grew up with and friends from years past (Portland it a pretty small town, ya know)! It’s something that we look forward to every year!

Luke and Kathleen, our old co-worker
Luke and myself – I promise I’m not naked, it’s a strapless dress.
Luke, Amy and me
Amy, Abby (my darling cousin) and me
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On Saturday morning I took the train up to my parents house (south of Seattle) to pick up my car that had been sitting there for two weeks (long travel story coming back from Miami) and snapped some quick photos of the flowers at my parents house. I can only hope someday that  my thumb will be at least half as green as my mom’s. She does wonders with flowers and always has the most beautiful blooms all around the house.
Happy Tuesday, everyone!