Emily & Rockne’s Wedding at Youngberg Hill Winery
“I expected our wedding day to feel rushed and hectic, but when the big day came it was surprisingly relaxing!”
What was your favorite moment of your wedding?
Standing in front of our family and friends and reciting our own vows we wrote for each other. We inadvertently made all our our guest cry. The bride managed to keep it together, but the groom was a puddle of happy tears.
What was the funniest thing that happened at your wedding?
Shortly before we were scheduled to begin taking photos, the bride was concerned about wrinkles and asked the Groom’s mother to go downstairs where the guys were getting ready to inspect his suit. Dissatisfied with the results of the plug-in garment steamer, the Groom’s mom commandeered an iron and ironing board from one of the groomsmen’s hotel rooms and proceeded to iron the Groom’s pants, jacket and shirt before letting him get dressed, much to the delight of the groomsmen.
What was your favorite detail from your wedding?
Our dessert was a selection of pies from Lauretta Jean’s Pie Bakery
, the site of our first date. We had five different varieties- heirloom apple, black raspberry streusel, salted honey, tart cherry, and caramel apple- each labeled with a beautiful hand-painted sign courtesy of the Bride’s sister Sarah, who also painted the invitations. Those signs now hang in our kitchen.
Where did you find your wedding attire?
The bride’s dress came from The White Dress in Portland
, while the Groom’s suit and tie came from Men’s Wearhouse
and his shirt was from Nordstrom
, purchased by his best man’s for his own wedding the month before.
Is there anything else that you’d like to share?
Since the two sides of our family didn’t know each other very well prior to the wedding, we staged a family get-together on Saturday following our rehearsal in the form of a family baseball game – Team Bride vs. Team Groom. We used extra-soft training baseball and “keep swinging until you put the ball in play” rules. Team Bride came away with a 16-12 victory.
The groom patiently waiting for his well-ironed suit.
The bride’s beautiful dress from The White Dress in Portland.
The happy couple at Youngberg Hill Winery
“Our dessert was a selection of pies from Lauretta Jean’s Pie Bakery, the site of our first date. The label was hand-painted by the bride’s sister, Sarah.”
“I expected our wedding day to feel rushed and hectic, but when the big day came it was surprisingly relaxing! The bride and bridesmaids had time to sip pinot gris on the balcony and just enjoy the venue before starting pictures. All the organizing and planning up until that day very much paid off.” – Emily