I went home last week to join in the festivities for the weddings of one of my very closest friends, Jenny Ferguson. Jenny, who has been “technically” planning this wedding for a year (but those of us who know her well know she’s really been planning it since she was about 15 years old), did an amazing job of putting together one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve seen in a long time.
The wedding took place in the evening at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Portland. From there, we all ventured to the Aerie Golf Course in Happy Valley for the reception. The site was beautiful and everyone was able to enjoy the sunset while sipping on mojitos and munching on delicious cheese puffs and shrimp skewers.
Once the wedding party joined the group and Jenny and Mike were announced, we all sat down at tables adorned in orchids and ate a dinner of salmon, flank steak, salad, veggies, etc. Jenny’s Matron of Honor, Katie Fuller, gave one of the best speeches I’ve heard in a long time. She listed many of the things Jenny is scared of (banks, convenient stores, driving with me, etc.), but concluded that marrying Mike was one thing Jenny had never been scared to do.
From there, we cut the cake, threw the bouquet (which I didn’t catch AGAIN) and there was much dancing, drinking and fun had by all. CONGRATULATIONS to the new Mr. And Mrs. Mike Streb. I wish you nothing but happiness in the years to come. XOXO
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