Early August I spent a weekend with my family in Oregon. My cousin Ashley was getting married in the Portland LDS Temple and they asked me to help with videos. I rode along with my mom and grandma as we drove from Tremonton, Utah to the Portland area in Oregon. It was about 12 hours on the road with breaks. It was surprising to me how green Oregon was, all the plants looked so healthy.
The first night we all hung out at the George Rogers Park. There were lots of things to do and it even had a little beach area on the river that was pretty!
While there my uncle took us all to Salt and Straw ice cream. It is a place famous for delicious and unusual flavor combinations. They let you sample a every flavor before you decide. I got carrot cake and it was delicious!
The next day we all helped to prep everything. I was in charge of decorating their welcome posters with flowers! YAY, I enjoyed it. That evening we had pizza and s’mores.
The next day was wedding day! I got there early to film scenery in the morning light. the sealing was short and sweet and beautiful. There were like 20 other brides that day so we had to really work around the people and the rain. I enjoyed taking videos and capturing the guests and special moments. There was a luncheon catered by Olive Garden for family. Then we went back to the temple to continue taking photos and video until my memory cards were filled. Thankfully my mom came to the rescue and bought more photo storage for me. After that we went to the reception at millennium plaza park. It was a nice event with good food, a pretty cake, beautiful hanging lights, and fun dancing.
Here is the video that I created for them of their special day:
The next morning there we did the long drove back to Utah. It was a whirlwind trip but I am glad that I went. I really enjoyed playing with video, it was my first time making a wedding video like this and I think it turned out pretty well. Can’t wait to do something like that again!
Click HERE to see a watercolor painting of the Portland temple that I made for them.
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