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Romantic Downtown Portland Wedding – Hillary & Brent

Hillary and Brent met in Leavenworth in 2014, two years after his sister tried to introduce them. Julia, his sister, was in her last year of nursing school in 2012 and Hillary happened to be working as a clinical instructor for Seattle University during her pediatric rotation at Children’s Hospital. Julia made quite the impression on Hillary and when she applied to the cancer unit, Hillary happily wrote her a recommendation letter. It wasn’t until she invited herself to Leavenworth the weekend Julia was going with her brothers that she finally got to meet THE Brent. Hillary says she remembers getting butterflies when he opened the door to their room. “The first night at Oktoberfest we had our first kiss (and chicken dance) on the dance floor in front of the stage that he later proposed to me on one year later. Brent surprised me at the keg tapping ceremony the following year. He had secretly contacted the event coordinators of Oktoberfest weeks earlier and they planned to “randomly” select him as Mayor of the ceremony. He went up on stage and asked for me to join him since I had become a special part of the tradition of going to Leavenworth. To my surprise he got down on one knee and proposed to me with a sterling silver ring engraved with “True Love” that he had taken a jewelry class to make for me. Obviously, I said yes and the rest is history!”

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Photographer: Solie Designs // Venue: The Sentinel Hotel // Event Planner: Love Blooms Wedding and Event Design // Cinema & Video: Glitch Studios // Caterer: Jake’s Catering with the Sentinel // DJ: Rose City DJ’s

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