A two day celebration took place in Portland, Oregon on Thursday, August 07 and Saturday, August 09 as David Lowe and Hanna Hilleson joined in matrimony. The ceremony came first and was staged on the Redwood Deck at the Hoyt Arboretum in Washington Park. Their families found the setting to be surprising cool despite temperatures attempting to reach past 90 degrees. It is a relaxing space beneath the densely forested redwood canopy and one may soon discover that added decorations simply aren’t necessary.
After Friday’s respite came their reception at the McMenamins Kennedy School. Hannah and David remained at ease and prepared for the evening with leisure. The remainder of the night consisted of what one might expect, including dinner, libations, toasts, cake and dancing, but I was most pleased to see how naturally the two families fell into laughter and hearty conversation with one another.