The Wedding

Nestled on a bend of the trout filled McKenzie river, The Wayfarer Resort provided the ideal setting for a truly Oregonian wedding.

Rafters floating by every 5 minutes,


Freshly picked wildflowers,


And of course really, really good food.  I’ll get to that soon.

Jodie and Anthony are a one-of-a-kind couple.  They are two of our favorite people, and we knew that this wedding was going to have no lack of good food, drink, and merriment.

Obviously ready to be married, Anthony gave us all thumbs up as he exclaimed “yes!“:


Jodie was glowing:


Post smooch (the blushing bride):


Alright, now for the real fun.  When I lived in Oregon, dinner with Jodie and Anthony was a special treat.  The food that comes out of their kitchen is… amazing.  They also brew beer.  That being said, here is the food for the night:

If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know how much I enjoy figs.  These figs were topped with melted cheese and a hazelnut in the middle.  Also called a filbert, Oregon is one of the largest producers of hazelnuts.


Following hors d’oeuvres, we went down to the river to enjoy a glass of wine (there was also beer provided by Oakshire Brewing, a local Oregon brewery).


Holland and me

While Holland and I relaxed and sipped, the men played throwing stuff–


And dinner.  It was so.  good.


Pasta with butter and cheese and stuff, barley risotto, gnocchi, and salad.  A delicious beer in the background.

Sorry for the less than ideal food description.  I was too busy eating, drinking, and laughing with friends to remember exact details; isn’t that how it should be?  Catering was done by a Eugene restaurant called Cornucopia.

The toast was accompanied by J&A’s home brewed marriage beer.  High alcohol content, bubbly, and delicious!


J&A opted out of a traditional wedding cake and chose a selection of desserts from Sweet Life instead.  James and I used to live right by Sweet Life, and stopped there too many times for their wide range of vegan desserts.  I believe this Marionberry pie is vegan–


An Oregon wedding–local food and drink, an outdoors setting, a winding river, cabins for the guests, and Marionberry pie.  Perfection.


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