Interesting, Heart Warming Story

September 23, 2008

Sneak Peek – Vesna and Tony at the Grotto

September 24, 2008
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Many people do not know that a place like the Grotto exist in Portland. This beautiful 62 acre Catholic Shrine and botanical garden, also known as The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, is located near 82nd and Sandy, and is truly a world away from the surroundings. You can even take an elevator to a second level with gorgeous views and more amazing gardens. The Grotto only allows one wedding per week, and I had the chance to photograph there last week. It was a beautiful setting with some truly great weather.

The following is a quick selection from last week’s wedding. Vesna and Tony later moved the party to Portland Art Museum Kridel Grand Ballroom, decorated beautifully by Vibrant Table. There were multiple bands, one of which was Tony’s band. It was a musical feast to say the least!

Flower GirlThe light was coming beautifully in the morning
The Grotto Wedding

The Grotto Wedding

The Grotto Wedding

Beautiful wedding setting at Grotto

The Grotto Wedding

The Grotto Wedding

She was the most awesome flower girl ever – went to every pew and left petals on each!


A unique view of the ceremony at the Grotto

The Grotto Wedding

Kridel Ballroom at Portland Art Museum

Portland Art Museum Kridel Ballroom

Beautiful wedding cake lit by the candles

Wedding Cake Portland



Another View of the Gorgeous Ballroom

Portland Art Museum Kridel Ballroom Wedding Setting

Band on the ballroom stage

band at Portland Art Museum Stage

Tony and Vesna enjoying their first dance to the band

First Dance at Portland