Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Rehearsal Dinner

The rehearsal dinner was held in the Black Rabbit Restaurant Bar and Grill at the Edgefield Winery in Portland Oregon!
The grounds are set up like a private town with 5 different restaurants and a small old fashion style inn (my sister stayed there)! There was a golf course and gardens every where!
My sisters wedding would be held on the grounds in the Blackberry Meadows the following day with the reception in the Hall located next to the meadow!

The Edgefield Winery is located at the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge at McMenamins Edgefield on the site of the historic Multnomah County Poor Farm (ca. 1911).

The site was just beautiful! I love old places and things with history, I was on cloud nine!

I love rabbits and gardens and they were every where! So cool....it felt magical (a true beauty from God!)

Jackie(4) will be a flower girl,Nick(10) will be the ringbearer and Noah(7) will be a greeter, handing out bubbles and programs.

The dinner was wonderful and a awesome time was had by all! The minister finally arrived so everyone practiced and went over the plans for the next day!
After going over the plans we ALL took a stroll around the grounds and up to the Blackberry Meadow! (there was a reception going on in the hall that night.)

Jackie was tired....she had swam all day back at the hotel! She is enjoying a rest on Jacobs(12)lap! Jacob was one of the ushers!
Jarett(15) my oldest son was also an usher.
My daughter with my nephew JR (above)
My sister (bride) with my other daughter (below)
My sister gave all the people in the wedding a special gift!
A few of my boys got an engraved harmonica (their name and date) and my oldest got an engraved money clip! My girls go a ladybug stuffed animal and I got a handmade necklace (my sister made for all the bridesmaids and I)

Olivia(23mo) was a flower girl with her big sister Jackie!
I will post pictures of our stroll through the grounds, our hotel stay and then some of the BIG event over the next few days!
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  1. Oh, it looks like such a lovely time!! Your daughter's dress is so cute - I love all the summer colors!! I can't wait to see the wedding pictures!!

  2. Your children are beautiful. Thank you for stopping by today.

  3. Awwwwww...what a sweet and wonderful time. My sister got married last summer and it was a delight how children were welcomed and enjoyed through the whole thing. I'll bet your sister and her husband will make great parents. :)


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