May 13th, 2017 was a beautiful day for a wedding. Eryka & Shane had chosen Zenith Vineyards as their wedding venue and had decided to hold the wedding inside due to the unpredictability in the weather we'd been having. The inside of Zenith is just as beautiful as the outside. From the gorgeous fireplace in the front of the room to the lighting that creates a wonderful ambiance.
Eryka arrived to the venue after getting her hair and makeup done. Her bridesmaids and her mother helped her get ready shortly after.
Soon the ceremony would start. Ernie Claeson from EC Matrimony was the couple's acting officiant. He was wonderful and there were laughs as well as some wet eyes through the ceremony. Erykka and Shane not only had a reading during the ceremony but they each wrote a little of their own vows as well. Such a super sweet idea. I love when couples write their own vows as it is so personalized. The guests gathered for a cocktail hour while the couple and their family stepped out for some family portraits.
And the festivities started. Catering by Willaby's Catering in Salem was amazing and left the guests very satisfied.
First dances are always a favorite of mine. There is always such emotion in them- whether that be a fun and active song or a more emotional and slow song.
And the part that all of the kids are waiting for all day- the cutting of the cake. Once that is done that means they get cake. I always find it funny to watch the kids anxiously awaiting the cutting of the cake and how excited they get when it's being done.
The tossing of the bouquet and the garter is a long tradition going way back. This couple and their guests didn't disappoint when it came to this tradition. The niece of the bride caught the bouquet and a good friend of the groom caught the garter.
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Congratulations to Eryka & Shane!
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