Wedding Photography Abernathy Center – Oregon City, OR | Portland, OR Wedding Photographer

Venue – Abernethy Center Oregon City, OR
Videographer – Focal Point Digital Media
Hotel Accommodations – The Nines – A Luxury Collection Hotel Portland, OR
Floral Design – A Floral Affair
Makeup & Hair Stylist – AJ Lane
Wedding Cake – Beaverton Bakery
DJ – Chad Dowling Productions – Mobile Disc Jockey Service
Custom Jone’s Soda Labels –
Wedding Officiant – Robert Griffen with A Perfect Ceremony
Tent Drape – West Coast Drape

Love seeing our engagement photography images on a Jone’s Soda BottleThe Legend of the Nuernberg Bridal Cup – This cup has been pass down with in the family. The story behind it is – Centuries ago, in old Nuernberg, the nobel mistress Kunigunde fell in love with a young and ambitious goldsmith. Although Kunigunde’s wealthy father (a powerful nobleman) did not approve of this pair, it was clear that she only wanted the goldsmith to be her husband as she refused many titled and rich suitors who asked for her hand in marriage.

Her father became so enraged that he had the young goldsmith thrown into the darkest dungeon. Not even his daughter’s bitter tears would change her father’s mind.

To her father’s dismay, imprisoning the young man did not end his daughter’s love for the goldsmith. Instead, he could only watch as his daughter grew paler and paler as a result of the separation from her true love.

The wealthy nobleman reluctantly made the following proposal: He told his daughter, “If your goldsmith can make a chalice from which two people can drink at the same time without spilling one single drop, I will free him and you shall become his bride”.

Of course he was certain nobody could perform such a task…

Inspired by love and with skillful hands, the young goldsmith created a masterpiece. He sculpted a girl with a smile as beautiful as his own true love’s. Her skirt was hollowed to serve as a cup. Her raised arms held a bucket that swivels so that it could be filled and then swung towards a second drinker.

The challenge was met. The goldsmith and the nobleman’s daughter joined hands in marriage and with the bridal cup set forth a romantic and memorable tradition as charming today as it was originally hundreds of years ago.

To this day and to many couples the chalice remains a symbol.
Love, faithfulness and good luck await the couple who drink from this cup.

The Nines – A Luxury Collection Hotel Portland, OR

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  • Peggy NeikirkAugust 10, 2012 - 2:43 pm

    Amazing job!!! I am SO glad Sarah picked you as their photographer!
    “Mother of the bride”, Peggy NeikirkReplyCancel

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  • Virginia WildbloodAugust 11, 2012 - 6:06 am

    Beautiful pictures. They will treasure them always. We enjoyed sharing their day with them. Uncle Steve and Aunt VirginiaReplyCancel

  • AJ LaneAugust 23, 2012 - 8:23 am

    Gorgeous photos!!ReplyCancel