Wedding - Lilly/Robinson


Sarah Anne Lilly and John Robert Robinson were married Saturday, April 16, at The Old Laurelhurst Church in Portland.

Dr. J. Carl Laney, uncle of the bride, officiated the ceremony.

The bride wore a white, strapless ball gown with a sweetheart neckline and long train embellished with lace and beading. Sarah's mother made her cathedral lace-embellished veil. Sarah's bouquet consisted of peonies, white roses and lily of the valley; the bouquet handle had a brooch that belonged to her maternal grandmother.

The bride also wore a string of pearls first worn by her grandmother at her wedding in 1944. Sarah is now the sixth bride in her family to wear the pearls on her wedding day.

The bride is the daughter of Robert and Jacqueline Lilly of Gresham. Sarah graduated from Gresham High School in 2006 and from the University of Oregon in 2010. She is an account coordinator at Waggener Edstrom public relations agency in San Francisco.

The groom is the son of Dr. Terry and Sheila Robinson of Stanford, Calif. John graduated from Palo Alto High School in 2004 and from the University of Oregon in 2008. He is an account executive at Zillow in San Francisco.

The bride's sisters Amy Londahl and Katherine Johnson served as the matrons of honor, and sister Mary Lilly was the maid of honor. Maryn Abbate, Kaela Lee, Kara Meeuwsen and Charlotte Smith, friends of the bride, served as the bridesmaids.

Scott Robinson, the groom's brother, served as best man. John Lilly, the bride's brother, and the groom's friends Ben Halpern, Jacob Horton, Drew Monroe, Scott Rasmussen and Logan Rau all served as the groomsmen.

The flower girls were Elle Lockard, Maggie Lockard and Alexandra McCaslin, friends of the bride. Abby Messenger, a friend of the bride and groom, was the guest book attendant. Cassie Abel, a friend of the bride and groom, was the gift table attendant.

The wedding reception was held at Persimmon Country Club in Gresham. The newlyweds honeymooned in Maui, Hawaii.

John and Sarah Robinson are making their home in San Francisco.