Wedding — Baralt/Button


Cassandra Jean Baralt and Bryan Richard Button were married Sunday afternoon, Aug. 7, in the backyard of the Historic Overlook House in North Portland.

The bride's father walked her down the aisle for the double-ring ceremony, officiated by Pastor Dan Franklin of Good Shepherd Community Church in Boring. The bride wore a white, ankle-length ball-gown skirt with a beaded bodice.

The bride is the daughter of Christopher and Dorothy Hughes of Portland. Cassandra received her bachelor's degree in business administration and leadership with honors from Marylhurst University. She is a dental hygiene student at Pacific University.

The groom is the son of Michael and Doreen Button of Corbett. Bryan is a student at Portland State University, majoring in electrical engineering and physics. He is a member of the Air Force ROTC and a network administrator at Good Shepherd Community Church.

Jennifer Strickland of Sandy, the bride's sister, served as matron of honor. Nicole Button, the groom's sister-in-law, and Casey Button, the groom's sister, served as the bride's attendants. They wore tea-length kelly-green dresses and carried white parasols.

Alexander Button of Glendale, Ariz., the groom's twin brother, served as best man. Friends Josh Bergh of Damascus, Nathan Green of Gresham and Dan Vigil of Gresham served as the groom's attendants. Vigil, an acoustic guitarist, also provided music for the ceremony.

Matthew and Robert Clifton, the groom's cousins, were the ushers, the bride's two nieces were flower girls and the bride's two nephews were the ring bearers.

The wedding's honored guests were Nita Clifton of Damascus, the groom's nearly 90-year-old grandmother; and the bride's uncle Clare, a pastor who traveled across the country with his wife, Marcia, to attend and add his blessings to the ceremony.

After the ceremony, the yard was transformed for dinner and dancing with music provided by jazz vocalist Linda Daiber and her band.

The newlyweds spent their honeymoon on a Caribbean cruise to the Bahamas.

Bryan and Cassandra Button are making their home in Beaverton.