Klann-Ralls wed at homestead


by: Photo by Hannah O'Leary - Katie and Travis Ralls

   Katie Klann of Madras and Travis Ralls of Redmond were united in marriage on May 19, at the Luelling Homestead, in a ceremony officiated by Pastor Kevin Black, uncle of the groom.
   The bride is the daughter of Brad and Debbie Klann of Madras, and the groom is the son of Jerry and Charlotte Ralls of Redmond.
   The bride wore a strapless antique white, fitted wedding gown, with chantilly lace bodice, embellished with pearls and beading, with a layered tulle and chantilly lace skirt and cathedral length train. She carried a bridal bouquet of soft pink peony, ranunculus and hydrangea, wrapped in off-white satin ribbon, adorned with her great-grandmother's brooch.
   The maid of honor was Chelcee Noland, best friend of the bride, and the bridesmaids were Lauren Vance, Bee Anderson, Nikki Anderson and Michelle Roats.
   The maid of honor and bridesmaids chose their own dresses in soft, neutral shades. They carried hydrangea bouquets wrapped in grey satin ribbon. The flowers were done by Collin Kayser.
   The groom and groomsmen wore ranunculus and eucalyptus boutineers wrapped in jute.
   The best man was Derek Ralls, brother of the groom, and groomsmen were Kenny Robinson, Nate Thompson, Dane Seitz and Zachary Mansfield.
   The ceremony was held in a heart-shaped altar in the bride's father's grassfield. Guests walked across a white bridge through an antique doorway adorned with flowers in shades of cream and blush.
   A reading was given by Seth Klann, brother of bride and the couple read handwritten notes to each other. The wedding party walked out to the song, "Farmer's Daughter."
   A reception was held in the family's 100-year-old barn on her brother's farm. The barn was decorated with farmhouse-style tables and wooden chairs.
   The tables were decorated with arrangements of peonies, hydrangeas, roses, ranunculus and wax flower in shades of blush and cream. The walls and tables were lined with antique glass jars with tea lights and the barn was strung with white twinkle lights.
   Guests danced under the stars on an outdoor dancefloor. Catering was provided by Country Catering and guests were able to choose from a dessert table featuring their favorite sweets and cake from the Cake Lady.
   The couple honeymooned on the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.
   The groom and bride currently live in Madras, where the groom is a self-employed videographer and farms on Klann Farms.
   The bride is an educational program designer at Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center and also an independent stylist for Stella and Dot Jewelry.