- The Times - Features
Karissa Nicole Strickland and Aaron Matthew Reed were married on July 30 at 4:30 p.m. at The Resort at the Mountain in Welches. The bride's father was her escort.
Pastor Adam McMurrray solemnized the wedding service.
The bride wore a strapless crinkled taffeta modified mermaid gown with sweetheart neckline, side-draped taffeta bodice, dropped waist accented with hand-crafted flower and feathers, full bubble pick-up skirt with chapel-length train. She carried deep purple, white and green flowers.
Angie Thomas, the bride's sister, was her matron of honor.
Bridesmaids were Julie Mullavey, Kristen Yuan, Sheena Strickland, Evynne Hollens, Ashley O'Hollaren, Rachael Berch and Hayley Luz.
Best friend of the groom Eric Feldhusen served as his best man.
Groomsmen were Erik DeBaord, Andrew Strickland, Jeremy Strickland, Jeff Leaptrott, Cody St. John, Skye Dorsett and Jonathan Luz.
A reception followed the wedding ceremony on the golf course, with breathtaking views, at The Resort at the Mountain in the Cascades Ballroom.
The bride, daughter of David and Becky Strickland of Eugene, is a 2005 graduate of the University of Oregon and is a second-grade teacher in Tigard.
The groom, whose parents are Sherwood and Linda Reed of Keizer, and Bill and Michelle DeBoard of Tualatin, graduated from Oregon State University in 2003 and is an IBM territory manager.
The newlyweds returned to their home in Beaverton after a honeymoon spent on Maui.