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Mr. and Mrs. John Tierney

Alison Stiven and John Tierney were married Feb. 20, 2016 at the Hotel deLuxe in Portland. Officiating at the ceremony was the bride’s uncle, the Honorable James F. Stiven, a retired federal magistrate.

In keeping with the art modern and art deco styles of the historic venue’s architecture, the bridal couple chose to follow a Golden Age of Hollywood theme for their wedding. The bride wore the fur stole of her late grandmother, Eloise Abbott Stiven, for rooftop photographs prior to the wedding. Following the ceremony a reception was held in the hotel’s lobby, where cinematic photos of Hollywoods stars of yesteryear were projected onto a screen. Dinner was held in Gracie’s, the hotel’s restaurant and an evening of dancing followed in the Screening Room, which once served as the hotel’s ballroom.

The bride is the daughter of Peter and Marty Stiven of Lake Oswego. She is a 2002 graduate of Lake Oswego High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Colorado State University. She is the director of operations at Kinesis, a Portland-based company dedicated to helping service-centric companies grow their business. She served as president for the Portland Chapter of the American Marketing Association.

The groom is the son of Bill Tierney of Lake Oswego and Dana Tierney of Portland. He is a 2002 graduate of Sunset High School and received a degree in print and broadcast journalism from the University of Oregon. He is an executive producer and team leader for investigative and political news at KGW News in Portland.

Michelle Rhoney Barnhart was Matron of Honor and David Tauber served as Best Man. The ceremony included readings by the groom’s sister, Julia Tierney, and the bride’s brother, Scott Stiven.

Sally Harmon provided the musical prelude as well as the wedding processional and recessional.