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Real Wedding: Shauna Marsh & Paul Karver

Lakeside Luxury | Wed on June 29, 2013 | Photos by Alexandra Roberts Photography

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NAMES Shauna Marsh & Paul Karver LIVE IN Trinidad, California OCCUPATIONS She owns j29 Events, a full-service design and event coordinating company; he coaches the women’s soccer team at Humboldt State University HOW THEY MET Both used to work at Nike HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED Paul proposed on the beach in Bandon on their way to a friend’s wedding in San Francisco, and managed to record it by telling Shauna he wanted to test out a new app on his iPad; they planned their wedding that night at a roadside bar WEDDING-DAY WEATHER Warm, with scattered clouds and a breeze NUMBER OF GUESTS 127 COLORS Black and white with hints of blush THEME Rustic, timeless, and “Oregon” FLOWERS Peonies and garden roses—all white MENU HIGHLIGHTS Northwest salmon, pecan-crusted chicken with asparagus, mashed potatoes, and Oregon wines; Willamette Valley Vineyards’ Blossom was a hit (they had more wine than they needed, but now they get to enjoy the surplus) DESSERT Three poppy-seed cakes and a make-your-own s’mores bar FIRST DANCE SONG “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne FAVORITE MEMORY A quiet moment on the lake right after the ceremony, in a rented Chris-Craft boat DIY ELEMENTS The favors for guests were homemade cookies from Paul’s mother, and Shauna’s father constructed the altar with vines from her late grandparents’ garden UNEXPECTED EVENT Bo, their dog, barked through the vows—guess he wanted to weigh in IF THEY HAD IT TO DO OVER They would have started earlier, to fit in more dancing before the 10 p.m. “noise curfew” (though the curfew didn’t stop them from staying up by the fire pit till the wee hours) THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Classy, unique, exciting HONEYMOON Victoria, British Columbia

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After six years together, five moves, and a dog … planning our wedding was fun and easy because we were both on the same page. —Shauna Karver 

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Vendor List

CEREMONY, RECEPTION & CATERING The Lodge at Suttle Lake
PHOTOGRAPHY Alexandra Roberts Photography
VIDEOGRAPHY Moving Pictures Weddings
PHOTO BOOTH j29 Events
FLOWERS Trish Floral Design
CAKE Beaverton Bakery
GOWN Martina Liana from Charlotte’s Weddings & More
ALTERATIONS Nahideh Nadjaran
BRIDESMAIDS’ ATTIRE Dillard’s
FORMAL WEAR Vera Wang from Men’s Wearhouse
RINGS Kassab Jewelers
HAIR Brooklyn Ries, Angels & Architects Hair Studio
MAKEUP Jein King, Powder Inc
MUSIC Brett Bell from Encore Mobile DJs
REHEARSAL DINNER Aspen Lakes Golf Course in Sisters
BACHELORETTE PARTY Oh, Baby; Henry’s 12th Street Tavern
HOTELS FOR GUESTS The Lodge at Suttle Lake, Best Western Ponderosa Lodge
BOAT RENTAL Classic Limousine Service
REGISTRY Crate & Barrel, Macy’s, Amazon

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