Caren Malia Del Rosario and Matthew John Seal were married last evening. The beautiful wedding was held at The Tiffany Center in downtown Portland, Oregon. A light rain started to fall just as guests were arriving, but no one got soaked because the reception followed the wedding immediately in the same building. Here are selected pics to tell the story.
Don’s Aunt Della McCamey, his Sis-in-law Susan Del Rosario, her daughter Laura Kroll, and yours truly.
Don and Della.
Almost 200 of the bride’s and groom’s family and closest friends attended.
Don’s niece Lisa Nell showed Aunt Della the pearl necklace that had belonged to her grandmother, Della’s late sister Betty Del Rosario (also Don’s Mom).
Ten attendants, the Pastor and the Groom awaited the Bride.
The Bride was walked down the aisle by her Dad Jim Del Rosario and her Mom Carol McMahon Del Rosario.
The Pastor delivered a message and performed the ceremony.
The Bride and Groom exchanged personal messages and vows.
Don cleans up nicely! This is the first time he’s worn a tie since retiring in 1994.
Mother of the bride Carol McMahon Del Rosario shared a laugh with Mother of the groom Merrie Seal.
The newlyweds seemed happy and relaxed after the ceremony was over.
Uncle Don hugged the Bride…
…and congratulated the Groom.
Don’s son Craig Del Rosario and wife Liz enjoyed the reception festivities.
Jim offered a toast.
Jackson Del Rosario, Brother of the Bride and responsible for Ring Security, offered a toast.
Jon Hopkins, Best Man, offered another toast.
Laura Moore, Matron of Honor, offered yet another toast.
Cousins Sergio Nell and Craig Del Rosario enjoyed time together during the reception.
Bride and Groom shared the first bites of wedding cake. Nobody got it shoved in their face!
The Bride danced with her Dad.
The Groom danced with his Mom.
The remainder of the evening was enjoyed ‘sans camera’ – what happened at The Tiffany Center stays at The Tiffany Center! Best wishes for many long years together, Caren and Matt.