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Downton Abbey Inspired Wedding in West Linn

Party-loving pair Stevie & Russell embraced their penchant for fun at their wedding at The Oregon Golf Club.
By: 
Teya Heidenreich

Party-loving pair Stevie Patnode and Russell Rands embraced their penchant for fun at their wedding, dubbed “Modern ‘Downton Abbey’ Garden Party.” Even the way they met reflected that playfulness. In 2015, Stevie spotted Russell across a bar in Florida, but refused to make the first move, so a well-timed shove by her friend Erin sent her into Russell’s lap. Stevie and Russell talked the night away and exchanged numbers, kicking off their romance. The couple loves to host house parties, create signature cocktails and spend weekends traveling with friends to see DJs perform in Miami. They wed at The Oregon Golf Club in a courtyard of blooming roses with a majestic view of Mount Hood. For her walk down the aisle, Stevie carried a 100-year-old white lace handkerchief carried by six generations of women in her family. Neon signs framed the reception; one sign hanging on a hedge wall presented their surname, “The Rands”; another, serving as the backdrop for the photo booth, declared “’Til Death Do Us Party.” The pair celebrated the signing of their marriage certificate with a bottle of Don Julio 1942 tequila. Their dog, Luke, was honored with a bar menu titled “Luke’s Libations,” a place on the wedding cake and beer koozies bearing his image. Roses and hydrangeas in white and blush tones were arranged in elevated vases of glass and gold. The décor included gold accents and vintage elements, such as etched coupe glasses and the same table used on the set of “Downton Abbey.”  

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