Black Tie Wedding Day at Our Lady of the Lake and Springtime Reception at the Oregon Golf Club

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More than 2,000 white tulips created a floral fantasy for Madeline and Taylor's sleek springtime nuptials in Lake Oswego.
Written by
Megan Simpson Teeter

In the halls of the University of Oregon, Madeline Reece and Taylor Stinson shared a passion for sports that kindled a lasting romance. Madeline, a lacrosse player, and Taylor, who played football, formed a bond rooted in their love for the game. Little did they know that their jersey numbers—Madeline’s is No. 3, and Taylor’s is No. 25—would become a significant date in their lives: March 25, 2023. The wedding’s clean, black-tie-inspired theme reflected the couple’s elegant style, and the event took place in the very church where Madeline’s family had witnessed seven family weddings spanning over half a century. The unexpected snowfall on their wedding morning gave the day a sense of magic, turning it into a memorable “March Madness” adventure. Madeline’s bouquet held her late grandfather’s wedding ring, and she adorned herself with her great-grandmother's diamond earrings, acknowledging the importance of family traditions. Her gown featured a sleek one-shoulder sash, while Taylor’s tuxedo paired a white jacket with dark slacks. The bride and groom incorporated their shared athletic history into some of their wedding details, such as the guest seating chart, which resembled a sports “seeding” bracket. The floral arrangements featured more than 2,000 white tulips, symbolizing the renewal of spring and the purity of the couple’s love. The chandeliers at The Oregon Golf Club were festooned with white tulips hanging from their stems, creating an enchanting atmosphere for the reception. Crisp white linens, fern green velvet napkins and black faille table runners added to the sophistication of the decor. The father-daughter and mother-son dances, with all parents and children joining in, created heartwarming and joyous moments. The evening was filled with laughter, love and a deep sense of connection as Madeline and Taylor celebrated their relationship, supported by the families that had witnessed their journey from high school “rivalry” to romance. 

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