Past Meets Present at Waverley Country Club in Portland

Real Wedding
Meagan & Tom infused their wedding day with family traditions stemming from past generations.
Written by
Catherine Cortes


Oregon Bride Fall/Winter 2023

Newlyweds Meagan Kalez and Tom Schmitz’s wedding was a perfect blend of timeless romance and personal touches, creating a beautiful and heartfelt experience for all who were lucky enough to be a part of it. Held at Waverley Country Club, the ceremony was a dreamy affair, set against the picturesque backdrop of the Willamette River and surrounded by greenery. To make it even more meaningful, Meagan’s grandfather performed a reading from 1 Corinthians, the same passage that was read at the bride’s parents’ wedding, creating a beautiful connection between past and present. Meagan was a vision of beauty in a Monique Lhuillier dress, which featured an oversized bow on the back for a playful element. Her stunning all-white bouquet was adorned with jewelry accents from each of her grandmothers—a sentimental touch to honor her family. Following the exchange of vows, the wedding party moved on to the cocktail hour, where guests mingled under enchanting wisteria vines, enjoying a 20-foot-long bar as a string quartet performed. Cocktails were served with monogrammed ice cubes featuring the initials of Meagan and Tom, making for a memorable detail. As the festivities drew to a close, guests danced to their heart’s content in the grand ballroom and indulged in classic late-night bites of french fries and sliders. As a sweet and thoughtful parting gift, guests were given a candy box filled with the couple’s favorite treats and Tom’s grandfather’s beloved cherry candy, which he used to share with him as a child.

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