Spring, Willems exchange vows
Diana Jean Spring and Chad Aaron Willems, both of Seattle, Wash., were married at 4 p.m. Sept. 5 in Bend, Ore.
The wedding took place in the yard of the Basalt Bungalow, a vacation home owned by the couple.
Red Chinese lanterns decorated the yard for the ceremony, along with chrysanthemums in fall colors.
Pastor Mary Ellen Deckelman of Bend officiated the ceremony. Guitar music was provided by Corey Passons of Seattle, friend of the couple. Angela Spring of Portland, sister of the bride and Matt Willems of Lone Tree, Colo., brother of the groom, participated in the ceremony as witnesses.
The bride wore a classic gown featuring cap sleeves and a beaded lace bodice. Layers of tulle of the skirt were highlighted with subtle tufts of tulle in shades of brown, copper and gold. She carried a bouquet of fresh mixed flowers.
A feature of the double-ring wedding ceremony was a ring blessing in which the rings were tied together with a ribbon and passed among the wedding guests to add their blessings, prayers and best wishes for the couple. Tim Spring and Matt Willems, brothers of the couple, assisted in the blessing.
Following the ceremony, a wedding dinner was held at Chow Restaurant in Bend. Table decorations included fresh sunflowers, red votive candles and ceramic bride and grooms.
Linn and Tsai Hsia Spring of Vancouver, Wash., are the bride’s parents. Grandparents of the bride are Ramona and the late George Spring of Vancouver, and the late Boju Gun and Zhing Une of Taipei, Taiwan.
The groom’s parents are Harry and Janice Willems of Wichita. The groom’s grandparents are Leona Koslowsky and the late Pete and Vera Koslowsky of Hillsboro.
The bride graduated in 1991 from Fort Vancouver High School and Western Washington State College with a bachelor of science in environmental science in 1996. She received a doctorate of physical therapy in 2006 from the University of Washington. She is employed by MTI Physical Therapy in Seattle.
The groom is a 1993 graduate of Hillsboro High School. He attended Seattle Pacific University and Seattle Central Community College. He is a store manager for Second Ascent, Inc. of Seattle.
The groom’s parents hosted a picnic along the Deschutes River Saturday for family and friends. The wedding weekend was filled with floating on the river and mountain bike rides.
Among family and friends of the groom attending the wedding were his parents; Matt Willems and Meghan Harris of Lone Tree, Colo.; Walt and Myrna Jost of Olathe; Mel and Donna Koslowsky of Casper, Wyom.; Matt Jost of Hillsboro; Galin Funk of Lehigh and Dan Klaassen of Yakima, Wash.
The couple will make their home in Seattle.