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At Abernethy Center, we are privileged to witness the start of countless love stories, each one unique and beautiful in its own way. Today, we’re thrilled to share some heartwarming tales from our couples, reminding us of the magic that binds two hearts together.


Saki and Kyle met on Hinge, bonding over their similar vibes rather than love at first sight. Saki knew Kyle was the one when she saw him playing with his nephew, envisioning him as a wonderful father. Kyle realized his commitment to Saki during a week of quarantine, where they enjoyed every moment together despite the challenges.

Their adventures, such as a memorable and hot trip to South Dakota and a cozy Christmas trip to Timberline Lodge, highlight their ability to find joy in every situation. Saki loves Kyle’s culinary skills and constant compliments, while Kyle appreciates Saki's communication and unwavering support.


The couple chose Abernethy Center for their Oregon wedding because of their deep love of nature and the exceptional support provided by our team. Saki and Kyle celebrated their marriage on September 21, 2022, in the picturesque setting of Abigail's Garden. Their intimate affair was highlighted by three stunning bridal outfits and personalized with handmade decorations, adding a unique and heartfelt touch to their special day.

Their advice for couples? Always appreciate your partner for being with you, a simple yet profound practice that strengthens their bond every day.



Kevin and Mikayla's relationship blossomed through a mutual friend, and they quickly felt a strong interest in each other. They found confirmation of their love through prayer, feeling God's guidance in their journey. Their shared faith is central to their relationship, providing a foundation of mutual respect and support.

One of their favorite memories is simply the quality time they spend together, from dinners and workouts to church and trips with friends. Kevin’s deep faith and supportive nature make Mikayla feel loved and cherished every day.


Initially planning a destination wedding, Mikayla and Kevin found the perfect venue at Abernethy Center, appreciating its simplicity and elegance for their Oregon wedding. On March 16, 2023, they celebrated with a classic chapel ceremony followed by a ballroom reception. The couple radiated joy as they shared the day with 150 guests, marking the beginning of their next chapter. Their wedding was a testament to their faith, designed to point others to Jesus through their union. They nurture their romance by keeping Jesus at the center of their marriage, ensuring daily connection and appreciation.

Their advice for couples? Put Jesus first, believing everything else will flow from that foundation.



Aimee and Frank's journey began online with an instant connection. Since Frank had children from a previous marriage, they took their time to ensure everything was right for everyone involved. Frank knew early on that Aimee was the one, but it took a vivid dream for Aimee to realize her feelings. Dreaming that Frank was a time traveler who had to leave, she woke up in tears and confessed her love, urging him not to be a time traveler!

Their favorite memory is Frank's magical proposal during a July 4th celebration. As fireworks lit up the Columbia River, this thoughtful and romantic gesture epitomized their deep bond.


Aimee and Frank chose Abernethy Center for their outdoor Oregon wedding because Aimee fell in love with Abigail's Garden at first sight. Its romantic ambiance perfectly matched their love story. To honor Aimee's grandparents, they chose to marry on their anniversary, June 2, 2024, weaving family heritage into their special day. Stay tuned to see photos from this epic celebration on our Instagram in the coming weeks.

Their advice for couples? Communication is key. Don’t assume your partner can read your mind. Talk openly and honestly to maintain a healthy relationship.



At Abernethy Center, we strive to provide the perfect backdrop for the beginning of your love story. Whether it’s the enchanting gardens or the elegant halls, our venue is designed to make your special day magical. We are inspired by the beautiful stories of our couples and look forward to being a part of many more.

If you’re planning your wedding, remember that the journey is just as important as the destination. Embrace the love, communicate openly, and cherish every moment. And when you're ready, we’re here to help make your dream wedding a reality.


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