Caitlin Christine Nevin and Matthew Taylor Cook were united in marriage May 26, 2012, at the Moore Mansion in Pasco, Wash. The double ring ceremony was performed by Alan Blackburn. Caitlin arrived at the mansion in a 1932 Ford five-window coupe, owned by John and Kathleen McCall of Hermiston. She was given in marriage by her father, David Nevin. Caitlin is the daughter of David and Carol Nevin of Hermiston. Matthew is the son of Gregory and Melody Cook of Stanfield.
The bride wore a diamond white, mermaid-style, princess neckline strapless gown with ruching and pleated organza ruffles. Her dress was accented with a Swarovski crystal belt. The veil was a fingertip English net with Swarovski crystals and Caitlin also wore a Swarovski crystal headband. She carried a large bouquet of wrapped, deep pink Gerbera daisies with jewel accents.
The brides attendants wore hot pink, one-shoulder, tea length dresses and silver shoes, and carried bouquets of Gerbera daisies. Leah Smith, friend of the bride of Elkton, Ore., was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kellie Fawcett, cousin of the bride of Tacoma, Wash.; Abby Fawcett, cousin of the bride of Hollywood, Calif.; Adrienne Wiens, college friend of the bride of Birmingham, Mich.; and Jakki Long, friend of the bride of Hermiston.
Casey Long, friend of the groom from Hermiston, served as best man. Groomsmen were Brad Cook, brother of the groom of Stanfield; Jason Cook, brother of the groom of Rexburg, Idaho; Kyle Doyle, brother-in-law of the groom of Dallas, Ga.; and Matt Wade, friend of the groom of Stanfield.
Benjamin Courtney, cousin of the bride of Seattle, served as ring bearer. Elaena and Emmett Doyle, twin niece and nephew of the groom, were the flower children. Together they lined the walkway to the mansion with white daisy petals.
Special guests at the wedding included the grooms grandparents, Ivan and Colleen Cook of Stanfield, and grandfather Don Manning of Magrath, Alberta, Canada.
A reading was given by Marcus Courtney, cousin and godfather of the bride from Nyon, Switzerland. Choosing colors from the wedding of pink and black, Caitlin and Matthew performed a sand ceremony as a symbol of their unity. Music was provided by Allied DJ?Services of Kennewick, Wash. The reception followed at the Moore Mansion, with a blessing of the meal given by Jim Courtney, uncle of the bride of Butte, Mont. The reception was catered by Cookn Spoo Style of Hermiston and The Country Gentleman of Kennewick. Toasting the bride and groom were the father of the bride and groom, the maid of honor, best man, and Marcus Courtney. A small cake was used for the traditional cake cutting and the bride surprised her groom with a special grooms cake. Guests chose from a variety of cupcake flavors. Dancing followed in the lighted gazebo.
The bride is a 2007 graduate of Hermiston High School. In 2011 she received her Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from Linfield College in McMinnville. She is currently attending Loma Linda University School of Allied Health Professions in Loma Linda, Calif., pursuing her doctorate in physical therapy.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Stanfield High School. He is currently attending Oregon State University School of Engineering in Corvallis, completing his degree in electrical and computer engineering.
The couple spent the summer together in Loma Linda, and honeymooned at the Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs, Calif.