Holy Trinity Catholic Church, of Beaverton Oregon, was the setting for the wedding between Patricia M. Groner and Bradley M. Day. The couple exchanged vows in a double ring ceremony on August 20, 2011. Officiant was Father Robert McElwee of Frontenac Kansas. The bride wore a tea length, white, taffeta dress with white sandals; and she carried a bouquet that she made from jewelry and buttons. Each individual piece on her bouquet was a flower that had gemstones on it and was outlined with beads or pearls. She was escorted down the aisle by her brother, Steven Groner.
Linda Shankel, sister of the bride, served as Matron of Honor. She wore a grey pant suit and carried a yellow rose bud bouquet made by the bride. The rose buds were made from carved, wooden flowers. The bouquet was then sprayed with a rose mist so that the bouquet not only looked, but also smelled, like real roses. Trixie, toy poodle and dog of the bride, served as a bride’s maid. She wore a hot pink, sequined dress and was escorted down the aisle, on a leash, by Grace DeVos, friend of the Bride and Groom. Jackson Day, brother of the Groom, fulfilled the duties as best man. Both the Groom and best man wore a grey suit and a yellow, wooden rose bud boutonniere made by the Bride. The wedding music was performed by recording artist Aaron Meyer of Portland Oregon. Aaron is a professional violinist with many CD’s on the market and has even played for the Dalai Lama. Following the wedding, the guests were served a plated lunch at the Stock Pot Broiler restaurant in Beaverton Oregon. They were then served cupcakes from the cupcake tree created by The Dessert Tray of Beaverton, with the top of the tree holding a 6 inch cake created by Maxine Groner, Mother of the Bride. The cupcakes were white with lemon icing and chocolate with raspberry icing. The top cake was iced in yellow with white roses and it held the collectable cake top. The cake top was a white porcelain piece of art entitled ‘Everlasting’.
In lieu of gifts the couple asked that their guests make a donation to a charity of their choice. Many guests made donations to the Joplin Relief fund, PAWS, Humane Society, ALS, Operation Breakthrough and the Portland Rescue Mission just to name a few. In fact, the new, unused wedding items were all donated to an Oregon charity that owns bridal shops called, Adorned in Grace. All money earned, goes to deter and help find people who have fallen victim to human trafficking. Patricia, the Bride, even donated a new, unworn wedding dress to the charities bridal shop.
Patricia is the daughter of Warren Groner of Girard and Maxine Groner of Pittsburg. Bradley is the son of Vera Lee Day of Grove Oklahoma.