Abigail’s Garden Ceremony and Reception


Shelby and Connor met in 2011 while attending Gonzaga University.  Their first encounter was at a house party where Shelby wore a purple wig and Connor was immediately intrigued.  They dated throughout college and graduate school, even enduring periods of long distance when work or study took them to different cities.

After almost 7 years together, Connor and Shelby have learned a lot from each other; Shelby has a newfound appreciation for house music and affinity for foreign cars while Connor has a new understanding of punny jokes, organization, and Thai food. Shelby and Connor share a love of adventure and have enjoyed kayaking, skiing, boating, camping, clamming, crabbing, and biking together.

In March 2017, Connor proposed on a snowshoe hike outside of Flåm, Norway, and a shocked Shelby immediately said “YES!”

They wed in an outdoor ceremony under the willow tree in Abigail’s Garden and celebrated with about 200 guests who traveled from all over the country to witness the culmination of this epic love story.

The Wedding Team


Venue: Abigail’s Garden, Abernethy Center

Photographer: Roth Photography

Floral: Sammy’s Flowers

Dessert: Market of Choice

DJ: Stumptown DJs

Coordination: Bridal Bliss

Beauty Services: Blossom & Beauty