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WEDDING PREVIEW *SPOILER ALERT* | Captain and Clark We’re wed, b*tches! ‘Tis true, the rumors are out and we are happy to confirm them- we are blissfully wed. As of September 14th, 2013 Captain and Clark are a union for the ages. We wanted to take this time to chronicle the auspicious event. As we wait for our professional wedding pics to come ...
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We’re wed, b*tches! ‘Tis true, the rumors are out and we are happy to confirm them- we are blissfully wed. As of September 14th, 2013 Captain and Clark are a union for the ages. We wanted to take this time to chronicle the auspicious event. As we wait for our professional wedding pics to come in we are going to put together a visual journey for all of you who couldn’t make it (or those of you, like us, who just want to relive it again).


Red Tail Canyon Farms Leavenworth

Since we were getting married in the Bavarian theme town of Leavenworth, WA, we decided to make our rehearsal dinner a “gut time ja.” Framed by the epic background of Red Tail Canyon Farms we got our lederhosen and dirndls up and on!

Chris and Tawny get married

lederhosen in Leavenworth WA

Going out to Gustav’s Restaurant for the rehearsal

Tawny Staudinger

Bride and Maid of Honor

Ben Herndon photography

Groom and Best Man

Leavenworth WA

hot Octobefest pics

Shameless Dirndl Pictures

Hot Octoberfest

More Shameless Dirndl Pictures

Sexy Dirndl Pictures

Even more shameless dirndl pictures


Then came the wedding itself. Leavenworth has an average temp of 75 degrees in mid September. We however were blessed with 95 searing degrees. Or that might just have been the residual hotness of our wedding party. We all sweat from our eyes. Especially when it got emotional, the eye sweats were unbearable.

The Bridesmaids

The Bridesmaids

The Groomsmen

The Groomsmen

the best groomsman gifts

Vintage Cigar Box for Groomsmen

Each of the groomsmen received a cigar box with: one moleskine notebook, pencil, mason jar shot glass, custom flask, whiskey, bow-tie, and cigar. The best man also received the Hand of the King.

vintage groomsmen outfits

Vintage Style

Then the time came. Tawny has been practicing in anticipation of this day for a long long time.



Padre Staudinger was the Officiant

Padre Staudinger was the Officiant

vintage rustic wedding

The ceremony itself was amazing. We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding in that respect. Our father, Michael, was the officiant and he knocked it out of the park. Red Tail Canyon Farms Leavenworth

Captain and Clark Red Tail Canyon Farms

The Kiss

Red Tail Canyon Farms, Leavenworth

Red Tail Canyon Farms, Leavenworth

We can’t even begin to tell you how honored we were at the turn out. There were friends from every walk of life that made tremendous journeys to be there. Tawny and I were reminded how rich we are in sterling people.

Good friends from the sailing days

Good friends from the sailing days. May and her date came from Saudi Arabia and France, respectively.

Friends from the college days

The best of friends from the college days

Friends from the Korea days

Friends from the Korea days

Some of the highest highlights were:

Then my godfather gave us a traditional Hawaiian blessing. It was one of the most intensely raw and emotional moments of the whole wedding. He draped Tawny and me in a lei and delivered the whole blessing in Hawaiian. We both sweat from our eyes a lot for this part.

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No event had more people bawling than the daddy-daughter dance. Chuck Norris cried.

The Daddy-Daughter Dance

The Daddy-Daughter Dance

Everyone in the family really pulled together to make the wedding look amazing. Martha Stewart would have died of envy.

The decorations

The decorations

Home made canned goods as wedding favors

Homemade canned goods as wedding favors

Tawny’s cousin made the cake and Tawny made the cake toppers. I just cut the thing. Though I did so with a switch blade.

A family affair

A family affair


OJ performs Whatever You Like from Chris Staudinger on Vimeo.


By FAR though, one of the single greatest moments was when Tawny’s cousin (I guess my cousin too, now) sang “You can have whatever you like” as per Tawny’s request. Prepare you mind to be blown by the juxtaposition of T.I’s lyrics lilting from the sweetest voice you’ve ever heard.

The Venue

The Venue

Luckily, the venue was not only stunning, but had plenty of fresh fruit to keep the wedding party occupied.

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Captain and Clark vintage wedding

Captain and Clark – 2013

Keep your eyes peeled. As soon as our dear friends at Kristal Joy Photography send us the pictures, you’ll be the first to know. Well, obviously you’ll be the second to know, but that’s just tough.

We still love you all.

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  1. Gerard ~ GQ trippin
    October 1, 2013 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Chuck Norris shed a big tear of joy for this event indeed. Still one of the biggest regrets of our lives not being able to make it to this one… Glad this was amazing for you. Congrats again.
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  2. Hannah @ Getting Stamped
    October 1, 2013 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    What a gorgeous venue!!! Looks like you had an amazing day! Cant wait to see more pictures! Congrats again!
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  3. Maria Alexandra @LatinAbroad
    October 1, 2013 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    that grand kiss photo is just to DIE FOR! Just so, so beautiful. I can’t believe I couldn’t make it! I’m still crying about it…

    many, MANY blessings to your long happy lives!

    -Maria Alexandra
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  4. Kristen Sarah
    October 1, 2013 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    That kiss is pretty fantastic! Your wedding looked so beautiful and so did the two of you. I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos. Congrats again. Love Kristen xoxo
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  5. Ryan
    October 1, 2013 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Looks like one helluva wedding, congratulations to the both of you! Totally love the then of the wedding too.
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  6. Shirlene from Idelish
    October 1, 2013 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful wedding! Love your unique theme and homemade favors!
    Congratulations to the two of you!
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  7. Angela
    October 2, 2013 at 4:52 am - Reply

    Congratulations. The picture of the big kiss is perfect!
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  8. Lauren
    October 2, 2013 at 7:55 am - Reply

    I am not surprised that Chuck Norris cried. You two are so awesome and it looks like you shared THE perfect day.
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  9. Colleen Brynn
    October 2, 2013 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful wedding party. Mreeeooow!
    I love the bridesmaids dresses too… I much prefer the coordinated but different look, than everyone matching in ill fitting dresses!
    Congrats you two… xo
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  10. Tara
    October 2, 2013 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos! Congratulations!!!

  11. Mike
    October 5, 2013 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    Hey you two! What a beautiful day! Luci and I wish you the very best of life together. We love following your adventures.
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  12. Jeff
    October 7, 2013 at 6:41 am - Reply

    Oh my! that cousin of yours is amazing, Sweet voice and also the humor in music.
    Once again congrats Captain and Clark. I think i am also in love with the venue.
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  13. Somerset Wedding Girl
    May 19, 2015 at 2:55 am - Reply

    Love the picture with the grooms with their matching braces on! This wedding looks totally fantastic!

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