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

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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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