Heather Ficken of LaGrande, daughter of Dawn and Sterling Ficken of Astoria, exchanged wedding vows with Robert Marshall of LaGrande, March 11 at the Liberty Theater in Astoria. The groom is the son of Lori and Tim Marshall of LaGrande. City of Astoria Municipal Court Judge pro tem Harold Snow performed the double-ring ceremony.

The bride wore an ivory strapless satin gown with lavender flowers and green floral embellishments beaded with crystals. Her veil was finger-tip length with a crown and her bouquet was made of lavender roses.

Maid of honor was Danielle Chiacco of Astoria. Bridesmaids were Brenda West of Seaside, Nicole Johnson of Astoria and Angilique Johnson of Seattle. The flower girl was the groom's daughter, Taylor Sheilds Marshall of Mountain Home, Idaho. The guest book attendant was Tracy Norgaard of Knappa. The flowers were done by the bride's godmother, Trinda Little.

Best man was Darren Hansen of Cove. Groomsmen were Colby Johnson and Tyler Larsen, both of Cove, and Kyle Martin of LaGrande. Ushers were the bride's brother, Jason Ficken of Astoria, and the groom's brother, Christopher Marshall of LaGrande. The ring bearer was the bride's nephew, Hunter Ficken of Astoria.

The bride is a 1995 graduate of Astoria High School, and a 2003 Clatsop Community College Nursing School graduate. She is a Registered Nurse at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton.

The groom is a 1999 graduate of Imbler High School and attended Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton. He is a log truck driver for Lazy H Cattle in Cove.

A reception with dinner and dancing was held at the Astoria Golf and Country Club. The wedding cake was made by the bride's aunt, Teresa Ficken.

The couple honeymooned on a Mexican cruise before returning home to LaGrande.


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