Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Briann Nicole Schinkelshoek and Nathan Joseph den Hoed were married on July 24, 2004 at 4 p.m. at the Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church.
Reverend and uncle of the groom, John den Hoed, officiated. The couple was escorted from the ceremony in a 1937 Pontiac silver stretch limousine to the reception, which was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William den Hoed. Family and friends enjoyed a delicious dinner catered by Rainier Catering of Enumclaw, exquisite local wines, a surprise fireworks show and music to dance the night away.
The bride, daughter of Henry and Sharon Schinkelshoek and granddaughter of Hank and Janet Bogert and Gerrit and Dorothy Schinkelshoek, was escorted down the aisle by her father. She wore an elegant ivory satin gown trimmed in rose champagne satin with a delicately beaded halter bodice and cathedral length train. She carried a cascade of ivory calla lilies and roses with trailing ivy.
Sister of the bride, Ashley Schinkelshoek, served as the maid of honor, and Brandi Groenveld was the flower girl. The bride's attendants included best friends Amy Storms and Rachele Webb, and the sister of the groom, Sara den Hoed. The flower girl wore an ivory satin gown with an underlying rose champagne satin train. The bride's attendants wore desert rose-colored empire waist gowns trimmed in champagne featuring spaghetti straps and a moderate length train and carried a mixed bouquet of burgundy flowers.
The bridegroom, son of Joe and Ann den Hoed, was accompanied by his cousin and best man, William den Hoed. Calvin Maljaars, nephew of the groom, served as the ring bearer. Also nephews to the groom, Justin Maljaars and Triston Hughes, served as aisle runners. The groom's attendants included friends Greg Kinter, Chris Leaverton and cousin, Josh de Vos. Serving as ushers were Adrian Smasne and Albert den Hoed. The groom's attire consisted of a black tuxedo featuring a medium-length blazer and an ivory printed vest. The groomsmen, ushers and ring bearer, also in black tuxedos, wore pressed, wrinkled champagne-colored vests.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Prosser High School and a 2005 graduate of Columbia Basin College with an AAS degree in engineering technology. She is employed at Benton PUD in Kennewick as an engineering and geographical information systems technician.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of Sunnyside Christian High School. He is employed at den Hoed farms north of Grandview, where he farms apples, cherries, juice and wine grapes with his father.
The couple enjoyed a quick honeymoon at Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast following the wedding and a two-week honeymoon to the Cook Islands in the South Pacific in December.
The couple makes their home on the family farm near Grandview.