Ashley Victoria Johnson of Washougal, and Richard Lee Schafer, Jr. of North Plains, Oregon, were married Aug. 6, 2016, at the Marshall House on Officer’s Row in Vancouver. Pastor Richard Schafer, Sr., father of the groom, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Eldon and Laurie Johnson of Washougal. She graduated from Washougal High School in 2004, and earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 2009 from Eastern Washington University, and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Concordia University in 2013. She is a teacher at Canyon Creek Middle School in Washougal.
The groom is the son of Richard and Barbara Schafer of North Plains. He is a 1995 graduate of Glencoe High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2000, a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 2005 and a master’s degree in engineering in 2010, all from Oregon State University. He is an engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The bride was given away by her brother, Lukas Johnson, as her father was battling a serious illness in the hospital. She carried his photo in her bouquet.
The maid of honor was Emily Higley, sister of the bride. The bridesmaids were Kari, Kaitlyn and Casey Johnson, sisters of the bride.
The best man was Reggie Schafer, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Nathan Henshaw, cousin of the groom, Tim Bidwell, and Tim Mason, friends of the groom.
Flower girl was Alice Knapp, cousin of the bride, and ring bearer was Colton Bidwell.
The wedding colors were plum and silver. The Victorian wedding was decorated with purple dahlias, white roses and vintage silver.
The couple spent their honeymoon in Hawaii, and are at home in Vancouver.