by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Emily Renee Slayton and Brian Ross Gemar


Emily Renee Slayton of Gresham and Brian Ross Gemar of Conrad, Mont., were married Saturday, Aug. 10, on Spike Africa Schooner, an 80-foot sail boat, near Orcas Island, Wash.

The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Captain Marshall, with a reception held at the Orcas Hotel.

The daughter of Brad and Mindy Slayton, Emily graduated from Gresham High School in 2007 and Carroll College in 2011, with degrees in health sciences and Spanish.

Emily is a laboratory assistant at St. Peter’s Hospital while attending school to be a clinical laboratory specialist.

Brian, the son of Dean and Kathy Gemar, graduated from Conrad High School in 2002. He is the superintendent of System Construction.

The bride was accompanied down the aisle by her father and wore earrings given to her by her Grandma Gale for her college graduation and her mother’s pearl necklace.

Cassy Slayton, the bride’s sister, was maid of honor, with Keith Gemar, the groom’s brother, as best man. The honorary attendant was the couple’s 1-year-old golden retriever, Cedar.

The couple resides in Helena, Mont.

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