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A Bride with a Style of Her Own

Family and friends traveled from Africa, Canada, Europe and across the country to witness the nupitial and celebration of Showa and Abe.

From the start of planning her wedding, Showa knew exactly the look and feel that she wanted to experience on her wedding day.  A traditional wedding motif was not her style. What she wanted was a ceremony and celebration that would incorporate her rich African culture with her Mediterrean travels and experiences.

What Showa envisioned: A bridal gown designed by Suzanne Hanley that would reflect her native earthy and rich Etrean colors; an Italian wedding cake from local San Mateo bakery- Dianda’s Italian Bakery, and the Palo Alto Garden Court Hotel, an Italian like boutique hotel that reflected her love of Italy for her venue.

With family and friends closely gathered, Half Moon Bay Celebrant, Fr. Miles Riley-It’s Your Wedding, Not Theirs, joyfully shared with the loving couple the beatitudes of marriage  prior to pronouncing them as husband and wife and introducing them as Mr. and Mrs.

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A Mountain Top Vineyard, Butterflies and the Sweetest Couple-Shannon and Kerry, May 29, 2010

I have never met a client, who was so trusting and sweet as Shannon and Kerry, and of course Shannon’s mother, Janice Cozzo. From the moment, we met, I felt  joy in having the privilege  in assisting them with the planning details of their  special day. They were receptive and open to suggestions that would bring their vision to fruition and make  their wedding day special.

A Breathtaking View

Starting with a breathtaking venue, Paul Masson Mt. Winery, in Saratoga, CA provided the perfect location for Shannon and Kerry to  exchange vows  and celebrate  their joyous union with family and friends.

Although everyone was concerned  about the unusual wet weather in May,

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