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.