Haley Joy Thomas and Samuel Elliot Adelson Marry

May 11, 2019

The Wright House, Mesa


Haley’s parents: Dr. Robert Thomas and Kimberly Thomas, Tempe

Samuel’s parents: Dr. P. David Adelson and Barbara Jean Adelson, Phoenix

Officiant: Rabbi John Linder, Temple Solei, Paradise Valley

The honeymoon: Four Seasons Resort, Scottsdale

Flower/décor: Flowers by Ellen

Wedding ceremony and portraits: Ashley Nicoll, Sunshine & Shade Photography

Reception photography: Chelsee Bingham, Poppyseed Photography


Rowena Abigail Salentes and Matthew Engle Celebrate Spring Nuptials

April 14, 2019

Phoenix Country Club

Rowena’s parents: Dr. Virgilio and Rowenda Salentes, Manila, Philippines

Matthew’s parents: Marilyn and Harrison Engle, Los Angeles

The honeymoon: Spain

Flowers/décor: Susan Holmes, Forever Weddings

Photography: Mary Sandy, Mary Sandy Photography

Rowena’s hair and makeup: Zahara Beauty

Brooke Erin Medansky and Dylan Thomas Figlo Marry in Desert Setting

October 13, 2018

The Barn at Desert Foothills

Brooke’s parents: Linda and Lewis Medansky, Scottsdale

Dylan’s mother: Angela Gaynor, Raleigh, North Carolina

The honeymoon: Barcelona, Spain, and Morocco

Flowers/décor: Angelic Grove

Photography: Forged in the North

Video: Good Vibe Media

Rentals: Creative Event Rentals

Lauren Anderson and Mike Gilbert Celebrate Nuptials

February 9, 2019
Paradise Valley Country Club

Lauren’s parents: Michelle and Brad Anderson, Paradise Valley

Mike’s parents: Elizabeth and Robert Gilbert, Scottsdale

The honeymoon: Italy

Flowers: The Flori Culture

Wedding planner: Jessica Gelder, Shine Events

Photography: Annie Randall

A Tropical Wedding for Elizabeth Anne Sarvas and Kane Samuel Swerner

November 4, 2018

Caleta Palmilla Beach, San Jose Del Cabo

Elizabeth’s parents: Anne and Terry Sarvas, Paradise Valley

Kane’s: Suzie and Laurence Swerner, Bel Air, California

The reception: The Acre

The honeymoon: African Safari Nairobi, Kenya

Wedding planner: Adrianna Dupinet

Design: Event Design by Marianna Idirin

Flowers: David Ruiz, Let It Bloom

Photography: Pink Palm Photo

Marcia Harris Scott and Warren Whitney

June 2, 2018

The Chapel at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Phoenix

Marcia’s parents: Barbara Middleton Harris and the late Dr. Delmar Harris, Clearwater, Florida

Warren’s parents: The late Anita Norman Whitney and Guy Whitney, Scottsdale

The reception: Phoenix Country Club

The honeymoon: Highlands, North Carolina

Flowers/décor: White House Design Studio and Phoenix Country Club

Photography: Claudia Johnstone, dasFOTOHaus

Meghan Stern and Scott Turner


April 14, 2018

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Montecito, California


Meghan’s parents: Mary Beth Stern, Phoenix, and Mark Stern, Napa, California

Scott’s parents: Holly and Clarke Turner, Casper, Wyoming

The reception: Santa Barbara Club, Santa Barbara, California

The honeymoon: Tulum, Mexico and Patagonia, South America

Flowers/décor: Idlewild Floral

Photography: Anna Delores Photography

Special details: The ceramic vases used in floral arrangements were handmade by Scott’s mother. Meghan’s hairpiece was custom made from her grandmother’s wedding dress.


Tracy Leibsohn and Scott Kirkorsky

February 25, 2018

El Chorro, Paradise Valley

Tracy’s parents: Rachelle and Eric Leibsohn, Paradise Valley

Scott’s parents: Lorraine and Mark Kirkorsky, Scottsdale

The honeymoon: Italy

Flowers/décor: The Wildflower AZ

Photography: Elyse Hall Photography


Abby Traister and Kory Leadon

March 18, 2017

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Abby’s parents: Gail and Don Traister, Scottsdale

Kory’s parents: Betty and Vince Leadon of Yakima, Washington

The honeymoon: Sedona, Cabo and France

Flowers/décor: Jan Dekker Designs

Photography: Courtney Lively Photography

Camerone Elise Parker and Dr. Robert Reid McCulloch

September 23, 2017

The couple’s creekside residence
Sedona, Arizona

Camerone’s parents: Elise and William Chambers, Palm Desert, Calif.

Robert’s parents: Carolyn Ann Bickart, Phoenix, and the late James John McCulloch

The honeymoon: Hong Kong

Event Designer/Executive Producer:
Traci Chandler, Oh, Sugar! Event Design + Paperie

Flowers: Avant-Garde, William and Company Floral Design Studio

Photography: She.we Studio

Wedding details: Eyes2See Photographs and Films

Catering: Becky McIntyre, Santa Barbara Catering

Event Rentals, Furniture and Lighting:
Classic Party Rentals/Deborah Beggs, Producer

As guests descended the stairs to the tranquil backyard, they were greeted by more than 300 candle pillars. From the cake to the tables and additional seating, décor details included colors that reflected the bride and groom’s love of stunning Sedona sunsets.

The bride wore a gown designed by her friend and Project Runway designer Bert Keeter, who worked with Malhia Kent to create and loom the fabric in Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France.

Brigitte Dayton and Jonathan Berry Marry at Vancouver Club

February 27, 2017

The Vancouver Club, Vancouver, British Columbia

Brigitte’s parents: Cherry and David Dayton, Abbotsford, British Columbia

Jonathan’s parents: Jean and Richard Berry, Tempe, Arizona

The honeymoon: Bora Bora

Flowers/décor: Janet Weston Design

Photography: Sandra Steier Photography


Jon was Brigitte’s mortgage broker for 10 years. After three mortgages and finally meeting in person in 2015, the couple wed in February, one year from the proposal.

For the occasion, a light snow dusted the city of Vancouver as the couple was preparing for the ceremony. The skies cleared for their photos, ceremony and reception. Dotted with baby blue, the colors were grey and white. Guests were greeted at the Vancouver Club with a blueberry garnished champagne reception, and each person parted with a triple berry candle favor.


Krystal Carolyn Dill and Christopher Michael Grogan

October 15, 2016

Grace Chapel at Scottsdale Bible Church, Scottsdale


Krystal’s parents: Sandra and Bobby Dill, Gilbert, Arizona

Christopher’s parents: Mary Jo and Jim Grogan, Scottsdale, Arizona

The reception: Paradise Valley Country Club

The honeymoon: Argentina

Flowers/décor: Sabrina Applebach, The Petal Theory

Photography: Danielle Applebach, Danielle Applebach Photography

Jill Krigsten and Rod Riley Marry at Sanctuary Resort

February 10, 2017

Sanctuary Resort on Camelback Mountain

Jill’s parents: Sandy and Eli Krigsten, Phoenix

Rod’s parents: Marion Riley and the late Frank Riley, Clermont, Florida

The honeymoon: Lake Como, Tuscany and Paris

Flowers/décor: Angela Karp, Angelic Grove

Photography: Scott Foust, Image industry Photography


The wedding was a family-and-friend affair. Caroline Alperin, Jill’s niece, and Cynthia Riley, Rod’s granddaughter, were flower girls. Dr. Eli and Sandy Krigsten, Jill’s parents, walked her down the aisle, and Rod’s sons Peyton and Brooks Riley joined him as he walked down the aisle. Jill’s cousin, the Honorable Samuel Myers, officiated, and for the “something old,” the bride carried in her bouquet the wedding rings of her deceased grandparents Susie and Lou Singer.

The wedding cake was gluten-free, with the flour supplied by the couple’s friend Ina Manaster. The gown was customized by Oscar De la salas and Tamara Crawford to match Jill’s vision of how she wanted it to look.

The couple met at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and their first date in Arizona was at Sanctuary Resort’s elements restaurant.




Brooke Diane D’Adamo and Cesareo Adam De Anda

Sassi, Scottsdale

December 10, 2016

Brooke’s parents: Debbie and Gene D’Adamo, Phoenix

Cesareo’s parents: Alejandra and Cesario De Anda, Phoenix

The honeymoon: Sedona, Arizona

Flowers: Ever After Florals

Photography: Heather Wallace, Silver Ink Photography


Brooke carried the same handkerchief that her paternal grandmother used at her wedding 60 years ago and her sisters carried at their weddings. Each corner is embroidered with the date of the four weddings.

In honor of the couple’s Italian and Mexican heritages, a Mariachi band entertained during the cocktail reception, Sambuca instead of Champagne was used for the toast and a combination of Italian and Mexican pastries were served in lieu of wedding cake.

Kristen Luise Hendricks and Timothy Duncan Swain Celebrate in Lower-Hudson Valley

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Glenmere Mansion, Chester, New York

October 1, 2016

Kristen’s parents: Dr. Ingrid Haas and Charlie Van Dyke, Paradise Valley, Arizona

Thomas Hendricks, Anaheim, California

Timothy’s parents: Bernie and Paula Swain, Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Vero Beach, Florida

The honeymoon: South Africa and Mozambique

Planning, Design and Flowers: Matthew Robbins Design, New York, New York

Catering: PS Tailored Events, New York, New York

Photography: Christian Oth Studio, New York, New York


The details:

The wedding party and their partners stayed at Glenmere Mansion, a Relais and Châteaux Hotel with 18 guest rooms and two restaurants.

Kristen’s Carolina Herrera mermaid gown featured a detachable tulle overlay skirt.

The wedding bird cake toppers were used as a theme, carried out from save-the-date cards to thank you notes.

Charlie Van Dyke, Kristen’s stepfather, was the officiant for the ceremony, which included music by Arvo Pärt, an Estonian composer, in honor of Kristen’s mother’s family background.




McKenzie Zieser and Scott Riepen Celebrate Nuptials at Base of Mount Hood

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Mount Hood Organic Farms, Mount Hood, Oregon

September 25, 2016

McKenzie’s parents: Kimberly and Steven Zieser, Phoenix

Scott’s parents: Jan and Mike Riepen, Austin, Texas

The honeymoon: Santorini, Greece

Flowers: Lucy’s Informal Flowers, Hood River, Oregon

Program, menu and escort cards: Victoria York Designs, Paradise Valley, Arizona

Photography: Blaine & Bethany Photography, Hood River, Oregon


McKenzie and Scott began their relationship as friends at TCU. During junior year, when they traveled with other friends to Phoenix for the Fiesta Bowl, they realized they could be much more than friends. As timing would have it, McKenzie was preparing for a semester abroad. They decided the next best thing to dating would be to correspond while she was away. She sent postcards of her travels, and he wrote letters from Fort Worth. When she returned, they made things official.

Five years later, Scott proposed to McKenzie. They used a postcard theme in their wedding, including postcards instead of a traditional guestbook. The centerpieces reiterated the theme, incorporating postcards dating back to the early 1900s from the mother of the bride’s side of the family.

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Kathryn Rector and Matthew Stieg Marry in Snowy Wonderland

Kathryn Roxanne Rector and Matthew Allen Stieg

High West Distillery & Saloon, Park City, Utah

January 2, 2017

Katy’s parents: Robyn Lee and Richard Alan Rector, Paradise Valley, Arizona
Matt’s parents: Kathryn Anne and Dr. Mark Allen Stieg, Scottsdale, Arizona
Flowers/décor: Tulips & Thyme
Photography: Buck Deitz Photography

Special moment: Katy asked for a snowy day, and the heavens came through, providing a magical winter wonderland.

Additional reception
The Rector Residence, Paradise Valley, Arizona
January 14, 2017
Flowers/décor: A Rosebrush

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Katherine Elizabeth Sarvas and William Kitridge Perry II Marry on Family Farm

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William K. Perry Farms, Harquahala Valley, Arizona

Katie’s parents: Anne M. and Terry B. Sarvas, Paradise Valley, Arizona

Bill’s parents: Pamela Perry and William K. Perry, Phoenix

Officiant: Judge Michael Hawkins

The honeymoon: St. Lucia

Flowers/décor: White House Design Studio Florist

Photography: Jennifer Bowen Photography

Catering: Arizona Taste

Music: Instant Classics

Cake: Kick Ass Cakes

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Elizabeth Catherine Simonelli and Tyler Wayne Vandeventer Celebrate at East Coast Icon

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St. Thomas More Catholic

Narragansett, Rhode Island

Elizabeth’s parents: Colleen and Joseph Simonelli, Boston

Tyler’s parents: Natalie and Dirk Vandeventer, Paradise Valley, Arizona

Officiant: Father Donald MacMillan, Boston College

The reception: The Towers, Narragansett, Rhode Island

Photography: Holly Redmond, Boston

Elizabeth and Tyler met while students at Boston College seven years ago. The week after the wedding, the bride, now Dr. Elizabeth Vandeventer, began her medical residency in Boston. The groom is a third-year law school at Cornell University. The couple will reside in Boston beginning in summer 2017.


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Jean Bond Ballantyne Hegeler and David Hayes McArthur Marry in Rancho Mirage

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Rancho Mirage, California

Jean’s parents: Jane Ballantyne Hegeler and the late Edward Carl Hegeler, IV, Phoenix

David’s parents: Dr. and Mrs. Michael (Harriet) McArthur, Tyler, Texas

Ceremony and reception: Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage, California

The honeymoon: Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Augusta, Georgia

Flowers and décor: Stephanie Grace Designs

Photography: Michael Segal Photography


The bride wore a custom-made gown by Angelina Mata of San Francisco and her mother’s veil. Her brother, Edward Ballantyne Hegeler, escorted her down the aisle.



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Phoenix residents who attended the Rancho Mirage wedding, including maid of honor Molly Cooper Young and bridesmaid Rachael Pierce, both originally from Phoenix

Lisa Andrew and Blair Portigal Marry in Beverly Hills

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The Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills, California

Lisa’s parents: Carol and Gary Andrew, Brunswick, Maine

Blair’s parents: Elodee Portigal and the late Arnold Portigal, Paradise Valley, Arizona

The reception: Mr. Chow, Beverly Hills

The honeymoon: Capri, Italy, and London, September 2016

Flowers/décor: Hidden Garden Florist, Beverly Hills

Photography: Michael Miller, Los Angeles

Lisa and Blair have been together 10 years, and they celebrated with a small group of friends and family who had been waiting for the special day for a long time. Lisa likes to call her husband “Mr. Big,” reminiscent of Carrie Bradshaw “Mr. Big” in Sex and the City.

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Christine Emmons and John Lindsay, Jr. Enjoy Perfect Late-Winter Wedding

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McCormick Ranch Golf Club

Christine’s parents: Nancy and Daniel Emmons, Chandler

John’s parents: Marcia and Richard Redlinger, Chicago, and the late John Lindsay, Sr.

The honeymoon: Tahiti and Moorea

Flowers/décor: Table Tops, etc.

Photography: Karlee K Photography


Christine and John’s perfect day included friends, family and even their puppies. Their ceremony was rich in sentiment. She wore an anklet all of her closest high school friends wear on their wedding day, carried the groom’s christening bonnet – which turned into a handkerchief – and her grandmother’s wedding ring was also used during their vows.


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Joelle Marie Hadley and Kenneth Blake Alexander seal marriage with Native American rituals

March 31, 2016

Amangiri Resort, Canyon Point, Utah

Joelle’s mother: Barbara Hadley, Surprise

Kenneth’s parents: MaryEllen and Alan Parker, Naples, Florida

The honeymoon: California wine country

Flowers/décor: White House Design Studio

Photography: Scott Baxter

Stylist: Lisa Forster-Baxter

Cake: Honeymoon Sweets


The wedding was officiated by Uqualla, a Havasupai Indian who resides in Sedona. The ceremony incorporated many traditional Native American wedding rituals such as the holding of eagle feathers, drinking sacred water from an Indian wedding vase and the Navajo blanket exchange. Madie, their daughter, read from Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.

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Ali Noreen Bohanon and Brandon Cowie Rasor Enjoy Week-Long Celebration in Hawaii

April 30, 2016

Kona, Hawaii

Ali’s parents: Annie Christina Bohanon and the late Thomas Mansfield Bohanon, Phoenix

Brandon’s parents: Catherine Ann (Cay) Cowie, Paradise Valley, Ariz., and George Fraiser Rasor, Tonopah, Ariz.

The honeymoon: Hawaii

Florist/décor: Cay Cowie

Photography: Kam Krigel

The Rasors enjoyed having more than 50 of their close friends and family join them for a beautiful wedding week in Kona, Hawaii, culminating with the guests joining them in the oceanfront pool during the ceremony.

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Mackenzie Elizabeth Fitz-Gerald and Kevin James Kemper Marry at Valley Landmark

February 6, 2016

JW Marriott Camelback Inn

Mackenzie’s parents: Polly (Bayless) and Michael Fitz-Gerald, Phoenix

Kevin’s parents: Franny and Michael Kemper, Phoenix

The honeymoon: Italy and Malta

Florist/décor: Flowers by Carte Blanche, Wedding by Outstanding Occasions

Photography: Jason + Anna Photography

Special memory: Mackenzie wore the bracelet her father gave to her mother on their wedding day in 1971.

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Kathleen Norton and William Maledon share intimate ceremony at The Hermosa Inn

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The Hermosa Inn, Paradise Valley

Kathleen Norton and William Maledon shared a private wedding ceremony in the sculpture garden at Hermosa Inn in Paradise Valley. Following the ceremony, attended by their children, grandchildren and siblings, they held a reception for family and friends.


The honeymoon: Kapalua, Maui and Scotland

Florist/décor: Dennis Thompson and Erica Baca, White House Design Studio

Photography: Brad Reed Photography

Music: Nicole Pesce



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Kate Sheffield Freeman and Robert Vaughn Cross Choose Historic Site in Sausalito for Nuptials

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Cavallo Point, Sausalito, California


Kate’s parents: Barbara Jean Freeman and the late James R. Freeman, Phoenix

Rob’s parents: Sandy and Gary Arthur Cross, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The ring bearers: Kate, a veterinary ophthalmologist at Colorado State University, chose her Great Dane and Siberian Husky as ring bearers.

The honeymoon: The couple climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and explored native species in Rwanda, Kenya and Madagascar.

Florist: Flora Grubb Gardens

Photographer: Chris Shum Photography

The band: N’Demand

The historical setting for the wedding is the home of the former Ft. Baker, where Kate’s father was posted the year before he was deployed to Vietnam.


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Amy Levin and Adam Anshell Marry in Heart of Chicago

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W City Center, Chicago


Amy’s parents: Susie and the late Randy Levin, Chicago

Adam’s parents: Barbara and Jos Anshell, Scottsdale, Arizona

The honeymoon: Safari in the Serengeti in Tanzania for adventure
and the Seychelles for relaxation

Florist/décor: Hello Darling Event Design

Photography: Tammy Leathem, Leathem Photography

Wedding planner: Meghan Andalman, Lovebird Events

On June 26, guests were invited to the rehearsal dinner at the
iconic Manny’s Deli.


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Adam’s nephews, Jake and Mason Anshell, and niece, Abbey Anshell

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Caroline Kirkland and Troy McLain Marry in Classic Ceremony, Celebrate with Festive Reception

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Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia

Caroline’s parents: Micheline Etkin and Rodney Kirkland, and Dr. Bruce Etkin, stepfather, Scottsdale

Honeymoon: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
During their trip to Rio de Janeiro, the bride and groom visited Casa Brazil Orphanage in Fortaleza, which both have helped support for many years.

Band: The Generations

Vocalist: Bridesmaid Natalie Noone

Flowers/Décor: Avant-Garde William & Company Design Studio

Décor: Micheline Etkin

Photography: Christine Johnson

Cake: Julia Baker

Sweets Table by Micheline


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Alexandra Lauren Petznick and David Matthew Bray III Marry at Family’s Page Springs Ranch

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October 4, 2014

D.A.Ranch and Vineyards, Page Springs, Arizona


Alexandra’s parents: Belle and Olen Petznick, Paradise Valley

David’s parents: Christopher and Ramona Nelson, Moscow, Idaho

The honeymoon: Western Caribbean

Flowers: Dennis Thompson, Jennifer Elis and team, White House Design Studio

Photography: Katrina Wallace Photographers

Caterer: Vincent’s on Camelback

When Alex and David said they wanted to get married at the family’s ranch in Page Springs, it came as no surprise. Alex had been raised going to a “ranch” with her family since she was a child, whether to a working cattle ranch or to the family’s Page Springs ranch.

The D.A.Ranch in Page Springs is divided into two areas, one a well-known wedding venue – The Lodge– and the second, a Petznick family getaway. The Lodge was not what Alex had in mind. Her vision became a reality and a venue was constructed in front of the old red barn and the ceremony was built in front of a beautiful tree, which became the theme of the wedding. The couple even “branded” the tree as part of their unity ceremony, adding to the very special day with family and friends.

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Megan Hanley and Manh Pham Celebrate Nuptials with 2 Ceremonies

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April 19, 2014, Private Paradise Valley Residence

Megan’s parents: Katherine and Terry Hanley, Tempe

Manh’s parents: Suong and Minh Pham, Mesa

The honeymoon: Sedona

Wedding planner/designer: Kristen Forgione

Florist: Fabulous Floral Design, LLC

Photography: Jane Zarzynski

The couple celebrated with two ceremonies to honor both of their cultures. They held a traditional Vietnamese ceremony and reception at Minh’s family’s home on Friday morning. The bridal party and family escorted the bride into the home, where they were welcomed and accepted into the family. Then they prayed to ancestors to ask for health, prosperity and long-lasting love. Their prayers were followed by a wedding feast that included a sacrificial pig.

A traditional American ceremony and reception were held Saturday evening. Two of Megan’s mother’s best friends, a Unitarian minister and a retired judge, officiated.


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Tana Price & Richard Dwornik Marry in Classic Vegas Style

April 24, 2014

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Tana’s parents: Chris Price and Patricia Price, Mesa, Arizona

Richard’s parents: Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Dwornik, Lincoln, Nebraska

The honeymoon: Paris, France

Florist: Naakiti Floral Design

Photography: Image Studios

Holding their wedding in Las Vegas was an easy decision as Tana and Richard both love classic Vegas style and the glamour of the golden days. The couple resides in DC Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona, where Tana works in fashion merchandising and Richard is an attorney.

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