Couple weds at Tahoe
Kathryn Ann “Katie” Hernandez and Sean Bernard Heeran exchanged wedding vows June 23 at Our Lady of Tahoe Catholic Church, Zephyr Cove, Nev.
The Rev. John Bain officiated at the 11 a.m. double-ring ceremony, which was attended by 200 family members and friends.
The bride is the daughter of Phil and Chris Hernandez of Carson City and the bridegroom’s parents are John and Patrice Heeran of Zephyr Cove.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attired in a simple, but elegant A-line floor-length white satin gown designed with fitted beaded bodice, scoop neckline, spaghetti straps and chapel-length train. Her hair was styled in a bun and she wore a chapel-length veil edged in satin that was attached to the bun via a comb with flowers. She carried a bouquet of white calla lilies, lavender mini-calla lilies and pinkish-purple orchids.
Maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Molly Hernandez of Carson City and bridesmaid’s were the bridegroom’s sister, Katie Heeran of Woodland Hill, Calif.; Katie Patrick of Carson City; Kristy Mogab of Salem, Ore.; and the bride’s cousin, Marissa Meyers of Fort Wayne, Ind. Each attendant wore a floor-length, A-line, empire-style lavender gown of satiny fabric with lavender overlay and spaghetti straps and carried a bouquet of white calla lilies and pinkish-purple orchids.
Best man was the bridegroom’s brother, Patrick Heeran of Zephyr Cove and groomsmen were the bride’s brother, Nick Hernandez of Carson City, Mark Watkins of Marysville, Calif., Paul Minaker, of Rossmoor, Calif., and Ryan Grimm of Douglas, Ariz.
Altar servers were Christina Lea and Neil Crosby of South Lake Tahoe. Music for the ceremony at Our Lady of Tahoe was provided by the Sierra Strings.
A reception was hosted by the bride’s parents at their home in Jacks Valley, Nev., immediately following the ceremony. Upon their return from a five-day wedding trip to Disneyland and San Diego, the newlyweds established their home at Douglas, Ariz. They plan a trip to Ireland in the fall.
The bride graduated from Douglas High School, Minden, Nev., in 1998. She attended Gonzaga University in Seattle, Wash., and University of Nevada, Reno and will continue her education at Cochise College in Sierra Vista, Ariz.
The bridegroom is a 1994 graduate of George Whittell High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from University of Nevada, Reno in 1998 and graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center at Glynco, Ga., in Oct. 2000. He is a border patrol agent with Immigration and Naturalism Service, Department of Justice.
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