South Shore couple wed in Southern Cal |

South Shore couple wed in Southern Cal

Amy Francis Olivas and Ben J. Zeppa exchanged wedding vows April 12 at Tivoli Terrace in Laguna Beach, Calif.

The 6:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony, which took place in a garden setting, was officiated by the Rev. Jared Fulton and witnessed by 50 family members and friends.

The bride is the daughter of Clarence and Carol Olivas of South Lake Tahoe and the bridegroom’s mother is Helen Zeppa of Mesa, Ariz.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attired in a white satin floor-length, strapless, A-line gown with embroidered waist and chapel-length train. She wore a chapel-length veil, elbow-length gloves and a string of pearls that belonged to her aunt, Faye White, and carried a bouquet of white Virginia roses tied with white satin ribbon.

Matron of honor was Sarah Cantway Walker of Grass Valley, Calif. She wore a black crepe floor-length, halter-style dress and carried a bouquet of white Virginia roses.

Best man was Danny Mullinix of South Lake Tahoe. Flower girls, all nieces of the bridegroom, were Kayla Rodriguez, Alexandria Gilbert and Haley Pettibone, all of Mesa, Ariz. Each girl wore a pink satin and chiffon floor-length dress with matching pink ballet shoes and rosebuds in her hair. They carried baskets of pink rose petals.

Immediately following the ceremony the bride and bridegroom hosted a reception with sit-down dinner and dancing at Tivoli Terrace. The bride’s parents will host a second reception with a Hawaiian theme on Aug. 11 at their South Lake Tahoe home.

Upon their return from a one-week wedding trip to Negril, Jamaica, the newlyweds established their home at Aliso Viejo, Calif.

The bride graduated from South Tahoe High School in 1993 and was named Female Athlete of the Year. She received a bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies and a teaching credential from California State University at Fullerton in 1998 and will receive a master’s degree in reading in December. She is employed as a third-grade teacher by Capistrano School District.

The bridegroom is a 1989 graduate of South Tahoe High School. Both the bride and bridegroom were active in sports throughout high school. He is assistant general manger for the Resort and Conference Center of South Orange County.

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