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South Tahoe High grad married

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Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune Heather Simmons Jensen, a South Tahoe High School graduate, and Matt Almy were married June 19 at Lake Tahoe Golf Course.
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Heather Simmons Jensen and Matt Almy exchanged wedding vows June 19 at Lake Tahoe Golf Course. The 5:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony was performed by the bridegroom’s father, Bill Almy, and witnessed by 230 family members and friends.

The bride is the daughter of Chris and Vickie Jensen of South Lake Tahoe and the bridegroom’s parents are Bill and Barbara Almy of Danville, Calif.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride was attired in a white A-line gown with strapless beaded bodice buttoned down the back and scalloped lace and beaded edging on the bottom of the skirt. She carried a bouquet of several shades of purple hydrangeas and roses and ivory roses.

Maid of honor was Bridey Heidel of South Lake Tahoe and bridesmaids were Heather Diaz of Redlands, Calif., Shannon Beni of South Lake Tahoe, Tawnie Makua of San Diego, Calif., Christy Hues of Reno, Nev., Holly Torpey of Gabon, Africa, and the bridegroom’s sister, Jenny Simon of Los Angeles, Calif. Each attendant wore a sage green A-line dress with sleeveless embroidered and beaded top buttoned down the back and chiffon skirt and carried a smaller version of the bride’s bouquet.

Best man was Brent Koonce of San Francisco, Calif., and groomsmen were Scott Johnson and Steve Gonzales of Sacramento, Calif., Greg Millard of Folsom, Calif., Ken Briner of Paso Robles, Calif., and the bride’s brother, Gregg Colbert of Irvine, Calif.

Ring bearers were the bride’s nephews, Trent and Chad Colbert and the guest book attendants were Erik and Shannon Dugan.

Following the ceremony a reception was hosted by the bride’s parents at Lake Tahoe Golf Course.

Upon their return from a one-week wedding trip to Hawaii, the newlyweds established their home at Sacramento.

The bride graduated from South Tahoe High School in 1989 and received a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from California State University, Chico, in 1994. She is a second-grade teacher at Woodland Joint Schools.

The bridegroom is a 1991 graduate of San Ramon High School, Danville, Calif., and received a master’s degree in public policy from Sacramento State University in 1997.


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