South Tahoe native weds back home
August 13, 2004
Amy Elizabeth McKenna and James Ray Riebli were married at noon July 17 at the Lakefront Wedding Chapel in South Lake Tahoe. The ceremony was witnessed by 75 family members and friends.
The bride is the daughter of Capt. Joseph L. McKenna, who is retired from the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department, and Vicki McKenna of South Lake Tahoe and Melinda E. Bunting of Rohnert Park, Calif. The bridegroom’s parents are Don and Jan Riebli of Petaluma, Calif.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Maid of honor was Katie McGriff of Santa Rosa, Calif., and bridesmaids were the bride’s sisters, Sara McKenna of Cotati, Calif., and Nichol De Giorgio of Long Beach, Calif. Each attendant wore a street-length lilac-colored dress and carried a bouquet of sterling silver roses.
Best man was Mike Griffin of Petaluma and groomsmen were the bridegroom’s cousin, Rob Shaw, and Tim McKee, both of Cotati.
Flower girl was the bride’s niece, Francesca De Giorgio and ring bearer was Cole McGriff.
Immediately following the wedding ceremony the newlyweds greeted their guests during a reception at the Lakefront Wedding Chapel.
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Upon their return from a seven-day wedding trip driving up the Northern California Coast, the couple established their home on a 100-acre dairy farm in Petaluma.
The bride graduated from South Tahoe High School in 1994. She received a bachelor’s degree in English in 1999 and completed the credential program in 2000 at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park. She is an English teacher at Mountain Shadows Middle School.
The bridegroom is a 1982 graduate of Petaluma High School and is a self-employed dairyman. Both the bride and the bridegroom belong to the Redwood Empire Quarter Horse Association and the Petaluma Riding and Driving Club and enjoy team penning and trail riding.