Wedding: McKenzie wedding |

Wedding: McKenzie wedding

Laura T. McKenzie and Hart D. McKenzie (pictured) were married Oct. 17, 2009, in Monterey. The ceremony and reception were held at the Memory Garden at the Custom House Plaza against a beautiful sunset on a warm evening. Jessica Zeidman of San Francisco, a close friend of the bride and groom, officiated.

One-hundred-sixty-five guests attended. Special guests included Vula Stamos, the bride’s grandmother; Sue and Ed Thompson of West Virginia; and Barbara Sarantitas and Tom Murray of Alaska.

The maid of honor was Callie Mohler of West Sacramento. Attendants were Michele Garcia of San Francisco, sister of the bride; Megan Courtney of Foster City; and Stacey Bower of San Mateo.

The best man was Kasey Allen of Grass Valley. Attendants were Mark Garcia of Foster City, brother of the bride; Jorge Kidwell of Bakersfield; Anthony Sanzone of Grass Valley; and Billy Spratt of Santa Barbara.

The bride is the daughter of Edmund L. and Vivi Garcia.

She is a 1998 graduate of San Mateo High School and graduated from CSU Chico in 2003 with a degree in communications. She is finishing her teaching credential at CSU Monterey Bay.

She is employed at the Marina School District, Monterey Peninsula.

The groom is the son of Maryann Hart of Grass Valley and Stewart McKenzie of Nevada City.

He is a 1998 graduate of Nevada Union High School and graduated from CSU Chico in 2003 with a degree in philosophy. He received his teaching credential from CSU Monterey Bay.

He is a fourth-grade teacher at Natividad Elementary School in Salinas.

The couple went on a two-week honeymoon to Sedona, Ariz., over the Christmas holiday.

They reside in Monterey.

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