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The Union StaffCara Espedal-Shaun Cooney
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Cara Rene Espedal and Shaun William Cooney, both of Sacramento, were married July 27 at Sogno Winery in Shingle Springs. The ceremony was officiated by the bride’s father, Larry Espedal.

The bride, a 1999 Bear River High School graduate, is the daughter of Larry and Chris Espedal of Auburn. She is a senior at the University of California at Davis majoring in interior architecture. She works for Open Systems Imaging of Roseville.

The bridegroom is the son of Linda Sumner of Grass Valley and Bill Cooney of Saugus. He is a 1996 graduate of Bear River High School, and is currently employed by the Newspaper Network of Sacramento.

The bride wore an ivory-colored strapless gown with full train. A silver tiara secured the fingertip veil. She carried a bouquet of white and burgundy calla lilies, along with her great grandmother’s handkerchief.

The matron of honor was Jennifer Nelson of Sacramento. The maid of honor was Shaina Rutherford of Chico.

The bridesmaids were Gina Espedal, the bride’s sister-in-law; Holly Reason of Norman, Oklahoma; Shannon Kerr of Chico; and Sara Allstot of Grass Valley.

The flower girls were the groom’s nieces, Ashley Freeson and Taylor Cooney, both of Los Angeles.

The ring bearers were the bride’s nephew, Carson Espedal, and the groom’s nephew, Shane Cooney of Los Angeles.

The best man was the bride’s brother, Nicholas Espedal.

The groomsmen were Mike Kidwell and Aaron Moule, both of Grass Valley; Matt Redmond of Auburn, Jon Morrissey of Sacramento, Christian Masegian of San Francisco and Mark Bradbury of Los Angeles.

Music was provided by bagpiper Peter Schram, guitarist/vocalist Jeremy Kerr, both of Grass Valley, and vocalist Jennifer Nelson.

The photographer was Photography Unlimited of Roseville.

The coupe honeymooned in Hawaii.

They live in Sacramento.

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