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The Union StaffTammi Maier-Christopher Cota
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Tammi Jo Maier and Dr. Christopher T. Cota, both of Smartville, were married Aug. 17 in the Holbrooke Hotel Library. The ceremony was officiated by David Potter.

The bride is the daughter of Donald and Sue Gerrald of Davenport, Iowa, and Sherry and Ron Larson of Soldotna, Alaska. She is a graduate of Soldotna High School and a 2001 graduate of Sierra College with a degree in liberal studies. She is a full-time student at California State University at Chico, working on a school psychology credential.

The groom, a 1982 Nevada Union High School graduate, is the son of Tomas J. Cota and the late Velma “Sam” Cota of Grass Valley. He is a graduate of Chico State and Life West Chiropractic College in San Lorenzo. He works at the Roseville-Sutter Occupational Health Clinic.

The bride wore a full-length informal gown with a halter top, lace-and-pearl inset and empire waist.

A pearl crown and bouquet of yellow and pink roses completed the ensemble.

The bride was given away by her father, who also recited a closing prayer for the ceremony.

The maid of honor was the bride’s daughter, Hannah Christine Maier, age 11.

The groomsmen were the groom’s son, Kyle Cota, 7; and the bride’s son, Timothy Maier, 16.

Music was provided by pianist Sue Gerrald, the bride’s stepmother.

Approximately 70 guests attended the ceremony and buffet reception at the Holbrooke Hotel.

The Victorian-style wedding cake was designed by the bride and decorated with fresh flowers and strawberries.

The couple honeymooned in Jamaica.

They live in Smartville with their three children.

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