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Christine Elaine Olson of Phoenix and Randall Steve Smith of Peoria, Ariz., were married July 1 at Lake Tahoe. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. John Spinola.

The bride is the daughter of Karen Beatie Wood of Rough and Ready and the Hon. Theodore B. Olson, U.S. solicitor general, of Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the University of the Pacific in Stockton.

The bridegroom is the son of Georgia Smith of Gastonia, N.C., and Randall Smith of Atlanta. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina.



Both bride and groom work for American Express in Phoenix.

The bridal bouquet was provided by Foothill Flowers of Grass Valley.




The maid of honor was the groom’s daughter, Taylor Smith, 10, of Phoenix.

The bridesmaids were the bride’s nieces Hayley Olson, 10, Jillian Olson, 9, and Kirstin Olson, 5, all of Ashburn, Va.; and Celeste Somera, 10, of Lodi.

The ring bearer was the bride’s nephew, Nicholas Somera, 6, of Lodi.

The groomsmen were Steve Greenberg and Ed Lennon, both of Phoenix; and the bride’s brother, Kenneth Olson, of Ashburn.

Friends and family gathered for the ceremony and dinner reception at Rainbow Lodge.

The wedding cake was provided by Hollywood Sweets of Grass Valley and decorated with fresh flowers.

Special guests included the bride’s grandparents Kenneth and Helen Beatie of Rough and Ready, and many friends.

The couple was feted at an Olson family gathering in Ellison Bay, Wis., in July and at the homes of the groom’s father in Atlanta and mother in Gastonia this month.


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