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Rachel Otte-Brett Michelin
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Rachel Elizabeth Otte and Brett Robert Michelin, both of Sacramento, were married June 15 at St. John’s in Orange.

The bride is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Greg Otte. She is a graduate of Orange Lutheran High School and California State University at Northridge. She is the executive director for California Elected Women Association for Education and Research.

The groom, a graduate of Nevada Union High School, is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Michelin of Nevada City. He is chief of staff for Assemblyman Sam Aanestad.

The bride wore a princess-cut gown of ivory silk and French lace. She carried her grandmother’s handkerchief and a bouquet of flowers from her mother’s garden.

The maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Rebecca Otte, of Orange.

The bridesmaids were Marita Bonanni, the groom’s sister, of Ridgefield, Conn.; Marlo Naber of Orange. Denise Zertuche of Lake Forest. Bonnie Marquez of Granada Hills and Joanne Vaught of Irvine.

The best man was Jeff Martin of Grass Valley.

The groomsmen were Andrew Bonanni of Ridgefield and Dr. Thomas Lane of Irvine.

The ushers were Brian Rees of El Dorado Hills; Sean Fox of Washington, D.C.; and Mark Noble and Tim Newberry, both of Sacramento.

Music was provided by organist Dr. William Heidi of Orange and vocalist Emily Aames of Santa Ana.

One-hundred-forty guests attended the ceremony and dinner reception at Turnip Rose in Santa Ana.

Special guests included Aline Michelin, grandmother of the groom, of Cheboygan, Mich. Family and friends from Michigan, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Washington state, Idaho, Louisiana, Colorado, Grass Valley and Nevada City attended.

The guest-book attendants were Meredith Dufield and Rosalie Thompson.

The photographer was Michael Good Photography of Santa Ana.

The couple honeymooned in France.

They live in Sacramento.

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