Dori Ann Richards and Gabriel Adrian Delgado, both of Grass Valley, were married July 14 at Empire Mine State Historic Park. The ceremony was conducted by Jerry Smith of Nevada City Methodist Church.
The bride, a 1995 Nevada Union High School graduate, is the daughter of Dorothy and Jim Richards of Nevada City. She attended Sierra College for two years. She works at Gambro Healthcare Dialysis.
The groom, a 1990 NUHS graduate, is the son of Guarionex and Sharon Delgado of Scotts Valley. He graduated from Point Loma Nazarene College with a bachelor of arts degree. He owns the Internet business anycraze.com.
The bride wore a two-piece, strapless white satin gown trimmed with beaded crystals and pearls. A crystal tiara secured a fingertip veil trimmed in satin ribbon. The bride carried a handkerchief that was crocheted and tatted by her great-grandmother and a bouquet of yellow, lavender and white roses with freesia and ivy.
The matron of honor was Laurie Rabo of Grass Valley.
The maid of honor was Courtney Snell of Grass Valley.
The bridesmaids were Jamie Richards of Santa Barbara, Jenn Whiley of New Hampshire, Skye Retherford of Grass Valley and Janel Sunde of Alta Sierra.
The flower girl was the bride’s cousin, Heather Richards, of San Diego.
The ring bearer was the groom’s nephew, Jimmy Mitchell, of Nevada City.
The best man was Bill Thomas of Grass Valley.
The groomsmen were Luke Delgado, David Richards, Jason Richards and Jon Mitchell, all of Nevada City; and Beau Miller of Grass Valley.
The groom’s father, Guarionex Delgado, recited a poem during the ceremony.
Approximately 180 guests attended the ceremony and buffet reception at Empire MIne.
To attend the ceremony, the bride’s family traveled from San Diego and New Hampshire and the groom’s grandmother traveled from Puerto Rico.
The three-layer cake was decorated with yellow and lavender roses.
The guest-book attendant was Kerry Jones.
The photographer was Cosme Photography.
The couple honeymooned on Maui.
They live in Grass Valley.
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