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Stutz-Estanislau wedding

Laura Catherine Stutz and Nicholas Orlando Estanislau were married April 26 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Orange. The Rev. Christopher Singer officiated.

Two hundred twenty-five guests attended the ceremony and reception that followed at Dove Canyon Country Club in Dove Canyon.

Special guests included Carol Taylor of Dallas, the bride’s aunt, and Jim and Nancy Spinner of Augusta, Ga., the bride’s uncle and aunt, and Emily and Meagan Stutz of Carlisle, Mass., the bride’s sister-in-law and niece.



The bride was given in marriage by her father.

The bride’s flowers were white and pale peach calla lilies and white and pale peach roses. The attendants wore sage green. The wedding cake was a three-tiered fondant with sage green bands around each layer, topped by fresh calla lilies and was made by the groom’s sister, Lillie Shea Estanislau. The photographers were Bambi Cantrell and Michael Gan of Cantrell Portrait Design of Benicia.




The scripture passages were read by the bride’s brother, Stephen Stutz of Morrisville, Vt., and the groom’s cousin, Jamie Sweningson of Aliso Viejo. Jeffrey Stutz of Carlisle, Mass., brother of the bride, sang Paul Stookey’s “Wedding Song.” Dr. William Heide was at the organ and was accompanied by trumpeters Richard Chasin and Tim Hall. A calla lily candle was lit in memory of grandparents of the bride and groom.

The bride wore a white satin strapless gown by Maggie Sottero with corset back and sweep train, featuring a pleated waistline. The gown was embellished with embroidery, Swarovski crystals, sequins, seed beads and bugle beads. With her fingertip veil she wore a tiara, purchased by her parents at the Tower of London.

The matron of honor was Irene Zanganeh. Bridesmaids included Bobbie Burns, Lillie Shea Estanislau, the groom’s sister Laria Powers, and Erin Woodhouse, all of Southern California, Janice Schultz of Yuma, Ariz., and Sarah Stutz, sister-in-law of the bride, of Morrisville, Vt. The junior bridesmaid was Lindsey Stutz, niece of the bride, of Carlisle, Mass.

The best man was Colby Zethraeus. Groomsmen included Tim Bryant, Robert Cornwell, the groom’s brother Benjamin Estanislau, and Shaun Kaye, all of southern California, and Jeffrey and Stephen Stutz, brothers of the bride. The ring bearer was Gunther Stutz, nephew of the bride.

The bride is the daughter of Robert and Leslie Stutz of Lake Wildwood.

She is a graduate of Foothill High School in Pleasanton and San Jose State University with degrees in occupational therapy and kinesiology. She owns AMP Therapies, a pediatric occupational therapy practice, in Newport Beach.

The groom is the son of William and Kelly Estanislau of Yorba Linda.

He graduated from Troy High School in Fullerton and attended college locally before joining the family land development and construction business in Orange County.

The couple honeymooned at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia

They will reside in Yorba Linda.


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