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JoAnn Tassone - Mark Thompson
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JoAnn Tassone and Mark Thompson, both of Santa Cruz, were married Aug. 10 at a private home. The ceremony was officiated by Dan Miller.

The bride is the daughter of Diane Durkin and Joseph Tassone, both of Grass Valley. She has degrees in biology, theater arts and education. She works in Santa Cruz.

The bridegroom is the son of Milo Thompson and Paula Pharr, both of Raleigh, N.C. He is a graduate of California State University at San Jose with a degree in computer science. He works in Santa Clara.



The bride wore an ivory-colored strapless Maggie Sottero gown with elbow-length veil. She carried a lucky penny from her friend, Tom Poppleton, and a handkerchief from her grandmother, Frances Durkin.

The bride’s grandfather Joseph Durkin escorted her down the aisle. An Apache wedding blessing was read by her uncle Steven Tassone.




The bridesmaids were Alicia Lacoste of Nevada City, Kayla Harrington of Grass Valley, the bride’s cousin, and Carina Peritore and Kaia Phelps, both of Santa Cruz.

The best man was Joe Sandoval of San Jose.

The groomsmen were Charles Gabe of Truckee, Terry McAdams of Wisconsin and the groom’s brother, Chris Thompson, of Lake in the Hills, Ill.

Music was provided by violinist and harpist Lisa Stein and Beverly Marks, vocalist Debbie Durkin, and guitarist Gerard Tassone, all of Grass Valley.

About 150 guests attended the ceremony and reception at the home of the Schramm family. The buffet was catered by Apex.

The three-tiered cake was by Judy at SPD Bakery.

The photographer was Chris Harada.

The DJs at the reception were B. D. Coldwell and Diana Fox from Paramount Sounds.

The couple honeymooned in Tahiti.

They live in Santa Cruz.


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