Wedding " Barriere Jenkins-Schippmann
Patricia Aida Barriere Jenkins and Matthew Earnest Schippmann were married on Jan. 13 at the Christian Life Center, in Grass Valley by Rev. Dr. Jerry Stroup. Patricia is from Elk Grove and Matthew is from Grass Valley.
The bride is the daughter of Mario and Margarita Barriere of Elk Grove. She is a 2003 graduate of Elk Grove High School and earned an associate’s degree in Social Sciences from Consumnes River College. She aspires to become a bilingual teacher.
He is the son of Roy and Sherry Schippmann of Grass Valley. He graduated from Forest Lake Christian High School in 2001 and is a graduate of Heald College with an associate’s degree in Computer Information Technology. He is currently serving in the United Stated Marines as a Practical Air Traffic Controller/Weapons Controller and is stationed at Camp Pendleton.
The bride wore an ivory satin, A-line, strapless gown with a full train and embroidered champagne trim and beading. Sworovski crystals decorated the layered veil and the complementing hair ornament. Her bouquet was a large cluster of long stem red roses. Also, the bride wore something borrowed from her maid of honor, a diamond tennis bracelet. The groom wore his military dress uniform.
Music was provided by organist Nancy Schippmann, the groom’s grandmother, of Boring, Ore.; and Bub and Mary Pratt, the groom’s cousins, of Bremerton, Wash. who played a duet on the guitar and saxophone.
The greeters were Marvin Pescador, of Grass Valley and Dennis and Shelly Sawyer, the groom’s Uncle and Aunt, of Port Orchard, Wash.
Approximately 150 guests attended the wedding and buffet reception at the Embassy Suites in Sacramento. Decorations were white candles and lights, ivory and champagne ribbon and tulle, white and red linens and roses, and red rose centerpieces surrounded by votives.
Toasts to the couple were given by the best man, maid of honor, the bride’s mother and the groom’s father.
The bride’s grandmother, uncle, and some family friends traveled from El Salvador. The groom’s grandparents, uncles, aunts and some cousins traveled by car, train and plane in harsh weather from Washington and Oregon. Also, the groom’s two month old niece, Alexandria Stroud, arrived by plane from Pennsylvania, accompanied by her parents.
The couple honeymooned in Aspen, Colo. for a week and the groom took the opportunity to teach the bride how to ski for the first time. They enjoyed sightseeing, shopping and delicious food.
The new couple lives in Oceanside on the base at Camp Pendleton. The family prays for God’s richest blessing’s upon them.
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