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Wedding – Gastoni-Benish

Submitted photoCarol Ann Gastoni and Russell Benish
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Carol Ann Gastoni and Russell Benish, both of Grass Valley, were married July 4 at Miners Foundry in Nevada City. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Bob Backus.

The bride is the daughter of Robert E. and Verna Hook of Nevada City. She is a licensed vocational nurse at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital.

The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Addie Lou Benish,and the late Louis Frank Benish, of Biloxi, Miss. He is a certified surgical technologist at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital.



The bride wore an ivory-colored, full length, Victorian-style gown, trimmed with beads and lace. She carried a bouquet of red roses and white calla lilies.

The maid of honor was Georgia Lee of Auburn.




The bridesmaids were Mary Newton of Sacramento and the bride’s granddaughters, Jacqueline Gastoni and Marissa Gastoni, both of Cambridge, Minn.

The best man was the groom’s son, Mason Benish, of Auburn.

The groomsmen were the bride’s sons, David Gastoni of La Mirada and Vincent Gastoni of Cambridge, and the bride’s grandson, Christopher Gastoni, of Cambridge.

The ushers were Tom Warwick and Christian Stevenson, both of Auburn.

The guest book attendant was the groom’s sister, Debbie Burton, of Garden City, S.C.

Music was provided by guitarist Jonathan Meredith of Nevada City.

Approximately 100 guests attended the ceremony and reception. Special guests included the groom’s mother, Addie Lou Benish, of Biloxi, Miss., and the groom’s sister, Vonnie Gogarty, of Virginia Beach, Va.

The unity candle was lit by Mason Benish and David Gastoni. The bride was given away by her father, Robert E. Hook.

The three-tiered wedding cake, trimmed in white lace and red roses, was created by “The Cake Artist,” Donna Imsand.

Catering by Bill Dudley and Tom Clark.

The wedding planner was Julie Walsh.

The photographer was Christopher Hersey.

The couple honeymooned in Maui.

They live in Grass Valley.


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