Melvin “Douglas” Echelberger of Oakdale and Julie Marlene Salter of Livermore united as husband and wife on June 10, 2009.
After an engagement, which started in a small restaurant in Paris, the couple exchanged vows as husband and wife in a double ring ceremony at Kapalua Bay Beach, Maui, Hawaii.
Presiding over the ceremony was the Reverend Kimo Kirkman.
The bride is the daughter of Philip Salter and Anna Whiting of Livermore. She is a 1980 graduate of Livermore High School and is currently employed as a sales representative with Pleasant Holidays Travel Company.
Standing at the side of the bride as attendants for the ceremony were her daughter Audra Enos and the groom’s daughter Melissa Faria. They wore white ginger leis. In lieu of the traditional bridal bouquet, the bride wore a three strand Pikake lei. She also wore a single pearl that belonged to her great-grandmother.
The groom is the son of Mel Echelberger of Gold Beach, Oregon and Karen Nielsen of Modesto. He is a 1977 graduate of Oakdale High School and a 1983 graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He is currently employed by the San Joaquin County Division of Weights and Measures as an Inspector.
Following the island wedding, a stateside reception was hosted at the home of Tom and Nancy Brammel, (the bride’s sister and brother-in-law) at their home in Livermore.
The couple honeymooned for one week while on the island of Maui at the Westin in Kaanapali.
They plan to reside in Livermore.