Tech Thu Tran of San Francisco and Veronica Ann Medina-Meza of Riverbank were united as husband and wife in an afternoon ceremony on Sept. 10, 2011 at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Riverbank.
The bride, daughter of Gumercindo and Phyllis Medina-Meza of Riverbank, wore a cathedral length veil to accompany her white Justin Alexander grand ball gown accented with Alencon lace and pearl crystal with a sweetheart strapless and apron front skirt.
The A-line skirt had been trimmed at the hem with lace, and beaded throughout with sequins and bugle beads. The gathered overlay cathedral length train was trimmed with beaded lace to match.
She carried assortment of vibrant tones and flowers that included roses, lilies, dahlias, mums, spray roses and coffee beans. She wore a pearl necklace, bracelet and earrings given to her by her maternal grandmother, Filomena Silveira. The bridesmaids wore a Bill Levkoff black gown with a white train sash accompanied by a vibrant orange bouquet with roses, lilies, coffee beans and spray roses. Those bridal party included Katalin Ribeiro of Riverbank; the sister of the bride, Elizabeth Medina-Meza of Riverbank; Carissa Apodaca of Modesto; a cousin of the bride, Jaime Loogman of Escalon; Mariana Balderas of Riverbank; Leslie Self of San Diego.
The groom, son of Minh Tran and Loc Ho of San Jose, was attended by Paul Jones of Anaheim, Jorge Martinez of Buena Park, Ngoc Chu from Hayward, Sieu Tran of Antioch, Kevin Park from Tucson, Arizona and Rudy Castellon from Midway City, California.
The unity candle was lit by Phyllis Medina-Meza and Loc Ho.
Ringbearer was Diego Santos, godson of the bride, from Modesto and flower girl was Isabella Silveira, goddaughter of the bride, from Modesto.
Giving the bride away in marriage were her father, Gumercindo Medina-Meza and her maternal grandfather, Manuel Silveira. The bride graduated from California State University, Stanislaus. She is currently employed by the Contra Costa Child Care Council as an IQ Program Facilitator in Richmond.
The groom graduated from California State University, Fullerton.
He is attending CSU East Bay for his Masters in Social Work, and is currently employed by the Putnam Clubhouse as a Career Specialist in Concord. The couple has purchased a home in Antioch.
A reception for 200 was hosted at the Charity Way Ballroom in Modesto.
The couple enjoyed a two-week honeymoon in Hawaii, splitting the weeks between Kauai and Kona.