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WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY HOW

TYING THE KNOT

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  • CEREMONY
    Join us in the amphitheater for the main event. Start time is 4:00 in the afternoon. Click here for more information about wedding logistics.

  • FUN AND GAMES
    After the ceremony, there will be refreshments and games on the lawn above the amphitheater. Explore the farm, visit the chickens in their coop, gaze at the endless rows of walnut trees, relax in the farmhouse, or stroll along the 100 year-old olive tree colonnade.

  • SUPPER
    Under the oak tree, we will serve a buffet of comfort food suitable for herbivores and carnivores alike. We're excited to feature locally-grown and seasonal food, appropriate given our farm locale.

  • DANCING
    Post-dinner, we'll head to the barn to cut the cake and to cut a rug! We will also have a fire pit with the opportunity to roast marshmallows and/or sip a glass of wine into the night.

GUESTS

You, our guests, make up our community and we will be thrilled to have you witness our wedding. We welcome your children too.

Please use the card in your invitation to RSVP by April 10th. If you have questions, dietary restrictions, special requests, or simply want to request your favorite song for the dance party, please let us know.


HENCHMEN

GabeOfficiant
GABE BENVENISTE

Gabe is our longtime close friend. As a former Pixar colleague, he has witnessed and encouraged our relationship since the beginning. He is supportive and caring, clever and visionary, quirky and yet still grounded, and we are beyond thrilled that he as agreed to marry us.
photo by Chris Walker

 

 

 

FrederiqueMatron of Honor
FREDERIQUE JOHNSTON

When Bethany first stepped into Frederique's belly dancing class in 2003, she wasn't sure what was more impressive: the tattoos or the hypnotic hips. Collaborating on a belly dancing documentary brought them closer together and now they are good friends. Frederique is endlessly creative, giving and down-to-earth and Bethany enjoys every moment she spends with her.

 

 

DamonBest Man
DAMON RUHL

Damon is Dan's longtime friend, full of good humor and good advice. Because they live 80 miles apart, it can be difficult to spend time together, but when their schedules allow it, you will find them having a backpacking, road tripping, beer drinking good time! Damon challenges Dan to be a better person, and is a good model himself of what kind of person to be.

 

 

AdiBridesmaid
ADI BENVENISTE

Bethany has been in awe of Adi's beauty and worldliness since they met nine years ago. She is the perfect complement to her husband Gabe, and the woman who makes you think maybe I really can have it all. Her sophistication is matched only by her generosity, and the ways in which Bethany has benefited from their friendship are many and deep.

 

 

KevinGroomsman
KEVIN HOFFMAN

As Dan's brother, Kevin grew up with him in Las Vegas and Tucson. They parted ways after college, but years later wound up in the Bay Area with similar IT jobs. When they are not discussing iPhones and iMacs, they might be found on the slopes at Kirkwood, or hanging out around the campfire. Dan is lucky to have a supportive brother live nearby and play such an integral role in his life.

Email Bethany and Dan: walnutwedding@yahoo.com