Paulette Ann Graham from Oakdale and James Willis Wright from Turlock exchanged wedding vows in a double ring ceremony on December 29, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Father Richard Morse officiated.
The bride is the daughter of the late Don and Rita Graham. The groom is the son of Vic and Doris Wright of Turlock.
The bride’s gown was a floor length, strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline. The skirt was a full organza pick up skirt with crystal embellishments. She wore a bolero style jacket to compliment the dress. Her veil was custom made by Cris Bartholomew. It was a floor length tulle veil with embellishments that complimented her dress. The bride’s bouquet was red roses surrounding two white roses in honor of her parents and was designed by Alicia Largent. A picture charm created by Michelle Dixon, of the bride’s parents on their wedding day, was placed into her bouquet as a special keepsake.
Mrs. Stacy Graham, the bride’s sister-in-law was the Matron of Honor. Mrs. Darrylin Liebig from Woodbridge, Ms. Jan Beck and Mrs. Debra Johnson from Modesto, and Mrs. Linda Parkins, the groom’s sister from Turlock were attendants. They wore black dresses with red bolero style jackets. They carried bouquets of white roses with a mix of red and green berries.
Mr. David Graham, the best man and brother of the bride, gave her away. The groom’s brother’s-in-law, Tom Babcock from Santa Rosa and Ken Parkins from Turlock were ushers.
Donnie Graham and Davie Graham, nephews of the bride, were the ring bearers.
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Saito sat in the seat of honor for the bride.
A reception for 180 guests was held at the Oakdale Sportsman’s Club.
The groom is a graduate of Grace Davis High School in Modesto. He is a Ranch Manager for AJ Dairy in Oakdale.
The bride is a graduate of Oakdale High School and CSU, Stanislaus and is a high school teacher in Waterford.
The newlyweds honeymooned at Disneyland and will make their home in Oakdale.