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Bells for John and Venessa!

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Imagine…the bells are ringing for the Rowa family again!

Yes, it’s true!  Our son John Rowa and Venessa Thronson were married today, April 26th, in Newport Beach, California.

John & Venessa

John and Venessa met during church youth group six years ago, and over time their friendship developed. Last year on Christmas Eve, John posed the question, and the rest is history.


The ceremony and dinner/reception were held at the Haborside Inn Ballroom, overlooking Balboa Harbor. Pastors Mike and Ronda Crites officiated with grace and a touch of humor. Venessa’s mother did a beautiful job of adding decorative touches to the elegant setting. Wall-to-wall windows provided a magnificent background view of the harbor, during twilight and evening, for the guests during the dinner and reception.

The bride was beautiful in a fitted, brocaded wedding gown and long train. The bridesmaids wore bright pink floor-length gowns. The groom and groomsmen were handsome in black tux with silver vest and accents.


John is the Executive Director of Trading for a financial company, and Venessa works at an elementary School.
They will be making their home in Riverside, California.

We wish them all the best!


Photos by Groom’s father, Aenet Rowa.

Written by Aenet Rowa

April 27th, 2009 at 3:45 am

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