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Morgan and Lance Reece

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Tied the Knot: July 29, 2017

Friends help us create new connections and relationships that can endure for a lifetime. For Morgan and Lance Reece, a special group of friends helped them create a lasting love.

Morgan and Lance were out with separate groups of their friends on the night they met. After they hit it off, Lance contacted Morgan a few days later and they had their first date on Christmas Eve.

Morgan grew up in Oakdale, California, surrounded by a large family. She is a social worker and loves sports, the outdoors and being with family. Lance grew up in Escalon, California, with a very loving family. He loves the outdoors and enjoys fishing, which was part of his proposal to Morgan.

Lance and Morgan were fishing one afternoon on Lake Tulloch in November 2016. Lance reached into his tackle box to change the lure on his fishing rod, and instead he pulled out the ring, got on one knee in the bass boat, and proposed to Morgan in the back of a quiet cove on the lake. Lance’s sister and brother-in-law and Morgan’s sister and brother-in-law were hiding to capture the proposal on camera and share in the celebration.

The blissful couple tied the knot July 29, 2017, at the scenic, historic Viaggio Winery in Lodi, California, in an outdoor ceremony enhanced by the riverside vista. Morgan’s Matron of Honor was Mikaela Prins and Mariah Alger served as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were Kendra Reece, Alexa Alger, Emily Rhoda, Vanessa Dotinga, Kayla Sikkema, Macy Van Essen and Mara Van Essen. Matt Fields stood with Lance as Best Man, and Kalvin Prins, Cade Alger, Michael Fields, Travis Hill, Clayton Prins, Max Koetsire, Jon Segale and Eric Metzler served as groomsmen.

“Our wedding day was such a joy and a blast for both of us,” Morgan smiles. “The ceremony and reception at Viaggio were so scenic, and the weather ended up being absolutely perfect. Everything flowed flawlessly throughout the day and we loved being surrounded by so many of our friends and family members! We loved every minute of our wedding day and felt that it couldn’t have gone any better. We wouldn’t have changed a thing as we celebrated and enjoyed the day with our closest friends and family.”

Morgan and Lance enjoyed a relaxing honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. “We decided that with almond harvest following the wedding, we would take our honeymoon three months later, and we wouldn’t have had it any other way. In Punta Cana, we relaxed by the ocean under our palapa and also by the pool. We so very much enjoyed meeting a lot of fun couples and participating the pool activities organized by the staff. We played a lot of beach and pool volleyball and enjoyed getting to know people from a variety of places.”

Bridal Gown
Mira Bridal Couture

Bridesmaids’ Gowns
David’s Bridal

Hair Styling
Jena Wesselink

Florist
Embellish Floral Design

DJ
Sounds in Motion

Caterer
Viaggio Estate & Winery

Cake
Dutch Girls Baking Company

Venue
Viaggio Estate & Winery

Invitation and Stationer
Gwen Marie Designs

Rentals
Viaggio Estate & Winery