Click to View Latest IssueClick to View Latest Issue

Rebekah and Brien

By  0 Comments

Tied the Knot: October 8, 2016

Rebekah Marie Moules was born and raised in the country on a farm and she can’t picture herself anywhere else. Rebekah also enjoys her job teaching preschool. She’s of Portuguese descent, a heritage she shares with Brien, and the couple enjoys attending many events in the area celebrating their culture.

Brien Anthony Moules is a cattle rancher. He loves animals and has a true passion for taking care of them, and the work that comes with having a farm. Brien loves building anything and everything including chicken coops, fences and barns.

“Brien and I actually met online!” Rebekah laughs. “We met on the dating website Farmersonly.com! It seems silly to think that is how we met, but without that website, I don’t think we ever would have found each other! We are truly thankful that it brought us together.”

Brien’s proposal came on a day when Rebekah had received a welcome bit of news. “I had just moved to the area with him and I was having a hard time finding a job. That morning I had received a wonderful job offer! He then said there was something that could make me even happier than that news. Of course, I couldn’t think of anything at the time that would! Later that evening, in our cozy home, he gave me the warmest hug and instead of casually bringing his arms down from our embrace, he brought them down in front of me and held out the ring. I didn’t give him the chance to ask before I said yes!”

The blissful couple tied the knot October 8, 2016. Rebekah’s Matron of Honor was her sister, Sarah Deliyiannis; bridesmaids were Shalene Prasad, Marian Hormozi and Kassi Massingale. Brien’s Best Man was John Ferreira; groomsmen were Matthew Sousa and the bride’s brothers, Matthew Avila and Jacob Avila. The flower girls, ring bearers and sign carriers were the couple’s nieces and nephews.

The fall wedding day dawned crisp and clear. “When Brien and I met for our first look photos, it was an emotional moment, but a solidifying, genuine moment where we felt ‘as one’ right then and there,” Rebekah describes. “The ceremony began at 4:00 p.m. with my arrival with my Dad on his antique tractor, which is not only special to him but to me as well. It is a cherished heirloom in our family and full of memories. After the ceremony, Brien whisked me away on the tractor with a Just Married sign he had crafted on the back.

“Our entrance as Mr. and Mrs. Brien Moules included the Farmersonly.com theme song! It was perfect. After dinner, cake cutting, speeches and traditional dances, we had an open dance floor with traditional wedding music and Portuguese dance music, and a night full of family, love and laughter that we will never forget.”

Rebekah and Brien mini-mooned at Bass Lake near Yosemite, and plan a trip to the Portuguese islands of the Azores, a beautiful region where they have family and they’re looking forward to visiting this year as a formal honeymoon. ■

Bridal Gown:
David’s Bridal

Bridesmaids’ Gowns:
Dresstells

Hair Styling:
Veronica Lopez

DJ:
Sounds in Motion

Caterer:
Annette Travao and Ernie Burgi

Cake:
Serendipity Custom Cakes and Cookies

Venue:
The Galas Barn

Invitation and Stationer:
Zazzle.com

Photo Booth:
The Platinum Photo Booth

Videographer:
El Nido Productions