The couple became engaged Nov. 2, 2013, in Newport Beach. Stephen presented his grandmother’s heirloom to Lani during a nighttime stroll around Balboa Island.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Roxanne and Chris Chaparro and Don Bennett, all of Tracy, and granddaughter of Nancy and Glenn Ashmore of Sonora and Hazel and Jim Fone of San Leandro. A graduate of Chabot College’s dental hygiene program, she works as a clinical registered dental hygienist in Irvine, where she lives with her fiancé.
The groom-to-be, son of Michele and Mike Dahl of Tracy and Lo Garcia and Matt Karney of Irvine, graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He is working toward a master’s degree in applied behavioral analysis through Florida Institute of Technology and is employed as a supervisor for Autism Intervention Services. Stephen is the grandson of Sandie and Jim Spicer of Murphys, Kathy and Jerry Karney of East Wenatchee, Wash., and Sue Weiss of Corona Del Mar.
The daytime wedding ceremony and reception will be at Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola. Accompanying the groom will be coworker Matt Collins of Laguna Nigel, the bride’s cousin Mike Fone, of Hayward, and old friend Kenny Remos of Davis. The bride will be attended by her sister, Kristi Stayton, of Tracy, the groom’s sister, Nicole Dahl, of Livermore, and lifelong friend Kayla Cavalieri, also of Livermore. Officiating the wedding is a friend of the bride and groom, Keith Johnson, of Davis.
After a weeklong honeymoon in Hawaii, the newlyweds will make their home in Orange County.
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