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Erin Adame & Quincey Oncken

March 24th, 2007 Written by Christina Hansen Photos by Goen South Photography Not many people expect to meet their true love during a hard days work, but that is exactly what happened to Erin Adame and Quincey Oncken. Erin, 23, works at Gold's Gym where she challenges and inspires her clients in her role as a personal trainer. She initially met her soonto-be husband, Quincey, 25, when she worked as the gym's receptionist. Quincey, a custom cabinetry carpenter and a daily gym visitor, soon found himself building up the courage to ask Erin out on their first date. After many attempts on Quincey's part, and many date cancellations from Erin, the two finally enjoyed dinner together at the Gristmill in Gruene. As their relationship progressed, it became clear to the couple that they would spend their lives together. On Valentine's Day, Quincey prepared for a memorable proposal. After a romantic dinner on the Riverwalk, Quincey led Erin into a rose petal and balloon adorned ballroom, where he dropped to one knee and asked Erin to be his wife. >>

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The bride and groom chose to say their vows at a chapel on Randolph Air Force Base, Erin's family is military and the Randolph Chapel proved to be the perfect location for their ceremony. The reception and dinner followed at Rio Cibolo Ranch. From start to finish, each detail or the wedding and reception was successfully performed due to the diligent planning of the bride and her mother, Beth CariBari-Craig. One special detail the guests enjoyed was a unique guest book created by Goen South Photography which featured various pictures of the couple. In fact, book was so nicely arranged that guests were hesitant to write on it! Another distinctive detail was the bride's unusual gift to her groom; Erin gave Quincey a baseball cap with their wedding date embroidered on it. While a baseball cap is an unexpected accessory for a wedding, it emphasized the funloving personalities of the couple. Highlighting her special relationship with her mother, Erin chose to be escorted into the church by her mom. As they descended the aisle, Erin's exquisite taste was reflected in her gown and shoes each of which featured shimmering crystals and ornate detail. Erin's dress was also adorned with a ladybug pendant that served as a reminder of her beloved grandmother. >>

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Surrounded by 200 of their closest friends, Erin and Quincey were joined as husband and wife, but also wanted to do something special for Erin's new son-to-be, Cody (7). Emphasizing their unity, Erin and Quincey clasped a replica of necklaces they had previously given each other around the neck of their son. Excited and proud, Cody was later heard announcing, "We are a family now!" Following the ceremony, guests departed for Rio Cibolo Ranch which provided a genuine Texas-feel for the reception. Guests were greeted with the view of beautifully arranged gladiola centerpieces designed by the bride and her mom. "Erin and I designed the centerpieces," said the mother of the bride, "but it was really Katherine with Rio Cibolo Ranch that made sure all the centerpieces were created and placed on each table. Katherine was wonderful and made the experience at Rio Cibolo that much more enjoyable." Guests found themselves enjoying good food, hand-selected music, and even a slideshow presentation of Erin and Quincey as they were growing up. At the end of the evening, guests held sparklers in the air as a way to light the future for the new couple. The bride and groom departed in a 1970 Chevy which was the same truck the groom's parents had departed in from their wedding. The couple left knowing that their wedding was a special reflection of their commitment to each other and a memorable event for those closest to them.

Ceremony Location: Randolph Air Force Base Chapel Two Reception Location & Catering: Rio Cibolo Ranch 210-287-4022 | Photographer and Videographer: Goen South 210-736-5006 | Officiant: Andy Hostetler 210-317-0309 Gown & Shoes Purchased at: Celebrations 830-629-4419 | Bridesmaidís Dresses Purchased at: Macys Hair: Tender Luv n Cuts 830-609-4247 Make Up: Felger and Friends 830-620-0054 Menís Formal Wear: Al's Formal Wear Favors: Sparklers Ceremony Music: Discovery Church Band 210-317-0309 Reception Music: JJ Rodriguez 210-601-7074 Cake and Flowers: Sweet Traditions 210-654-6122 Guest Accommodations: Courtyard Marriott 210-530-9881 | Honeymoon: Carnival Cruise, Cruise One 210-568-1696 Linens: The Wedding Connection 210-340-1770

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