Wedding: David G. Huggins, Jr. and Sonya M. Retzlaff |

Wedding: David G. Huggins, Jr. and Sonya M. Retzlaff

The marriage ceremony of Sonya M. Retzlaff and David G. Huggins, Jr. and the opening ceremonies of the Olympics occurred on Aug. 8, 2008, and hundreds of millions of people around the world celebrated. Sonya and Dave were wed on the lawn at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Valley. The bride was given away by her sons, Stein, Thor and Wulfe. Dave’s children are Helen and Robert, who played guitar at the ceremony.

Sonya and Dave rode their tandem bike to their reception with many family and friends at the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. They continued celebrating with champagne at Sentinel Beach at 8:08 p.m. The next day, they and 20 of their guests climbed Half Dome together. The newlyweds spent their honeymoon backpacking in the high country of Yosemite Park, highlighted by champagne and dancing on top of Clouds Rest. Many locals rejoiced at another reception at Donner Lake on Aug. 24.

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