Erica & Brandon

Oct. 23, 2010 at Cibola Vista Resort and Spa in Peoria

After his beloved Oregon State Beavers scored a victory in Sun Devil territory, Brandon Christenson and his girlfriend Erica Eubanks let loose at Tempe’s Big Bang piano bar and left with something even bigger to celebrate: Much to Erica’s surprise, she was pulled onstage, where Brandon proposed. The bride’s brother married the pair in a service that included a sand ceremony to symbolize the union of the couple and the beginning of a new family with Erica’s four-year-old son, Landon. Later, guests danced to a DJ’s tunes, dined on lasagna and chicken parmesan from Romano’s Macaroni Grill, and indulged in a cake in the shape of Brandon’s beloved beaver mascot, which Erica commissioned for her groom.

Gown: Casablanca Bridal from I Do! I Do! Bridal | Bridesmaid gowns: Bill Levkoff from Wedding Accessory Superstore | Bridesmaid Shoes: Bakers | Hair & Makeup: Christy Brown from Elizabeth J. Wedding Styles | Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse | Flowers and Day-of Coordination: Kay West | Invitations: Rachel Harding of Just Us Three | Linens: Pro Em

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