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October 22, 2013 > Marriage: Debbie Blythe-Caravalho and Raymond Rodriguez

Marriage: Debbie Blythe-Caravalho and Raymond Rodriguez

They finally said their ÒI doÕsÓ on October 5, 2013. After 23 years of dating, Ray popped the question and Debbie, daughter of Newark icon Viola Blythe, said Òyes.Ó In an Òold schoolÓ ceremony, complete with Òzoot suitsÓ and dresses reminiscent of the days of Marilyn Monroe, attended by over 400 of their closest friends, Pastor Ed Moore performed the service at Newark Community Church. To honor a shared passion for motorcycles, Debbie asked for a Harley-Davidson emblem to be sewn into the belt of her wedding dress.

A veritable ÒA-ListÓ of Newark joined the couple and, with the pre-planning help of Mayor Alan Nagy, Councilmember Luis Freitas and various Newark dignitaries, the ceremony was flawless. DebbieÕs grandchildren, Indiana, age 5 and Montana, age 2 were joined the wedding ceremony.

Following the nuptials, members of the Bay Bombs Car Club drove the couple to the Newark Pavilion for a party, themed ÒAt Last.Ó Italian and Mexican food was plentiful, complimented by a 5-tier cake celebrating the mixed heritage wedding. The couple enjoyed a brief honeymoon in Lake Tahoe and hopes to extend it next year in Italy.

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