Smith-Kastner to wed

David Kastner and Stephanie Smith are pleased to announce their engagement to be married. A January 25 wedding is planned in Sacramento.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Paul & Mary Smith of Cañon City, Colorado and the granddaughter of Troy & Joan Jones of Lander, Wyoming and G. Vance & Elaine Smith of Cañon City, Colorado. Stephanie graduated from Colorado State University in 2017 with a degree in Computer Information Systems. She currently works as a Computer Programmer for FYF in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

The groom-to-be is the son of William and Jennifer Kastner of Napa, California and the grandson of Gilbert & Wanda Gonzalez of San Antonio, Texas and Bill and Gaylon Kastner of Napa, California. David graduated from Vintage High School in 2011 and Brigham Young University in 2018 with a degree in Biophysics. David currently works as a Scientist at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City and plans to pursue a doctorate in bioengineering at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the fall.

Pham-Toivolar to wed

Diem Pham and Kristopher Toivola are happy to announce their engagement to be married.

Diem is the child of Nu Ngoc Huynh and Hue Huu Pham of San Jose, is a 2008 graduate of Yerba Buena High School in San Jose, a 2012 graduate of Cal State Monterey with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science Technology & Policy and is employed as a Geo Data Production Specialist

Kris is the child of Cheryl and Arto Toivola of Napa, is a 2006 graduate of Vintage High School, a 2011 graduate of Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in Material Science and Engineering with a Masters in Material Science and Engineering.

Diem and Kris were engaged on Sept. 04, 2019 in the royal gardens of the Alcazar in Seville, Spain. They first meet several years ago over ramen and tea. They connected over their love of video games and the great outdoors.

The couple will wed on Oct. 10, 2020 at the Stanford University Church, Palo Alto with a reception and celebration at CuriOdyssey in San Mateo.

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