Jess Montmorency and Adam Nisenbaum, both of Oakland, were married June 29 in an afternoon ceremony in Napa. The Rev. Canon Stephen Carpenter of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church performed the outdoor nuptials on the beautiful grounds of a private residence. Jess is the daughter of Napans John and Tege Montmorency; Adam is the son of Mary Nisenbaum of Oakland and the late Joel Nisenbaum.
Krisha Montmorency, sister of the bride, was maid of honor; Taryn Imrie, a childhood friend from age two, and Liza Mudd were bridesmaids. Adam’s best man was his brother, Ben, and his groomsmen were Tim Sullivan and Nick Garden.
Jess’ dress, recreated by Al Ribaya of AI’s Attire of San Francisco, was constructed from her mother’s wedding dress, which was preserved for 39 years.
Jess graduated from Napa High School in 2002 and the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2006 with a degree in theater set design and art history. She then completed her master’s of education degree plus elementary credential, also at UCSB. After teaching for the Spanish government in Madrid for a year, Jess moved to Oakland, where she began teaching at Malcolm X Arts and Academic Magnet School in Berkeley. She continues to teach third grade at Malcolm X.
Adam graduated from Piedmont High School in 1995 and then Pomona College in 1999 with a degree in applied mathematics. Since his college graduation, he has designed software for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Adobe Systems, and start-up businesses in San Francisco. He presently works as a lead software architect for the India-based mobile advertisement company, Inmobi; he works from the San Francisco office.
Adam is a nationally-ranked swimmer and so it was very fitting that they first met in their Master Swim team practice. Adam and Jess, who live in Oakland, continue to be busy with open water swims, half marathons, water polo and swim meets throughout the Bay Area.