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Tía Amparo

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Agradecidos de haber compartido con ustedes una grandiosa fecha de su matriomonio. Dios los colm de múltiples bendiciones.

Lorenzo, Amparo, Claudio y Chiara Castellaneta

Aisha Washington

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Many Many Blessings and Congratulations!!!God has amazing plans for the both of you!

Garmy Diop

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Congrats to the newlyweds!

Wishing you a lifetime of joy and happiness!

Ibrahima Diop

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Congratulations!

May God bless this union, bless you with happiness and give you a lot of bambinos!

Ibrahima Diop

Charlotte and Jack Smith

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Congratulations to both of you! We hope for you many, many wonderful years of married life and lots of kids (4)!

We love you, Courtney and so excited for your happiness with Pedro.

Charlotte and Jack Smith

Lisa Pearson (Aunt Lisa)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Congratulations and Best Wishes for a lifetime of happiness.

Love you!!

Momo and TT

Monday, August 8, 2016

Toutes nos félicitations aux futurs mariés.

Congratulations and blessing for many years to come.

Bisou

Mike K

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Congrats Pedro and Courtney, Really excited for you. I wish you joy and happiness and above all, God's blessings.

Teressa & Al Blondell

Sunday, July 10, 2016

We are so honored to be included in your special day. I hope that your union is blessed with many years of happiness! Congratulations!

Teressa & Al Blondell

Sunday, July 10, 2016

We are so honored to be included in your special day! May you both be blessed with forever happiness! Congratulations!

Blondell & Michael

Friday, June 17, 2016

Congratulations P&C, wishing you both mucho happiness - Whoever said "a heap of love, a dash of humor, a touch of romance, and a spoonful of understanding" got it!

Much love,

BJ

Munabear

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Excited for this wedding to go down!!!

Tanya Thomas

Sunday, May 1, 2016

I am so excited for you both! Just cherish the moment! Congratulations for years to come.

Mom

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Muy bonito, muy hermoso la decoracion de fotos. Todo esta muy hermoso

Love you both

Besy

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hola. I love it. Will send pics this weekend. We love you

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Hosted Buffet Brunch by Bride & Groom

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 11:00 am

SpringHill Suites Atlanta Buckhead
3459 Buckhead Loop NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Join us for Brunch and farewell at a reserved room.

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https://www.honeyfund.com/wedding/PedroandCourtneyGetHitched

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For Travelers

SpringHill Suites Atlanta Buckhead- Marriott

3459 Buckhead Loop NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Please make your reservations, by clicking the link below, or calling central reservations at 888-287-9400. To receive the discounted rate, pleae request the Pearson Gomez Wedding room block at the SpringHill Suites Atlanta Buckhead.

Book your group rate for Pearson Gomez Wedding

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Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Little Gardens
3571 Lawrenceville Hwy
Lawrenceville, GA

Since we can only accommodate a certain number of people, please be aware that invited guests are specially listed on the invitation you received. If you are allowed a guest please type their first and last name in the RSVP Note section.

Please also note that while we love to watch the children run and play, this is an adults only kind of day.

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Pre Events

Guys Mini Vacation

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort
Ave. de Las Garzas 136, Zona Hotelera
Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

Rehearsal

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 5:00 pm

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Groomsmen

Franklin Dollar ,Ph.D

Best Man

Thomas Coquil, Ph.D

Groomsman

Artemio Navarro, Ph.D

Groomsman

Chilo Rodarte

Groomsman

Shiva Naga

Groomsman

Drew Peebles

Groomsman

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Bridesmaids

Kathryn Smith

Maid of Honor

Abby Richison Day

matron of honor

Kalyani Marathe

Bridesmaid

Jessica Randolph

Bridesmaid

Pennie Nichols

Bridesmaid

Andreya Risser

Bridesmaid

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Edith Garcia-Gaytan

Groom's Mother

Abel Gaytan

Groom's Step Father

Besy Diop

Older Sister

Cindy Gaytan

Younger Sister

Abel Gaytan Jr.

Younger Brother

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Cheryl Pearson

Bride's Mother

Carl Pearson

Bride's Father

Adam Pearson

Brother

About Us

Proposal

While visiting California to celebrate Cindy Gaytan’s (sister of the groom) commencement from University of California Santa Cruz (Go Cindy!!! So proud!!) Pedro and Courtney decided to take some time to see the sites and spend extra time with his older sister and brother-in-law (Besy and Lamine Diop). Pedro and Courtney flew into Los Angeles and met up with Besy and Lamine. Before their adventure Courtney met Pedro’s Mother for the first and enjoyed delicious lunch. From there they took scenic Highway 1 up the coast of California in a rented Convertible and stayed a few nights at the beach. While enjoying the beautiful sights of the coast with the top down on the convertible Pedro learned just how little tolerance of the cold Courtney has and his dreams of possibly moving her to the 3M homeland of Minnesota were dashed. Yet he still had such a strong feeling about their connection that he was still carrying around the ring he had purchased 2 months before this trip. The ring he had designed with a jeweler himself after hand picking a special blue diamond. Of course he knew she would love it because he had already shown it to not only her parents when he asked for and eventually received (after three hours of torture/questioning) approval to marry their daughter but also to all of her friends (behind her back while isolated in a home on the Outer Banks at the annual beach week trip that he was attending for the first time) and most importantly received approval from Jewelry connoisseur, Bridesmaid Andreya Risser, whom she had mentioned would need to see any ring he ever got her if they ever decided to get married due to her impeccable taste. Pedro had no doubts that Courtney would love the ring but he just had not decided how or when to ask her. He also had one more important task to undertake…but he had a plan. On the trip up the coast of California he planned a stop at his Mentors house in Palo Alto to stay for dinner and rest for one night before finishing the trip up to Santa Cruz for the planned celebration for Cindy’s achievement. Eric and Anne Harrison graciously hosted a dinner and pool party (and also got to see the ring). Pedro and Eric were fulfilling a promise that Pedro would introduce anyone he was going to eventually marry to Eric before proposing. Luckily Eric approved! Pedro, Courtney, Besy and Lamine enjoyed the sights and sounds of Palo Alto (but not the traffic!) and thanked their hosts for wonderful company and amazing meal but had to move on to arrive on time for the planned celebration. First however, Pedro and Courtney asked for a recommendation on where to spend their one night alone in San Francisco. Eric used his connections to get them a table at a special restaurant called Ozumo so they could enjoy the best offerings of the bay, SUSHI!!! They gratefully accepted his help and went on their way to check in and then dressed up for a great night out. Courtney and Pedro had made a bet in the pool the night before and since Courtney lost she had to pay for dinner. After being held at the front of the restaurant for longer than expected (and hoping they weren’t at the wrong restaurant) they were sat right on the bay front side with a beautiful view of the bay bridge as the lights slowly came on while the sun set. And at their table a wonderful bottle of champagne and a note from their previous night’s gracious hosts advising them to enjoy dinner! And boy did they ever! A chef’s tasting 9 course meal with sake pairings to match a date Pedro had taken her on in Chicago at Sixteen while they were there for her good friends Justin and Joe’s wedding was enjoyed tremendously while taking in the sights of the bay and the bay bridge. Pedro was enchanted by the evening and while Courtney went to use the restroom he made a decision (with the help of her good friend and bridesmaid, Kalyani Marathe ) to propose that night! He told Courtney he was going to thank the manager who Eric had called to get them the remarkable table and while she was still enjoying the view and her sake managed to arrange things. The engaging and vivacious waitress whom they had been having fun with all night (her name was Boom) offered to take them to the chef’s dining room in the center of the restaurant to enjoy their last course together for the meal! How wonderful, Courtney thought. After being seated in the dining area surrounded by glass walls filled with sake bottles to provide privacy they were served a bottle of sake that Boom informed them had a name that means “first love” in Japanese. Enchanted and so happy Courtney and Pedro discussed the incredible night and meal and Pedro asked if she was having a good time. Courtney informed him that of course she was…I mean, they were here enjoying such a wonderful meal and night and they were together! What more could she want?! Pedro informed Courtney that she would most likely remember this night for the rest of her life and then slowly moved to one knee and opened the box that held the ring he had been carrying for so long. He asked “Courtney, will you marry me?” With tears streaming down her face and sobbing hysterically she said “Yes, of course!” She then promptly asked through continued tears “Do my parent’s know about this?!?!” Laughing he told her yes. The rest is history!

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Her Version

After recently moving back to Atlanta from Virginia where I had done my training and spent a couple of years goofing off after residency I decided to go out one night in September of 2014 with my co-worker Pramod to a “Young Professionals Meetup” that was just a couple of blocks from the apartment I was renting at the time in Midtown Atlanta. Pramod and I were hoping to help each other get to know other young and hopefully professional minded people like us who wanted to hang out. In other words we were hoping to help each other meet someone. So Pramod and I headed down Crescent street (eyeing out all the fashionable young people hitting up the various bars and clubs this area is famous for) and headed into Opera, a club which was also for the fashionable who are also part of a professional Meetup that night. We grabbed our free champagne and scouted out the whole upper level in attempts to find someone to talk with. After I failed miserably to help Pramod talk to a couple of girls who honestly didn’t seem all that professional we wandered around to another area of the upper level of Opera. While I randomly chatted with a very friendly and tall Jamaican man (who I’m told was trying to run some game on me) Pramod was making friends with Pedro and Savvi. Pedro was also there as a young professional and was the head of his very own Meetup group which that night included Savvi. I needed a refill on my drink (and a rescue from the incredibly nice Jamaican) so I spotted Pramod and walked over after excusing myself as politely as possible. I let Pramod and his new friends know I was headed to get a new drink where my tab was at the bar around the other side of Opera. They very gentlemanly like offered to escort me to the other side of the club and after arriving Pedro decided we all needed a tequila shot to commemorate meeting new people in a new city since all of this small group had recently moved to Atlanta. While posing for a picture Pedro decided to tickle me and the flirtations started from there. We went to meet some of Pramod’s friends at a birthday party at another bar and dancing ensued. Pramod had to work early the next day so we walked to our homes but Pedro had managed to get my number and the game was on. Another date for drinks at the local Irish tavern on my block and we were inseparable.

His Version:

Our adventures started when she picked me up at a bar by buying a round of tequila. :)

About Us

The Groom

Pedro Salvador Gomez, better known to his family as “Chava” or “Chavita,” is the son of Edith Garcia and Pedro Gomez Sr. Raised with his older sister, Besy Gomez, in the rural, hot and humid city of Retalhuleu, Guatemala he learned the value of family, community and hard work. At the age of 6 his mother and grandmother decided to pursue the American dream and provide both Pedro and his sister with a better future, so they immigrated to South Central Los Angeles.

The stigma and hardships of the inner city motivated Pedro to quickly adapt and excel in school. As he strove for higher learning he developed many meaningful friendships. His mother remarried Abel Gaytan Sr. and they had Cindy Gaytan and Abel Gaytan Jr. He graduated from Warren Lane Elementary in Inglewood and then attended Crenshaw High School. He rose as a scholar and an athlete, ultimately becoming the Student Body President of his high school. His academics and extracurricular activities (including 4 jobs) lead him to attend the University of California, Berkeley to study Mechanical Engineering. After surviving Berkeley he pursued his Masters in Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Having developed an academic endurance, he first elected to join a startup company located in Bend, OR called Tensility. Gaining valuable experience and learning from the obstacles of a smaller company, he changed directions and joined a fortune 500 company located in Minnesota called 3M. After 2 rapid promotions, he became the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt supporting plants in Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky, while residing in Atlanta, GA.

With his career on track, he was fortuitous enough to meet his fiancée, Dr. Courtney Pearson. He never believed individuals that made the statement, “you know when you know”, until he met Courtney.

About Us

The Bride

Courtney Michelle Pearson is 33 years old and is the daughter of Carl and Cheryl Pearson. Raised with one older brother, Adam Pearson, they started out living in more conventional neighborhoods but after a house fire (that destroyed many of their baby pictures and lots of their childhood memories) they moved to the country with their parent’s to start an Emu Farm! After helping her family to build their new home (barn shaped and fire engine red) she could finally say, if ever asked, that “yes [she] was raised in a barn!” Even though the Emu farming did not take off as expected the Pearson’s enjoyed the country life with horses as well as breeding black labs (all the puppies you could play with!!). She ultimately graduated from high school with top honors (third in her class) and with one amazing friend whom she considered a sister from another mister (…and mother), Matron of Honor, Abby Day.

After graduating from high school, Courtney made the decision to take a full ride scholarship at The University of West Georgia and to take advantage of the opportunity to save money she stayed at home with her parents since the college was a mere 20 minutes from their home. She worked in the Student Clinic as well as volunteering at the free Hispanic clinic while making amazing friends and mentors in her future medical career. She also managed to fit in some amazing classes at this college which lead to friendships she has kept (and traveled with, Bridesmaid Pennie Nichols) to this day. She managed to do well on the MCAT and decided that she was meant for medicine. After applying to numerous medical schools she decided that the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) was meant for her. After struggling to find her place the first year she was hanging around school when she randomly heard a girl talking about trying to get out on the town one night. She presumptuously invited herself along and a new and enduring friendship (Maid of Honor, Kathryn Smith) was forged through tears and stress around tests and dancing and karaoke otherwise.

Ultimately, Courtney decided to take the advice of one of her Mentors at MCG and looked into Internal Medicine residency in Richmond, Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. After driving around the Shockhoe Bottom area of the city during her interview at VCU she knew she was hooked and ranked VCU number one on her list in the Match for residency. She matched! They wanted her too!! She embarked on a journey of late nights (including a lot of working but also a lot of Karaoke) with some amazing friends that she could not have made it through the whole ordeal without (Bridesmaids Kalyani Marathe, Jessica Randolph and Andreya!!!). She ultimately even lived with Jessica after she completed her residency and stayed in Richmond to continue to enjoy the flag football and good times that are had in the Fan portion of the city. Bonds were made that will not be broken! However, Jessica moved on to a fellowship in Texas and ultimately after some career changes (and almost all of the rest of her friends moving away) Courtney decided she needed to move back to her home base of Georgia to reconnect with herself and her family. She moved back to Georgia in August of 2014 and took a position as a Hospitalist in the Internal Medicine Department of Piedmont Newnan Hospital and currently works there still.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

We officially set the date for September 3, 2016 in Georgia.

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Welcome to our wedsite! Since our families and friends are separated not only by many states as well as an ocean we created this space as a special way for friends and family to participate and celebrate with us - anytime, from anywhere. In this way we hope to keep you up to date on not only wedding plans but to help you get to know us better.

On this wedsite you can read how we met (both of our versions), hear how Pedro proposed, see pictures of some of the adventures we have gone on already and maybe even read about what our plans are for the future. Here you can also “meet” our families and see the gorgeous and handsome friends we have chosen to stand by our sides as we take this next big step in our lives together. We have included many photos of the most amazing people in our lives so please enjoy “meeting” all of them. We hope that you also enjoy the pictures of the location we have decided to exchange our vows and then party the night away with you! Please know that while we do love children, due to the constraints of our venue (and also to allow our families and friends with children a night away to let down their hair) we have decided to have an adult only wedding ceremony and reception.

We are both so excited to welcome you to our celebration and we just want to thank all of you who have touched our lives in such wonderful and positive ways. Thank you for all of the support, love and for sharing in our joy! We hope that while visiting this site you will take the opportunity to answer the poll we have placed here to decide on a pre-wedding event for those guests coming into town Friday as well as even RSVP for the wedding itself! And while you are here, please remember to sign our guestbook!

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