Will & Jamie

are getting married

October 16th, 2015

About Us

Will Salcido

Will grew up in a small and close-knit family in Southern California. He owes his character to his mother and older sister. Will has always enjoyed taking calculated risks and beating the odds. He was an entrepreneur at a young age starting with a landscaping route, a graphic design business, event producer and promoter, publishing, residential & commercial cleaning business, a strategic consultancy and now serves as CEO and Co-Founder of Bedrock Analytics, a software corporation. He also had a full-time career in the consumer products industry where he met Jamie while working at Ghirardelli. Best decision ever.

Jamie Tschida

Born in South Korea, Jamie was adopted by German-Americans in Minnesota and is the oldest of four girls. She grew up eating tater tot hot dish, going "Up North" to the lake cabin, and building snow sculptures in the freezing cold. After college in Chicago, TV reporting in South Dakota (pictured above), grad school for design in Minneapolis, and a brief stint in Seattle, Jamie has called the San Francisco Bay Area her home for the past eight years. She transitioned to her third career in marketing with a gig at Ghirardelli in 2011, where she finally met Will.

Our Love Story

We met

Will was off on special assignment in Europe when Jamie first started working at Ghirardelli. She kept hearing people refer to Will as this "International Man of Mystery." Ghirardelli hosted a sales meeting in Huntington Beach, California, soon after Will's return from Europe in October 2011. Jamie and Will had a nice conversation on the beach while toasting marshmallows and making s'mores. Their mutual friend / colleague Shamoli noticed the sparks and started fanning the flames.

First Date

Will was living in a temporary sub-lease when he first got back from Europe and was looking for a more permanent place to live. Jamie was living in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland at the time, and Will said he was interested in Rockridge and wanted to know a good place to grab a drink, so they decided to go together. Jamie had eaten a big lunch that day, so when they went to a place called "Toast" where Will ordered a meal, Jamie just ordered a drink. Will told Jamie, "You're what I'd call a cheap date." "Is this a date?!" Jamie asked. After a moment of awkwardness and bar-hopping to a few more places, Will eventually confirmed it was a date.

Engagement

Jamie and Will planned a vacation to Cabo San Lucas in May 2015. Prior to departing, Will had started organizing a special private dinner on the beach with the concierge, and had called Jamie's father to get his blessing. On the night of the dinner, Will ordered Champagne, and a trio of musicians snuck in from behind to start serenading the happy couple with romantic Spanish songs. As the sun was setting, Will asked Jamie to dance, and asked the waiter to take some photos. As they danced and posed for the camera, Will suddenly started to kneel, told Jamie how happy she made him, pulled out the ring and asked her to marry him. She said yes.

Places to Visit Around San Ramon

San Francisco
The City

Originally a Spanish (later Mexican) mission and pueblo, San Francisco is perched atop hills and filled-in marshland at the entrance to one of the Pacific’s largest natural harbors. The city has had an outsized influence on the history of the United States.

Walnut Creek
Shopping

The first known inhabitants of the Walnut Creek area were the Bolbones Indians. In March 1772, the first Spanish explorers arrived to the region. California became a possession of Mexico following the Mexican Revolution in 1821. Now it's mostly a shopping center.

Oakland
Where Will and Jamie Live

Oakland is the only city in the world with a natural saltwater lake, Lake Merritt, wholly contained within its city boundaries. Bruce Lee, the famous martial arts expert, got his start fighting and teaching in Oakland. Tom Hanks went to high school in Oakland. Random.

Livermore
Retail Outlets and Vineyards

Founded in 1869, Livermore is California’s oldest wine region, framed by award-winning wineries, farm lands and ranches that mirror the valley’s western heritage. Yet it's now mostly known for the new retail outlets and bad traffic.

Napa
Vineyards

Five million visitors descend upon the region annually with most coming through during the summer or during the harvest in the fall. First class hotels, resorts, restaurants and spas contribute to Napa's reputation.

Big Sur
Will and Jamie's favorite area

Big Sur boasts stunning ocean scenery, forests of giant redwoods, sun-soaked canyons and wildflowers galore. Will and Jamie stayed at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur at the time when Will was making the decision to start Bedrock.

Events & Parties

Bridal Shower
TBD 2015

Details coming soon

Bachelor Party
TBD 2015

No details will be revealed.

Bachelorette Party
TBD 2015

I don't even want to know.

Wedding Ceremony
October 16th, 2015

Our wedding ceremony will take place at 4pm at The Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon. We will be married outdoors unless El Nino strikes.

Bridges

Wedding Reception
October 16th, 2015

Cocktail reception begins at 4:30 in the clubhouse of The Bridges Golf Club.

Bridges

Honeymoon
October 18th, 2015

We are headed to Bora Bora! Booking the honeymoon was the easiest part of the wedding planning :)

Bora Bora

Accommodations

San Ramon Marriott

Discover Marriott's luxurious hotel in San Ramon, CA. The location is nestled in the San Ramon hills. We are looking forward to having all of our wedding guests stay at the Marriott. Click on the image to book as part of our group for a discounted rate of $139 per night.

Waterfront Hotel

Jack London Square, Oakland. We are encouraging all guests to stay at the San Ramon Marriott due to its proximity to the wedding site.

Fun Facts

Guests invited

People involved

Rose Petals

Espressos

San Ramon Marriott

Please use the link in the Accomodations section of this site to book your room. We have negotiated a room rate of $139 for our guests at the San Ramon Marriott.

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