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A cool coast wedding

At 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Janna Roncelli and Rhonda Anderson were married at Stone Steps beach in front of 65 of their closest friends and family members. Sand artist Kirkos was on hand to create a labyrinth in which the couple were married. A reception at Le Papagayo followed the ceremony.


anonymous March 7, 2009 at 4:21 pm
anonymous March 7, 2009 at 4:21 pm
anonymous March 7, 2009 at 4:21 pm
Sarah (Cof) November 1, 2008 at 12:45 pm

Congratulations Rhonda! I just talked to Lisa this week and heard the wonderful news! I am so very happy for you and Janna!! From what I’ve heard, you two are two peas in a pod!! I will never forget that night you were doing cartwheels in the living room at your parent’s house- the hardest I’ve ever laughed in my entire life…still to this day!!

Carriann Woog October 29, 2008 at 5:46 pm

Rhonda & Janna: I met you this summer in Minnesota at Lisa’s house and then again at Target :0) The wedding looks lovely – what great pictures! Lisa had nothing but fabulous things to say about it. Congratulations to you both for finding true love and embracing it! It’s sad that anyone has to take such a beautiful event and say anything negative about it. However, I cannot ignore the ignorant fools that have written negative comments here. My brother and his partner were together for 20+ years. Unfortunately my brother passed away at the young age of 38, 12 years ago. They would have loved the opportunity to be married and have children. They would have been a more loving, devoted couple/parents than a lot of “non-gay” people in this world. Look at the divorce rate and the amount of children that are neglected, abandoned and abused – does it look like “non-gay” people do a better job at being married and raising children? The statistics speak for themselves. This couple is choosibg to live a lifetime together, devoted to each other, with the possibility of having a family – no higher power no matter what religion would look poorly upon that. I believe people like Fr Don & Riggs write these hateful things because they have never had this type of love in their lives and can’t stand to see others that do. I feel VERY sorry for them.

Shawna Bergstrom October 29, 2008 at 5:17 am

Girls, it was a beautiful, perfect wedding. To the people who are so fearful and close minded..we will pray for you. Janna and Rhonda could teach any of you a thing or two about true love..not just to each other but to every human being they meet. It is so sad that there are people out there who still think they are better than someone else. These ladies would do anything for anyone. They deserve love and happiness. Keep the positive moment girls!!!!

jetjet October 28, 2008 at 5:00 pm

“I knew the minute I saw the front page that all the foul-mouthed, intolerant, hate-mongers among us would come screaming out”

Me too – you’re free to get back in your closet and shut up.

shan askin October 28, 2008 at 8:15 am

fr don Iam afraid your “Days are numbered “argument does not hold water Through out history there have been homosexuals and we still seem to have Plenty of them thank god!However the days are numbered for bigots like you by the way I was also there and I wish I could have met you congrats janna and rohnda shan

Emily-a.k.a. Em October 28, 2008 at 4:37 am

I don’t know if you’ll read this, but your sister sent me this link. Congratulations! I’m so, so thrilled for you. It was great to run into you back home over the 4th – you still have the best laugh I’ve ever heard :) I haven’t met Janna but I’m sure she’s wonderful. Loaf speaks so highly of her. Best wishes to you both. Em

Ann Metzger October 27, 2008 at 6:52 pm

It was the most thoughtful, “real” wedding I have ever attended. And yes, there were conservative, Republicans amongst us. I am sure this marriage will defy the odds of “real” marriages (over 50% of heterosexual marriages fail).
I just read all the comments pertaining to this story and I am disgusted by Fr. Ron’s remarks. “When was it ever accepted we as a civilization were accepting of sodomites?” that made me laugh, thanks Fr. Ron. You are welcome to move back to Utah anytime.
I am sorry you are so unhappy.

open-minded October 27, 2008 at 7:50 am

I knew the minute I saw the front page that all the foul-mouthed, intolerant, hate-mongers among us would come screaming out. The story was prompted by the labyrinth artist but the timing was perfect. Nice work, Coast News

Enc Dan October 27, 2008 at 5:44 am

This was a good thing for me to see; because it is a view of what my vote will stand for right on page 1 and if this is the right thing morally or socially or just two kids experiencing a short term thrill that special interests are escalating because of an agenda?

But freedom to express acts of “love” is for all. I forsee the day when we’ll see adult / child weddings, inter-family and even the dog lovers jumping in an the thrill of this 15 minutes of fame. Physical love has no limits so why stop with just the gayfolk? Unless…

All on page 1 of this fine display of free speech.

Fr Don October 26, 2008 at 10:47 am

“I agree with Riggs”
I too. It’s sad that the very people screaming “tolerance” are most intolerant of other opinions.
I prescribe not allowing knee jerk reactionary’s to cloud ones judgment; the gays in this country know their days are numbered simply because they cannot biologically reproduce, hence they are pushing for the privilege to adopt, to appear more “normal” and rebuild their diminishing numbers via corruption of young minds. We as a society have always tried protecting children from child molesters and sexual predators, why now are some voters being duped into voting in the very life style they find repugnant?
Do NOT be lead astray by their smoke and mirror tactics, these people that cry out for tolerance are determined to destroy the state of marriage that this county has known for centuries.

Put another way: When was it ever accepted we as a civilization were accepting of sodomites?

surfy October 25, 2008 at 12:51 pm

Riggs, you the one who is deluded my friend. Don’t be a jerk and start living in the 21st century. God bless freedom and liberty.

Nancy and Mel October 25, 2008 at 10:02 am

It appears that perhaps it is you who is deluded.I feel a deep sense of sorrow for you and yours and the inability to celebrate love in all its forms. Especially in a world where it is so deeply needed.

anonymous October 25, 2008 at 8:46 am


I agree with Riggs

Riggs October 24, 2008 at 10:05 pm

Jeez people, get over yourselves. These two “lovers” are clearly deluded of what true love or “marriage” really means.

One can only guess what the coastnews motive is trying to “push” some agenda with their front page photo of newlywed taco munchers.

Thankfully, I didn’t pay for this publication or I’d be requesting a refund.

Nancy and Mel October 24, 2008 at 3:54 pm

Congrats to both of you! It was an amazing event. You both are proof that love is perfect in all its forms. I have never met a more connected, caring, loving, understanding and compassionate couple. You two do it right and represent what we all should be striving for!

Love Sandy October 24, 2008 at 3:43 pm

Congratulations Love birds!

Cecelia Harris October 24, 2008 at 2:17 pm

One of the most beautiful weddings I have ever been to. Janna and Rhonda were “Bursting With Love” and everyone felt it. No one will ever take that feeling away from them. My husband and I felt so honored to be a part of their celebration. We love you!

Jill Cole October 24, 2008 at 1:27 pm

I was there and it was splendid. No matter what your opinion is on the subject… love is a beautiful thing!

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