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story.lead_photo.caption Annemarie Cannell Jazic

— Annemarie Cannell Dillard became the bride of Ante Jazic at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, on the lawn at Ojai Valley Inn in Ojai, Calif. The Rev. Jeff Willhem of St. Andrew Episcopal Church, Ojai, officiated.

Cannell and Dennis Alexander Dillard of Little Rock are the parents of the bride. She is the granddaughter of Helen and the late Nicholas James Andrews of Abilene, Texas, and Alexa and the late William Thomas Dillard, also of Little Rock.

The groom is the son of Sanja and Marijan Jazic of Halifax, Nova Scotia. His grandparents are Mila and the late Ivan Jazic of Zagreb, Croatia, and Ana and the late Stipe Jazic of Imotski, Croatia.

Vows were exchanged at an outdoor altar covered in an antique altar cloth and holding a cross and surrounded by wedding flowers in an arching arrangement. Music was by the Santa Barbara String Quartet.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Vera Wang gown of organza and Chantilly lace. The strapless gown was fitted through the bodice and waist and the skirt was embellished with cascading layers of organza, lace and fabric blossoms.

Serving as the bride’s honor attendants were her sisters, Alexandra Dillard Lucie of Atlanta and Adrienne Michelle Dillard of Cambridge, Mass.

They wore full-length gowns of blush silk crepe with sweep trains, fitted waists and hand beading on the shoulders.

The groom’s honor attendants were Alan Jazic of Halifax, brother of the groom, and Stephen Phillip Boyle of Redondo Beach, Calif.

A reception in the ballroom at the Ojai Valley Inn followed the ceremony. Tables held arrangements of hydrangeas, plum peonies and garden roses in muted tones. Live topiaries and draped pergolas also decorated the reception site. Music was by Impulse of Los Angeles.

The bride is a magna cum laude graduate of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, with a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship. She is director of contemporary sportswear in the Los Angeles office of Dillard’s Inc.

The groom attended Dalhousie University in Halifax. He has been a professional soccer player in Europe and Russia and is currently in his 18th season as a member of the Major League Soccer team, Chivas USA, and is a member of the Canadian National Team.

After a wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple will live in Santa Monica, Calif.

High Profile, Pages 45 on 01/13/2013


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