fb pixel

Log In

Reset Password


Deserae Darlene Schmitt and Jamaal Ryan were married Aug. 12 at Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, Calif. The Rev. Autrey Nassar officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Marjorie and Bob Schmitt of Eugene. She is a 1998 graduate of South Eugene High School. She received a bachelor's degree in international studies in 2002 from the University of Oregon in Eugene and a master's degree in business administration (MBA) from San Diego State University in entrepreneurship and management in 2007. She is a platform strategy manager for Microsoft's ZUNE in Seattle.

The groom is the son of Denny and Denise Ryan of Rogue River and the late Bonnie Ryan of Ashland. He is a 1995 graduate of Ashland High School. He received a bachelor's degree in exercise and movement science and a master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Oregon. He is a medical equipment sales rep.

Maids of honor were the bride's sisters, Aisha Gillett and Élan Fayard. Bridesmaids were Quinn Fahey, Enyo Dzata, Lindsay Itoh, and Parisa Farokhi.

Best man was the groom's brother, Mitch Ryan. Groomsmen were Matt Green, Michael Sotos, Morgan Starr, and Dan Sperring.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Wawona Lodge in Yosemite National Park.

After a honeymoon in Fiji, the newlyweds are living in Mercer Island, Wash.