When he was a little boy, Jon Zast would dream at night of being a grown-up, and in his dreams his wife was always a woman with red hair. Years later in 1993, when he was a sophomore at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, Jon was introduced to freshman Theresa Canning, a vivacious redhead from Princeton, New Jersey. He remembers wondering if this could be the woman in his dreams. Theresa and Jon dated all through college, then embarked upon separate careers. When Theresa visited Jon in January 2003, he drove her to the top of Mulholland Drive. With the lights of Los Angeles below them, he asked her to marry him and slipped an engagement ring on her finger.
Just in the nick of time (the evening before the ceremony), Jon and Theresa found a white 1959 Cadillac convertible with red leather interior to rent. Friends decorated the car with soup cans and paper fans in the wedding's color palette. The fans were made by accordion-folding ten-inch-square pieces of tissue paper and cinching them with red twine, which also ties it all to the car.
Reception Location: The Lodge, owned by Saratoga Gaming & Raceway, 518-581-5750
Catering: Glen Sanders Mansion Catering
Tent and Party Rentals: Clifton Park Rental Center
Stationery: A Day in May Design
Calligraphy and Map: Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls
Custom French-Net Veil: Suzanne Couture Millinery
"Theresa" Ball Gown: Shannon McLean Bridal
Dessert Buffet: Mrs. London's Bakery and Cafe