The 916: Shining a Light on a Local 'I Do'


A wedding at Crocker Art Museum is featured in a gorgeous new photo book. “The Knot Outdoor Weddings,” written by Carley Roney and the editors of, features 50 weddings held at beaches, vineyards, private estates and other outdoor venues around the world. The 2011 wedding of locals Lia Benvenuti and Alex Sioukas on Crocker’s courtyard appears in the book as an example of a chic city wedding. The event’s planner, Kate Whelan, was thrilled to learn the nuptials were selected for the book. “The book has weddings in New York, Napa and Sonoma, even Bali,” she says. “They could have chosen anywhere and they chose Sacramento.”