Jennie & Herman

Cornerstone Sonoma

July 26 2014

Our Story


jennie chen

Sheree is pronounced like “cherie” in French.

Bunnie. Jennie Sheree was born in Santa Clara, only a few miles from where she resides now. Her parents moved to Milpitas shortly after, where her and her brother Brian grew up. She started making websites when she was 16. After graduating Milpitas High, she went on to study Computer Science at UC Davis. She is currently the lead web developer for Wedding Paper Divas, under Shutterfly Inc.

Favorite things. Little details, gold everything, snowboarding, succulents, bento boxes, calligraphy, Peanut & Butters.


herman yip

Did you know “Yip” means “Leaf” in Chinese?

H. Herman was born in Berkeley and his family moved to Petaluma to open a restaurant when he was in third grade. After playing football and basketball at St. Vincent's, Herman went to UC Davis to pursue a degree in Visual Communications & Graphic Design. He currently leads as Design Manager at Barracuda Networks. You have probably seen one of his Barracuda ads in the SFO/SJC airport!

Favorite things. Long walks on the beach, Subarus, cooking, snowboarding, Peanut & Butters, corny action movies.

Engagement Story

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Herman: I asked her to marry me at the highest point of Mammoth while on a snowboarding trip. I took her there for our 8 year anniversary back in March. It's funny because before we left, she had complained that we had gone to the snow a couple times already for previous anniversaries, but I wanted to do it this way since snowboarding is something we have shared ever since we started dating. She had no complaints after I popped the question. :)

Jennie: Yes, I did complain on the whole way up the Gondola. :P H kept recording me on the go pro for no apparent reason and the winds were so strong that it was blowing ice painfully into our faces. He asked me to take a picture of the view and when I turned around, there he was proposing. I freaked out. I didn't even hear him pop the question because of the wind, but he yelled, "Just say YES!!!" :) :) :) We were so happy that we hugged for 10 minutes straight before we started riding down the mountain again. This picture is the one we took right after we hugged.

Bridal Party


peggy chiu / nayomi ho / liz lim / lyn nguyen


jonson fu / arthur yip / benson fu / andrew cheung

Wedding Details

Wedding Day

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Ceremony begins promptly at 5pm.

Unplugged ceremony. Please set your phones and cameras down to truly be with us during the ceremony. Our photographer and videographers will capture every little moment. :)

Sunset:   8:24PM
Temperature:   High 82° F / Low 55° F

Cornerstone Gardens

23579 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, California 95476

Gardens. Shops. Sculptures. Food. Wine.


We are staying at the hotel and would love for you to join us. Please call and mention our group code CHEN for our wedding rate. The cut-off date to reserve a room is July 1st.

Hilton Garden Inn Fairfield
2200 Gateway Court
Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 426-6900

J ♥ H TIP We are getting married during peak wedding season in Sonoma — if you need a place to stay, book early! Rooms are filling up quick.


If you are driving, there is plenty of parking available on site.

We understand that our venue is a bit far from the hotel, so we have arranged for a yellow school bus to charter us. Please contact the Bride if you have booked a room, as there is limited space on the bus. Yes, J&H are riding the bus back with everyone! :)

Departs Hilton Garden Inn at 4 PM
Departs Cornerstone at 11 PM

Things To Do

Here is our Foursquare list of favorite things to do in Sonoma and Napa Valley!


Capture and share your memories at any point during the festivities and post them to Instagram using #jandhsayido!


We are lucky to already have a home full of everything we need.
As an alternative to a gift registry, we would love for you to contribute to our dream honeymoon!
Japan is currently at the top of our list. Europe is a close second. :)
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