The Wedding Party: The Ladies

Veena
Veena

Veena Kriangtantiwongse, Maid of Honor

Even though she's younger, Veena has always looked out for her older sister, Nida. Despite their differences, she is always there to listen, lend a helping hand, and just be there to hang out. Veena is a big kid at heart. She loves Tokidoki, Sanrio, Twilight, eating hot cheetos, shopping for shoes and purses, and watching Korean dramas. Veena is slowing coming out of her "tomboy" stage and blossoming into a "sexy lady."

Veena graduated in 2009 from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and recently obtained her MBA from the University of Phoenix in December 2011. Veena has been working at Great America since she was 16, working her way up the ranks. Presently, she is an Operations Manager in the gaming department.

What is the one thing you remember most about you and Nida?
"100% related"
Lena
Lena

Lena Nguyen, Co-Maid of Honor

Nida met Lena during her De Anza days through I-Am. Within a short amount of time, she was one of the few persons who Nida had connected with immediately as a close friend. Lena is a very outgoing person with a kind heart. She was Nida's "partner in crime." She brought out the crazy and wild side from the shy and quiet person.

Lena and Nida moved to San Diego together to attend San Diego State University and eventually moved back to the Bay Area to finish their degrees at California State University East Bay (formally Hayward). Lena graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. She is currently working at ARM Inc. as a Royalty Analyst. She enjoys eating, playing poker, watching Korean drama and football, snowboarding, traveling, shopping, spending time with friends and family, and drinking.

How would you describe yourself in one sentence?
"I like to have fun!"
Pailynne
Pailynne

Pailynne Trinh, Bridesmaid

Pailynne is Nida's youngest sibling. She is currently a senior at Independence High School and will be graduating in May 2012. She is currently waiting for her college acceptance letters, with hopes to get accepted into Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to study to become a design architect. Aside from focusing in her studies, Pailynne has grown to become a responsible person by earning some spending money working at Great America as a Clerk. When she's not busy playing basketball for her school's varsity team, Pailynne enjoys drawing, spending time with friends and family, writing, and doing what a teenage does best...sleep.

What would you consider special about yourself?
"I'm not average."
Sandria
Sandria

Sandria Tran, Bridesmaid

Sandria is Alex's younger sister and will soon become an "official" sister to Nida and her siblings. She has always been there for Nida when times were tough. She's very dependent, reliable, a hard worker, and a dedicated student. Sandria graduated in 2009 from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and is continuing towards obtaining her MBA. She is also working full time as a Marketing Contractor at Xora, Inc. Aside from work and school, she has a deep passion for bikram yoga and will wake up at 5am everyday just to go to yoga before work. Sandria also enjoys reading novels, dancing, eating ice cream, shopping for shoes, Hello Kitty, and getting massages.

How would you describe yourself in one sentence?
"I'm an energetic and fun individual who likes to try new things and meet new people."
Postra
Postra

Postra Kuoy, Bridesmaid

Postra and Nida met through mutual friends of the group during college years and, eventually, grew closer when they took trips to SoCal together to hang out with the guys they were dating…Alex being one of them. Postra has a lot of love for her friends and family and is the person you can count on the most. She's always down to hang out, will lend a helping hand/shoulder, and is always there to listen.

Postra graduated in 2004 from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Administration degree in Accounting Information Systems. She is currently a Project Manager at NetApp. When she's not helping out at the family bagel shop or babysitting her favorite niece and nephew, Postra enjoys spending time with family, shopping, reading, eating crawfish and her mother's cooking, and baking.

What is the one thing you remember most about you and Nida?
"Staying at the dirty Irvine house with no hot water"
I-Am
I-Am

I-Am Bauzon, Bridesmaid

I-Am and Nida met while working together at G By Guess at the Great Mall and had attended De Anza College together. I-Am, Nida, and Lena were inseparable at one point during their years of partying. To most, they were considered the "Clique." Through thick and thin, I-Am will always be there to pick you back up. She may be tough from the outside, but deep down she is kind and loving. She is the only person you will find that draws images on her socks to match them up. She is a total germaphobe, but that won't stop her from "having fun."

I-Am graduated in 2005 from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is currently a Senior Accountant at VeriFone Systems, Inc. When she's not working her crazy hours, I-Am enjoys chocolate truffles, traveling, shopping for purses and shoes, eating crawfish and hot pot, dancing, and hanging out with friends.

What is the one thing you remember most about you and Nida?
"Friday night out at Loft dancing the night away with Nida!!"
Jenny
Jenny

Jenny Dang, Bridesmaid

Hensel Phelps was the root to Jenny and Nida's friendship. Jenny was referred to Nida for a position at her company through a mutual friend. If it weren't for the referral, they wouldn't have met and gotten as close as they did. Through the years of working together, Jenny and Nida shared various moments of gossiping, laughing, and grabbing lunch together...which just brought them closer and closer to one another. Jenny has a heart of gold. She is always thinking of others before herself, has a motherly and protective instinct, and is always there for you no matter what the situation is.

Jenny graduated in 2005 from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. She is currently an Executive Assistant at Motorola Mobility. Jenny is known as the cupcake queen and enjoys food/eating, shopping, baking, Sanrio, skin care products, watching TV, and strawberries.

How would you describe yourself in one sentence?
"A caring person who is always willing to help my friends."
Oreo
Oreo

Oreo Tran, Doggie Flower Girl

Oreo is Nida and Alex's pride and joy. If it wasn't for Veena, who spotted her at the park, Oreo wouldn't be a part of their lives today. Veena was at Cataldi park for a birthday event and noticed a lady with two puppies. She asked the lady about the puppies and found out that they were for sale. Veena then contacted Nida immediately and told her to come to the park right away. With the park being only five minutes away at the time, Nida decided to go. Immediately, she fell in love with the puppy. Nida then called Alex and told him to get his "butt" to the park right away. Next thing you know, Alex was off to the bank to make the best purchase of his life.

Till this day, Oreo has been the super glue to their relationship/family. No matter what type of mood you are in, she's always there to make you smile. She's extremely playful, loves attentions, is an extreme begger, loves belly blows, and has a passion for socks, toys and treats. She may walk on all four paws, but she's still their baby girl!