February 21, 2000
The bride is the daughter of Diana and Charles Sparks of Woodinville. She graduated in 1993 from Woodinville High School and from the University of Washington in 1997. Currently, Melissa is a second-year law student at Seattle University.
The groom is the son of Jose and Cledia Arias of Walla Walla. He is a 1996 graduate of the UW and will receive his master's degree in physical therapy from Loma Linda University in June.
The coupled honeymooned in Santiago, Chilé, where they visited Claudio's family.
Sarah is the daughter of Andy and Nancy Weed of Yakima. She graduated in 1999 from Seattle Pacific University.
Drew is the son of John and Jan Reed of Woodinville. He also graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 1999 and is now a naval officer.
The couple lives in Pensacola, Florida, where Drew is in training to become a naval pilot.