Leslie Ann Male and Stephen John Atkinson exchanged their wedding vows Oct. 25, 2008, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Alpena. Father Greg McCallum officiated the 1 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Christine Male of Alpena. The groom is the son of John and Mary Beth Atkinson of Flint.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was her friend, April Reddie of Alpena. Bridesmaids were Paula Laquerre of St. Joseph, Stephanie Minton and Jessica McConnell of Alpena, friends of the bride.
Attending the groom as best man was his friend, John Beck of Parchment. Groomsmen were Aaron Kowalski of Alpena, Thomas Male Jr. and William Sean Male of Alpena, brothers of the bride. Thomas Howard Male, nephew of the bride, served as an usher.
Following the ceremony, a reception in honor of the newlyweds was held at St. Anne's Parish Hall in Alpena. Pre-nuptial parties included a rehearsal dinner at Burton's Last Resort.
Both Leslie and Stephen are 2001 graduates of Western Michigan University. Leslie is employed by Community Living of Kalamazoo and Stephen is employed by the State of Michigan.
The couple will be spending their honeymoon in the Bahamas. They are making their home in Kalamazoo.