Stephanie Suzanne Ness and Denis John (Jay) Walterreit exchanged their wedding vows June 13 in a morning ceremony at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Pastor Paul Owens officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of David and Suzanne Ness of Long Rapids. The groom is the son of Denis D. and Linda Walterreit of Mt. Pleasant.
Attending the bride were her friends, Barbara Grant and Jaimie Secord. Her niece, Emily Duncan, was a junior bridesmaid. The bride's sisters, Teresa Duncan and Jennifer Ness, read scripture for the ceremony.
Attending the groom as best man was friend Paul Mancine. The groom's brother-in-law, John Terry, was a groomsman, and his nephew, Calvin Terry, was a junior groomsman.
Stephanie is a 1996 graduate of Alpena High School and 1998 graduate of Alpena Community College with an associate in arts degree. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from Central Michigan University in 2000 and a master's degree in curriculum and teaching from Michigan State University in 2004. She currently is employed as a teacher at Ella White Elementary School.
Jay is a 1985 graduate of Grosse Ile High and earned a bachelor's degree in English from Michigan State University in 1990. He currently serves as director of public information and marketing for Alpena Community College.
The newlyweds relaxed at the Island Aerie on Beaver Island for their honeymoon and are currently making their home together in Alpena.