Natasha Ross and Joseph Donakowski exchanged their wedding vows Oct. 17, 2009, at Alpena Free Methodist Church. Pastor Shane Bengry officiated the 3:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Darbie and Mike Ross of Alpena. The groom is the son of Mary and Jerry Donakowski of Alpena.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was her cousin, Jessica Corwin. Bridesmaids were Brittany Kieliezewski, cousin of the bride; Jessica Donakowski, sister of the groom; Ashley Ross, sister-in-law of the bride; and junior bridesmaid, Dakotah Ross, sister of the bride. The flower girl was Zoie Ludwiczak, cousin of the bride.
Attending the groom as best man was his brother, Darren Donakowski. Groomsmen were Logan Beyer, friend of the groom; Landon Fessler, cousin of the groom; and Brandon Ross, brother-in-law of the groom. The ring bearer was Carter Livermore, nephew of the groom. Serving as ushers were Jeramie Skowronek and Ashlee Skowronek, cousins of the bride.
Following the ceremony, a reception in honor of the newlyweds was held at St. Anne's Parish Hall in Alpena. A rehearsal dinner took place at JJ's Restaurant.
Natasha is a 2006 graduate of Alpena High School. Joseph is a 2005 AHS graduate. The newlyweds honeymooned in Las Vegas, and are residing in Alpena.