Alisha Manning and Russell Brandel exchanged their wedding vows Aug. 20, 2011, on the beach of Bell Bay in Presque Isle. Scott Pfeiffer officiated the 2 p.m. double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Julie Alexander and Kevin Kaczorowski of Alpena, and Bryan Manning and Kathy Prevo of Herron. The groom is the son of Duane and Barb Brandel of Long Lake.
Serving as maid of honor was the bride's friend, Andrea (Modrak) Holmes. Bridesmaids were Stacie (Bey) Rospierski and Jessica (Ludlow) Willemin, friends of the bride; Tami Moll, sister of the groom; Harley Dutcher, cousin of the bride; and junior bridesmaid Amber Moll, niece of the groom. The flower girls were Piper Holmes and Olivia Willemin, friends.
Attending the groom as best man was his friend, Todd Spigelmyre. Groomsmen were Zac Plume and Jeff Wilson, friends of the groom; Mark Moll, brother-in-law of the groom; Jesse Manning, brother of the bride; and junior groomsman Carter Holmes, a friend. Ushers were Jay Dutcher, cousin of the bride, and Justin Moll, nephew of the groom.
Following the ceremony, a reception in honor of the newlyweds was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Alpena.
Alisha is employed by Alpena Regional Medical Center. Russell is co-owner of Larry's Collision.
The couple spent their honeymoon on a Carribean cruise. They are residing in Ossineke.