Helen Wilke and Matthew Somers exchanged their wedding vows Dec. 10, 2011, at Alpena Seventh Day Adventist Church in Alpena. Pastor David Austin officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Dawn Wilke of Hillman. The groom is the son of Steve and Lorrie Somers of Alpena.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was her sister, Rachel Wilke. Bridesmaids were Anna Lopez, Michelle Bailey and Jennifer Maychen, all friends of the bride.
Attending the groom as best man was his brother, Bradley Somers. Groomsmen were Craig Hull, cousin of the bride, and Mark Bailey and Ryan Herrick, friends of the groom. Serving as flower girls were Eliana Lopez and Natalie Maychen, while serving as a Bible boy was Makai Maychen. Ushers were Nicholas and William Kowalsky.
Following the ceremony, a reception in honor of the newlyweds was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Spruce.
Helen received a Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Michigan University and is employed by 26th Circuit Court. Matthew received a Bachelor's Degree from Lake Superior State University and is employed by Gordon Food Service and NEMCMH.
The couple spent their honeymoon at Turtle Bay Resort in Hawaii. They are residing in Alpena.