Kristen Dell Pilarski and Aaron Robert Bedore exchanged wedding vows July 7, 2012 at Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie. Judge Elizabeth B. Church officiated the 5 p.m. double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Carl and JoAnn Pilarski of Alpena. The groom is the son of Brandy Kilmer of Ludington and the late Robert Bedore.
Attending the bride were long-time friends Joleen Smith of Grass Lake (maid of honor) and Ashley MacDonald of Sault Ste. Marie (matron of honor). Flower girls were nieces of the bride, Avery and Gavriella Adelman of Ardmore, Pa.
Attending the groom were his childhood best friend Lucas Garrett as best man and groomsman Daniel Owaski, both of Sault Ste. Marie. Serving as ushers were Bryan Grulke of Troy, cousin of the bride, and Joshua Pilarski of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., nephew of the bride. Junior ushers included Jonathan and Hunter Pilarski of Mt. Juliet, nephews of the bride.
Following the ceremony, a reception in honor of the newlyweds was held in the grand ballroom of the casino. Friends and family from Colorado, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Washington and Michigan gathered for an informal reunion the evening before.
Kristen is a graduate of Alpena High School and Lake Superior State University. She is employed by Chippewa County as a court recorder. Aaron graduated from Reed City High School and attended Baker College. He is employed at Kewadin Casino where he was recently named team member of the year.
The couple is making their home in Sault Ste. Marie.