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Weddings

Richard and Ellie Larson-Willis wed

Dr. Richard Willis and Ellie Larson-Willis were married on Sept. 5 during an outdoor candlelight wedding at Stoney Acres Winery with the Rev. Paul Moceri officiating. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her three daughters, Carol, Cherie, and Carrie. Her longtime friend Joyce Smigelski ...

Nethercut and Hott exchange vows

Gordon and Vernie Nethercut of Alpena are pleased to announce the marriage of their son, John Nethercut, to Sonie Hott. John is employed as the executive director of the Public Justice Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Sonie is employed at Dental Arts of Hedgesville, Hedgesville, West ...

Eric Garant and Emma Weeding united in marriage

Eric Garant and Emma Weeding were married on July 14 in Baltimore, Maryland. Eric is the son of Bill and Mary Garant of Alpena. Emma is the daughter of William and Terri Weeding of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Eric works as a copy editor. Emma is completing a rheumatology fellowship at Johns ...

Stentoumis and Allard tie the knot

On Aug. 12, 2020 Michael Stentoumis and Diane Allard were wed on beautiful Indian Harbor Beach in Florida. The ceremony was attended by the immediate family and close friends. The ring bearer was the couple’s beloved pet Shih Tzu, Zeus. He delivered right on cue. Michael is the son of ...

Smith and Cain exchange vows

Colby Smith and Bryan Cain were married on July 24, at the stunning oceanside campus of Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. The couple originally planned to marry on April 23 in Paris, France, but changed their plans because of the coronavirus pandemic. After exchanging vows, Smith ...

Amber Uuro and Ken LaMarre exchange vows

Amber Uuro and Ken LaMarre exchanged their wedding vows on Friday, October 4, 2019, at Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan. Kyle Darcy officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Al and Denise Uuro of Ishpeming, Michigan. The groom is the son of Bill and Kara ...

Parks and Goff united in marriage

Lacey Parks and Zachary Goff were united in marriage on Oct. 19, 2019 at the Jordan Valley Barn in East Jordan, Michigan. Pastors Gary and Michelle Smith of New Life Christian Fellowship in Alpena performed the double-ring ceremony, with Jean Brown-Baker as the pianist. The couple sang ...

Joshua Vought and Maria Adonyeva wed

Joshua Vought and Maria Adonyeva were united in marriage at a double-ring evening ceremony on Nov. 13, 2019, on Smathers Beach in Key West, Florida. Joshua is the son of Michael and Lori Vought and the grandson of Don and Carol Lightner and Reggie Vought. Maria is the daughter of Naydia ...

Miller and Romel united in marriage

Katie Miller and Jason Romel exchanged their wedding vows at 3 p.m. on Aug. 10, 2019, at Immanuel Lutheran in Alpena. The Rev. Joshua Schultz officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Elaine Miller of Alpena. The groom is the son of Dave and Marti Farmer and ...

Smart and Werblow exchange vows

Krystle Virginia Smart and Brett Jason Werblow exchanged their wedding vows on Friday, April 26, 2019, at King Family Vineyards in Charlottesville, Va. The Rev. Lisa Sykes officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Debbie and Woody Smart of Richmond, Va. The groom is ...

Schultz and Hawley united in marriage

Andre’ Alan Hawley, son of Linda Hawley of Alpena, and Kaitlyn Noel Schultz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Schultz of Spruce, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence (Kristine) Sieczko of South Bend, Ind., were married Nov. 9, 2019. The ceremony was held on the rooftop of the NOAA building and officiated ...

Pearson and Brown united in marriage

Jessica Pearson and Robert Brown were united in marriage on Sept. 14, 2019, at Jackson Street Chapel in Clare. The 3 p.m. service was opened with “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee,” sung by the bride’s aunts Marian Grabow and Naomi Wegmeyer, uncle Kenneth Wegmeyer and grandfather Eldon ...

Gryniewicz and Szymanski married

Jennifer Gryniewicz and Kevin Szymanski were united in marriage on Sept. 14, 2019, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Alpena. The ceremony was performed by Father Joseph Muszkiewicz. A reception was held at All Saints Parish Center. Cailin Brown, friend of the bride, was the maid of honor. ...

Becky LaHaie weds Andrew Francoeur

Becky LaHaie and Andrew Francoeur were united in marriage on May 4, 2019, at the Bridge Street Wedding Chapel in Grand Ledge. The bride is the daughter of Cyndi and (the late) Marty LaHaie of Alpena. She is the granddaughter of June Duby and Marvel LaHaie, both of Alpena. The groom is the son ...

Adams and Taylor united in marriage

Hayley Adams and Adam Taylor exchanged their marriage vows on August 18, 2018. The double ring ceremony was held at a close family friends’ beautiful lakefront property on Grand Lake in Presque Isle. Brother of the groom, Glen Brixey, officiated. Parents of the bride are Rae-Margaret and ...

Stevens­—Francisco united in marriage

Kelli Lynn Stevens and Chad Burton Francisco exchanged their marriage vows on Feb. 19, 2019, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alpena. Pastor James Erickson officiated the ceremony. In attendance were the bride and groom’s parents, grandparents, witnesses and sons, Colton and Chase Francisco. ...

Hincka and Szubelak exchange vows

Korynn Lindzey Hincka and Hudson Peter Szubelak exchanged their marriage vows July 21, 2018, at Huron Shores Fellowship Church in Alpena. Pastor Brad Matuzak officiated over the double ring ceremony. Parents of the bride are Eric and Tammy Hincka of Posen. Parents of the groom are Peter and ...

Emily Frankman and Nicholas Brousseau wed

Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens was the setting for the wedding of Emily Lynn Frankman and Nicholas Allen Brousseau on Sept. 22, 2018. Emily is the daughter of Elizabeth Falk and John and Kelli Frankman. Nicholas is the son of Thomas and Patricia Brousseau. Attending the ...

Zada-Kieliszewski united in marriage

Alison Zada and Timothy Kieliszewski, both of Australia, were united in marriage on July 6, 2018, during a ceremony performed at the Alpena County Courthouse. Alison is the daughter of Barry and Helen Zada of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Timothy is the son of Terry and Janet Kieliszewski ...

Cook and Smith united in marriage

Rachel Cook and Christopher Smith were united in marriage on Aug. 25, 2018, at Art in the Loft in Alpena. The groom’s cousin, Matthew Byce, officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony. Rachel is the daughter of David and Patty Cook, and the granddaughter of Nancy Cook, all of Harrisville. ...