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Weddings

Bruski and Bills exchange vows

Lauren Marie Bruski and Levi Timothy Bills exchanged wedding vows on Dec. 19, 2020 at Long Rapids First Congregational Church in Lachine. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Pastor Arnie Kirchner. The bride is the daughter of Doug and Gayle Bruski of Alpena. The groom is the son of ...

McAllister and Schaedig wed

Brianna McAllister and Spencer Schaedig were married at noon on Nov. 12, 2020. The double ring ceremony took place at Alpena County Courthouse with Liz Skiba serving as officiant. A small dinner for immediate family and friends was held that evening. The newlyweds are planning a larger ...

Garant and Wills exchange vows

Maggie Garant and Joshua Wills, of Grand Rapids, were married on Saturday, Aug. 22 at Caledonia Lakeside Park in Calendonia. Reverend Dan Defeber, of Grand Rapids, officiated. Maggie is the daughter of Mary Garant of Marquette, and Joseph and Patricia Garant of Alpena, . Joshua is the son of ...

Sarazin and Veasy exchange vows

On the afternoon of Aug. 28, 2020 Amanda Lynn Sarazin and David Allan Veasy took the vows of marriage at the Old Train Depot in the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. Salvation Army chaplains Capt. Matthew Phelps and Capt. Emily Phelps officiated, with many friends and family ...

Kowalewsky-McCoy exchange vows

Sarah Lynn Kowalewsky and Jordan Tyler McCoy were united in marriage on October 3, 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alpena, Michigan. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Pastor Jim Erickson. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Michelle Kowalewsky of Alpena. The groom is the son of ...

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 ...