Weddings

Dagenais – Gendron

GENDRON — Kevin Gendron married his highchool sweetheart Jalyn Dagenais during a 5 p.m. ceremony on the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on Jan. 29. The ceremony was performed by the groom’s stepfather, Bill Draze. Jalyn is the daughter of Mike and Lisa Dagenais of Escanaba. Kevin ...

Anderson – Kobasic

Chris and Kimberly Anderson, along with Claude and Beverly Kobasic, both of Escanaba, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Christina Ann Anderson and Nicholas Anthony Kobasic. The couple was united in marriage on Sept. 2, 2018 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba with Rev. ...

LaCasse – Harrell

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. — Lyndsay LaCasse became the bride of Michael Harrell Jr. during a 2 p.m. elopement ceremony at the county courthouse in Camilla, Ga., on Feb. 14, 2018. Lyndsay's parents are Ralph and Crystal LaCasse of Escanaba, and Michael's parents are father Mike (Kathy) Harrell of ...

Richer-Trudell

SPALDING — Caylan Richer became the bride of Brian Trudell during a private ceremony performed by Dan Bjorkquist on Oct. 6. Caylan’s parents are Jay and Michelle Richer of Gladstone, and Brian’s parents are Bill and Lori Trudell of Republic, Mich. Brian graduated from ...

Lyle – Darling

GLADSTONE — Casey Lyle became the bride of Christopher Darling during a 2 p.m. ceremony performed by Gerald Skar at Agate Beach, Grand Marais, Mich. on July 7. Ashley Provo played music for the ceremony. Casey’s parents are Kevin and Debbie Lyle of Escanaba, and Christopher’s parents ...

Verbrigghe – Marenger

ESCANABA — Tiffany Verbrigghe became the bride of Sam Marenger during a 1 p.m. ceremony performed by Pastor Jon Potes at Grace Church on Aug. 18. Tiffany’s parents are Terry and Mary Verbrigghe of Rock, and Sam’s parents are Van and Michelle Marenger. Sam is employed by VanAire, Inc. ...

Schmit – Mosher

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Joanna Schmit became the bride of James Mosher during a 3 p.m. ceremony performed by Dennis Mosher at Germanic American Institute in St. Paul, Minn. on July 21st. Joanna’s parents are Steven and Stephanie Schmit of Minneapolis, Minn., and James’s parents are Mike ...

Bengston – Clute

GLADSTONE — Joye Bengston became the bride of Eric Clute during a 4:30 p.m. ceremony performed by Steven Werss, friend of the couple at The Smokey Mountain Lake House Lodge in Dandridge, Tenn., on April 8, 2018. Joye’s parents are Keith and Debbie Bengston of Gladstone, and Eric’s ...

Bugay – Kausak

KAUSAK — Rachel Bugay and Andrew Kausak were united in marriage on June 2, 2018. The wedding ceremony was held at Church of Christ in Escanaba. Pastor Terry Frankenstein officiated. The maid of honor was Lauren Kulbertis, friend of the couple. Bridesmaids were Kashmir Schackmann, Anna ...

Tina and Daniel Bradbury

ESCANABA — Tina Deiter became the bride of Daniel Bradbury during a 2 p.m. ceremony at Escanaba’s Ludington Park in the gazebo on June 7. Tina’s parents are Jodi Profit and the late Patrick Deiter, and Daniel’s parents are Debbie DePetro and the late John Bradbury. Tina chose for ...

VanBrocklin – Casey

De PERE, Wis, — Kelly J. VanBrocklin and Douglas C. Casey were united in marriage on June 16, 2018. The ceremony was performed by Chris’ brother Pastor Lon Hider. Kelly is the daughter of Lucille VanBrocklin of Beloit, Wis. Chris is the son of Sandra Casey of Fairport, Mich. and the late ...

Rian – Nelson

ESCANABA — Samantha Jo Rian became the bride of Kristopher Frank Nelson during a 1:30 p.m. ceremony performed by Kurt Dubord at the Bark River Senior Center on Oct. 14. Mrs. Ann Wood and her daughter Deirdre, Samantha’s former violin teacher, played the music for the ...

Chu – Rudden

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — On Aug. 5, 2017, Stephanie Chu of Alexandria, Va., was joined in matrimony to Michael Rudden, formerly of Escanaba, at the Hilton Hotel in Old Town Alexandria, a beautiful and historic setting. The wedding was attended by family and friends traveling from throughout the ...

Berube-Hughes

CORNELL — Alexis Berube became the bride of Ryan Hughes during a Sept. 23 ceremony performed by Father Fran DeGroot at St. Annes Church in Escanaba. Alexis’ parents are Charles and Samantha Berube of Escanaba, and Ryan’s parents are Larry and Karen Hughes of Gladstone. The bride ...

Olson – Bloom

Lindsey Olson and Robert Bloom were united in marriage on March 25, 2017. The wedding was held in downtown Cincinnati, followed by a reception celebration with friends and family. Lindsey is the daughter of Wayne Olson and Cathy Olson, both of Escanaba. Rob is the son of Robert Bloom of ...

Clark – Johnson

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, Tara Clark of Escanaba married Peter Johnson of Silver Spring, Maryland at the Washington, D.C., Arts Club. The couple lives in Washington, D.C. Ms. Clark, a 2004 Escanaba Area High School graduate, and daughter of Jo-Ann and Richard Clark, is the Chief of Staff ...

Wedding Painter pays the bills with new trend

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Dirk Guidry is a full-time artist. But his paintings, large-scale abstracts and portraiture don’t always pay the bills. Being a wedding painter allows him to remain one. “I almost consider it my day job,” he says. “If I have one wedding a month, I can be in ...

Bridal trendspotting: black accents, all-over beading, shoes

NEW YORK (AP) — The recent round of spring 2018 bridal shows pointed to a turn back to tradition, sometimes with modern twists, along with plenty of options in silhouettes. Black accents were plentiful and jewelry seemed to be mostly about the neck. Formal gloves were back and statement ...

Hubert-Savage

ESCANABA — Amy Hubert became the wife of John Savage on May 27. Father of the bride, Bishop David Kotajarvi, officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony at the Quality Inn and Suites in Escanaba. Amy is the daughter of Ilene Kotajarvi, of Escanaba, and David Kotajarvi of Green Bay, Wis. John is the ...

Shapy-Coleman

DE PERE, Wis — Jerry and Kay Shapy of Escanaba are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Leslie Mary Shapy, to Jacob Andrew Coleman, son of Glen and JoAnn Coleman of Green Bay, Wis. Leslie and Jacob were joined in marriage on July 1, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Old St. Joe’s Church at ...