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Shane and Tanya Tolman

Peters – Tolman

Peters - Tolman GREEN BAY, Wis. — Shane Thomas Tolman and Tanya Lea Peters were joined together for life as husband and wife on Feb. 24. Shane is a 2004 graduate of James Fitzharris High School. He is employed as a field tech by Time Warner /Spectrum Cable and owner operator of " Grime to ...

Nontraditional dresses range from blush to black

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When deciding what kind of dress I wanted to wear for my wedding this year, I knew what I didn't want. No lace, no veil, and absolutely nothing long, corseted, traditional and white. So, for our tiny marriage ceremony in May 2016, I went with an off-the-rack, navy blue ...

Schlyn and Cory Thiry

LaVigne – Thiry

DAGGETT — Schlyn LaVigne and Cory Thiry were united in marriage on Aug. 27. The ceremony was held in the barn at Jaspers Sugar Bush in Carney, with a reception to honor the happy couple in a beautiful white tent in the field. Schlyn is the daughter of Kalisa Ray of Escanaba. She is a 2008 ...

Jessica and Chris Tiller

Prebish – Tiller

Prebish - Tiller CHANDLER, Ariz. — Jessica Prebish became the bride of Chris Tiller during a 4 p.m. ceremony performed by Matt Crandall, friend of the couple, at the Villa Siena in Gilbert, Ariz. on Jan. 7. Jessica’s parents are Bill and Gina Prebish of Escanaba, and Chris’s parents ...

Katie and Blake Mueller

Erickson – Mueller

Erickson - Mueller DEWITT, Mich. — Katie Erickson became the wife of Blake Mueller during a ceremony at Carp River Gardens in Negaunee on Sept. 10. Katie’s parents are Glenn and Linda Erickson of Rapid River, and Blake’s parents are Gary Mueller of Lansing and Shelley Mueller of ...

Selecting a comfortable wedding gown

METRO — Many brides-to-be visit bridal shops with specific goals in mind regarding the style of their wedding gowns. Some women come equipped with magazine tear-outs or pull up ideas on their mobile phones. Others may have an entire scrapbook filled with various ideas they’ve been compiling ...

Nicholas and Cheri Robitaille

Mathieson – Robitaille

ESCANABA — Cheri Mathieson and Nicholas Robitaille were united in marriage during a 1 p.m. ceremony at Central United Methodist Church in Escanaba. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Elise Low Edwardson on Aug. 6. 2016. The bride's parents are Sheila Mathieson and the late Clyde Mathieson ...

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Jessi Balsamo, left, Jean Spaulding, center, and Sue Kotwitz, right, stand together Monday, March 13, 2017 in Janesville, Wis. The women shared a wedding dress for three generations.

Three generations cherish same wedding dress

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Even now, you can see the glow in Jessi Balsamo’s eyes when she talks about her wedding dress. “I could not stop looking at it when I got married,” Jessi told the Janesville Gazette (http://bit.ly/2o8SuHf ). Her mother, Sue Kotwitz, and her grandmother Jean ...

Tips for guests looking for lodging

METRO — Couples about to tie the knot often arrange for discounted hotel rooms for their wedding guests. Many hotels offer substantial discounts to wedding parties, but some guests and bridal party members might still want to examine their options before booking rooms. The following tips can ...

Different roles for the father of the bride to play

METRO — Popular movies and televisions shows give the impression that the job of the father of the bride in a wedding is ultimately about making sure the festivities are adequately funded. In the movies, fathers fret about the costs of everything from flowers to photos. But gone are the ...

Rebecca Bender and Jesse Traub

Bender – Traub

Bender - Traub ESCANABA — Rebecca Bender and Jesse Traub were united in marriage during an 11 a.m. ceremony held on the shore of Pleasant Lake and officiated by Rev. Eli Bender and Juliet Traub on July 2. Rebecca’s parents are Brad and Cindy Bender of Escanaba and Jesse’s parents are ...

Sara Bingham and David Herriman

Bingham – Herriman

ADRIAN, Mich. — Sara Ann Bingham daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stacy Bingham of Escanaba, and David Scott Herriman, son of Keith Herriman of Jasper, Mich., and the late Linda Herriman, were married on Dec. 30. The ceremony was held at the Lenawee Country Club in Adrian, Mich. with Judge ...

Courtney and Jacob Bowden

Jensen – Bowden

Jensen - Bowden ESCANABA — Courtney Jensen became the bride of Jacob Bowden during a 1 p.m. ceremony performed by Pastor Chris Johnson at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Escanaba on Oct. 22. Courtney’s parents are Rob and Tammy Jensen of Escanaba, and Jacob’s parents are Tom and ...

New wedding trends: bubbles and food trucks

If your idea of a wedding involves throwing rice and eating a slice of white, three-tiered cake, you've got some catching up to do. These days, guests blow bubbles or light sparklers instead of throwing rice. Trendy couples are getting married in barns and campgrounds, and they're hiring food ...

Amanda and Ethan Marenger

Englund – Marenger

Englund - Marenger BARK RIVER — Amanda Englund became the bride of Ethan Marenger during a 2 p.m. ceremony performed by Pastor Brad Cochrane at Bark River Bible Church on Oct. 15. Amanda’s parents are Robert and Brenda Day of Escanaba, and Ethan’s parents are Glenn Marenger of ...

Cassandra and Nicholas Badham

Kossow – Badham

PLYMOUTH, Mich. —  Cassandra Lynn Kossow and Nicholas James Badham were married on Oct. 1. Cassie is the daughter of Mike and Trixy Kossow of Perkins, and granddaughter of Keith and Kathleen Freeborn, and Gloria and Matt Kossow. Nick is the son of Joe and Sandra Badham of Kenosha, ...

Northern Michigan weddings covered

Wedding bells are a familiar refrain in Northern Michigan, with picturesque communities like Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Charlevoix beckoning brides and grooms from across the state and region. NorthernMIWeddings.com, the newest site from Northern Michigan Review, looks to connect the dots ...

Master the wedding save-the-date

METRO —Many couples’ weddings take more than a year to plan. Couples want all of the special people in their lives to witness their vows, and giving guests advance notice can ensure as many loved ones as possible attend the ceremony. To be certain that guests have ample notice to clear ...

Nicole and Bryan Meyers

Thoune – Meyers

ESCANABA — Mr. and Mrs. Meyers, on Dec. 4, celebrated the marriage of Bryan Meyers, 34, of Baltimore, Md., son of Joseph Meyers, grandson of Evelyn Dignnaro and William Dignnaro to wife Nicole Thoune, 29, of Escanaba, daughter of Ed Thoune and Donna Therrian, granddaughter of James Therrian ...

Like weddings, popping the question means a destination

NEW YORK (AP) — It's courtin' time and that still means going down on one knee for many proposers of marriage. Only now, more are choosing a special destination to do the asking. Traditionally, the highest concentration of marriage proposals starts in November and stretches to Valentine's ...