Weddings

John and Amy Savage

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 ...

Jacob and Leslie Coleman

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 ...

Shaun and Hayley Range

DeMay – Range

BRIGHTON, Mich. — Hayley DeMay and Shaun Range were united in marriage during a 2 p.m. ceremony officiated by Father James Ziminski at All Saints Church in Gladstone on Aug. 26. The reception was held at the Terrace Bay Inn in Gladstone. Hayley is the daughter of Bill and Karen DeMay of ...

Joshua and Kalia Rabe

Cook – Rabe

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Kalia Cook and Joshua Rabe (Ray-bee) were married at a family cabin near Talkeetna, Alaska on Aug. 5. Kalia is the daughter of Escanaba residents Bill and Betsy Cook. Joshua is the son of Mike and Anna Rabe of Anchorage, Alaska. The newlyweds reside in Anchorage, ...

Kevin and Tara Pardon

McCann – Pardon

MIDDLETON, Wis. — Tara McCann joined Kevin Pardon in marriage at an outdoor evening ceremony surrounded by family and friends in Middleton, Wis. on Sept. 30, 2017. Kevin is the son of James and Darla Pardon of Gladstone. Tara is the daughter of Renee McCann and the late Patrick McCann of ...

Joshua and Kalia Cook

Cook – Rabe

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Kalia Cook and Joshua Rabe (Ray-bee) were married at a family cabin near Talkeetna, Alaska on Aug. 5. Kalia is the daughter of Escanaba residents Bill and Betsy Cook. Joshua is the son of Mike and Anna Rabe of Anchorage, Alaska. The newlyweds reside in Anchorage, ...

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3 tips for couples considering Friday or Sunday weddings

METRO — The cost of weddings continues to rise. In its 2016 Real Weddings Study, bridal resource The Knot found that the average wedding cost couples and their families more than $35,000. With such a high price tag, it’s no wonder happy couples look for ways to save money. One of the ways ...

Wade Jr. and Kelli Johnson

Arnold – Johnson

CRANDON, Wis. — Kelli Arnold became the bride of Wade Johnson Jr. during a 11:30 a.m. ceremony performed by Father Jacek Wtyklo at St. Bruno’s Catholic Church in Nadeau on June 17. Kelli’s parents are Gerald and Lori Arnold of Carney, and Wade’s parents are Wade Sr. and Lila Johnson of ...

Chad and Stacey Burie

Johnson – Burie

MENOMINEE — Stacey Ann Johnson became the bride of Chad Michael Burie during a 1:30 p.m. ceremony performed by Pastor Chris Johnson at Christ the King Lutheran Church on June 10. Stacey’s parents are Ron Johnson of Escanaba and the late Sherry Johnson, and Chad’s parents are Mike and ...

Tim and Kelly Sedlecky

Derocher – Sedlecky

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Kelly Derocher became the bride of Tim Sedlecky during a 2 p.m. ceremony at the Escanaba Municipal Dock on Aug. 19. Kelly’s parents are Jeff and Darlene Derocher of Escanaba, and Tim’s parents are Patrick and Eileen Sedlecky of Newaygo, Mich. Kelly graduated from ...

Kolby and Taylor Houlton

Scheeneman – Houlton

AUSTIN, Texas — Taylor Scheeneman became the bride of Kolby Houlton during a ceremony performed at the gazebo in Ludington Park on July 15. Taylor’s parents are Brian and Kathy Scheeneman and Jennifer Nelson and Dan Pouliot, and Kolby’s mother is Amanda Lambert. Taylor chose for her ...

Christopher and Kaitlin Bonczyk

Nyberg – Bonczyk

GLADSTONE — Kaitlin Nyberg and Christopher Bonczyk were united in marriage during a 1:30 p.m. ceremony officiated by Pastor Nathan Langager at United Evangelical Covenant Church in Gladstone on Sept. 17. Musical selections were performed by John Ignatowski, cousin of the groom, Patrick ...

Finding the right wedding gift can be difficult

METRO — Many people rely on bridal registries when buying wedding gifts for their loved ones. But for those who put off buying wedding gifts until registries have been picked clean, finding the right gift can sometimes be difficult. Even if men and women do not intend to buy wedding gifts ...

Cory and Tarajo Hanrahan

Reinhart – Hanrahan

Reinhart - Hanrahan OKEMOS, Mich. — Tarajo Reinhart and Cory Hanrahan of Okemos, Mich, married on Saturday, May 20, at Coyote Creek Stables in Saint Johns, Mich. A reception followed at Charlar Place in Holt, Mich. Tarajo (TJ) is the daughter of Bob and Cindy Reinhart of Escanaba. Cory ...

Bob and Cindy Reinhart

Reinhart’s renew wedding vows

ESCANABA — Bob and Cindy Reinhart of Escanaba were recently surprised by a wedding vow renewal ceremony planned by their daughter Tarajo Reinhart (Hanrahan). Prior to the start of Tarajo and Cory’s wedding rehearsal on May 19 at Coyote Creek Farms in St John, Mich., the bride and groom to ...

Wedding day dress codes

METRO — Wedding invitations do more than merely announce that a celebration is on the horizon. Invitations provide key information about the ceremony and festivities to follow. Many details, including the location, time and date of the wedding, are spelled out on the wedding invitations. ...

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 ...

Jaci and Justin Cooper

Millette – Cooper

GRAND RAPIDS — Jaci Jo Millette and Justin Scott Cooper were married on May 16, 2017 during a courthouse ceremony in Holland, MI, followed by an intimate vow exchange ceremony on the Black Sandy Beach in Vik, Iceland on June 02, 2017. The bride is the daughter of Todd and Julie Millette of ...

Tips for trimming the guest list

METRO — Weddings are a time to celebrate, and many couples hope to invite as many people as possible to share their excitement. While guests make weddings more enjoyable, and may increase the propensity to enjoy a more successful marriage, couples must be practical and consider their ...

Let them eat wedding cake

METRO — Wedding receptions culminate when the happy couple stands before their tiered and towering wedding cake to cut the first slice. The tradition of wedding cakes has endured since ancient times, and cakes have been presented in many incarnations since their introduction. In fact, some ...