Weddings

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...