Weddings

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kregelka- King

Kregelka- King ESCANABA — Heidi Kregelka and Duke King became husband and wife on April 22, at Bark River United Methodist Church with Pastor Christine Bergquist officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jerry Kregelka of Escanaba and Julie Polfus of Carney. She is a graduate of Escanaba ...

Stepparents at the wedding? Experts advise being inclusive

With a loving act of kindness, Brittany Peck's dad made her wedding-day dream come true. Just before her father, Todd Bachman, walked her down the aisle on Sept. 26, 2015, he stopped the processional and continued down the aisle alone to grab the hand of her stepfather and make a surprise ...

Couple converts barn to a venue for weddings

LEAF RIVER, Ill. (AP) — Their daughter's wedding inspired a Leaf River couple to turn their century-old dairy barn into an event venue. Brad and Carla Miller, both retired teachers, have transformed their huge barn and grounds into The Barn on the Hill, for weddings, rehearsals, showers, ...

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 ...