EAST LANSING - Scottie Marie Rumrill and Brian David Barton were united in marriage during a 2 p.m. ceremony held Saturday, May 29, at Fayette State Park. Pastor Paul Varoni presided over the nuptials. Following the ceremony, a reception to honor the couple was held at Little Bear West Arena in Manistique.
Christie Rumrill, sister of the bride, and Loren Huggett, friend of the bride, served as co-maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Steph Stoll, Alyssa Larsen, Janelle Tuma, Tessia Zawilinski and Margo Strebig, all friends of the bride, along with Deanna Barton, sister of the groom. Flowergirls were Riley Kieffer, goddaughter of the couple, and Taylor Fairchild, cousin of the groom.
Fulfilling the duties of best men were George Wood and Ben Kieffer, both friends of the groom. Groomsmen were Dennis and James Rumrill, brothers of the bride, Greg Nelson, cousin of the groom, and Jared Godfrey, Andy Bruce, and Ryan Magnuson, all friends of the groom. Serving as ringbearers were Owen and Austin Brown, cousins of the bride.
Brian and Scottie Barton
During the ceremony, readings were presented by Joanne Rollins, the bride's aunt, and John Rowe, friend of the couple. David Bohrer, uncle of the bride, and Randall Sweet, friend of the couple, served as ushers.
The new Mrs. Barton is the daughter of Dennis and Debbie Rumrill. A 2002 graduate of Manistique High School, Scottie received a bachelor's degree in foreign service from Alma College in 2006. She is currently employed with the Michigan State Senate as a constituent relations coordinator for State Senator Michael Prusi.
The son of David and Tooter Barton of Manistique, Brian is also a 2002 graduate of Manistique High School. In 2007, he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Michigan State University, where he also went on to earn his master's degree in kinesiology in 2009. He currently works as an insurance account representative for State Farm.
The newlyweds honeymooned in Tulum, Mexico, in the Mayan Riviera, and have made their home in East Lansing.