HOUGHTON - Lauren Suzanne Richards and Brent Matthew Hanson were united in marriage by Pastor Craig Bickel during a May 15 ceremony at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids.
Maids of honor were Callen Richards and Helen Richards, sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Lyndsey Marino, Amber Leonard, Renee Urbanc and Jennifer Hayes, friends of the bride.
Best man was Travis Hanson, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Lucas Hanson and Tyler Hanson, brothers of the groom, Matthew Lindgren, cousin of the groom, and Ryan Peterson and Eddy Veeser, friends of the groom.
Brent and Lauren Hanson
Seating the guests were Troy VanderWeyden and Tyler Carll, friends of the groom. Readers were Matthew Buss and Amanda Erickson, friends of the bride and groom. The bride's uncle, Peter Peltier, provided music for the event.
The daughter of Bob and Carrie Richards of Houghton, Lauren is a 2008 graduate of Grand Valley State University with a bachelor's degree in advertising and public relations.
Brent is the son of Matt and Kelly Hanson of Bark River and is a 2007 graduate of Grand Valley State University and a 2010 graduate of Officers Candidate School in Newport, R.I. He has been commissioned as an ensign in the United States Navy.
The couple honeymooned in Maui, Hawaii, and are relocating to Pensacola, Fla., where Brent will begin naval aviation training.