ESCANABA - Erin Marie Nelson and Ryan Patrick LeMire exchanged wedding vows May 28 during a 3:30 p.m. ceremony on Smathers Beach in Key West, Fla.
Following the ceremony family and friends gathered aboard a private trolley tour, which followed with dinner at Dante's Restaurant. A local reception will be held at the Ruth Butler Building in Escanaba on Aug. 6.
The bride selected her sister, Kimberly Nelson, to serve as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were: Dana LeMire, sister of the groom; Rachel Pascoe and Beth Way, both cousins of the bride; and Kate Branning, a friend of couple. The flower girl was Bailee LeMire, niece of the couple.
Ryan and Erin LeMire
Standing as best man, was Jordan LeMire, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were: Sean O'Toole, uncle of the groom; and Matt Pearson, Dave Huckstep and Matt Branning, all friends of the couple.
Erin is the daughter of Jill and Ward Johnsen of Escanaba, and the late Michael Nelson. She graduated in 2000 from Escanaba Area High School. Erin is also a graduate of Bay de Noc Community College. She is employed at Oncology Specialists of Charlotte, PA in Charlotte, N.C.
The son of Grae and Donald LeMire of Escanaba, and the late Patrick Rasmussen, Ryan graduated in 2000 from Escanaba Area High School. He attended Central Michigan University where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration, finance. He is currently employed at JanPak, Inc., in Davidson, N.C.
The couple resides at their home in Cornelius, N.C.