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Weddings

August 4, 2009

wedding: Sowder-Zehringer

On Nov. 1, 2008 friends and family gathered for the uniting in marriage of Stacy Leigh Sowder and Matthew James Zehringer. The service was held at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary of Help Catholic Church in Ft. Recovery, Ohio. Deacon John Parker performed the double-ring nuptials.

The bride wore a Lillianne strapless ivory satin gown with a fitted bodice and gored skirt with a full train. A kiwi green sash worn at the natural waist was made by the mother of the bride. The veil was waist length and topped with a silver jeweled hair-piece. Accessories included elbow-length gauntlet gloves, pearl earrings and necklace. The bride carried a bouquet of green Asiatic lilies highlighted by black tulle and orange sequined streamers. The groom and his attendants wore black suits, black shirts, and green ties that matched the bride’s sash. The couple wore matching Chuck Taylor shoes to match their fun spirit.

Maid of honor was Liz Burke, Chicago; bridesmaids were Erin Graham, Muncie; Kristie Burke, Portland; and Kim Stiers, Muncie, friends of the couple and Kelly Zehringer, St. Henry, Ohio, sister of the groom. Flower girl was Audrey Lefeld, St. Henry, Ohio, niece of the groom. Best man was Ryan Zehringer, Toledo, Ohio, brother of the groom. The groom’s attendants were Erik Sowder, West Lafayette, brother of the bride; Jeremy Lefeld, St. Henry, Ohio, friend of the groom; Rich Wood, Ft. Recovery, Ohio, friend of the groom; and Rob Miller, Muncie, friend of the couple.

The alter and center aisle were decorated with pumpkins and green tulle bows. Mothers’ candles and unity candle were decorated and held by leaded candelabras from the bride’s great grandmother. Special trumpet music “Trumpet Voluntary” and selections were provided by Dan Zehringer, Dayton, Ohio, uncle of the groom and soloist Bruce Fane, Muncie, friend of the couple sang “Ava Maria.” Organ selections played by Rosie Diller, Ft. Recovery, friend of the groom’s family were “Give Us This Day,” “Let There be Peace on Earth,” and “Horn Pipe.” Readings were done by Sheila Tumbusch, St. Henry, Ohio, aunt of the groom; Tim Sowder, Greenfield, uncle of the bride; Erik Sowder, West Lafayette, brother of the bride; and Erin Graham, Muncie, friend of the couple. Ushers were Matthew Sowder and Joshua Sowder, Richwood, Ohio cousins of the bride. Guestbook and program attendants were Gabrielle Shuppert, Greenfield, cousin of the bride and Lauren Rammel, Ft. Recovery, Ohio, cousin of the groom.

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