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Hashimoto Machado -- Thompson

Katia Emiko Hashimoto Machado and Chad Wayne Thomson were united in marriage Aug. 23 at First Lutheran Church of Norway Lake in rural New London.

The bride is the daughter of José Machado and Teruko Hashimoto of Hiroshima, Japan. The groom is the son of Wayne and Joanne Thompson of New London.

Traci Jacobs, sister of the groom, and Dan Jacobs, brother-in-law of the groom, served as god parents. According to custom in Brazil, this special couple guide the bride and groom throughout their married life. Flower girl was Maya Swenson, friend of the couple.

Best man was Brent Brekke, friend of the groom. Groom's attendants were Matt May, Jake Pulsifer, Kelly Baeth, Mike Swenson and Jared Swenson, friends of the groom. Ring bearer was Lucas Swenson, friend of the couple.

Ushers were Dana Dunkelburger and Tylor Dunkelburger, friends of the groom.

A reception and dance were held at the Spicer American Legion.

The couple lives in New London. The groom is employed by Motor Sports of Willmar.