Chloe Elizabeth Kidd and Tyler David Bakker were united in marriage May 22 at Tofte Cove along Lake Superior in Tofte. Chloe is the daughter of Russell and Becky Kidd of Stewartville. Tyler is the son of Paul and Diane Bakker of Willmar. Maid of honor was Anna Perry, friend of the bride. Chloe's attendants were Novella White and Joan Kidd, grandmothers of the bride. Best man was James Bakker, brother of the groom. Tyler's attendants were Isaac Kidd and Logan Kidd, brothers of the bride. Usher was Jacob Ollanik, cousin of the bride.
Allie Christianson of New Prague and Zach Chester of New London are engaged to be married Sept. 3 at Pine Tree Farmstead in New Prague. Allie is the daughter of Renee Christianson of New Prague and the late Cully Christianson. She is a 2012 graduate of New Prague High School. She is employed as a dog groomer by Salon Paws Grooming in New Prague. Zach is the son of John and Kelly Chester of Willmar. He is a 2009 graduate of Willmar Senior High School and a 2014 graduate of the carpentry program at Alexandria Technical College.
Amanda Renee Pavelko and Richard Monroe Galloway III were united in marriage June 25 at Rock of Life Christian Reformed Church in Willmar. Amanda is the daughter of Corey and Melanie Pavelko of Willmar. Richard is the son of Margaret and Thomas Dillon of Naperville, Illinois, and Richard Monroe Galloway Jr. of Plano, Texas. Maid of honor was Laura Jans, friend of the bride. Amanda's attendants were Melissa Weirsma, friend of the bride, and Cortney Pavelko, cousin of the bride. Flower girl was Alexi Marcus, cousin of the bride.
Megan Fleming and Matthew Seehusen were united in marriage June 25 in Maiden Rock, Wisconsin. Megan is the daughter of Greg and JoLynn Fleming of Red Wing. Matt is the son of Galen and Kris Seehusen of Willmar. Matron of honor was Alyssa Newborg, sister of bride. Megan's attendants were Katie Darval, sister of the groom; Olivia Johnson, Maria Gangelhoff, Jordan Vavra and Kristen Warwick, friends of the bride. Flower girl was Ella Fleming, niece of the bride.
Jessica Liann Wedel and Derrick Ross Bulthuis were united in marriage July 9 at Stonewall Farms in Willmar. Jessica is the daughter of Brad and Helene Wedel of Yale, South Dakota. Derrick is the son of Cindy Bulthuis of Willmar and Rick and Kris Bulthuis of Willmar.
Sangam Neupane and Travis Conway were united in marriage July 15 in Fairfax, Virginia. Sangam is the daughter of Bhairu and Sunita Neupane of Kathmandu, Nepal. Travis is the son of Rick and Norma Conway of Willmar. Maid of honor was Nima Upadhyaya, friend of the bride. Best man was Shivam Neupane, son of the couple. The couple lives in Fairfax, Virginia. The bride is employed as a senior engineer/associate by Rodgers Consulting of Germantown, Maryland. The groom is employed as a project engineer by Geo-Technology Associates in Sterling, Virginia.
Dianna Hermes and Matthew Samuelson are engaged to be married Aug. 20 at the Woods Chapel in Long Lake. Dianna is the daughter of Harlan and Colleen Hermes of Prior Lake. She is a graduate of Prior Lake High School and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She is employed by Houck Advertising. Matthew is the son of Scott and Karen Samuelson of Willmar. He is a graduate of Willmar Senior High School and St. Cloud State University. He is employed by Starkey Hearing Technologies.
Shay Peterson of Atwater and Brad Wollum of Wadena are engaged to be married Oct. 15 at the Green Lake Bible Camp Chapel in Spicer. Shay is the daughter of Mark and Pam Peterson of Atwater. She is a 2012 graduate of Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City High School in Grove City and a 2015 graduate of the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph with a degree in English. She is employed as a visitation monitor by Harmony Visitation Center in Willmar. Brad is the son of Roger and Karen Wollum of Canby.
Amanda Nussbaum and Samuel Kerstetter were united in marriage June 4 at Foundation Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Amanda is the daughter of Steve and Cindy Nussbaum of Tulsa. Samuel is the son of Keith and Cindy Kerstetter of Willmar. A reception and dance were held at The Oaks Country Club in Tulsa. Following a wedding cruise to the Caribbean, the couple resides in Nashville, Tennessee. The bride is employed as a first-grade teacher by New Hope Academy in Franklin, Tennessee. The groom is employed as a sound engineer/technician by Spectrum Sound in Nashville.
Samantha Lambrecht of Shakopee and Justin Hanson of Atwater are engaged to be married Jan. 21 in Shakopee. Samantha is the daughter of Ron and Lori Lambrecht of Shakopee. She is employed as a registered nurse by Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Justin is the son of Doug and Deb Hanson of Atwater. He is employed as an occupational therapist by Abbott Northwestern Hospital.