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Weddings: Behl & Wadding

Published 6:53pm Saturday, December 29, 2012

Kristin Behl and Jon Wadding of Hopkins were married at 4 p.m. Sept. 15, 2012, at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley. The Rev. John Brecount performed the double-ring ceremony.

The bride’s parents are Howard and Debbie Behl of Plymouth. Grandparents are Joyce Bell of Golden Valley, the late Lowell Bell of Golden Valley, and the late Bernie and Norma Behl of Robbinsondale.

The groom’s parents are Den and Roxy Wadding of Albert Lea. Grandparents are Alice Rasmusson of Albert Lea, and the late Dale Wadding of Emmons, the late Richard and Ruth Sorensen of Albert Lea and the late Neil Rasmusson of Emmons.

Maid of honor was Janelle Esquilin, sister of the bride, of Apple Valley. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Burfeind, friend of the bride, of Lester Prairie, Amy Wadding, sister-in-law of the groom, of Albert Lea, Rhiannon Behl, cousin of the bride, of Plymouth, and Amy Pestorious, friend of the couple, of Belle Plaine.

Best man was Jay Wadding, brother of the groom, of Albert Lea. Groomsmen were Derek Lenz, friend of the groom, of Twin Lakes, Nick Weeks, friend of the groom, of Chicago, Brad Smith, friend of the groom, of Minneapolis, and Jade Pestorious, friend of the groom, of Belle Plaine.

Ushers were Andy Yocom, of Rochester, Ryan Mathis, of Waterville, Iowa, and Richie Mathis, of Mankato, all friends of the groom.

Flower girls were Gabriela Esquilin, niece and goddaughter of the bride, of Apple Valley, and Kayla Wadding, niece and goddaughter of the groom, of Albert Lea.

Dan Oie played piano and organ, and Ben Hertle was the vocalist. Reader was Melanie Korish, cousin of the groom. Greeters were Chris and Michele Carlson, Kaitlyn and Holly Carlson, and Devyn Korish, all family of the groom, and Amanda Gravdahl, cousin of the bride.

The bride graduated from Armstrong High School in Plymouth in 2001. She is employed at Park Nicollet Clinic.

The groom graduated from Glenville-Emmons High School in 2000 and from Minnesota State University, Mankato, in 2004. He is employed at iQor.

A reception was held at 5 p.m. at the Medina Golf and Country Club in Medina. A honeymoon will be taken in January to the Dominican Republic.