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Wedding: Ash & Bryson

Published 7:08am Sunday, February 24, 2013

Erica Joy Ash, of Blaine, and Erik Ross Bryson, of Alden, were married at 4 p.m. June 8, 2012, at Milaca Evangelical Free Church in Milaca. The Rev. Derek Mueller performed the double-ring ceremony.

Erica Ash and Erick Bryson
Erica Ash and Erick Bryson

The bride’s parents are Paul and Gayle Ash of Milaca. Grandparents are the late George and Joyce Oleen and the late Roy and Marian Ash, all of Milaca.

The groom’s parents are Donald and Linda Bryson of Alden. Grandparents are William and Arlene Bryson and the late Edmund and Shirley Conn, all of Alden.

The maids of honor were Sadie Hemmerich and Cara Owens, both friends of the bride from Blaine. Bridesmaids were Laura DeFranco, friend of the bride, of Eagan, Teresa Malakowsky, sister of the groom, of Minnesota Lake, and Rebecca Bryson, sister of the groom, of Alden.

Flower girl was Nadia Young, cousin of the bride, daughter of Troy and Heidi Young of Farmington.

The best men were Brett Penning, friend of the groom, of Charlson, Ill., and Colin Wittmer, friend of the groom, of Alden. Groomsmen were Dallas Dornick, friend of the groom, of St. Paul, Carter Ash, brother of the bride, of Milaca, Marshal Ash, brother of the bride, of Milaca and Taylor Ash, brother of the bride, of Milaca.

Ring bearers were Kobe and Brennan Young, cousins of the bride, sons of Troy and Heidi Young, of Farmington, and Dagen Jacobs, friend of the groom, son of Josh Jacobs, of Alden.

Ushers were Evan Dee, friend of the groom, of Northfield, Justin Reeck, friend of the groom, of Paynesville and John Takala, friend of the groom, of Iron.

Musicans were Kayla Dahlstrom, Hannah Dynes, Barbara Millam, Evan and Christy Jones, Erin Bierstedt, Mark Linden and Marshal Ash.

Host and hostesses were Roger and Bonnie Young, Bill and Barbara Bryson and Scott and Belinda Ash.

Scripture readers were Jeanie Christensen and David Malakowsky.

Guestbook attendants were Emily Lynn and Amelia and Sophie Malakowsky.

Personal attendants were Rebecca Ash, Ashely Schoen, Marian Ash-Fuchs and Rosemary Ash.

Petal and punch attendants were Karna Terpstra, Ellie Oleen and Maurene Olson.

The bride is a 2004 graduate of Milaca High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse in the cardiac surgery and transplant intensive care unit at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

The groom is a 2003 graduate of Alden-Conger High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Minnesota. He is employed as an agronomist at Five Star Co-op in Lake Mills. Erik also raises beef cattle and crops on the family farm near Alden.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at The Crown Room in Rogers.

Following the wedding, a cabin trip was taken to Pike Bay in Cass Lake.