Wedding: Smith & Rasmussen

Published 9:15 am Saturday, July 21, 2012

Chalene Smith and Marc Rasmussen were married on June 9, 2012, at the gazebo on Fountain Lake. The Rev. Joel Erickson performed the double-ring ceremony.


Parents of the bride are Robert and Janet Smith of Waseca.

Parents of the groom are Jerome and Gail Rasmussen of Albert Lea. Grandmother is Lila Rasmussen of Ellendale.

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Maid of honor was Heidi Smith, sister of the bride, of Waseca. Bridesmaids were Tracy Nowacki of Waseca, Danna Wetzel of Janesville, Carrie Karst of Waseca and Katie Olson of Waseca, all friends of the bride.

Personal attendant was Denise Buenger.

Flower girls were Kylah Smith of Albert Lea, daughter of the bride, and Raelynn Rasmussen, daughter of Matt Rasmussen and Teresa Rasmussen, niece of the groom.

Best man was Andy Nelson of Albert Lea, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Matt Rasmussen, brother of the groom, Brad Nelson, friend of the groom, Shane Walk, friend of the groom, all of Albert Lea, and Heath Smith, brother of the bride, of Waseca.

Ring bearer was Isaac Rasmussen of Albert Lea, nephew of the groom, son of Matt Rasmussen and Teresa Rasmussen.

Ushers were Adam McKane, of Albert Lea, friend of the groom, Dan Nowacki of Waseca, friend of the bride, and Matt Goettl of Janesville, friend of the bride.

Musicians were Andy Nelson and Brad Nelson.

After the wedding a reception was held at the Moose Lodge in Albert Lea.

Host and hostess was Mark and Karen Sanderson.

Photographer was Wendy Jewison. Guestbook attendant was Christine Buenger. Gift attendants were Angie Nelson and Kristine Walk. Cake cutter was Becca Hale. Punch servers were Sara and Amy Sanderson.

The bride is a graduate of Waseca High School and is employed at Itron.

The groom is a graduate of Albert Lea High School and Minnesota State University, Mankato. He is employed at Sanderson Auto.