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Smith & Beighley

April Smith and Samuel Beighley

April Anne Smith and Samuel Eric Beighley, both of Albert Lea, were married in a double ring ceremony at 3 p.m. June 27, 2015, at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center. The Rev. George Gillipsie officiated. A reception followed the ceremony at 5 p.m. at the American Legion in Albert Lea.

The bride is the daughter of the late Larry E. Smith of Rio, Wisconsin, and Thomas and Deanne Booth of Reeseville, Wisconsin, and the granddaughter of Ida Stremcha of Rio, Larry and Helen Delaney of Huntersville, South Carolina, the late Curly Stremcha, the late Robert and Ann Bornfleth and the late Harry Smith.

The groom is the son of Martha Beighley of Albert Lea and the grandson of Elton and Mavis Beighley of Gordonsville,  Dale Sorenson of Ramsey and the late Joan Sorenson.

The bride is employed at Field Crest Center in Hayfield.

The groom graduated from Riverland Community College and is employed at McNielus in Dodge Center.

Crystal Modderman of Albert Lea, best friend of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Agnes Stinehart of Albert Lea, friend of the bride and groom; Angel Hogate of Ellendale, friend of the bride; Shanalyn Harriman of Albert Lea, friend of the bride; Stephanie Sargent of Clarks Grove, friend of the bride and groom; KC Stuart of Alden, friend of the bride and groom; Carrie Olvera of Albert Lea, friend of bride; and Chelsea Ingham of Albert Lea, friend of bride. Madilyn Modderman of Albert Lea, daughter of Marty and Crystal Modderman, and Jayden Stuart of Alden, daughter Zac and KC Stuart, served as flowergirls.

Michael Stinehard of Albert Lea, the groom’s best friend, served as best man. Groomsmen were Richard Gaffney of Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin, brother of the bride; Marty Modderman of Albert Lea, friend of the bride and groom; Kenny Stinehart of Leroy, friend of the bride and groom; Aaron Sargent of Clarks Grove, friend of the bride and groom; Zac Stuart of Alden, friend of the bride and groom; Dustin Knutson of Clarks Grove, friend of the groom; and Chris Carr of Albert Lea, friend of the bride and groom. Zac Stuart Jr. of Alden, son of Zac and KC Stuart and Marty Modderman III of Albert Lea, son of Marty and Crystal Modderman, served as ring bearers.

Ushers were Gary Edstrom of Glenville and Charlie Schmidt of Alden.

Other participants included Jennifer Stuart of Albert Lea, Gage Marks of Albert Lea, Tammy Larson of Lime Springs, Iowa, Molly Easley of Albert Lea, Nicole Marlin of Albert Lea, Amy Miller of Albert Lea, Dalynn Wildman from Albert Lea, Martha Beighley of Albert Lea and Wayde and Jacki Stene of Albert Lea.