Pratt & Blaeser

Published 9:00 am Sunday, December 13, 2015

Melissa Pratt and Benjamin Blaeser

Melissa Pratt of Duluth and Benjamin Blaeser of Champlin were married Aug. 8, 2015, at Glen Avon Presbyterian Church in Duluth. A reception followed the ceremony at The Greysolon Ballroom.

The bride is the daughter of Jim and Carol Pratt of Duluth and the granddaughter of Beverly and Dennis Haugen of Albert Lea, the late Marshall and June Pratt and the late Lou Lundell.

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The groom is the son of David and Janell Blaeser and the grandson of Floyd and Dorothy of Tower.

The bride is a 2008 graduate of Duluth East High School. The bride works as a registered nurse at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.

The groom is a 2008 graduate of Champlin Park High School. The groom works as an application engineer at Twin City Fan in Plymouth.

Abby Miller, friend of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Adri Holden, friend of the bride; Megan Engelsgjerd, friend of the bride; Jenn Bradley (Pratt), cousin of the bride; Becca Blanck, friend of the bride; and Nicole Richart, cousin of the groom.

Flowergirls were Macie Maus and Evelyn Sandquist, nieces of the bride.

Scott Stark, friend of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Mike Becken, friend of the groom; Nathan Pratt, brother of the bride; Andrew Blaeser, brother of the groom; Matt Blaeser, brother of the groom; and Alex McNamara, friend of the groom.

Abby Scott served as personal attendant. Alex Giuliani, Matt Madden, Andrew Straus and Nick King served as ushers. Scripture was read by Bev Haugen.

The couple will take a honeymoon trip in March to Maui, Hawaii.